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Craft in America Center

Education Coordinator

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
28 days ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

The Craft in America Center is looking for an Education Coordinator to manage its education outreach program with local K-12 underserved students, Craft in Schools, and to help maintain and manage our small museum space with a multitude of other projects.

Craft in America is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the exploration, preservation, and celebration of the handmade and its impact on our nation’s cultural heritage. The Center is a museum and programmatic space with a library located on Third Street in the heart of Los Angeles. Our space is used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, research, lectures, education outreach, and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of the Craft in America project, which began with a Peabody Award-winning and on-going PBS documentary series.
 

See: www.craftinamerica.org < http://www.craftinamerica.org > for more information about the overall project.

The Education Coordinator is a public-facing representative of Craft in America who is ideally articulate, friendly, and organized. He/she will have experience teaching students at various grade levels and working knowledge of standards-based art education practices. Knowledge of the contemporary crafts movement is a plus. An undergraduate degree in art history, museum studies, art education, studio art, or a related field is required. She/he should be a fluid, enthusiastic user of social media and have strong verbal and written communication skills. The Center has a small team and the candidate must be hardworking, detail-oriented, excellent at multitasking, able to troubleshoot with technology, resourceful, and flexible. The nature of the position involves various additional aspects of museum operations including but not limited to: collections management, library management, and exhibition installation.

Regular tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Developing and writing standards-based lesson plans for site visits and workshops
  • Coordinating logistics, scheduling, and communicating with artists and educators
  • Creating and implementing hands-on activities for children
  • Assisting with event/program management and planning
  • Interacting and engaging with visitors
  • Writing and posting blog, social media, and other website content
  • Assisting with exhibition logistics including loan agreements and shipping
  • Assisting with deinstallation and installation
  • Maintaining contact and library databases
  • This is a part-time position that entails working some Saturdays each month.
  • Involves intermittent travel to participating local school sites.
  • Requires moving/lifting up to 40 lbs. of weight

 

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, cv and short writing sample to:
rsvp @craftinamerica.org