Teaching Artist

Bowers Museum

Santa Ana, CA


Teaching Artist

Part Time , Hourly, 20-25 hours a week


Founded in 1936 by the City of Santa Ana through a bequest from Charles and Ada Bowers, the Bowers Museum is one of California's finest and Orange County's largest museums. In 1986, the museum closed its doors for a period of self-study. In response to community needs and input, it reopened in 1992 as a new cultural center, and expanded children's programming in 1994 with the opening of the Kidseum. The museum also recently celebrated the grand opening of the 30,000+ square-foot Dorothy and Donald Kennedy Wing in February 2007. To achieve its mission, the Bowers offers exhibitions, lectures, art classes, travel programs, children's art education programs, and other special community programs.



The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide students through a variety of subject matters; this includes integrating curriculum standards to the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to lead a variety of cultural art projects to children participating in the Museum’s school field trip and after school learning programs
  • Lead students through Bowers galleries for participation in gallery talks and art projects
  • Prepare lesson plans as needed
  • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses (Summer Camps, After School Learning Center, etc.)
  • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults
  • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events
  • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)



Education and/or Experience

B.A. degree in Art History, Education or related field and two years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
  • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Sense of creativity
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Ability to work occasional weekends
  • Spanish fluency is a plus


How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]


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