Director of Education

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Los Angeles, CA

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is seeking a dynamic and creative leader to join our inaugural executive team as Director of Education, and help establish our unique and prominent new museum.

The Director of Education provides strategic leadership and direction for the institution and her/his team on all educational initiatives, working closely with curatorial and film leadership to ensure alignment and coordination. The Director of Education serves as the Lucas Museum’s leader in conceiving, developing and implementing a wide range of diverse and innovative educational programs and offerings. S/he will oversee programs (both prior to opening the museum and after) serving audiences including K-12 students, educators, scholars, families and adults.  

RESPONSIBILITIES

In the start-up phase and early years of the Lucas Museum, the Director of Education—in consultation with the President and Deputy Director—will be responsible for identifying and recruiting an excellent inaugural staff of museum educators.

Pre-opening

  • Conceive inaugural overall educational program for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
  • Develop staffing structure and hiring timeline for Education department
  • Attract and recruit top-flight staff; onboard and train staff, set expectations and work culture
  • Develop pilot programming during pre-opening years for Museum impact in community
  • Institute evaluative process to assess and evolve museum educational programming

Post-opening

  • Supervise and support Education department staff members, including recruitment, hiring, training, assigning/reviewing work, conducting performance evaluations, setting work expectations and schedules
  • Lead staff in setting and prioritizing individual and departmental goals.
  • Oversee, contribute to, and support Education staff in developing the interpretive content of educational programs, events, publications, and online resources.
  • Oversee and actively participate in program and event delivery and evaluation.
  • Direct visitor studies and initiatives for audience development.
  • Plan and manage the budget of the Education department.

Work collaboratively with the Museum’s senior leadership team in the planning and pursuit of long-term, Museum-wide initiatives. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree in education or museum studies with an emphasis on education; background in art history, history, film studies, cultural studies, or related fields
  • 8 years of experience and supervisory role working with education or public programs in a museum setting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate well both orally and in written form with visitors and colleagues of different ages, interests, and backgrounds
  • Knowledge of current museum and informal educational practices, as well as visitor studies
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff while contributing to a positive, collaborative, and healthy work environment
  • Research, writing, editing, and information management skills
  • Proven project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills
  • Proven ability to work well within deadlines on multiple and varied projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency with digital technology, new and emerging media, and current social media

ABOUT

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be a one-of-a-kind gathering place to experience collections, films and exhibitions dedicated to the power of visual storytelling and the evolution of art and moving images. The museum will present original work by world renowned and emerging artists, cutting-edge digital technologies, and daily film screenings in state-of-the-art theaters, as well as extraordinary educational opportunities for students of all ages. The Lucas Museum will truly be a museum unlike any other.

The Lucas Museum will be a barrier free museum where artificial divisions between “high” art and “popular” art are absent, allowing visitors to explore a wide array of compelling visual storytelling. Visitors who might be less inclined to visit a traditional fine art museum will be invited to engage with and relate to art forms they recognize and love.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

BENEFITS

·         Competitive Compensation

·         Medical/Dental/Vision with Generous Cost Sharing

·         Employer Paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Policy

·         Flexible Spending Account

·         401k with Company Match

·         Generous PTO Policy

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply: lucasmuseum.workable.com

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