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5 Mar 2021


Studio Artist Educator

San Jose Museum of Art  San Jose, California, United States

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Job Description

The Studio Arts Educator is responsible for the lesson plan development and teaching of SJMA’s Studio Art Programs to local schools, agency administrators and community leaders.


Duties and Responsibilities
include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct on-site and off-site Studio Art Programs for diverse youth and adult audiences while upholding the Museum’s policies and branding.
  • Promote SJMA Studio Art programs through design and implement grade-appropriate and standards-based studio art lesson plans.
  • Ongoing development of Studio Art Programs that connect to current Museum exhibitions while fulfilling clients’ curricular needs and interests.
  • Participate in required exhibition training sessions and attend informational staff meetings.
  • Conduct independent research on artists and artworks in Museum exhibitions and in the Museum’s Permanent Collection.
  • Maintain studio art supplies and organization of art materials storage areas


  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience required, K-12 classroom teaching experience, preferred.
  • BFA or BA Art Education required. MA, MFA or Med, preferred.
  • Experience working with diverse groups of students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.
  • Basic understanding of educational theories or techniques, Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS), age/grade characteristics, and/or child developmental stages.
  • Community contacts, a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, with little supervision, and uphold Museum’s policies.
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese, a plus.
  • Creativity and flexibility


Special Requirements

  • A valid California Driver’s License and reliable transportation in order to travel between school and community sites throughout the Bay Area.
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings, as required.
  • Pursuant to California law, all employees of the Museum who provide school-site services to minors must be fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check through the California Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ verification of a cleared criminal background check must be received by the Museum prior to the commencement of work.
  • Provide record of current tuberculosis test.

About Us

Founded in 1969 by artists, SJMA presents modern and contemporary art exhibitions and programs; international in scope, it celebrates the cutting-edge vision of California and Pacific Rim artists. Given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Museum has a substantial commitment to showing and nurturing visionary work in new media: initiatives include an experimental gallery-as-laboratory for artists called Beta Space, and the “New Stories from the Edge of Asia” exhibition series. SJMA is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is located near the Plaza de César Chavez in downtown San José. The Museum serves 100,000 people a year, including 45,000 school children, and is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County.


Applicant must receive a favorable background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. At SJMA, we value the diversity of individuals and the ideas, perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace.


How to Apply

To apply, please visit
Job ID: 1006

Due to the high volume of interest, regrettably, we cannot respond to individual applicants.
If you are selected as a potential candidate, SJMA will contact you to schedule an interview.

Compensation: $23.00 – $28.00/hour DOE

No phone calls, please.



Part-Time Job in Museum and Gallery:
Studio Artist Educator
San Jose Museum of Art
 San Jose, California, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Part-Time. Job Tags: artist, arts, arts education, call for artists, exhibition, gallery, and teaching. States: California.

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