ASSOCIATE EDUCATOR, TEACHER PROGRAMS
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Associate Educator for its teacher
programs. The Associate Educator is a member of the Skirball¹s
Education department and reports to the Head of School and Teacher
Programs. S/he works closely with other school and teacher program staff
and a corps of school-tour docents.
This is a full-time, 40-hour/week position with benefits. The Associate
Educator schedule is generally Mondays through Fridays, but s/he must be
able to work on Saturdays when teacher professional development
workshops are occurring.
-Create, develop, and implement all museum- and performance-based
professional development programs for Pre-K through Grade 12 teachers.
Assess teacher programs for relevancy, learning outcomes, and relevance
and appeal to audience; revise these programs as needed.
-Serve as a resource for professional development related to visual and
performing arts and teaching methodology for Skirball volunteer and
staff educators as needed; provide training and develop relevant
supplemental materials and instruction to enrich knowledge and enhance
tour facilitation and content skills.
-Generate pre-visit materials for teachers whose students are
participating in Skirball performing arts programs.
-Engage in outreach efforts to teachers to promote school and teacher
programs, including coordinating the teacher e-newsletter, networking
with teachers and administrators and related arts organizations, and
delivering presentations at school and district meetings.
-Bachelor¹s degree or higher in education, museum education, art
education, or related discipline.
-A keen appreciation of and resonance with the Skirball Cultural Center
mission and educational goals.
-Demonstrated skill in developing and implementing teacher programs that
yield affective as well as cognitive outcomes.
-Prior experience as a classroom teacher; or related experience
demonstrating credibility in training classroom teachers.
-Knowledge of CA state standards in Social Studies, VAPA, and other
-Knowledge of Jewish culture and history.
-Proven success in recruiting and working with teacher audiences.
-Excellent oral and listening communications skills and the ability to
work effectively with people of diverse cultures, ages, and
-Excellent written communication skills, especially in lesson planning
and curriculum development, including strong editing skills.
-Demonstrated ability to develop productive relationships within an
organization and within the field.
-Personal computer skills; proficiency utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel,
Please send resume and cover letter describing your skills and interests
by mail, fax, or e-mail to:?