Hours per week
This position will report directly to the Director and will work alongside the Curator and Project Manager to support and coordinate public engagement with the legacy of artist, educator and social justice advocate, Corita Kent. As the Engagement Coordinator, you will support in the conception of future projects and potential programming sites; assist in developing community-based events and talks; identify and cultivate potential project partners; and be involved in the day-to-day administration of CAC programming and educational endeavors. The position will also require research on Corita Kent’s practice and pedagogy.
Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Create and implement innovative educational materials for CAC guests, external and internal partners that are developed with Director and Development team
- Assist volunteer and docent training around the collection, including the creation of resource materials
- Develop age-appropriate curriculum materials for school programs and relevant resources for volunteers, educators, and partner institutions
- Liaise with Curator to review accompanying exhibition program content and written materials
- Monitor fulfillment of educational process for evaluating programs on an ongoing basis
- Work with the Project Manager and Communications team to reorganize and prioritize relevant sections of the website
- Work with the Director and Curator to develop and fulfill digitization initiatives that create new opportunities for scholarly research into the life, artwork, and practice of Corita Kent.
- Expand measurables for best practice for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in all community engagement and resources made available to the public
- Develop a pool of high-quality teaching artists to implement external partnerships with school and teacher programs
- Supervise staff coordinating and implementing programs listed above. Provide advice and resolve situations that develop related to these programs
- Work with the Development Team in writing reports and providing data for grant purposes
- Propose new offerings, both digital and face-to-face, that reflect current priorities within schools, partners, and institutions
- Monitor budgets and keep detailed records of budgets for each program area
- Work with staff to keep statistical information on programs and document compelling evidence to demonstrate impact
- Will operate as point-person for external partners on cross-programming and production of programming from concept to fruition
- Perform general administrative duties such as filing, copying, running errands, and general data entry as it relates to marketing, educational, programming, and website
- Assist with coordination of content creation and design for programming to develop strong points of engagement
- Complete special projects and basic research as assigned
- Complete all other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skill required for the job
Education, Training, and Traits
- Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Arts Education, Education or a related field. Master’s Degree in Museum Education, Museum Studies, or Art History preferred.
- Critical thinker who is highly organized and possesses strong analytical skills
- Comfortable working in a very lean but efficient team
- Ability to influence and manage both internal and external partners timelines
- A strong ability to negotiate and source costing
- Knowledge and understanding of fabrics, construction, and print techniques
- Highly fluent with technology and is a fast learner of new technology platforms
- Highly attentive to detail, able to work collaboratively, and knowledgeable about industry best practices
- Interest in visual art required
Minimum 3 years in a related position with increasing responsibility including management of strategic planning, budget, and supervision of staff
Licenses and Certifications
- Valid driver’s license with clean driving record required
- Ability to obtain a valid passport
Skills and Abilities
- Proficiency in Spanish encouraged
- Proficiency in the use of MS Office software to include: Outlook, Word, Excel
- Familiarity with current trends, issues, and best practices in the field of museum education, including experience with curriculum writing, design, and implementation.
- Familiarity with the California State Content Standards and knowledge of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools
- An intention to make education and programming responsive to the needs of a diverse range of audiences
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Must have excellent attendance and punctuality
- Strong organizational skills and analytical skills
- Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail
- Ability to multi-task and think critically
- Ability to work independently and with initiative
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: In the work environment described below, position requires working in a home environment and utilizing a computer for prolonged periods of time and good eye/hand coordination.Position also requires verbal and written conversation with others, as well as standing, walking, bending, climbing, reaching, strenuous lifting/moving objects up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The majority of work will be performed in an at-home environment. Work requires occasional independent travel to and from local locations. There will be a need for some travel and a physical presence onsite as needed. Immaculate Heart Community wants to ensure the health and safety of all workers in the workplace and therefore follows local orders, state regulations, and guidance from government agencies like the CDC, OSHA, EEOC, and local health authorities. Employees are required to complete a criminal background check and provide at least three work references.
Compensation: $21 - $24 depending on experience.