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:
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