USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
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 (www.usc.edu/benefits).
The University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in area of program specialization.
M.A. in Art History, Education, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or related field
• 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