Education Coordinator

Craft In America Center

Los Angeles, CA

The Craft in America Center is looking for an Education Coordinator to manage its education outreach
program with local K-12 underserved students, Craft in Schools, and to help maintain and manage our
small museum space with a multitude of other projects.

Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and celebration
of the handmade and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The Center is a museum and
programmatic space with a library located on Third Street in the heart of Los Angeles. Our space is
used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, research, lectures, education outreach, and hands-on
art workshops. The Center holds a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of
the Craft in America project, which began with a Peabody Award-winning and on-going PBS
documentary series.
See: www.craftinamerica.org <http://www.craftinamerica.org> for more information about the
overall project.

The Education Coordinator is a public-facing representative of Craft in America who is ideally
articulate, friendly, and organized. He/she will have experience teaching students at various grade
levels and working knowledge of standards-based art education practices. Knowledge of the
contemporary crafts movement is a plus. An undergraduate degree in art history, museum studies, art
education, studio art, or a related field is required. She/he should be a fluid, enthusiastic user of social
media and have strong verbal and written communication skills. The Center has a small team and the
candidate must be hardworking, detail-oriented, excellent at multitasking, able to troubleshoot with
technology, resourceful, and flexible. The nature of the position involves various additional aspects of
museum operations including but not limited to: collections management, library management, and
exhibition installation.

Regular tasks and responsibilities include:
Developing and writing standards-based lesson plans for site visits and workshops
Coordinating logistics, scheduling, and communicating with artists and educators
Creating and implementing hands-on activities for children
Assisting with event/program management and planning
Interacting and engaging with visitors
Writing and posting blog, social media, and other website content
Assisting with exhibition logistics including loan agreements and shipping
Assisting with deinstallation and installation
Maintaining contact and library databases
This is a part time position that entails working some Saturdays each month.
Involves intermittent travel to participating local school sites.
Requires moving/lifting up to 40 lbs. of weight

Please submit a cover letter, cv and short writing sample to:
rsvp@craftinamerica.org

Craft in America Center 8415 West Third Street, LA, CA 90048 323-951-0610

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