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Lead Educator, Art+Empathy Programs

The San Diego Museum of Art

  • CATEGORY Education/Program
  • LOCATION San Diego, CA
  • DATE FEBRUARY 14, 2023
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $27.00 per hour
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (3-6 yrs exp)
Department:               Education
Reports to:                  Manager of Art+Empathy Programs
Classification:             Full-Time, Non-Exempt
Position Summary
This position works with the Manager of Art+Empathy Programs and Educator of Art+Empathy Programs to develop and facilitate on-site programming related to the Museum collection and temporary exhibitions. Art+Empathy Programs are intentionally designed to foster depth of meaning and personal connections through onsite learning experiences. This position will collaborate with the education team to facilitate engagement with multiple audiences through strategies designed to cultivate compassionate understandings that celebrate the connectedness of us all.
The ideal candidate should be creative, proactive, and have an interest in developing and delivering programs for youth, families, and adults that embrace their interest in art and cultivate empathetic connections between life and art.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Collaborate to develop, prepare, and facilitate on-site art programs, public workshops and gallery experiences that encourage empathetic interaction with the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
  • Develop and facilitate hands-on art explorations, arts based-projects, and activity based gallery tours with education team.
  • Collaborate with community visual artists on development and facilitation of workshops and programs.
  • Collaborate to prepare and facilitate development workshops with Museum docents.
  • Collaborate with Media Educator, Art+Empathy Projects to develop and create content as needed for SDMA website, app, magazine, and marketing endeavors.
  • Work closely with education team to develop and track unified programming calendar.
    Compile statistics, attendance, and survey responses into quarterly report for the
  • Manager of Art+Empathy Programs.
  • Maintain Museum Art School and resources.
  • Oversee logistics for on-site programs.
  • Other duties as may be required.
  • Degree in Art History, Education, Studio Artor related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years hands on arts education experience and 2 years of creative project development and facilitation, preferably in an arts institution.
  • Experience with Adobe, Excel and Word products.
  • Experience in graphic design.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and programs. 
    Ability to interpret art of different periods and places of origin into currently relevant content.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong skills in collaboration, communication and presentation.
  • Effective organizational and administrative skills.
  • Skills with a variety of art media including painting, printmaking, and sculpture.
  • Knowledge of and engagement with historical and contemporary art preferred.
  • Knowledge of current museum education preferred.
  • Knowledge of therapeutic arts preferred.
Other Requirements
  • Commitment to attentive engagement with people of diverse ages, backgrounds, experiences, and identities.
  • Provide support for Education events, including some evening and weekend programs.      
  • Bilingual preferred.
Physical Demands
  • Approximately 30 % time sitting at computer.
  • Daily walking to the Museum, which includes stairs and parking lots.
  • Standing and walking to facilitate events.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
Work Environment
  • Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.
  • Office may be shared.
If interested, please submit cover letter, resume, and a one page DIY Art Lesson Plan to resumes@sdmart.org 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.

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