Public Programs Manager 

The Public Programs Manager is responsible for the research, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of digital and on-site public programs at the Chinese American Museum and for ensuring that these programs complement and supplement the exhibition program, involve diverse audiences of all ages and serves the institution’s mission.

Location – downtown Los Angeles, CA

Hours – Non-exempt, Full-Time, $22-$26 per hour


  • Manage, develop, implement, and evaluate digital and on-site programming relating to history, culture, and art through adult, family, and community offerings
  • Work with museum staff to ensure programming coordinates with the organization’s mission and vision and complements cultural, educational, and community initiatives
  • Research and develop dynamic and relevant digital and on-site public programming such as lectures, panel discussions, workshops, gallery talks, symposia, film series, etc.
  • Engage museum patrons, significant stakeholders, and the general public to create a welcoming, inviting, and relevant educational environment
  • Maintain calendar of programs, take program reservations, set up and clean program areas, coordinate program vendors and contractors, order supplies, track demographics, and perform other administrative tasks as it relates to programmatic functions
  • Lead the development and coordination of collaborative programming
  • Evaluate programs for continuous improvement, quality, attendance, content, cost, effectiveness, etc.
  • Maintain records of public programs, including attendance statistics and evaluation
  • Develop and distribute program marketing materials
  • Assist with special events, visitor service functions, and other projects as assigned
  • Work with the marketing department to promote programs through a variety of marketing and communications method


  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, or liberal arts.
  • Prior experience working in non-profit (museums or the arts) marketing preferred.
  • Familiarity and interest in Asian American / Chinese American history.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate and work collaboratively in teams across functions.
  • Must be able to work both independently, and as a member of a team managing deadlines and communicating effectively to staff across all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively handle multiple projects with an eye on deadline and budgets.


Responsibilities may involve flexible scheduling and work beyond the regularly scheduled workday, including working in the evening, on weekends, and on holidays.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to hr@camla.org with the subject line “Public Programs Manager”