Position: Education Manager
Classification: Exempt, full-time regular
Reports to: Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Education

Job Summary:

The Education Manager supervises a creative, dedicated education team with a diverse and multi-faceted program. He/she is the Museum’s educational liaison with schools, colleges, universities, and cultural and non-profit institutions. The Education Manager works closely with the Deputy Director, Museum Educators and Public Programs to create educational content for the galleries, public programs and workshops. He/she oversees current and future outreach programs including the museum’s off-site ‘School in the Park’, and multi-lingual initiatives. The Education Manager works closely with the Deputy Director to develop a strategy for Museum Education and further the goals of the Museum’s Strategic Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, manages and mentors team of Museum Educators, Public Programs Assistant Manager and Librarian.
  • Together with Deputy Director and Museum Educators, develops content for education programs, workshops and selects sites in which to implement outreach programs
  • Promotes multi-cultural educational content that reflects the diversity of the museum’s collection and community
  • Liaises with the Museum’s Development team to explore potential funding
  • Prepares Grants and Contracts
  • Works with docents to expand scope of outreach possibilities and accessibility
  • Works closely with the Deputy Director to develop and monitor the annual education budget. Prepares financial reports to education donors as required.
  • Leads weekly Education Department meetings, attends all Education Managers meetings, and attends meetings of the Education Committee
  • Makes public presentations promoting the Museum’s Education program; communicates effectively with the press
  • Liaises with community organizations, non-profits, schools, colleges and universities
  • Acts as the liaison for Museum’s Latin American Art Council and Arts Education Council; attends off-site meetings and promotes support for the Museum’s programs
  • Organizes translation of all exhibition materials including object labels, exhibition wall texts, and brochures


  • Advanced degree in Museum Education, Art History or related field
  • Minimum five years’ experience in museum education and outreach
  • Minimum five years’ of direct experience managing department and supervising staff
  • Outstanding communication, teaming and leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task; think creatively and strategically
  • Ability to communicate effectively in public
  • Excellent IT and research skills
  • Experience managing budgets, grants and contracts
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred
  • Must pass extensive background process
  • Training in CPR recommended
  • Valid California Driver’s license, insurance and willingness to use it on the job preferred
  • Some weekend and evening hours required

Physical Demands:

  • Sitting and using computer 50% of the time
  • Carrying and lifting up to 30 lbs

The San Diego Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, Vietnam Era Veteran or disable veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status as provided by law.

To be considered for this position at the Museum, submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history via email to resumes@sdmart.org or you may mail your application and information to:

The San Diego Museum of Art
Attention: Human Resources
P.O. Box 122107
San Diego, CA 92112