The J. Paul Getty Trust : Program Coordinator


Job Summary

The Education Department of the J. Paul Getty Museum seeks a limited term, part time employee to coordinate their school partnership program. The Program Coordinator works closely with a team of educators under supervision of the Education Specialist for School Communities. Together, this team designs and implements arts programming for and with a partner charter school network, including programs with students, teachers, administrators, and families.

Part time schedule must conform to the charter school calendar and include at least an 8 hour day on Wednesday plus one other 8 hour day. Remaining weekly hours are flexible. This position, along with the partnership team, leads approximately 6 weekend and evening events per year.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Manages program statistics and assists Education Specialist with tracking the project budget;
  • Researches trends in classroom and museum education;
  • With the help of program team, develops Arts Integrated lesson components and curricular materials;
  • Thinks creatively about the Getty Collection, and how it best applies to a variety of audiences, including Visual and Performing Arts Teachers, Classroom Teachers, K-12 Students, and Family/ Community members, especially novice museum visitors;
  • Assists in administration of contracts, interacts with procurement and finance;
  • Under the guidance of the Education Specialist, leads specific aspects of program, which may include Professional Development Teacher Exchanges, After School Programs, and/or family and community events;
  • Co-develops and teaches specialized activities in the galleries for K-12 students;
  • Maintains regular contact with school partners, participates in weekly internal and external meetings;
  • Actively contributes in School Communities planning and strategy sessions.


    • High school diploma/GED
    • Minimum 2-3 years related experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong candidate will be:

  • Detail oriented and able to handle shifting priorities and tasks. Able to problem solve and think creatively.
  • Able to develop relationships with school networks at multiple levels, including students, teachers, administrators and families/guardians in the larger school community.
  • Nimble, thoughtful, and empathetic to the needs of our audience.
  • Proficient in computer skills and office software, as well as the Google Classroom Suite.
  • Fluent in a foreign language, Spanish preferred.
  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel offsite for meetings and programs.


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