Mar 5, 2010

Part-time Educator - Exhibition Highlight Tours at MOCA, Los Angeles.


Under the supervision of the Director of Education, the Educator – Exhibition Highlight Tours will prepare and conduct interactive, inquiry-based tours in support of the museum's permanent collection and loaned exhibitions. Additionally, the Educator is responsible for circulating throughout the galleries to respond to visitors' questions and provide general information regarding exhibitions. (Minimum of two shifts of three to five hours each per week).


Previous teaching experience and bachelor's degree in art history, art education, studio art, or closely-related field. Weekend availability is required. Fluency in Spanish or other language desired. Must have strong knowledge of contemporary art, educational theory and methods, comfort with inquiry-based teaching, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience working with adults is desired. The educator must be available to work weekends and/or Thursday evening.

Essential Functions

- Develop and conduct inquiry-based tours for the general public, with emphasis on adult audiences. Circulate throughout museum galleries to engage visitors in conversation, provide information, and answer questions.
- Attend departmental training sessions, including customer service training, exhibition walkthroughs, and regularly-scheduled practice and discussion sessions.
- Conduct research on exhibitions and educational theory and methods.
- On an as-needed basis, participate in the planning and/or implementation of exhibition-based educational programs and artists' projects.
- Maintain Reading Room by re-shelving books.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods. Must be able to bend and reach for filing and other job-related functions. Physical mobility skills to move throughout the museum and its offices is 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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position; they do not purport to describe all functions of the position. Employees may be assigned other duties and the essential functions of the position may change or be changed as necessary.

Application Information:

To apply for this position, e-mail your resume and cover letter to Upon receiving your resume, we will review your credentials and contact you if they are commensurate with the requirements of the position for which you are applying.

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