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Education Coordinator [Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 30, 1973 in job announcements |

We are currently accepting resumes for the position of Education Coordinator. This position will report directly to our Education Director and will work closely with the following departments: Archive, Library and Historical Curatorship, Visitors Services and Operations.

This is an exciting time to join LAMOTH, as we are in the process of developing a number of new educational programs both on- and off-site, serving the LA teacher and school community, and working closely with our local Holocaust Survivor population. This is an ideal position for someone interested in Holocaust education and the use of memory in creating a just world. The candidate will work with students and teachers both in the Museum setting and facilitate off-site satellite programming. LAMOTH works with schools from all over Southern California, the majority underfunded schools in underserved communities. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about engaging students in the exploration of history through innovative programming, eager to serve survivors in our community, and excited about working in a dynamic educational institution.

The Education Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of all educational programs, and particularly Museum tours, professional development workshops for teachers, Survivor presentations and docent training.

Essential Functions:

This position manages school reservations, coordinates and staffs docents and survivors. The Education Coordinator works closely with our Holocaust Survivor speakers, is responsible for scheduling them for on- and off-site speaking engagements, and is the liaison between the Museum and the Survivor Speakers group. The Education Coordinator communicates regularly with schools, often leads tours of the Museum collection and exhibits to school groups and the general public, and performs visitor services duties as needed. The Education Coordinator is also involved in the development, implementation and delivery of teacher programs, including open house events and professional development workshops. This position also collaborates with the Education Director and the Director of Archives in developing content and facilitating Docent Training sessions.

This position coordinates and leads the Let’s Talk about It lecture series, working closely with the academic community locally and internationally.

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide administrative and research support to the Education Director. Assist in development of school, teacher and docent programs and educational materials. Work with Education Director to run and supervise all museum programming.
  • Manages tour reservations calendar and is responsible for scheduling of docents and Survivor speakers, on-site and off-site.
  • Responsible for cultivating relationships with schools and faith-based communities and promoting the Museum’s educational programming through outreach materials and campaigns.
  • Conceptualize, develop and implement Museum programming. Work in close collaboration with the Education Director, the Director of Archives, and the Executive Director to develop programs.
  • Develop and maintain visitor documentation and statistics.
  • Update Education page of Museum website with Education events and materials.
  • Work with museum staff to provide on-site support including: conducting Museum tours, facilitating Museum presentations, event production, assisting at reception desk.
  • Ability to serve as a bridge between the Education Department/Visitor Experience and the Technology Department.
  • Serves as a bridge between the Museum and the Righteous Conversations program team – a satellite program that directly engages the student and survivor communities.

Qualifications and Requirements

The ideal candidate is an individual who is a mission-driven professional, well versed in the principles of museum education and interpretative practices, familiar with Holocaust history and education, eager to work with a diverse, multicultural and intergenerational audience. You will be part of a dynamic team, dedicated to the future of Holocaust memory.

The ideal candidate is an individual who is highly organized, and capable of working on a variety of projects and with shifting deadlines.

This position has the following requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of Jewish and/or Holocaust history and practice;
  • BA in Jewish Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Education or a related field, (MA preferred);
  • Preferred at least 1 year work experience in museum education (with a focus on school and teacher programs);
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Familiar with the Los Angeles educational, cultural and faith-based landscape and with school curriculum;
  • Strong gallery teacher, with experience working with diverse audiences;
  • Excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Strong skills in Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word;
  • Familiarity with audio guides and interactive technologies in a Museum setting;
  • Multi-lingual skills desirable;
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to accommodate weekends and evening events and work activities;
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time and lift 25 lbs., climb stairs, bend, and stand and/or walk for two or more hours;
  • Must have reliable transportation;

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) is the oldest of its kind in the United States, but only recently moved into a brand new, award winning facility in Pan Pacific Park across the street from The Grove. The mission has remained constant since 1961 – commemoration and education. The founding survivors insisted that the Museum remain free so that no one would ever be turned away from learning about the Holocaust. As a result, we particularly meet the needs of underfunded schools and underserved communities. We are the only Los Angeles institution focused exclusively on the Holocaust within its contexts of European history and World War II. Our opening of our permanent home in Pan Pacific Park in 2010 allows us to provide a world-class museum experience with survivor speakers, docent-led tours, teacher professional development, academic programs and other programming to tens of thousands of visitors each year.

LAMOTH has recently appointed Samara Hutman as Executive Director, and merged with the non-profit organization Remember Us.

Remember Us at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust facilitates programs in which Holocaust survivors and young people collaborate through conversation and creative endeavor to bring memory alive and lend a poignant voice to modern issues of social justice. In its ten years of existence, Remember Us has worked with students from middle school through high school to make tangible and meaningful the memory of the Holocaust. Remember Us was founded in 2003 and in the last decade, has grown into a multi-pronged organization that works to engage young people with living Holocaust survivors in the Los Angeles area, and find their own voice within the context of our past.

Please submit a cover letter, writing sample, and resume. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to info@lamoth.org. Please no phone calls.

 

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