Part-Time Temporary

Reports to:                  Manager of Art & Empathy Programs

Department:                Curatorial and Education

Classification:             Non-Exempt, Part-Time Temporary (approx. 20-25 hrs. per week)

(Instruction between November 2021 – June 2022)

Position Summary

The San Diego Museum of Art’s Part-Time Temporary Museum Educator is an integral staff member of the Museum’s Education team. This position works closely with the Museum’s Manager of Art & Empathy Programs.

The Museum Educator must have demonstrated experience working with students from 3rd through 12th grades from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and be comfortable working with students that speak English as a second language. The goals of this position are to provide art experiences for students and families that: teach formal art practices, stimulate interest in art, arouse creativity and creative thinking, and create authentic connections between the students’ lives and the works on view at The San Diego Museum of Art.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach art, art history, and art-making activities that are based on the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. These programs are primarily at the Museum, Museum Art School, as well as at school sites within the County of San Diego.
  • Teach the School in the Park (SITP) Program at the Museum Art School, and at school sites within the County of San Diego.
  • Lead facilitation of SITP curriculum, classroom projects, and gallery tours.
  • Attend monthly SITP meetings, coordinate teaching efforts and program goals with other SITP facilitators, Educators and SITP Administration.
  • Assist with program documentation and evaluation.
  • Order, maintain, and prepare art supplies for SITP.
  • Assist in upkeep of Museum Art School materials, technology, studios and supply rooms.
  • Collaborate with other Education team members in the development and facilitation of additional lesson plans, tutorials, programs, interactive materials, installations and publications on the Museum collections and special exhibitions.
  • Prepare and teach Student Art Workshops as assigned.
  • Prepare and teach Outreach Programs as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History preferred. Three years of experience teaching art and art-making with one-year in an art museum or teaching in a gallery.   

Knowledge: Art media and Art History background preferred. 

Abilities: Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment. Detail oriented, patient, and flexible. Ability to work in culturally sensitive ways and respect diversity. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.  

Skills: Strong skills in communication, teaching, presentation, and student assessment. Effective organizational and administrative skills. 

Other: A valid California Driver’s license, car with insurance and be willing to use it on the job. Must have a car or transportation arrangements for self and 30 lbs of art supplies to school site. Must have or obtain background and finger printing clearance. Per district guidelines, must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Physical Demands

  • Some carrying and lifting up to 30 lbs.
  • 25% time spent sitting at the computer.
  • Periodically traveling to other sites by car.
  • Daily walking at Museum and/or across school campuses.

Work Environment

  • Office space is located in the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park.
  • Office space is shared.
  • Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.

If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and a one page DIY Art Lesson Plan 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 committed to providing equal employment opportunity and will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity employment laws. The Museum prohibits discrimination against staff members or applicants 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.