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Assistant Education & Community Engagement

Under the direction of the Curator of Education, the Assistant Education & Community Engagement is an integral member of the Education & Programs Department. In addition to assisting with all onsite education programs and public program events, the Assistant Education & Community Engagement is primarily responsible for planning and executing community engagement initiatives with local schools, colleges and universities, libraries, community partners, and businesses. This position is an interdepartmental positon which includes working with multiple departments to engage the public in LA Plaza’s mission.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities
Education & Community Engagement

•  Serves as LA Plaza’s ambassador communicating organization’s mission at onsite events as well as in local communities. Represents LA Plaza at community fairs, schools, libraries, colleges and universities in order to engage the public in LA Plaza’s mission, programs, and education initiatives

•  Utilize creative educational approaches to engaging students, families, and adults through the use of tactile objects, educational activities, prompts, and open-ended conversations in order to inspire discovery and exploration

•  Execute Library Initiative, including: cultivating library contacts, booking library workshops, developing workshops materials (lesson plans, prompts, budgets, supplies, templates), and establishing a successful model for future engagement initiatives

•  Assist with the facilitation and development of all education programs: K-12 school tours, hands-on workshops (art, culinary, and garden), teacher training sessions, and family days
 
•   Engage all onsite school groups in LA Plaza’s mission and programs by utilizing a personable approach and thoughtful messaging
 
•  Assist with all preparations for studio art workshops for onsite school groups, family days, and offsite workshops. Including: set-up and clean-up of art workshop space, assess and maintain art supply inventory, assist with workshop budgets, and place supply orders
 
•  Actively identify and book community engagement opportunities in accordance to target audience groups
 
•  Maintain files and database pertaining to community contacts, organizations, schools, and businesses

Public Programs
•  Provide administrative support to the Senior Curator of Programs & Education, including: processing invoices and copyediting public program information
•  Assist with planning and preparation of all program events (including securing vendors and speakers)
•  Provide production support during public program events
•  Maintain visitor and audience data, including facilitating surveys and qualitative evaluations for multiple target audiences. Assist Development and Education teams with maintaining and interpreting data for funding purposes
 
Marketing & Communications
•  Assist the Communications & Marketing Manager with finalizing copy for public program events
•  Assist with drafting publicity content to be used for multiple platforms including social media
•  Develop target distribution lists for mailing house
•  Work proactively with the Manager of Communications to continuously enroll audiences into LA Plaza’s online communication channels
•  Spearhead inventory of printed collateral onsite
 
Qualifications
The ideal internship candidate will be a passionate and energetic individual with the following abilities:
•  Bachelor Degree (MA preferred) in Education, Child Development, History, or related area
•  4 years’ minimum of related experience (teaching or classroom experience) working with students (K-12) and families in classroom, nonprofit, or museum settings
•  Experience leading tours with large groups
•  Bilingual oral and written communication with public speaking skills (English & Spanish)
•  Must be organized with excellent time management skills and able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines using creative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
•  Must demonstrate cultural knowledge and sensitivity. Ability to work effectively with various audience demographics
•  Proficient in MS Office applications and familiar with database programs
•  Able to travel to and from community sites using personal vehicle
•  Valid California driver license, reliable transportation, and automobile insurance are required
•  Available to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends (as needed)

Physical Demands
•  Ability to carry up to 30 pounds
•  Must be able to stand for long periods of time
 
Compensation
LA Plaza offers a competitive compensation package that includes:
• $35,000 - $40,000 salary range
•  Individual health, dental and vision care
• Free parking
• Non-match 401K plan
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter, demonstrating your interest and qualifications, and at least three references to jobs@lapca.org