Department:                Community Engagement

Reports to:                  Manager of Art + Empathy Projects and Innovations

Classification:             Part-Time, Non-Exempt (20-25 hours per week, onsite)

Position Summary
Community Engagement Assistant Educator is a fun, fast-paced, and public-facing role within the Community Engagement Department responsible for assisting the development of new audiences by working closely with Community Engagement Educators on a wide range of exciting Art + Empathy programs and projects, including art-making workshops, in-gallery interactives, performances and concerts, library & literacy programs, and digital programs.

The ideal candidate should be project oriented and have the ability to balance several multi-layered programs and projects at once with a high degree of accuracy. The ideal candidate should also be an energetic and effective teacher, and an excellent public speaker.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Community Engagement Educators and Manager of Art + Empathy Projects and Innovation in creating six-month programming plans.
  • Assist and facilitate outreach programs including the Exposure program.
  • Assist and facilitate Student Art Workshops, and Community and Family Art Workshops.
  • Assist and facilitate Library and Literacy Programs.
  • Assist and facilitate other Art + Empathy and Community Engagement programming and projects as needed.
  • Assist on Performance Programs.
  • Attend Community Engagement Team meetings.
  • Help educators track and report program expenses and attendance.
  • Other duties as may be required.



  • B.A. or B.F.A. or equivalent experience.


  • Minimum of one year of experience working in a museum or education setting.
  • Experience working with, instructing, and speaking in front of groups ranging from children to adults.
  • Bilingual in Spanish required.


  • Ability to give cohesive and engaging gallery tours.
  • Ability to manage groups of students in a classroom setting.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, and Adobe software.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, and meet deadlines.


  • Understanding of Art History.
  • Understanding of how to interpret art from different time-periods, media, and places of origin.

Other requirements

  • Office hours required, including evenings and weekends. This position is not eligible for remote work.

Physical Demands

  • Approximately 50% time sitting at computer.
  • Walking, reaching and lifting 25 lbs.
  • Daily walking which includes stairs.

Work Environment

  • Office may be shared.
  • Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.
  • Some weekends.

Salary: $20.00 per hour

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to, or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, Assistant Educator, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112.

The San Diego Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, protected medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.