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Exhibition Highlight Tours Educator

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION Los Angeles, CA
  • DATE JANUARY 04, 2019
  • JOB TYPE Part Time
  • COMPENSATION not stated
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (2-5 yrs exp)
Open position: Exhibition Highlight Tours (EHT) Educator: Part-Time

Overview:

Under the supervision of the Director of Education and Education Program Coordinator, Gallery Tours, the Exhibition Highlight Tours (EHT) Educator will prepare and conduct interactive, inquiry-based tours in support of the museum's permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

Additionally, the Educator is responsible for circulating throughout the galleries to respond to visitors' questions and provide general information regarding exhibitions. (Minimum availability of two 3-5 hour shifts per week).


Requirements:
 
  • Previous teaching experience and Bachelor's Degree in art history, art education, studio art, or closely-related field. Master Degree or higher preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary art and art practices required.
  • Must have strong knowledge of contemporary art, educational theory and methods, comfort with inquiry-based teaching, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Touring shifts are Thursday evenings (4:45pm-8pm) and Saturdays and Sundays (11:45am-3pm). Two shifts per week is desirable. Occasional weekday shifts/availability for training, meetings, private groups, and special events.
  • Experience teaching adults is preferred.
  • Fluency in Spanish or other language preferred.

Essential Functions:
 
  • Develop and conduct inquiry-based tours for the general public, with emphasis on adult audiences under the supervision of Education Program Coordinator, Gallery Tours. Conduct special tours for VIPs and private groups such as colleges and universities.
  • Circulate throughout museum galleries to engage visitors in conversation, provide information, and answer questions.
  • Attend departmental training sessions on weekdays, including customer service training, exhibition walkthroughs, and regularly-scheduled practice and discussion sessions.
  • Conduct research on exhibitions and educational theory and methods.
  • On an as-needed basis, participate in the planning and/or implementation of exhibition-based educational programs and artists' projects.
  • Maintain Reading Room by re-shelving books.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:
 
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: stand for extended periods, sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height.
  • Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work.
  • Manual dexterity to operate computer and other office equipment required. Heavy usage of computers and phones required.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

Submit Cover Letter, Resume and statement of your teaching philosophy to HR@moca.org
 

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