Museum Educator/Art Educator
The Museum Educator for Community Programs and Outreach is an integral staff member of The San Diego Museum of Art’s education, outreach, and public programs team. The educator teaches a variety of art programs in schools, community centers, and at the Museum to reach families, children, teens, and adults. Programs incorporate art history, studio art, and museum gallery experiences, connecting to both the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the Museum.
The Educator must be able to work with the following: under-served audiences, audiences new to the Museum, diverse /multi-generational audiences where English is the second language. The goals of this position are to provide programs that stimulate an interest in art, arouse creativity in children, teens, families, and adults. Programs take place at the Museum Art School, at the Museum, and off-site. This position is non-exempt, part time - temporary (Approx. 25 hours week for 4.5 months).
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Teaches art, art history, and exhibition-based art-making activities in community centers, schools, and at the Museum, to complement participants’ experience regarding the Museum’s exhibitions and programs.
- Orders and maintains art supplies and budget for outreach and community partnership programs.
- Develops and teaches Family Drop-in Day activities.
- Serves as an instructor for winter break and summer camp programs at the Museum Art School as needed.
- Assists with outreach events, community festivals, and other Education Department events as needed, such as Teen Art Café, Educator Art Fair, and Educator Open House.
- Along with other members of the Education Department, assists in Museum-wide events, such as Culture & Cocktails, Art Alive, etc.
- Assists in upkeep of Museum Art School studios and supply rooms.
- Assists with grant writing and reporting as needed.
- Coordinates with a second museum educator/art educator in teaching the School in the Park program at the Museum and at the Museum Art School as needed.
- Assists in the development of curriculum, classroom projects, and gallery tours for School in the Park as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History preferred. Three years experience in teaching art and art making. Knowledge: Art History background preferred.
- Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
- Detail oriented, patient, and flexible. Ability to work in culturally sensitive ways and respecting diversity.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Skills: Strong skills in communication, teaching, presentation, and writing.
- Effective organizational and administrative skills.
- Other: A valid California Driver’s license, car with current insurance and be willing to use it on the job. Must have a car and also be able to drive the Museum vehicle.
- Some carrying and lifting up to 30 Pounds.
- Traveling to other sites by car.
- Daily walking from the Museum to MAS (Museum Art School), which include stairs and parking lots to/from community centers, etc.
- Office space is located in the basement of the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park.
- Office space is shared with two to three other museum staff
- Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy
If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to:
The San Diego Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or physical disability.