Lead Educator

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Description, Compensation and Benefits:

The Lead Educator is responsible for the day-to-day operation and implementation of innovative, high-quality public, school, community, and outreach programs for the California Museum, advancing its mission to educate people about California’s rich history, its diversity, and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art, and culture. The Lead Educator participates in establishing department policies, practices, and direction.  As assigned, the Lead Educator monitors program spending; participates in department strategic planning; and contributes to the documentation and reporting of programs.

  • Develops, facilitates, evaluates and coordinates in-house education programs and outreach educational activities, including annual summer camp programs.
  • Develops and delivers school programs and trains staff and volunteers to deliver programs to school audiences.
  • Collaborates on the development of school and teacher programs to ensure that the museum provides standards- and research-based education programs to K-12 school groups and to strive to be a regional leader in the provision of quality professional learning opportunities for educators.
  • Serves as a member of the program planning team to develop and coordinate programming related to exhibitions and other initiatives.
  • Works with community groups to provide educational experiences in partnership with other arts, cultural, educational, and civic organizations at the museum or off-site.
  • Builds relationships with school partners and provides excellent customer service to teachers, students, and community partners to ensure enjoyable and educational experiences and encourage repeat visitation.
  • Works with the Education Assistant to schedule school tours and group visits.
  • Works with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure that all volunteers are trained, motivated, and appreciated for the meaningful work they provide.
  • In collaboration with the Education Director, helps develop interpretive materials, thematic tours, public programs, teacher workshops, symposia, and other educational services for adult and youth audiences.
  • Assists in the research and development of grants for the education department. Assists with other fundraising activities and events as needed.
  • Provides support for the California Museum-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Collects, manages, and runs reports on data related to attendance, survey results, and other related metrics.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Full time, reports to Education Director. Typical work hours Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am- 5:00 pm. Benefits include vacation, employer-subsidized health plan, dental insurance, and 401(k) savings plan with matching. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Planning problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Comfort in presenting to large groups.
  • Flexibility, collaborative work ethic, and sense of humor.
  • Ability to work well with diverse partners and constituents.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of California history and bilingual English/Spanish are pluses.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Two years of working in museum education or related field.
  • Familiarity with California State Content Standards, Common Core Standards, and CASEL Social Emotional Learning Framework.
The California Museum is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file to [email protected]. No phone calls, please.  

About the Organization:

A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, the California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history, its diversity and its unique influence on the world of ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to make a mark on history.