Department:                Education

Reports to:                  Manager of Art+Empathy Projects and Innovation

Classification:             Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Media Educator for Art+Empathy Projects is a fun, fast-paced, and public-facing role within the Education Department responsible for planning and facilitating a wide range of exciting public programming. Programs include in-gallery performances and ticketed concerts with partners such as Art of Elan and the San Diego Youth Symphony; library and literacy programs like the new ‘Books and Art’ program; and digital programs including in-gallery digital interactives, tutorial videos, and technology innovation.

The ideal candidate should be project oriented and have the ability to balance several multi-layered projects at once with a high degree of accuracy. The ideal candidate should also be an energetic and effective teacher, an excellent public speaker, and an out of the box thinker who has a proven record of turning their ideas into completed projects. This position requires an individual with a high degree of technological expertise, and superlative presentation skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Manager of Art+Empathy Projects and Innovation in the planning and facilitation of public programming including SDMA+ performances, Art of Elan ticketed concerts and On the Steps festivals in the Plaza de Panama.
  • Plan and facilitate library services, and the ‘Books and Art’ literacy programming.
  • Assist the Manager of Art+Empathy Projects and Innovation on the planning and implementation of in-gallery digital interactives and technology innovation.
  • Plan and produce original SDMA tutorials featuring Education staff, local visual artists and other personalities.
  • Assist Manager of Art+Empathy Projects and Innovation track attendance numbers and write impact reports.
  • Other duties as may be required.



  • B.A. or B.F.A. or equivalent.


  • Minimum 2 years of education experience in one or more of the following areas: education technology, library and literacy programs, and pe=rformance programs.


  • Ability to give cohesive and engaging gallery tours, and to speak publicly in front of large audiences.
  • Ability to interpret art of different time periods, media, and places of origin.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects, and meet strict deadlines.


  • Advanced knowledge of Art History and Interpretation.
  • Advanced practical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other design software.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of technology implementation in an education setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of how to read and write contracts preferred.

Other requirements

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

Physical Demands

  • Approximately 50-60% time sitting at computer.
  • Walking, reaching and lifting 25 lbs.

Work Environment

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

Salary: $22.00 per hour

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to:, or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, 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.