Curator of Educational Programs, Vincent Price Art Museum

Company Name: 

Los Angeles Community College District


1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Job Description: 

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Curator of Educational Programs at the Vincent Price Art Museum. A Curator of Educational Programs plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a wide range of education and learning experiences designed to promote understanding of and accessibility to art and enhance engagement with the Museum and its programs among a wide range of college, art world, and community audiences.

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Monthly Salary: $6,091.78-$7,546.64 monthly ($73,101.36-$90,559.68 annual)

*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position

Health Benefits: District-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance plans for employee and dependents. A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee. A Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) with $1,500 contributed by LACCD annually.


Paid Time Off: 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave per year, at least 16 paid holidays per year, and accrued vacation time from 10-24 days per year depending on the position.  Other paid time off options are also available.


Retirement: Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) pension. Employees are also covered by Social Security.


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Plans, develops, and implements art education and public programming such as lectures, artist talks, symposia, performances, exhibition-related events, and art educational workshops with appropriate curriculum for diverse age groups and populations.

Publicizes, promotes, and markets Museum educational and engagement programs and events using a variety of media including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, social media networks, podcasts, email, and Web pages.

Organizes community meetings for the purpose of promoting Museum programs and developing and maintaining relationships with leaders, artists, and organizations within targeted communities.

Develops informational/interpretive/educational materials designed to enhance visitor understanding and engagement.

Identifies and invites speakers such as artists, art historians, and curators to present at the museum’s public programs.

Personally leads and/or participates in gallery talks, exhibition lectures, visitor tours, classes, workshops and related events and activities.

Coordinates docent-led tours; develops and maintains tour schedules, and serves as a point of contact for large groups.

Acts as a spokesperson for the Museum’s educational programs, including presenting at conferences, participating in panels, and speaking with representatives from the media.

Fosters educational initiatives and curricular partnerships that complement and support the Museum’s mission.

Identifies assessment tools and collects data to measure and evaluate program effectiveness; maintains statistics on program participation.

Recruits, screens, trains, and oversees the work of students and volunteers working within the education and community engagement programs of the Museum.

Participates in researching funding opportunities, writing grants, preparing grant reports, and related efforts to underwrite education programs.

Composes a variety of written materials including exhibition copy, magazine and print copy, curricula, web postings, lecture scripts, tour scripts, reports, and correspondence.

Develops and monitors budgets for educational programs.

Performs related duties as assigned.

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A vacancy currently exists at East Los Angeles College, 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez Monterey Park, CA 91754. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.


Our Colleges include: Los Angeles City College; East Los Angeles College; Los Angeles Harbor College; Los Angeles Mission College; Los Angeles Pierce College; Los Angeles Southwest College; Los Angeles Trade-Technical College; Los Angeles Valley College; West Los Angeles College.


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A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major in art education, art history, studio art, museum studies, or a related field AND two years of full-time paid professional-level experience in developing or implementing art programs in a museum, educational, or cultural setting. Experience with diverse audiences preferred.

A valid Class “C” California driver’s license is required.
Travel throughout the District is required.

For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.


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Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system – Please see our job board for the filing deadline.


For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District refer to our Web Page at


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The selection process may consist of one or more exam parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.


Selection and promotion are based on a competitive examination process. Candidates who pass all exam parts are placed on an eligibility (hiring) list based on their overall exam score. In accordance with legal requirements, hiring departments may make job offers to candidates in the top three ranks of the eligibility list.


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Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, they should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


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Personnel Commission:

Phone: (213) 891-2129

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 4:30PM


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The Los Angeles Community College District is the largest community college district in the nation offering educational opportunities to students in more than 40 cities covering an area of 882 square miles serving approximately 9.8 million residents. The LACCD is composed of nine comprehensive colleges and a District Office, which together employ approximately 2,200 classified (non-teaching) employees in 315 job classifications.