The Education Program Manager, School & Teen Programs co-designs and implements diverse programming for MOCA’s teen, student, and teacher audiences to help make education more collaborative, inclusive, and learner-centered. Working as part of a two-member team, they co-coordinate all aspects of the MOCA Teen Program, a yearlong, paid internship program for 18-20 high school students. The Education Program Manager, School & Teen Programs also helps manage Contemporary Art Start, MOCA’s yearlong classroom partnership program for 3rd-12th grade classrooms, serving over 100 teachers and 5,000 students each year. Responsibilities include managing internal program evaluation, co-designing curriculum for teacher trainings, and coordinating school classroom visits. The Education Program Manager, School & Teen Programs is also a coach to teachers who are learning to use Visual Thinking Strategies in their classrooms. They are also a representative of the institution regionally and nationally through conferences, talks, and published writings.
- Possession of a Master’s degree in studio art, art education, museum education, or art history preferred; at least three years experience in museum teaching, teacher professional development, program development, and administrative tasks; active participation in local, regional, and/or national museum education professional communities; commitment to ongoing research of best practices in the field
- Strong knowledge of contemporary art, inquiry-based learning, and youth development; excellent teaching skills; experience writing curriculum materials and working with youth and teachers in formal and informal educational settings;
- Active participation in local, regional, and/or national museum education professional communities; commitment to ongoing research of best practices in the field;
- Excellent organizational, written, verbal, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
For the MOCA Teen Program, report to the Director of Education & Senior Curator of Programs and collaborate with the Education Program Manager, Family and Teen Programs to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the program, including:
- Planning and facilitating program curriculum and activities, including the execution of one artist-designed project that results in a Sunday Studio program for the public in collaboration with Education Manager, Teen & Family Programs
- Speaking on behalf of the department and institution at conferences, panels and in publications
- Developing and implementing Teen Night, a public program for up to 1,000 teens from across Los Angeles
- Recruiting and selecting participants
- Scheduling and supervising work projects
- Conducting program evaluations and developing program goals, including alumni relations
- Providing materials and information to the Development Department to help secure and maintain funding
- Planning and facilitating program curriculum and activities, including the execution of one artist-designed project that results in a Sunday Studio program for the public For Contemporary Art Start, report to the Associate Director of Education, School & Teacher Programs and contribute to the program by:
- Assisting in the planning and implementation of professional development programs for 3rd-12th grade teachers at MOCA
- Coordinating scheduling for CAS Classroom Coaching
- Managing bi-annual Student Art Connection program, including correspondence with teachers and families, and project development
- Overseeing program systems and needs for coaching, tours, and Educator schedules
- Coordinating and leading one-on-one coaching sessions in classrooms across Los Angeles
- Helping plan and lead weekly CAS staff meetings
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent must be able to do the following: sit for extended periods; bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions; climb up and down stairs; bend, stoop, and lift to move and retrieve materials; pull, push, and lift; reach both above and below shoulder height. Specific visual abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to visually inspect work. Manual dexterity to operate a computer and other office equipment required. Heavy usage of computers and phones required.
The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made.
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