Outreach Education Coordinator
The Outreach Education Coordinator is responsible for the development, piloting, evaluation, and launch of a dynamic new in-school outreach program for students in grades 1–12. An experienced educator with a working knowledge of object-based learning in addition to familiarity with working with school districts, school administrators, classroom teachers, and a diverse audience of students. This position is responsible for building JANM’s capacity to fulfill institutional strategic priorities and to develop an outreach program with objectives informed by the Education Unit Teaching Philosophy, and the On-Site School Visit Learning Objectives. Anti-bias and anti-racist teaching must be promoted in the facilitation of active learning experiences that encourage independent critical thinking, making connections, and interacting with peers. This position requires reliable transportation as this position travels to various locations around Los Angeles. Position is Full-Time for 40 hours a week and regularly scheduled for work on Monday–Friday.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work closely with the Director of Education and Manager of Youth and Teacher Programs to create and develop a new outreach education program that will take JANM into schools through in-classroom visits. Programming could include elements such as slide presentations, hands-on activities, or use of the museum’s education collection and StoryFile artificial intelligence tool.
Represent JANM in schools by providing active facilitation of off-site visits in school classrooms while encouraging student dialogue and teacher engagement, providing consistent messaging, connecting museum content and themes to an audience of educators and students.
Seek and cultivate relationships with schools in the Los Angeles Area.
Work closely with the Education Administrative Assistant to ensure clear communication with educators and schools as necessary for off-site visits to schools. This includes details such as arrival procedures, classroom set-up, and technology needs.
With the Education Administrative Assistant, track data, including attendance figures and revenue generation to inform budget recommendations and projections for the outreach education program.
Think strategically to strengthen JANM’s outreach education program through ongoing evaluation of classroom visits and development of additional programs and resources—including pre- and post- visit activities to enrich the school visit experience.
Inform the educational outreach budget in collaboration with the Director of Education.
Collaborate with the Education Unit to shape and execute education-based proposals and grants.
Work with the Marketing department to promote the outreach education program.
Staff members must be able to work with visitors of all ages to support the various events sponsored by JANM. Each staff member will be expected to work on a minimum of three museum-wide events per year:
- JANM’s Gala Dinner and Auction—(off-site) typically held in the Spring (April-May)
- JANM’s Family Festival Day—Oshogatsu Festival (January)
- JANM’s Family Festival Day—Natsumatsuri Festival (August)
This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Incumbent will perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions outlined above. Reliable transportation is required as this position will need to travel to various locations in the County of Los Angeles. Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance is required. Mileage will be reimbursed based on the current IRS mileage reimbursement rate.
Bachelors degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 3–5 years of teaching experience in a formal or informal environment. Willingness to learn and apply new skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented. Strong proofreading skills. Professional phone manner is essential. Ability to work in a fast-paced team-environment, be a self-starter, and able to work independently. Demonstrated commitment and flexibility in order to ensure a high level of quality service. Ability to adjust and provide appropriate action when unanticipated need arises. Knowledge of Japanese American history and culture a plus.
Has excellent communication and negotiation skills. Must be able to provide courteous and effective service to co-workers, volunteers, and the general public. Is able to read, write, and comprehend routine reports and correspondence, including safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals. Is able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group format and large group format.
Is computer literate, Internet savvy, and experienced with MS Office, Google Calendar, and Gmail preferred. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to act on own initiative, making consistently sound decisions. Must be able to comply with institutional policies and procedures. Perform successfully when juggling and re-prioritizing multiple assignments in a fast-paced, changing work environment. Is able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Reliable follow-through on assigned projects in a complete, well conceived, and timely manner.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All employees are required to be up to date on the COVID-19 vaccine and have the bivalent (Fall 2022) booster dose when eligible.
The Outreach Education Coordinator is a regular, full-time position. Please note, however, that this is an at-will position, meaning that your employment may be terminated at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. There is, in other words, no guarantee that you will be employed until any date in the future.
Reports To: Manager of Youth and Teacher Programs
$20 – $24 per hour