Open Positions 

Title: Museum Educator

Department: Education  

Reports To: Manager of Education and Public Engagement

FLSA Status: Part-Time – Non-Exempt

Compensation: $13.00/hour

General Summary:

The Museum Educator reports directly to the Manager of Education and Public Engagement. This part-time position includes educational tours and workshops with school age children and adults, creating arts-based curriculum, greeting and providing customer service to all museum visitors, answering questions, opening and closing the museum, some retail, monitoring the galleries and safety of the visitors and art, and other duties assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities – Essential Functions


  • Conduct live and virtual tours for school age children and adults. Answer questions and provide art related information to visitors.
  • Build and run creative workshops for children and adults
  • Attend all trainings of exhibitions, programming and customer service
  • Facilitate workshops at school and community events
  • Create virtual content including videos, social media posts, and live stream events
  • Some travel may be required


Visitor Services

  • Greet and assist visitors during their visit to the museum and answering the phone.
  • Maintain a clean facility, which includes visitor services area, galleries, break room, and bathrooms.
  • Sell and renew museum memberships and museum store merchandise.
  • Attend required lectures, talks and staff meetings.
  • Responsible for shift opening and closing of register.
  • Assist with special events: greeting visitors, set up and break down of tables, chairs and food services.



  • Responsible for opening and closing of the facilities.
  • Monitors the galleries for safety and security of the visitors, art and building.
  • Engages with the public in answering questions, giving information and promoting the Monterey Museum of Art.


Minimum Qualifications for consideration:

Education: BA in Art (Fine Art, Art History, Education, etc.), Museum Studies, or relevant field preferred

Professional Experience: Two years of experience in education within an art context

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Interest in art and museums, enjoys working with children and adults, the ability to enforce museum rules and policies, capable of making decisions in emergency situations.  

Supervisory responsibilities: N/A

Desirable Qualifications/Attributes:  Adept at writing/creating curriculum for all ages, fluent in Spanish

Non-essential functions:

Desirable functions: Knowledge of customer service, museum practices, and art.

Additional Education, Certification or Professional Designations: None

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Bilingual capability is desirable.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to resolve problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer skills: email, spreadsheet software, word processing software, and Point-of-Sales platforms.

Special Requirements

A valid California Driver’s License and reliable transportation in order to travel between school and community sites throughout Monterey County, 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



The physical and sensory abilities required for this position include:

  1. Mobility, flexibility, gross body coordination, and dexterity sufficient to stand
  2. Ability to sit and stand for long periods of time
  3. Ability and mobility to drive a motor vehicle
  4. Acute vision, hearing, voice, smell, and sense of touch
  5. Ability to speak clearly and with volume, required to carry on clear conversations in person, on the phone, and while in front of a large group
  6. Ability to set up and break down folding chairs and tables of various heights


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; repetitive movement of hands, wrists or feet, reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Some duties of this position would require being able to work outside for extended periods of time.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the Museum and office environment is usually moderate.


Monterey Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.