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Director of Education (Long Beach Museum of Art)

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The Director of Education is a senior member of the Museum’s leadership team responsible for building and shaping the education department.  The Director provides creative vision, strategic direction, and leadership to educational staff incorporating the Museum’s mission, vision in fulfillment of institutional goals. The position reports to the Executive Director.  The Director of Education is also an effective team builder and contributor across all facets of the organization. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides leadership to staff and volunteers to constantly revise, distinguish, and diversify the Museum’s educational program offerings to attract and serve the broadest possible audience.
  • Research, develop, and implement creative, dynamic, and engaging programs that resonate with new and existing audiences: including K-12, teachers/educators, students, youth, adults, seniors and general audiences while incorporating formal and informal learning goals.
  • Develops and administers both the departmental and education-related exhibition programming budgets.
  • Oversees the volunteer docent program, and recruits and trains the new docents, and subsequent training related to special exhibitions and programs. Serves as education liaison to collections and exhibition teams.  Develops and coordinates programs related to current exhibitions and the permanent collection.
  • Identify and review potential grant opportunities in close collaboration with Executive Director and Director of Institutional Advancement. Assists in the writing of local, state, and national grant proposals; and contributes to the writing of materials related to exhibitions and family/public programs.
  • Works closely with the Long Beach Unified School district. Maintains professional relationships with appropriate staff at schools.  Initiates and nurtures partnerships with local arts organizations, foundations, corporations, and institutes of higher learning.  Develop partnerships, collaborations, and special programs to serve unique needs.
  • Provide social media input, newsletter content, and development information regarding Museum programs and activities. 
  • Attend weekly senior staff and monthly board meetings.  Responsible for writing Board Report for LBMA Foundation Trustees.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of 5 years combined experience working in museums and/or teaching, including experience building and administering a departmental budget; training and managing staff and a docent committee; and designing and coordinating quality education programs for adults and children with a diversity of backgrounds, ages and interests.
  • Knowledge of current issues in the field of museum education, knowledge of the State of California’s curriculum standards for visual art for school age children.
  • A Master’s degree in museum education, art history, American History, or related field.
  • Proven ability to attract and sustain community partners and motivate volunteers.
  • Leadership ability, discretion, and superb judgement.
  • Excellent oral, written, computer, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of modern and contemporary American art required; knowledge of ceramics, decorative arts and California art history a plus.

To apply for this position, send resume and cover letter to Allan Lee, Director of Human Resources

E:  allanl@lbma.org
No phone calls please.
Job Type: Full time / Exempt management

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