Art Education Manager

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
San Marino, CA

Department: Education

Classification: Full-Time Regular, Exempt

Under the supervision of the Director of Education, in close cooperation with members of the Education and Art Collections staff, assists with the creation and implementation of school programs and partnerships, interpretive projects, and content delivery. Primary responsibilities include creating standards based, relevant and engaging school programs for K-12 students touring the art collections and associated training. Work includes teacher collaboration as well as training, coaching and evaluation of art docents. Primary emphasis is on support with training and coaching of Education Facilitators and docents. The growing exhibition opportunities demand high involvement from the Art Manager. This position works independently and in a team environment with other museum professionals.

Essential Functions:

• Works as art content specialist to the Education department, internal Divisions, and external institutions, such as schools, community groups, school partners, and others.
• Participates in creation and implementation of Huntington Standard School Programs.
• Participates in creation and implementation of special programming for schools and community groups.
• Participates as integral team member of School Partnership Program.
• Provides exhibition support (including digital interpretation) for Library, Art, and Botanical Garden exhibits.
• Provides professional development, enrichment, evaluation and feedback to large docent and Education facilitator core.
• Participates in teacher training opportunities.
• Provides support for Public Programming and Community Engagement.
• Establishes a professional profile, both internally through presentations, and externally through public conferences and publications.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree in art history, museum education, or K-12 education required. Graduate degree in art history, art education, or related field preferred.
• Knowledge of curriculum theory and design, teacher education, interpretive strategies and collections-based art education and pedagogy.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to manage projects from start to finish.
• Able to meet deadlines and work within a budget.
• Proficient PC computer knowledge: MS Office, Excel, etc. Experience with new media and technological innovations strongly desired.

Experience:

• Museum or educational non-profit experience strongly preferred.
• Experience in collections-based educational program development preferred.
• Familiarity with American, European and British Art preferred.
• Experience coaching and/or training and working with volunteers preferred.
• Experience in classroom teaching and working with the public preferred.

Working Conditions:

Works in office environment. Heavy use of computer.

Benefits and Compensation:

Huntington staff members have various opportunities to enjoy this beautiful and educational environment. Some walk through the gardens during break periods, while others enjoy interactions with colleagues at the coffee cart or the café. All staff are invited to attend the annual holiday luncheon and the annual staff picnic held here on the Huntington grounds. As new exhibitions open, staff are invited to view the exhibitions and hear from the curators during Staff Preview events. Employee discounts are also offered in the Huntington's Bookstore, and for other entertainment and cultural venues.

Fringe benefits package includes:
• Vacation
• Paid sick leave
• Holiday pay
• Pre-tax retirement savings plan
• TIAA-CREF Retirement plan with employer match (upon satisfying the eligibility criteria)
• In addition, full-time regular staff may participate in:
• Medical plan options
• Life insurance plan
• Long-term disability plan
• Voluntary dental plan
• Voluntary supplemental life and AD&D insurance plans
• Flexible Spending Accounts (pre-tax reimbursement accounts for medical and dependent care expenses)

Compensation commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:

• Visit www.huntington.org to apply online.
• Please include a cover letter with your online application.

 

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