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Education Assistant

Under the direction of the Curator of Education, the Education Assistant is an integral member of the Education and Programs Department, serving as the first point of contact for teachers, school groups, and guided tour inquiries. The Education Assistant is responsible for, but not limited to, scheduling student groups to participate in LA Plaza’s education programs; developing relationships with educators and school sites throughout Los Angeles in order to engage students in LA Plaza’s mission; and assisting with the development of educational materials and art-based lessons while maintaining art workshop classrooms.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

· First point of contact for all teachers, professors, and other groups interested in student workshops and guided tours at LA Plaza

· Develops and maintains school group scheduling: reviews group requests, books groups, confirms details with teachers and staff

· Develops and maintains bus scholarship program: reviews applications, codes and processes invoices and payments for school buses per allocated funds, books and coordinates buses for school groups

· Establish and maintains educator and school group database in order to cultivate relationships with educators through follow-up emails, letters, invitations to educator events, and openings in school group calendar

· Assists with data collection: creates and administers student and teacher surveys and provides data for grant reports

· Develops and executes a comprehensive outreach plan to engage schools and educators in LA Plaza’s mission, programs, and bus funding opportunities

· Assists with all education programs, including facilitating school tours, art workshops, hands-on workshops in the Edible Teaching Garden and Culinary Arts Program, and workshops offsite at library and school sites

· Assists education team with developing educational content for the use of student tours, workshops, trainings session, and educator resources

· Assists with development of art-based lessons that bring to life themes in LA Plaza’s exhibitions and programs

· Maintains two art workshop spaces: facilitates art workshops for K-12 students, prepares and breaks down set up, maintains inventory, and processes purchases and supplies

· Assists with public programs as needed: greets speakers and performers, assists with set-up and breakdown of program events; processes invoices

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a passionate and energetic individual with the following abilities:

· Bachelor Degree in Education, Art History, History, or related area

· 2 years minimum of related 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 and detail-oriented 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

· 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:

• $32,000 - $35,000 salary range

· Individual health, dental and vision care

• Free parking

 

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