May 4, 2023


Pomona, CA

The American Museum of Ceramic Arts seeks a dynamic candidate to serve as the K-12 and Family Engagement Manager. The manager oversees the development, implementation, evaluation, and promotion of the Museum’s diverse roster of education programs for school, family, and teen groups. Programs include field trips, Mudmobile visits, family workshops, and community and teen programs. The Manager works closely with the exhibition, ceramics studio, and communications staff to expand the museum’s mandate for arts and humanities programs.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Competency in creating and implementing standards-aligned programming for K-12 students and educators, including the development of curriculum, didactic, teacher guides, and interpretive materials to support programming and in-gallery learning.
  • Demonstrated skill in public speaking.
  • Working knowledge of art history, museums, education, or related humanities fields.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Self-motivated, creative, resourceful, and outgoing.
  • Recruit, train, schedule, and supervise K-12 docents, art instructors, interns, and volunteers.
  • Identify and grow new and existing audiences for educational programs.
  • Inform and monitor education programs’ budgets to ensure they meet targeted benchmarks and comply with grant-supported programs.
  • Must be able to relate well to individuals from a variety of social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds and positively represent the museum to all stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with staff across departments to ensure the Museum meets its mission through engaging programming.
  • Develop and sustain ongoing relationships and strategic partnerships in Pomona and neighboring communities.
  • Ability to work with interruptions, adapt to changing priorities, work independently, and complete projects within established time frames.
  • Assist with other Museum duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Candidates should possess an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience in arts education, museum studies, or other related areas, with working knowledge of the visual arts and/or ceramics; three or more years of professional experience in arts education; excellent organizational and computer skills; ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Working knowledge of Spanish is preferred.

Working Conditions

The manager will work in general office and museum conditions with some participation in the ceramic studio. The position involves a significant amount of contact with museum staff, volunteers, donors, and the public that may be of a sensitive or confidential nature. Discretion and sound judgment are essential. Significant computer and telephone work (repetitive movement – typing). Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs and able to push, pull, lift, and carry 25 lbs. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours consistent with the museum’s schedule of events and activities. The manager will frequently have an 8 am or 9 am start time, depending on field trips and scheduled outreach programs.


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Slack, and a willingness to learn new systems.
  • Valid CA Driver’s License.
  • As a condition of employment, the K-12 and Family Engagement Manager will be required to complete a live scan.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to: by 5/31/2023. The position will be open until filled. AMOCA is an equal-opportunity employer.
$46,000 plus benefits: health, PTO, sick, holiday