USC Pacific Asia Museum

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Pasadena, California 91101
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Head of Education and Public Programs

The University of Southern California (USC) Pacific Asia Museum is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the Head of Education and Public Programs position. This position will mainly be responsible for planning, managing, and evaluating programs, including adult education classes, docent program, family festivals, workshops, and other related programs. USC Pacific Asia Museum is the only museum devoted to the arts and culture of Asia and Pacific Islands located within a major research university. The Museum is housed in a registered historical building in the style of a Chinese courtyard located in Pasadena, CA. Its collection of over 15,000 pieces encompasses a wide range of art and cultural traditions from Asia and Pacific Islands and spans more than five thousand years.
• Evaluates and improves educational and public programming and interpretation to ensure a successful visitor experience, relevant to diverse audience
• Cultivates and maintains meaningful relationships with schools, community organizations, artists and governmental organizations
• Oversees docent program, and guides new strategies for gallery teaching
• Develops and finalizes project plans, budgets, schedules and priorities
• Tracks and monitors project progress and expenses
SCHEDULE: Schedule varies and include some evenings and weekends.
SALARY: Starting salary depends on qualifications and experience.
BENEFITS: Health, dental and life insurance; two weeks paid vacation during first year of employment; 12 sick days per year; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union (
The University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience
3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Education
M.A. in Art History, Education, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or related field

Preferred Experience
• 3-5 years of experience in museums or cultural organizations developing and planning programs while managing individuals and projects
• Experience with interpretive strategies for museum teaching and learning theories
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work cooperatively in a team environment; excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills
• Knowledge of computer databases and MS Office
• Experience with digital media
• Proficient in more than one language

Facilities Attendant

The position of Facilities Attendant is responsible for daily cleaning of the museum (public and office spaces), set-up and take-down of chairs, tables, and any equipment for events and meetings, for providing basic ground maintenance of the courtyard, sidewalk and parking lot, and for restocking and maintaining inventory of all paper and cleaning supplies. The Facilities Attendant reports directly to the Business Manager, and provides information regarding facilities usage, damage, and repair or maintenance needs, as well as assists with any special projects as needed. Requirements include lifting heavy objects at times around 75 pounds, and having own car is preferable. This is a full-time position of 40 hours a week, with full benefits, from Wednesday to Sunday. To apply for this position, visit
Minimum Educationz: Less than high school

Minimum Experience: 0 – 6 months

Minimum Field of Expertise: Ability to read labels and internal memoranda

Job ID: 1002060

Education Specialist (listed as Program Specialist on USC Careers)

Job Location: Pasadena, CA
Job ID: 1000624

The successful candidate will be creative and professional, have strong communication skills, and be comfortable in a dynamic team environment. He or she must have up-to-date knowledge of current practices in gallery teaching, museum education, and volunteer management. BA required; master's preferred. Prior art museum or education experience required. Periodic weekend and evening hours required.

Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Education Specialist manages the school and public tour programs, and volunteer program. Duties include:

•Work collaboratively with Docent Council to recruit and train docents.
•Provide ongoing professional development for docents and teaching artists regarding pedagogy, teaching strategies, and touring techniques.
•Oversee and collaborate with teaching artists to develop new hands-on workshops.
•Correspond with teachers and tour operators to schedule group visits.
•Collaborate with the Pasadena Educational Foundation to execute My Masterpieces partnership.
•Utilize coaching from consultants to design grant-supported updates to the volunteer program, including an extensive technological upgrade of records.
•Recruit, interview, and train new volunteers and cultivate a community of existing and new volunteers.
•Manage volunteers at public programs and outreach events.
•Plan appreciation events for volunteers, including large annual gathering in fall.
•Coordinate schedules with docents, volunteers, and teaching artists.
•Oversee ongoing evaluation of tour and volunteer programs.
•Other duties as needed to support the tour and volunteer programs and other efforts of the Education Department.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree Combination experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience
2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.

For further details on the position and to apply click here or visit and enter 1000624 into the Search Jobs bar.