Teaching Artist – UC Irvine


Updated: Nov 28, 2023
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type: 
Department: Museums

Job Opening ID: 62160

Reports To: Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement

Working Title: Teaching Artist

Department: Museums

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004159

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 25%

Work Schedule: Variable, M-F

Employee Class: Contract

Position Summary:

Langson IMCA is a start-up organization with limited, though growing, personnel and financial resources within a large, established institution that is part of the University of California public education system. It was founded in 2017 following the gift to UCI of two important private collections of California Art. Two years later, the university hired acclaimed art museum leader and educator Kim Kanatani as its inaugural director to guide the museum’s future, envisioned as the seminal investigator and presenter of California’s influence and innovation through art. Langson IMCA brings together students, faculty, scholars, artists, and other publics to generate new knowledge and learning, and foster transformative experiences inspired by California Art and its global contexts.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Education and Community Engagement and as a member of the Education and Community Engagement Department, the Teaching Artist will collaborate with a team of Museum Educators and help mentor UCI students as Museum Art Educators, provides work direction and supervision to lower-level educators to helps build relationships with partner K-12 schools, and the University. Researches, develops, implements, and presents museum education programs about collections, exhibitions, research, and related subject area content, to enhance public understanding. Coordinates programmatic logistics, including schedules, resources, budgets and training. The Teaching Artist develops lesson plans and scripts, team-teaches lessons developed in collaboration with the Museum Art Educator for the Education Department’s Virtual School Visit and the IMCA’s multi-visit program. To apply please go to https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/13652221-teaching-artist

**Note: This is a one year contract**

Total Compensation:

In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

$53,400.00 – $63,550.00 (Annual Salary) Expected Pay Range within the Full Salary Range $53,400.00 – $94,000.00 (Annual Salary)


Knowledge of art education, studio art, or visual arts and studio practice

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training. Continuing education in related field required.

Thorough knowledge of museum educational techniques and approaches, and the ability to apply them across programmatic type(s) and environment(s). Thorough knowledge of the learning characteristics of museum audiences. Thorough subject area knowledge. Thorough knowledge and skills in training development and / or learning strategies, and program and educator assessment. Thorough project management skills. Ability to make sound judgments / decisions. Originality, creativity and ability to maintain classroom attention. Thorough knowledge of emerging educational technologies and their application within museum education programming. Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills. Working knowledge of promotional and marketing techniques for museum educational programming. Ability to think creatively to expand student and community engagement and program impact. Ability to contribute and succeed within a collaborative work environment. Comfortable being mentored by professional Teaching Artist and Education Staff. Ability to work independently and take initiative. Comfortable working with the public and students of all ages.


Thorough knowledge of budget tracking and analysis strategies. Fluency in a foreign language a plus, preferably Spanish knowledge.

Special Conditions Required:

• The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. • Must have access to transportation and ability to transport art supplies for off-site partner school visits and artmaking workshops

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page – https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or eec@uci.edu.

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