Current Openings

MANAGER OF SCHOOL & YOUTH LEARNING

Reports to: Director of Learning and Engagement
Employment Status: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Annual Salary: $64,000.00

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) seeks an experienced and imaginative Manager of School & Youth Learning.

This is an exciting point in the Museum’s evolution, as OCMA is in the midst of an historic transition to its new 53,000 square foot home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, currently under construction, and opening in fall 2022.

The Manager of School & Youth Learning manages the development and delivery of inclusive, innovative, and youth-centered programs that activate art as a conduit for interdisciplinary and social-emotional learning. Responsibilities include designing and facilitating school tour curriculum; developing family and intergenerational programs; launching pilot teen programs; and researching and designing teacher workshops. Focus areas include building new relationships with schools, teachers, and community groups to celebrate and support Orange County youth; designing programs that build creative and critical thinking skills through art; increasing access, inclusion, and equity; incorporating wellness and mental health into educational pedagogy; and budget management.

The Manager will also be responsible for the training, supervision, and coaching of museum educators and docents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Learning and Engagement to create programming that aligns with OCMA’s vision for connecting art and audiences
  • Develop OCMA’s suite of programs for students, youth, and families; lead a team of museum educators to implement
  • Create gallery-based teaching and art interpretation curriculum; facilitate conversations; teach with works of art including visual, media, and performance art
  • Design artmaking activities and workshops; conceptualization may include collaboration with artists and museum educators
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate all programs for school and youth communities, including K-12 school tours, youth and family programs, and teacher workshops
  • Knowledge of and experience in gallery-based teaching and art interpretation; demonstrated ability to effectively teach with works of art, to design lessons and to develop curricula
  • Knowledge of contemporary art as well as museum education practice and learning theory, preferably focused on students and families
  • Advance OCMA’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion by incorporating culturally responsive practices into learning programs and facilitated dialogues
  • Strengthen relationships with Orange County school communities, with a focus on schools with limited access to interdisciplinary and arts-based learning; create clear curricula and learning goals
  • Develop and implement training and resources for museum educator(s) and docents for special exhibitions and collection exhibitions that incorporate state standards and culturally sustaining pedagogies
  • Incorporate culturally responsive teaching approaches for youth audiences historically underrepresented in museums, including English language learners
  • Manage educator and docent trainings and create new frameworks for coaching in collaboration with Director of Learning & Engagement
  • Cultivate professional relationships with a wide array of institutions and individuals to ensure the vibrancy and diversity of the Learning and Engagement department
  • Supervise, mentor, and train museum educators and docents to ensure high quality teaching; provide ongoing feedback and facilitate achievement of key outcomes
  • Collaborate with Director of Learning & Engagement to create youth and teen programs ensuring alignment with institution-wide strategic initiatives
  • Create and implement evaluation strategies for partner projects and for school and youth learning programs
  • Support Director of Learning & Engagement to prepare an annual budget for School and Youth Communities programs; monitor expenses closely and proactively anticipate program costs
  • Assist Director of Learning & Engagement with funding proposals and impact reports
  • Manage project timelines, staff schedules, and budgets
  • Ensure consistent and efficient execution of all assigned responsibilities
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities; build relationships in the museum education and youth development community locally and nationally
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • BA in Art, Art History, Art Education or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in facilitating, designing, and evaluating art educational programs, including student and youth programs in a museum, educational or cultural arts setting
  • Knowledge of museum art education pedagogies and learning theories, focused on pre-K-12 and family audiences
  • Experience in gallery-based teaching and art interpretation; demonstrated ability to effectively teach with works of art, design lessons and develop curriculum
  • Strong presentation and teaching skills, cultural competency, diplomacy and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and national education standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of formal and informal education delivery methods
  • Knowledge of best practices in accessibility and inclusion
  • Strong interest in keeping current with research, trends, and practices in formal and informal learning environments
  • Proven ability to build and nurture effective working relationships with a wide range of people, manage time effectively, and incorporate inclusive leadership practices
  • Reflect the Learning and Engagement team’s values of generosity, collaboration, and reciprocity
  • Experience working in a dynamic environment, leading multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Excellent computer skills including strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent administrative skills with great attention to detail
  • Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish preferred, though not required
  • Basic budget development and maintenance skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend events
  • Ability to see and hear works of art
  • Ability to lead tours and trainings in the museum building

Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Vickie Byrd, Chief Human Resources Officer, vbyrd@ocma.art.

Disclaimer

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, aspects, or physical demands of the job described above, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the Employer.

SALES AND EVENTS MANAGER

Reports to: Director of Sales and Events
Employment Status: Full-Time
Direct Reports:Event Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) seeks a highly effective, experienced, and extremely professional Sales and Events Manager.

This is an exciting point in the Museum’s evolution, as OCMA is in the midst of an historic transition to its new 53,000 square foot home at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, currently under construction, and opening in fall 2022.

The Sales and Events Manager collaborates with the Director of Sales and Events to book and plan privately hosted events as well as museum hosted events and is responsible for direct sales prospecting, coordinating the events of clients who are currently booked, contract negotiations, teaming with Events Sales and Operations to provide memorable concierge experiences and exceptional client satisfaction for all events held at OCMA.

Successfully navigating a wide array of social, business, and promotional events such as weddings, proms, galas, corporate functions, movie, and television productions, in addition to providing well thought out ideas to enhance each event’s success, is essential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establishing strong client relationships; managing and exceeding client expectations.
  • Successful execution of events, coordination of client needs, and client focused.
  • Prospect and contact marketing decision makers to discover opportunities and manage all sales process stages from identification to closure.
  • Onsite and outside sales to meet with prospective clients to showcase the facility, and attend industry mixers and events.
  • Become an expert on industry trends in our specific verticals.
  • Demonstrate proficiency within a consultative sales methodology that focuses on developing a clear understanding of the alignment of clients’ needs to our solutions.
  • Manage customer contacts, progress through pipeline development steps, and build proficiency with the Altru database to support workflows related to sales activities.
  • Consistently deliver positive event experiences, resulting in customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Internal and external ambassador for the venue, fostering relationships, and prospecting for new possibilities.
  • Planning and organization.
  • Develop market segments, solicit new customer relationships, and maintain existing relationships.
  • Other projects as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of Sales and Event Experience preferably in the Restaurant, Hospitality, or Entertainment Industry.
  • Must be upbeat, confident, professional, and show initiative in client and employee communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the local market of sales opportunities and a well-positioned part of the event community.
  • Great time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Strong ability to identify problems, conduct analysis and reach practical solutions.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and client relations skills.
  • Skillful writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, experience developing budgets, and ability to meet deadlines

Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Vickie Byrd, Chief Human Resources Officer, vbyrd@ocma.art.

Disclaimer

This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, aspects, or physical demands of the job described above, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of the Employer.