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Youth Programs Manager 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Education and Public Engagement, the Manager of Youth Programs will implement engaging, participatory, and multisensory programs that serve youth aged 0-18. You will collaborate on programs for young visitors to learn and connect with the history and artistry of film and film making. You will also create intergenerational learning opportunities for caregivers and families of youth. We are seeking a creative, energetic, and experienced professional who will lead partnership initiatives with community and organizations serving youth across the Los Angeles area, while working to reach a broad and diverse community.

You Will:

  • Conceptualize and implement a wide range of programs including but not limited to family day programs, teen programs, and community events.
  • Supervise the creation of visitor-centric approaches to teen engagement and implement ongoing and consistent teen programs with the goal of building a local community of teen participants.
  • Manage the execution of the Museum’s youth council program.
  • Oversee engagement with youth by using programs to provoke wonder, appreciation, and understanding of filmmaking and film.
  • Create personal connections to the art of storytelling and instill empathy through inclusion of multiple perspectives.
  • Utilize multiple spaces including the Shirley Temple Education Studio, galleries, and theaters to engage small and large groups of youth.
  • Collaborate with other education managers to develop evaluation instruments and conduct evaluations of programs.
  • Lead a team of part-time educators.
  • Maintain a strong training program, team cohesion, and effectiveness.


Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in, education, art history, film studies, filmmaking or related field required.
  • 3+ years’ experience leading the development of youth programs in an art, film, or museum setting.
  • A strong background in museum interpretive techniques and educational practices required.
  • Fluency with the Los Angeles area, including arts organizations and community programs.
  • Artistic and technical skills in filmmaking.
  • Project management skills.
  • Strong staff development skills.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to budget accurately and track spending.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

  • If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401(k)



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Youth Programs Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 11/2/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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