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Youth Programs Specialist 


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 Manager of Youth Programs, the Specialist will provide programmatic and logistical support in addition to researching, teaching, and facilitation responsibilities of select youth programs. Primary responsibilities include logistical support of programs, scheduling, keeping files and communication organized, along with ordering and tracking against budgets, and additional support as needed.

You Will:

  • Support with scheduling meetings, meeting agendas, and note taking including tracking action items and follow-ups.
  • Support the conceptualization of programs that encourage families, teens, and youth to feel a sense of welcome and belonging at the Museum and allow them to develop skills and explore their own creative processes. Support may include researching, developing runs-of-shows, prototyping activities, and authoring activity guides.
  • Lead the teaching of select youth programs which may include teen activities, weekend drop-in activities, and other education programs.
  • Coordinate office processes including ordering supplies, budget tracking, processing invoices, and maintaining organized files.
  • Work collaboratively across museum departments to ensure effective and efficient communication and processes.
  • Support partnerships with community organizations and local youth-servicing non-profits in Los Angeles to further build a network of learning opportunities for youth in the community.
  • Track evaluation and anecdotal reflections of youth programs.
  • Support programs on an as-needed basis.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Prior experience in an administrative role supporting a department.
  • Passion for youth and teen audiences and prior work experience involving either or both audiences.
  • Knowledge of museum education best practices.
  • Ability to multi-task, project manage and move work forward in timely and efficient manner.
  • Experience with PC’s and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Superior organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative environment and identifies as a team player.
  • Flexibility in schedule to accommodate evening and weekend programs.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.


Other Requirements:

  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, including any booster vaccinations as applicable.


Our Benefits:

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



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Youth Programs Specialist  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 8/5/2022  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum 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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