Teaching Artist

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, CA


Teaching Artist (Regular Part-Time)

Education & Public Programs

With more than 130,000 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 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Education and Public Programs, the Teaching Artist is responsible for co-teaching a year-long youth art and social justice program for teens in South Los Angeles. The Teaching Artist will lead students in conceptualizing and creating works of art that reflect their individual creative, personal, and political perspectives.



Some duties include: collaboratively plans a new South Los Angeles youth social justice art program with teens and museum staff; co-teaches art discussion and art making workshops throughout the school year, leading up to a presentation and/or youth created exhibition; mentors youth on their artistic process and encourages their artistic growth; fosters a supportive and inspiring environment where students can explore personal stories, discuss works of art, collaborate, become politicized and share their ideas; evaluates the quality and effectiveness of the workshops as part of a formal impact study and makes iterative changes; work weekends, lifts 25 lbs or more, and carries equipment to workshop location; performs other duties or special projects as assigned.



The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of teaching experience with teenage audiences. Experience in the following areas is required: teaching and building rapport with teenagers; teaching in informal learning or classroom settings; and working on collaborative projects. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge of and enthusiasm for how art can be used as tool for social and political action, the ability to be flexible and work in collaboration with youth, and the capacity to facilitate group discussions, help students make personal connections, and identify stories they want to tell. A strong artistic practice is preferred.



Summer: June and July
School Year: 3 days a week, September-May



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.

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