Title:  Museum Educator
Reports To: Education Manager               
Department: Curatorial Affairs and Education
Classification: Full-time, Non-Exempt         


Job Summary:

The Museum Educator position is an integral staff member in The San Diego Museum of Art’s Education team. The Museum Educator works collaboratively with two other Museum Educators, and the Museum’s Education Manager, on the development and implementation of a variety of art programs onsite at the Museum, in schools and within the community.  Programs are designed to introduce families, children, teens, and adults to the Museum, with a specific focus on underserved and at risk populations.

The Museum Educator must have demonstrated experience working with students 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 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:

  • Teaches art, art history, and art-making activities that are based on the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. These programs are held in the community, schools sites, and at the Museum.
  • Along with other Museum Educators, teach the School in the Park (SITP) Program, ArtCore Program, Student Art Workshop Program and Outreach Programs onsite at the Museum Art School, and out in the community.
  • Assist in the development of curriculum, classroom projects, and gallery tours for the programs mentioned above.
  • Attend SITP meetings, coordinating teaching efforts and program goals with other SITP Educators and SITP Administration.
  • Assist with program documentation and evaluation
  • Assist with grant-writing and reporting
  • Assist with program, calendar, and editorial content for the Magazine
  • Order and maintain art supplies and budget for above mentioned programs
  • Along with other Museum Educators, develop lesson plans and teach workshops for community festivals and department events, such as Teen Art Café, Educators Fall Preview and adult workshops
  • Assist with Museum-wide events, such as Art Alive
  • Assist in upkeep of Museum Art School studios and supply rooms.
  • Collaborate with other Education team members in the development of interactive materials, installations and publications on the Museum collections and special exhibitions.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Education:  B.A. or B.F.A. in Studio Art, Art Education, Museum Education, or Art History preferred. Five years of experience in teaching art and art-making with three years in an art museum/ teaching in gallery.
  • Knowledge:  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 formal curriculum writing.  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 and also be able to drive the Museum vehicle.


Physical Demands:

  • Some carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds.
  • Traveling to other sites by car.
  • Daily walking across school campuses and onsite at the Museum


Work Environment:

  • Office space is located in the basement of the House of Hospitality in Balboa Park.
  • Office space is shared with three other museum staff
  • Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy


Physical Demands: 

  • Some carrying and lifting up to 30 pounds
  • 25% 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, resume/CV and a sample arts lesson plan 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.