Associate Educator - Skirball Cultural Center
The Skirball Cultural Center is seeking an Associate Educator to facilitate school and teacher programs, including the Skirball’s high school residency and its teacher professional development series. The position is responsible for curriculum development, program facilitation, administration, materials, and evaluation of these offerings. They will co-facilitate school and teacher programs, provide support to a team of gallery educators and volunteer docents on weekday mornings, and lead other school and public programs as assigned.
The Associate Educator is a member of the Education and Visitor Experience department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher Programs. This is a year-round, full-time position that includes select Saturdays and occasional evening work.
Program Development and Evaluation:
Develop, implement, and evaluate gallery-based school programs for Grades 6–12 students, which includes creating and revising school-tour curriculum, pre-visit, post-visit, and on-site tour materials.
Develop, implement, and evaluate the Skirball’s high school residency program, which includes selecting teaching artists, collaborating with artists and classroom teachers on curriculum development, and facilitating and evaluating the program.
Develop, implement, and evaluate the Skirball’s teacher professional development program Teaching Our World Through the Arts.
Collaborate with other members of the Education and Visitor Experience department on programming, training, and other projects as assigned.
Shape content to ensure accessibility and mission alignment for a diverse school and teacher audience.
Program Facilitation and Training:
Facilitate experiential, gallery-based school programs several mornings per week with staff educators and volunteer docents using movement, storytelling, and art making.
Train, coach, and evaluate staff educators and volunteer docents responsible for facilitating school tours for Grades 6–12 students.
Facilitate programs for teachers as part of the Skirball’s teacher professional development offerings.
Track and manage expenses for relevant school and teacher programs to ensure compliance with approved budget.
Collect and analyze program evaluation data, create reports, and communicate outcomes.
Research and source program supplies; track and fill supply needs accordingly.
Coordinate programs with community partners and across Skirball departments to create high-quality, student-centered offerings.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in arts education, museum education, or related field
Demonstrated skill in creating cross-disciplinary, participatory educational programs for Grades 6–12 students in a museum or other nontraditional setting
Experience working with teaching artists and community groups geared to social betterment or service learning
Fluency in spoken and written Spanish preferred
Alignment with the Skirball’s mission and philosophy
Proven ability to organize tasks, communicate with and coordinate needs of multiple stakeholders, take initiative, multitask, and manage a changing and varied workload
Team player with a collaborative workstyle; ability to accept and support change and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and work styles
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills; warm and welcoming manner and ability to engage positively with people of different ages and abilities
Excellent written communication skills, including strong editing skills
Ability to work long hours that require physical agility (kneeling, crouching, lifting, sitting on floor, etc.) and sustained energy
Basic knowledge of Jewish cultural practices desirable
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and FileMaker Pro database
The Skirball Cultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, criminal history in accordance with the law, or any other legally protected characteristics. Everyone is encouraged to apply for available employment to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.
Please send or email resume and cover letter to:
Re: Associate Educator, School Programs
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049