LA2050
Craft in America

Center Education Coordinator

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

The Craft in America Center seeks an Education Coordinator to manage its education outreach program, Craft in Schools, with local K-12 underserved students, and to help maintain and manage the small museum’s operations 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. The Center generates rotating contemporary craft exhibitions (physical & virtual), research, lectures, education outreach, publications, and hands-on art workshops. Craft in America produces a Peabody Award-winning and on-going PBS documentary series.
See:  www.craftinamerica.org <http://www.craftinamerica.org> for more information about the organization.

The Education Coordinator is a public-facing representative of Craft in America who is articulate, friendly, and organized. He/she/they 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/they 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, technology savvy, 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, writing, and facilitating 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
  • Administering virtual meetings and webinars with students and our audience
  • Assisting with event/program management and planning
  • Interacting and engaging with in-person visitors
  • Writing and posting social media and 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

Salary commensurate with experience, $15-25 hourly

To apply

Please submit a cover letter, cv and short writing sample to: [email protected]