Managing Director of Education

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art - Los Angeles, California

Job Category: Programs

Type: Paid

Term: Full Time

Post Date: August 06, 2019

About Our Organization


Founded by philanthropist and filmmaker George Lucas and his wife, Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will inspire current and future generations through the universal art of visual storytelling. The museum will present permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for diverse public audiences which will feature illustrations, paintings, comic art, photography, and an in-depth exploration of filmmaking. Extensive education programming designed for all ages will explore innovative ways for visitors to engage with narrative art. Designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong and under construction in Los Angeles’ Exposition Park, the museum will feature new public green space, state-of-the-art cinematic theaters, a research library, numerous spaces for onsite education, restaurants, retail, and event spaces. For more information about the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, please visit www.lucasmuseum.org.

Job Summary

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art seeks a strategic, creative and visionary leader as its first Managing Director of Education. 

Reporting to the Deputy Director as a key member of the senior leadership team, the Managing Director of Education will design, recruit and oversee a team of approximately 40 staff and will be responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing a wide range of diverse and innovative educational and public programs. As the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art aims to serve as a leader around issues of accessibility, diversity and inclusion in museum practice.

 the Managing Director of Education will be encouraged to champion experimental, inventive, and groundbreaking approaches to arts education.  Leading candidates will have experience that demonstrates the ability to conceptualize, design, plan, implement, administer and evaluate diverse and wide-reaching programs. Although the successful candidate will most likely have leadership experience in museum education or other educational enterprises within a cultural institution, it is also possible that the individual could come from another career background and demonstrate an aptitude for creative program design and possess a compelling passion for narrative arts and visual culture. A proven ability to manage people, programs and budgets is essential and expected. A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

How to Apply

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Managing Director of Education search. To apply and to review the full position description, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2113.