Museum Education Program Coordinator

Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach, CA

Department: Education and Visitor Services
Reports to: Director of Education and Visitor Services
Type of Position: Full time; nonexempt/hourly. Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00 pm
Please note that this is the general schedule for this position and is subject to change depending on the needs of the Museum.

Position Summary

The Museum Education Program Coordinator(MEPC) is a full -time non-exempt position within the Education Division, with a considerable amount of student and teacher contact. The primary responsibility of the Museum Education Program Coordinator is curriculum development for all museum education programs. The Museum Education Program Coordinator plays an essential role in providing every student and teacher with a high quality, interactive, and engaging Museum experience.

Under the direction of the Director of Education and Visitor Services, the MEPC will help create material rooted in the California State Standards and other relevant standards. Work with the Director of Education to ensure tours and materials are grounded in current museum pedagogical theory. The MEPC will also work directly with the school to coordinate field trips.

This position requires the availability of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30a.m. and 5:00p.m. unless otherwise needed. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver high quality museum curriculum to pre K-12 students
  • Remain current on educational trends in museum and educational policy
  • Assist in the development of tours and activities for the Museum’s exhibitions
  • Collaboratively plan and conduct Family Artmaking Workshops and Adult Workshops
  • Compile reports and analyze data
  • Lead tours and workshops as needed
  • Work with Docent Art Chat Committee
  • Actively research new interactive gallery technology
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in art education, art history, studio art, education, museum studies, or equivalent degree/work experience required (Master’s Degree preferred)
  • Knowledgeable of current practices in art museum school programs
  • California driver’s license with clean driving record and ability to travel for program development
  • Two years working in museum or education related nonprofit environment with docents or volunteers
  • Two years’ experience leading tours, presenting programs or public speaking
  • Minimum of two years experience teaching a range of ages in classrooms or community setting
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Technology experience preferred, working and building apps a plus
  • Experience with working and maintaining a Google + account

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to eloquently articulate thoughts and concepts in writing
  • Knowledge of learning styles and museum education theory and practice
  • Highly organized and efficient with all details and tasks
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings, as required
  • Flexibility, creativity and a good sense of humor
  • Ability to lead beginner and intermediate adult art workshops
  • Familiarity with art practices and process
  • Understanding of current museum pedagogy and educational theory
  • Experience in planning and presenting public programs related to the visual arts
  • Highest ethics as they relate to all aspects of museum practices and confidentiality

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • Position requires good hand eye coordination, bending and stretching for gathering of teaching materials, and physical stamina to lift and carry supplies

Occasionally while performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to travel independently regionally and in communities served. Position requires working at a desk and utilizing a computer and a telephone for prolonged periods of time.

To APPLY

No phone calls. Please email your cover letter and resume to lisam@lbma.org.

Deadline to apply: September 9, 2016

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