Engagement Coordinator (grant funded, temporary)

Corita Art Center

Position Summary

This position is a part-time, temporary position that is grant funded. The Engagement Coordinator will report directly to the Director and will work alongside the Development Team to coordinate and develop engagement in the spirit of Corita Kent’s legacy. In general, as the Engagement Coordinator, you can expect to conduct research about Corita Kent’s practice and pedagogy, future projects, and sites; assist in developing community-based programming and talks; help to identify and fulfill potential project partnerships, and be involved in all of the day-to-day of programming and education production.

This opportunity is a project based on implementing, overseeing and managing the launch of a new series of program offerings for the Corita Art Center. Educational and public programming experience from inception to execution is a must. We seek a willingness to wear multiple hats, be flexible and pitch in whenever and wherever needed to help get the job done. We love people who are excited to get involved where needed.

The position will begin on August 24th, 2020 and be completed by December 31st, 2020.


Principal Responsibilities (Essential Functions)


  • Create and implement innovative educational materials for program participants, and both external/ internal partners that are developed based on priorities identified with the Director and Development team.

  • Assist with volunteer and docent training, including the creation of resource and training materials.

  • Develop age-appropriate curriculum materials for programs and relevant resources for volunteers, educators and partnered institutions.


  • Expand measurables for best practice for diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in all community engagement and resources made available to the public.

  • Develop a pool of high-quality teaching artists or art educators to implement external partnerships, online offerings and potential events.

  • Supervise staff or volunteers coordinating and implementing programs listed above. Provide advice and resolve situations that develop related to these programs.

  • Work with the Development Team in writing reports and providing data for grant purposes.

  • Propose new offerings, including digital, that reflect current priorities and opportunities.

  • Monitor budgets and keep detailed records of budgets for each program area.

  • Work with staff to keep statistical information on programs and document compelling evidence to demonstrate impact.

  • In partnership with the larger CAC team, develop and launch a multidate public program.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Perform general administrative duties such as filing, copying, running errands, and general data entry as it relates to marketing, educational, programming and website.

  • Complete special projects and basic research as assigned.

  • Complete all other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and skill required for the job.


Education, Training, and Traits:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Art, Arts Education, Education, Social Science or a related field.

  • Critical thinker who is highly organized and possesses strong analytical skills.

  • Comfortable working in a lean but efficient team.

  • Ability to influence and manage both internal and external partners timelines.

  • A strong propensity to negotiate, exchange ideas, information, and opinions with others to develop programs and strengthen their engagement level.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.

  • Outgoing personality with interest in building partnerships and relationships.

  • Demonstrated history of service with compassion.

  • Highly fluent with technology and is a fast learner of new technology platforms.

  • Highly attentive to detail, able to work collaboratively, and knowledgeable about industry best practices.

  • Interest in visual art, social practice and print required.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years in a related position with increasing responsibility including management of project management, retail experience, community event management, budget, and supervision of staff experience.

  • Have a demonstrated history of managing artists, artisans and art educators for short-term projects.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.

  • Proficiency in Adobe suite.

  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office software to include: Outlook, Word, Excel.

  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, and best practices in the field of museum education, including experience with curriculum writing, design and implementation.

  • Familiarity with the California State Content Standards and knowledgeable of the latest educational reform efforts within public schools.

  • Familiarity with the printing process or background in printing and publications a plus.

  • Familiarity with digital e-commerce platforms and product development not required; but a plus

  • An intention to make education and programming responsive to the needs of a diverse range of audiences and engage in creating excitement for art and art education.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality.

  • Strong organizational skills and analytical skills.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with strong attention to accuracy and detail.

  • Ability to multi-task and think critically.

  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please submit the following application materials to apply@corita.org, no later than August 10th, 2020.


  2. COVER LETTER: Be sure to include how you meet the eligibility requirements. Cover letters that do not state how requirements are met will not be considered.

Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, we are regretfully unable to respond to phone calls and emails regarding the status of applications and the recruiting process.

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Posted on July 30