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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis City
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $53,000–$57,000
  • Organization Type: Art/Culture

Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Community Access Manager

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’s (CAM) Community Access Manager is responsible for advancing the museum’s community building by providing access for formal and informal groups including schools, individuals with disabilities, seniors, families, and more. This role coordinates and leads tours and workshops onsite and offsite to draw connections between CAM exhibitions and community interest. This person is an engaging and inclusive educator who is skilled in educational program design as well as audience development across diverse settings in order to make contemporary art available and accessible to all. This role reports to the Director of Learning and Engagement.

Educational materials

  • Develop 1-2 lesson plans per exhibition season that provide accessible artmaking activities inspired by artworks on view. These activities are part of CAM’s Art Toolkit and should be able to be completed in a single session, either self-directed or guided by CAM staff.
  • Develop a presentation on CAM and current exhibitions that can accompany offsite presentations and programs and be tailored to different audiences.
  • Develop activity cards that accompany each exhibition season, providing prompts for close looking and interactive activities.

K-12 Students and Teachers

  • Develop strategy for, coordinate, and lead onsite exhibition tours for Pre-K–elementary school audiences, taking developmental stage and classroom learning into account. This is done in collaboration with the Teen and Adult Program Manager, who takes the lead on middle school and high school audience strategies and teaching.
  • Develop strategy for, coordinate, and lead ArtReach Drop In workshops, designed from CAM exhibitions, that can be led for Pre-K–12 students and/or teachers at the museum or in the classroom.

Community Programs

  • Lead tours and/or drop in workshops for children and adults with disabilities, including but not limited to visitors with Autism Spectrum Disorder, visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, and others by request.
  • Develop strategy for, coordinate, and lead CAM Connect artmaking workshops for community groups including summer camps, afterschool programs, nonprofit organizations, and lifelong learners at senior residential facilities–either onsite at the museum or at an offsite location.
  • Coordinate CAM participation in select Fairs and Festivals, including developing artmaking activity and volunteer help.

Intergenerational Learning

  • Develop, coordinate, and lead monthly Play Date program for families at the museum, including developing and leading a thematic artmaking activity and coordinating performing artists
  • Develop, coordinate, and lead Family Days at the museum up to twice a year, including designing activities, coordinating staff support, and securing any permits required
  • Develop and lead artmaking activity for monthly First Friday up to 4 times per year
  • Maintain Children’s Play Space and Library/Resource area in CAM’s upstairs galleries as a safe and inclusive space for people of all ages and abilities


  • Help maintain the Learning and Engagement Studio as an organized, clean, and safe shared environment
  • Maintain relevant contact databases of past, present, and potential individuals and organizations that could be served by programs
  • Maintain rosters, syllabi and student/parent-related correspondences, program evaluations, and program documentation
  • Record attendance for all programs overseen by the position
  • Document program development through photographs and video (ensuring proper approvals from participants is in place)
  • Manage part time Education Assistant, who provides support to onsite and offsite programs. Hire and oversee any additional part time staff to help support programs.
  • Track, monitor, and report on expenses related to programs and develop program budgets with Director of Learning and Engagement
  • Conduct comprehensive program evaluation that satisfies needs of program development and grantor/funder reporting requests; support Development team on funding application and reporting
  • Support the Marketing and Communications team to continually expand the museum’s visibility among diverse constituencies
  • Collaborate with Curatorial team and spend time on-site at CAM to understand current and upcoming exhibitions
  • Ensure clear departmental communication and close collaboration through weekly meetings with L&E Director and L&E department to discuss tasks, debrief on programs, and prepare for upcoming projects
  • Maintain a thoughtful, reflective practice to CAM’s approach to gallery-based teaching, and share these skills and approaches with fellow Learning and Engagement colleagues, Visitor Service Associates, and other CAM staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in fine art, art history, art education, or related field; equivalent experience will also be considered as commensurate with a degree
  • A dedicated commitment to art education and appreciation
  • Direct teaching experience in a classroom and/or informal learning environment
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and culture
  • Demonstrated commitment to values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Willingness to learn and gain skills in providing access to the museum for visitors with disabilities; Experience volunteering and/or working with people with disabilities is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as they pertain to public speaking, teaching, and writing educational materials
  • Strong attention to detail, particularly with administrative tasks, including spreadsheets, processes, budgets, and policies
  • Highly collaborative and able to work in a team setting to achieve larger goals
  • Ability to think strategically and prioritize workload
  • Ability to be responsive and flexible, using a learner/curiosity mindset
  • Ability to self-initiate and work independently
    Proficiency with or ability to quickly learn the following technology systems: Google Calendars and Workspace, Microsoft Office Suite, videoconferencing, and Adobe Creative Suite basics
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as programs require, in particular select First Fridays of the month until 8:30 pm and every second Saturday of the month from 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Must be able to drive to offsite programs with necessary supplies in personal transportation

This is a full-time position. Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The salary range for this position is $53,000–$57,000.

CAM’s benefits package includes:

  • Employer paid medical insurance
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance
  • Flexible spending account

Additionally, CAM offers generous time off, including nationally observed holidays, vacation, sick, paid-time off, volunteer time off, and various leave policies. CAM also hosts a flexible remote work policy, and more.

Application Instructions
Please upload a cover letter and resume. Applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority consideration will be given to those received by Monday, January 1, 2024.

Click the Submittable link below to fill out the form and upload your resume along with your cover letter.

Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is committed to embracing diversity, practicing equity, and ensuring accessibility and inclusion. We will continually strive to achieve a welcoming environment in all our spaces, where staff, artists, board, and community feel reflected and valued for their unique perspectives and backgrounds. DEAI values will guide and impact all the decisions the museum makes, both internal and external, so that we are choosing a path toward ongoing transformation. We embolden ourselves to carry out these values by:

  • acknowledging our place in and actively working against our national problem of systemic racism and white supremacy;
  • ensuring that underrepresented voices are included and heard;
  • seeking out and building partnerships that represent our DEAI values;
  • continuing to be a free gathering space and an open forum for ideas.

We enthusiastically take on the work of change. To remain true to these core values, we will hold ourselves accountable through a perpetual process of reflection and responsive action.

About the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis works to enrich lives and inspire curiosity, creativity, and learning through experiences with contemporary art. Focused on a dynamic array of changing exhibitions, the Museum reflects and contributes to the global cultural landscape while engaging thousands of visitors through a wide array of public programs. CAM nurtures the creative minds of our city’s youth through free, in-depth art education, making a long-lasting impact on the community. We are a site for discovery, a welcoming space, free and open to all.

CAM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, family responsibilities, national origin, or veteran status. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. If most of this job description describes you, we encourage you to apply.