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Manager, Youth Programs 


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 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 filmmaking. 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 build relationships with Academy members and film industry professionals to collaborate with and participate in our programs.

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 teen 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, 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)



The expected base salary for this role is $70,000. The actual base pay offered will be determined by factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and other factors permitted by law. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. 



Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Youth Programs Manager  
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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