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Education Specialist
Japanese American National Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Education Specialist

Full-Time/Non-Exempt - Temporary

The Japanese American National Museum is a new model for American museums dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening community through the exploration of diverse histories, arts and culture. This is a Temporary position thru Feb. 28, 2018 with possible extension/transfer to regular staff position.

The Education Specialist duties involves the daily management and facilitation of the school visit program, actively engaging student visitors in discussion and dialogue; overseeing volunteer docents and gallery educators as needed; and assisting with teaching workshops. This position requires a deep, working knowledge of museum education pedagogy, including being responsible for building the institution’s capacity to fulfill JANM’s Education Unit Teaching Philosophy to facilitate active learning experiences that encourage independent thinking, making connections, and interacting with peers. Flexible schedule Tuesday – Saturday, occasional Sundays.

Bachelors or Masters degree in Education or Museum Studies preferred. Minimum 2 yrs experience developing and implementing museum educational programs or the equivalent in related experience. Understanding of basic volunteer management skills.  Knowledge of school district policies and procedures.  Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.  Ability to adjust and provide appropriate action when unanticipated needs arise. Knowledge of constitutional rights and democratic process a plus. Must be able to provide courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers and the general public. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture desired.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and large group format.  Computer literate, experience with MS Office, Google dos and Gmail preferred.

Benefits: paid parking, Sick Time, discount in museum store and at on-site Chado Tea room. Visit our website at for full job description and application. EOE

Submit cover letter, application & resume w/salary history

Japanese American National Museum

Attn: Human Resources

Re: Education Specialist

100 N. Central Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Fax: (213) 830-5673


Deadline: 12-05-2017

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