The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a 32-hour/week Assistant Educator to oversee school programming related to the Skirball’s award-winning children’s and family destination, Noah’s Ark at the Skirball, including curriculum writing and planning, daily teaching, administration and materials, and evaluation, as well as other gallery tours as assigned. 


The Assistant Educator reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. The schedule for this position is Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 a.m–5:30 p.m. This is a pilot position for the time period of August 1, 2014–June 30, 2015, with possible extension beyond July 1, 2015. 




Maintain proficiency in assigned Skirball school tour content and facilitation strategies; team-teach experiential, gallery-based programs daily with a focus on the Noah’s Ark school tours. Create, develop, and implement all Noah’s Ark school tour curricula, including pre-visit and on-site tour materials for general Noah’s Ark school tours for Pre-K to Grade 2 students and more intensive Noah’s Ark “Build a Better World” programs for students in Grades 1 and 2 only. For the latter, develop, teach and coordinate off-site lessons with school groups; maintain database of student work and teacher feedback; and share program outcomes. Lead staff in reflecting upon and evaluating Noah’s Ark school programs. Perform administrative tasks related to school programs, including coordination of staff, preparing materials, and maintaining inventory and upkeep. Collaborate with other members of the School and Teacher Programs team on program development, staff and volunteer docent training, and teaching. Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, museum studies, multicultural studies, American studies, history, the arts, or related disciplines preferred. Demonstrated skills in developing and implementing cross-disciplinary educational programs for Pre-K to Grade 2 students, preferably in a museum or other nontraditional setting. Experience and/or interest in working directly with teachers and students to integrate service-learning projects into the curriculum. Excellent oral and listening communication skills and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds; ability to work as part of a team. An energetic, outgoing personality appropriate for engaging students. Professionalism and ability to represent the Skirball as an ambassador at off-site programs. Proven ability to organize tasks and resolve problems, exercise good judgment, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload. Flexibility in undertaking project assignments as needed. Experience working with community groups geared to social betterment or service learning desirable. An understanding of and appreciation for the Skirball Cultural Center’s communal mission and philosophy. Knowledge of basic first aid; CPR certification preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs to support clerical and administrative tasks. Please send resume and cover letter to by mail, fax, or e-mail to: 

Human Resources Department 

Re: Part-time Gallery Educator 

Skirball Cultural Center 

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90049 

FAX: (310) 440-4595 

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