Title: Education and Public Programs Assistant
Reports to: Education Manager
Department: Curatorial Affairs and Education
Classification: Part-time; Non-exempt (25 hrs per week)


Job Summary:

The Education and Public Programs Assistant supports the Education Department with critical administrative duties, assistance with the planning and implementation of events and other projects that support the department’s many programs and initiatives.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist the Education Manager and Public Programs Coordinator in the planning, preparation and facilitation of programs and events within the Education Department
  • Work with internal and external contacts and partners to ensure that events achieve expected outcomes and meet Museum expectations
  • Be on site as a Museum representative during departmental events for the public
  • Interact effectively with Museum staff, trustees, Docents, committee members, and visitors
  • Maintain Museum standards and quality of service for events
  • Adhere to and enforce the Museum’s facility usage guidelines with all vendors and clients
  • Assist in maintaining systems to monitor event success
  • Oversee the key administrative functions of the Museum’s Student Art Workshop program
  • Assist with a variety of administrative assignments, as assigned by the Education Manager or Public Programs Coordinator
  • Act as the BPOC Liaison for Education content and materials
  • Regularly monitor and update department events on the Museum’s website. Update calendar listings with images, ticket links, and additional information
  • Add to and maintain department contacts for targeted event marketing
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Education: A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History preferred.
  • Knowledge: Must have administrative and office experience. Art History or Museum Education background and experience working with youth preferred.
  • Abilities: Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making. Able to work effectively under pressure. Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with staff, volunteers, patrons, and vendors. Ability to think creatively and be a team player.
  • Skills: Strong customer service skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work some evenings and weekends. Familiarity and comfort with interacting with the public. Computer literate, experience with Microsoft Office. Strong attention to detail; ability to effectively multitask. Flexibility.


Physical Demands: 

  • Some carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds
  • 50% time spent sitting at the computer
  • Daily walking required interior of facility


Work Environment:

  • Office space is shared
  • Noise fluctuates between quiet and moderately noisy.


If interested, please submit a cover letter and resume to: resumes@sdmart.org, or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, PO 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 based on race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam Era Veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status as provided by law.