Craft In America Center is hiring
Craft In America Center Education Coordinator
The Craft in America Center is looking for an Education Coordinator to manage its education outreach program Craft in Schools with local K-12 underserved students, and to help maintain and manage our small museum space 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. Our space is used for rotating contemporary craft exhibitions, research, lectures, education outreach, and hands-on art workshops. The Center holds a small permanent collection of objects. The Center is an extension of the Craft in America project, which began with a Peabody Award-winning and on-going PBS documentary series. See: www.craftinamerica.org for more information about the overall project.
The Education Coordinator is a public-facing representative of Craft in America who is ideally articulate, friendly, and organized. He/she 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 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, able to troubleshoot with technology, 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 and writing 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
Assisting with event/program management and planning
Interacting and engaging with visitors
Writing and posting blog, social media, and other 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
Please submit a cover letter, cv and short writing sample to: [email protected]