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Program Coordinator - J. Paul Getty Museum

Program Coordinator - J. Paul Getty Museum

The Education Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a limited term, part time employee to coordinate their school partnership program. The Program Coordinator works closely with a team of educators under supervision of the Education Specialist for School Communities. Together, this team designs and implements arts programming for and with a partner charter school network, including programs with students, teachers, administrators, and families.

Part time schedule must conform to the charter school calendar and include at least an 8 hour day on Wednesday plus one other 8 hour day. Remaining weekly hours are flexible. This position, along with the partnership team, leads approximately 6 weekend and evening events per year.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Manages program statistics and assists Education Specialist with tracking the project budget;

  • Researches trends in classroom and museum education;

  • With the help of program team, develops Arts Integrated lesson components and curricular materials;

  • Thinks creatively about the Getty Collection, and how it best applies to a variety of audiences, including Visual and Performing Arts Teachers, Classroom Teachers, K-12 Students, and Family/ Community members, especially novice museum visitors;

  • Assists in administration of contracts, interacts with procurement and finance;

  • Under the guidance of the Education Specialist, leads specific aspects of program, which may include Professional Development Teacher Exchanges, After School Programs, and/or family and community events;

  • Co-develops and teaches specialized activities in the galleries for K-12 students;

  • Maintains regular contact with school partners, participates in weekly internal and external meetings;

  • Actively contributes in School Communities planning and strategy sessions.


  • High school diploma/GED

  • Minimum 2-3 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong candidate will be:

  • Detail oriented and able to handle shifting priorities and tasks. Able to problem solve and think creatively.

  • Able to develop relationships with school networks at multiple levels, including students, teachers, administrators and families/guardians in the larger school community.

  • Nimble, thoughtful, and empathetic to the needs of our audience.

  • Proficient in computer skills and office software, as well as the Google Classroom Suite.

  • Fluent in a foreign language, Spanish preferred.

  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel offsite for meetings and programs.