Teaching Artist/ Filmmaker - LACMA

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

San Pedro, CA

Role: Teaching Artist for Military Teen Filmmaking Program (Regular Part Time) Education & Public Programs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently hiring a Teaching Artist/Filmmaker to co-teach a new program for military-connected teens at Port of Los Angeles High School.

Education Department Mission and Values To extend the museum experience in the fullest possible way to the widest possible audience, both present and future. Education staff members embrace and advance the following four values in all of their efforts on behalf of the LACMA and its audiences:

  • Accessible – making the museum and programs on and off-site welcoming, approachable, and inclusive
  • Collection-focused – designing programs and experiences that use works of art to lead to greater understanding and personal connections
  • Visitor-centered – responding to multiple learning styles and diverse audience needs and motivations
  • Transformative – fostering creativity and life-long learning to support personal growth and enable meaningful connections and enlightening experiences

Duties & Qualifications:

Some duties include: Co-teaches a ten-week after school filmmaking class designed exclusively for military-connected teens. Leads students in conceptualizing, writing, filming and editing their own short film that reflects their individual perspectives and, in turn, bring greater visibility to the military family experience. Leads lessons in screenwriting, storyboarding, cinematography, sound design, and editing in Adobe suite.  Fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, and share their ideas.  Lifts 25 lbs or more and carries equipment to workshop location.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Film, Studio Art, Art Education and/or at least two years of teaching experience developing and implementing cohesive lesson plans. Experience teaching and building rapport with teens. Experience teaching all stages of the filmmaking process (screenwriting, directing, cinematography, and editing) in informal learning or classroom settings. Experience teaching a variety of filmmaking forms, such as narrative, documentary, video art, and essay films. Proficiency with digital cameras and Adobe Suite editing software. Ability to scaffold the art and film-making processes. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for how art and film can be used as tools to express the human condition. Capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell. Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Strong classroom management skills, maturity, emotional intelligence, and sound judgment. Cultural competence and sensitivity to and awareness of issues affecting military-connected children. A strong filmmaking practice.

Location & Dates:

Port of Los Angeles High School, 250 W 5th St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Ten Thursdays: March 16–May 25*: 3:10–5:45 PM

*No class on March 30

To Apply:

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An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


With more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.


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