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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.


  • 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 implements programming for the museum’s collections both permanent and temporary exhibitions.
  • Develops public programming to increase the understanding of art education and value in the community. Develop partnerships, collaborations, and special programs to serve unique and niche education outreach.
  • Develops and implements programming in conjunction with individuals and groups representing the diverse communities in the area. Produces programs that educate and represent cultural traditions, local history and art, and contemporary issues important to those communities and to the community at large.
  • Creates and identifies digital learning material, digital media, and sourced information for a variety of audiences. Provide social media input, newsletter content, and development information regarding Museum programs and activities.
  • Oversees the volunteer docent program, and recruits and trains the new docents, and subsequent training related to special exhibitions and programs.
  • Identify and review potential grant opportunities in close collaboration with the 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.
  • Develops and administers both the departmental and education-related exhibition programming budgets. Responsible for writing Board Report for LBMA Foundation Trustees.


  • 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 judgment.
  • 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 at

No phone calls, please.

Job Type: Full time / Exempt / Salary DOE

COVID-19 considerations:
Employees are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated; masks required if not.

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