Director of Community Engagement

The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is dedicated to strengthening our community engagement initiatives by fulfilling an open position in its Education and Community Engagement Department.

The Director of Community Engagement is a key member of the Museum’s leadership team and co-leader of the Education and Community Engagement Department.  The Director of Community Engagement will work directly with the Vradenburg Director and CEO, Director of Strategy and Operations, and Director of Learning and Education Strategies to develop and implement strategic programming, partnerships, and outreach initiatives for Phillips@THEARC and other satellite locations.

The Director of Community Engagement oversees the development and delivery of public programs at Phillips@THEARC and the coordination of community engagement initiatives in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in alignment with the Phillips’s mission and strategic goals. They will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and providing organizational leadership engaging stakeholders in dialogue that informs and advances the work.

Qualified applicants should have a minimum of five (5) years successful experience with museums, art institutions, nonprofit, human services, or government organizations.  Knowledgeable of the art field and Washington, DC art community with demonstrated experience in community engagement with diverse constituents.  Someone with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse staff and audiences and within a community setting with diverse populations, including community groups, elected and non-elected policymakers, professional staff and volunteers is required.  The ability to strategically plan and serve as a catalyst for organizational change, cultivate a shared vision with others, and motivate others to transfer vision into action.

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Salary is commensurate with experience, so please ensure that you include your salary requirements with your application. No phone calls, please.



The Phillips Collection, America’s First Museum of Modern Art, is one of the premier collections of impressionist, modern, and contemporary art. Created by the visionary collector Duncan Phillips when he opened his home to the public in 1921, the museum’s intimate environment encourages people to make personal connections with art. Its permanent collection contains more than 5,000 works.

The museum organizes numerous traveling exhibitions that expand scholarship and, combined with an active lending program, makes its works available to audiences throughout the world. The museum also produces some of the industry’s most effective and in-depth education programs for teachers and students. The Phillips Collection is a privately-supported, not-for-profit organization that raises over 75% of its annual budget through contributions and earned revenue.

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The Phillips Collection is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic disposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.