J PAUL GETTY TRUST
Los Angeles, CA
Reporting to the Education Specialist for Gallery Education and under direct supervision, the Gallery Educator I teaches, researches, designs, implements, and facilitates education-based programs to inspire life-long learning. Additionally, the Gallery Educator I trains and mentors volunteers to teach in gallery programs at Getty. The successful candidate develops and maintains knowledge of the museum’s collections, art history, and pedagogy through research, discussion with educators, curators, conservators, and other colleagues. Gallery educators are responsible for covering weekend and holiday rotations when the Museum is open to the public.
Major Job Responsibilities
Teaches frequently in the galleries with Getty’s diverse visitors.
Conducts scholarly research in preparation for presenting gallery tours, talks, presentations, and innovative educational programs.
Collaborates with project teams and work groups to create innovative educational programming and ideas.
Under supervision, works to define and model best practices in gallery teaching with the general public and K-12 school group visitors.
Demonstrates professional commitment to DEAI priorities that are in alignment with Getty’s DEAI Plan.
Effectively develops and produces teaching plans for workshops, sessions, courses, and other cross-Education projects promoting critical thinking and close-looking for current and emerging audiences.
Supports the Docent Program by interviewing, recruiting, training, managing, and mentoring docents.
Supervises docents’ teaching though observations; oversees progress and provides guidance and mentorship; provides feedback and pedagogic guidance; performs regular docent briefings.
Provides continuing education for docents; generates topics and activities that foster growth and quality teaching.
Contributes to the day-to-day management of the Docent Program.
Apply here by 5/27/2023.
$22.80-$27.93 hourly. Medical, Dental, Vision 403(b) Employee investment retirement plan. Getty Contribution of 6%. Educational Assistance and professional development. Paid Vacation, sick and personal days. 12 paid holidays. Many positions have bi-weekly off Fridays. On site Fitness center. Community Service opportunities.