Available Positions:

Education Director

At San Diego Automotive Museum, the Education Director manages the Education Department and supervises the associated staff. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Guest Experience, the Education Director’s principal duties include the development and implementation of programs, events, and activities which educate. This role will build relationships, involve community members, and encourage participation to contribute to the success of the museum, its mission, and its education programs.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure all Museum programs and activities are consistent with the educational philosophy and mission of the Museum.
  • Develop a program and curriculum of Museum education programs for all age levels.
  • Supervise instructors, evaluate their performance, and survey students to determine effectiveness of staff and program.
  • Develop a world class vocational education program that is centered on the automotive industry.
  • Develop a program and curriculum for the Museum Summer program.
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate activities for assigned Museum learning spaces.
  • Identify and assist Deputy Director and CEO in recruiting and developing strategic partnerships.
  • Develop exhibition-related education programs in consultation with the Deputy Director.
  • Develop an outreach-based education program.
  • Seek funding sources and assist in the writing of grants for education programs, consulting with the Deputy Director and the CEO on strategies to fund existing and new education programs.
  • Inform maintenance staff and other stakeholders of set-up needs for classes, lectures, and special events.
  • Work together as a team to ensure that Museum areas and event spaces are clean, disinfected, and reset as needed to ensure an inviting environment to guests.
  • Perform necessary tasks such as ordering and organizing art supplies, coordinating mailing of class schedules and supply lists, preparing teacher contracts, creating sign-up forms, and obtaining models.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Education or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years in an educational environment, Museum experience highly desired
  • Excellent classroom and virtual classroom management skills
  • Experience and enjoyment working with elementary, middle, and high school students
  • Experience working with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other standard office software
  • Familiarity and experience with video conferencing technology such as Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, etc.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills for working with staff, volunteers, and community members
  • Knowledge of, interest in, and or obsession with automobiles, automobile history, and the automotive industry is a BIG PLUS
  • Prior Balboa Park experience and knowledge a plus

This is a full-time, nonexempt position, Monday-Friday. Some nights and weekends are to be expected. Pay range is $27.00 – $31.00 per hour, commensurate with skills and experience.

About the Museum

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park is home to an outstanding collection of motorized vehicles with the mission to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs. Our collection is always changing and evolving.

The Museum opened in December of 1988 and is a nonprofit corporation under section 501(c)(3). At the San Diego Automotive Museum, we strive to be as diverse and inclusive as the vehicles we display. Be yourself. Every race, gender, age, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, and life experience is valued and celebrated here. Everyone is welcome, accepted, and respected. Join us!

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to hr@sdautomuseum.org. Thank you!