Education Specialist Associate

The J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles, CA

JOB TITLE: Education Specialist Assoc for Teacher Programs


Under moderate supervision, develops, implements and assesses educational projects relating to the permanent collection and changing exhibitions that foster an appreciation and understanding of art. Collaborates on cross-functional teams to achieve educational programming goals. Assists with developing and finalizing project plans, budgets, schedules and priorities.  Tracks, monitors, and reports on project progress and expenses.  Supports and coordinates work of outside consultants and staff members.  Teaches in select programs of Education department, including student multi-visit programs, docent training and teacher professional development programs.  Some weekend work required. 


  • Proposes educational program concepts in alignment with Education goals
  • Assists in planning resources, curricula, budgets, promotional materials, and production/project schedules
  • Provides technical support and basic subject matter expertise throughout project development, implementation, and assessment stages
  • Monitors daily operations and provides direction to project staff and external vendors according to established guidelines, procedures, and policies
  • Negotiates, contracts and liaises with external experts and artists
  • May teach with the collection and serve as a resource for teaching staff
  • Manages material inventories and classroom spaces
  • Serves on collaborative project teams to advise and develop current and future Education Department initiatives
  • Provides leadership to project staff and/or work group members 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of project/process management and subject area experience 


  • Strong written and editorial skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of current museum and art education practices, and curriculum development
  • May require knowledge of visual arts practice, local artists and creative resources
  • Ability to think creatively and use new technologies to expand outreach and program impact
  • Ability to succeed within a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to accurately prioritize concurrent projects
  • An understanding of technical needs related to area of expertise, such as audio, lighting, film and video and variety of software to support department's work
  • Able to juggle shifting priorities
  • Knowledge of marketing and social media practices
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Experience planning and managing a budget
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Fluency in a European language, other than English





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