Director, K-College Programs

Los Angeles, California, United States · Education

Description

About the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and rotating exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of filmmaking (including storyboards, costumes, animation, visual effects, and more). Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Expo Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a research library, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. Additional information at lucasmuseum.org.

Equal Opportunity Policy

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. The Lucas Museum fosters a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Applications from traditionally underrepresented communities are encouraged.

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria, and general work performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the job.

Applicants interested in this role are strongly encouraged to apply at: lucasmuseum.workable.com

Position Summary (Intent and purpose of the role)

Reporting to the Director of Education, the Director of K-College Programs is responsible for imagining and directing educational initiatives and programs that encourage engagement among educators, students, and the Museum. This role will oversee a team of professional staff responsible for carrying out the vision of the Education Department at the Museum and digitally. This position is responsible for: developing an innovative program roster that inspires 21st century teachers and students to imagine and create; articulating the scope of programming and desired outcomes; and building effective partnerships in order to ensure the Museum is at the forefront of shaping innovative museum education practices for these key audiences.

All staff at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art lead through a deep commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, both within the Museum and with the communities that we serve.

Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidates’ education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate(s).

Core competencies for this role

Primary Responsibilities & Accountabilities (Key duties or essential priorities for fulfilling the job’s purpose)

Museum Pre-Opening Activities

K – College Strategy, Planning, & Implementation

Staff and Team Management

Special projects and other duties as designated by Director of Education or assigned designee.

Requirements

Education & Experience


Skills


Knowledge


Abilities

Benefits

Salary and titles will be assigned commensurate to the successful candidate’s education and experience. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidates


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is proud to offer the following benefits to our full-time, benefits eligible staff:

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