Open Positions

Evergreen Requisition: Educator

TITLE: Educator

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISOR: Associate Director of Education

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: On Call

HIRING RANGE: $20 per instructional hour of teaching

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum brings people together and connects them in unexpected ways with art, ideas, each other, and the world around them. We value the diversity pf individuals and the perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace. This position helps fulfill this by supporting offsite school programs, community outreach, and on-site school programs by conducting arts education programs that support the mission of the Crocker and California State Standards. This position will support all programs for students, teachers, and adults in grades pre-K-12, with primary duties related to the Art Ark, Crocker Art Camp, Artist-to-Go, Tour + Art Workshops, Student Exhibitions, Public Programs, and Studio Classes. This position provides support and programmatic assistance to the Education Department, School Programs Coordinator, Studio Experiences Manager, and Associate Director of Education.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform the daily logistics as necessary for teaching with the Art Ark, Crocker Art Camp, Tour + Art Workshops, Artist-to-Go, Public Programs, and Studio Programs.
  • Prepare and conduct age-appropriate arts education programs designed to encourage pre-K-12 students to appreciate and understand artmaking and art history through use of the Crocker, its collections, and resources. This includes implementing hands-on art classes and workshops for students and/or curriculum-based art workshops for teachers and adults related to the Crocker’s collection—at schools throughout the Sacramento region and at the Museum.
  • Assist in evaluating the programs through written and photographic records. Maintain a log of observations, track attendance; distribute, collect, and collate program evaluation surveys.
  • Conduct classes, demonstrations (usually in the evening and on the weekends), Crocker Art Camp sessions, Tour + Art Workshop studio sessions, and Artist-to-Go presentations.
  • Provide on-going classroom, studio, and supply maintenance, including cleaning and repairing of activity stations. Assist in coordinating Art Ark moves from site to site.
  • Aid in monitoring security and safety of the Ark, including operating the wheelchair lift.
  • Update School Programs Coordinator and Studio Manager on needed supplies on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend staff, committee, and community meetings as assigned.
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned, including Public Program events which can occur in the evenings and on the weekends.

General Duties

  • Maintain positive customer relations (internal and external).
  • Perform multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy, creativity, finesse, brand adherence, and flexibility.
  • Accurately organize, and prioritize day-to-day project lists and assist with internal project management and cross-department facilitation to complete projects within set timelines.
  • Provide general teaching services for the Museum's internal needs and participate in cross functional teams while working toward institutional outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with all Museum departments.
  • Maintain an awareness of best practices in Museum and art education, including an active awareness of education programs at the Museum.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • One year of experience in an educational or teaching environment. Background in conducting art workshops and teaching a range of ages in classroom, community, and museum settings. Ability to engage children and youth in grades pre-K-12, and adults, through an inquiry-based method of investigating artworks.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, or related field, or equivalent experience. Knowledge of studio art processes and core understanding of art history.
  • Experience communicating with teachers, school administrators and parents.
  • Strong written and oral communications and organizational skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members, visitors, volunteers, vendors, etc.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
  • Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and across departments
  • Ability to be flexible and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, particularly as they relate to coordinating programming at various stages of development and implementation.
  • Ability to work on project teams and with diverse colleagues, audiences, and artists within the community. Awareness of physical and emotional health of children.
  • Attention to detail; ability to work under deadline; ability to follow through on long- and short-term projects.
  • Ability to write in clear and concise prose.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in one-on-one or group situations.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and conduct research, some online.
  • Given the outreach focus of this position, it is necessary that the Educator be able to travel in an expedient fashion to various school and community sites to implement job duties.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Museum's mission, vision, values, strategic plan and institutional DEAI initiatives.
  • Commit to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, cooperation, and openness to other's perspectives.
  • Remember you are a representative of the Crocker.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take care to use Crocker resources responsibly.
  • Work with colleagues to assure educational projects adhere to department budget.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Crocker Art Museum strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need in order to have the best available person in each job. The Museum has a "zero-tolerance" policy prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, genetic characteristics, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Any such discrimination is prohibited.

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Curator of Education

TITLE: Curator of Education

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISOR: Mort and Marcy Friedman Director and CEO

HIRING RANGE: $99,110.67 - $130,041.78/year

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Curator of Education is responsible for the creation, development, and evaluation of the interpretive and educational programming at the City of Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an annual plan designed to promote student, adult, educator, and family programs of the highest quality, author new products, and manage resources. The position provides leadership and strategic direction to the Education staff and works closely with members of the senior management team toward fulfilling the institutional vision and mission. The Curator of Education is the primary liaison between the Art Museum and various external constituencies, working to attract and retain diverse audiences and cultivate participation in and contributions to the Museum.

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Development Associate

TITLE: Development Associate

DEPARTMENT: Development

SUPERVISOR: Director of Institutional Advancement

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Non-Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $20 to $21/50/hour. Salary will be commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B, and vacation package.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum brings people together and connects them in unexpected ways with art, ideas, each other, and the world around them. This position helps fulfill this by providing administrative support to the Development department and assisting with sponsorship fulfillment, grant administration, and data collection support.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Open and distribute the daily mail.
  • Prepare and distribute the Museum’s daily check log.
  • Utilize the Museum’s fundraising database (Tessitura) to track sponsorship and grant activities and maintain records following established standards to ensure data health and consistency.
  • Work closely with the Institutional Giving Officer to gather information from Education, Curatorial, Marketing, Finance, and other Crocker departments to prepare materials for grant requests and reports.
  • Work closely with the Institutional Giving Officer and project directors on the implementation of funded projects to ensure proposed outcomes are met. Assist with project expense tracking, evaluations and data collection, and grant deadlines.
  • Assist with corporate and foundation sponsorship fulfillment by ensuring accurate sponsor recognition, distributing hospitality benefits, and coordinating sponsor communications.
  • Submit donation requests on behalf of the Institutional Giving Officer, including some in-kind donations and small grant and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Provide excellent customer service by maintaining an understanding of the Museum’s priorities and activities and effectively communicate them to stakeholders.
  • Track and fulfill external donation requests.
  • All other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Combination of education and work experience demonstrating strong communications, technology, organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation to compose and edit business documents, letters, and other materials.
  • Office skills to create professional letters, documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in teams and across departments while interacting professionally, diplomatically, and productively with colleagues and contacts at all levels.
  • Ability to solve problems independently, establish processes and improve department efficiency.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Expertise with database (CRM) software programs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Punctuality.
  • Good judgment.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends as needed.

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Museum’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan, and institutional DEAI initiatives.
  • Commit to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, cooperation, and openness to other’s perspectives.
  • Represent the Crocker at a variety of programs and functions.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Take care to use Crocker resources responsibly.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness when dealing with financial tasks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and/or sit for long periods of time. They must have physical dexterity and the ability to carefully handle objects, as well as ability to lift and move items of various weights and sizes. Positions have occasion to lift and/or move objects of 15-20 lbs. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Crocker Art Museum strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need in order to have the best available person in each job. The Museum has a “zero-tolerance” policy prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, genetic characteristics, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Any such discrimination is prohibited.

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Evergreen Requisition: On-Call Preparator

TITLE: On-Call Preparator

DEPARTMENT: Curatorial

SUPERVISOR: Manager of Exhibition Design

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: On Call

HIRING RANGE: $18-$20 per hour, Depending on Experience

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Preparator engages audiences by creating dynamic and educational exhibition installations. Working as part of a team of art preparators/installers, this position is primarily responsible for facilitating the installation of exhibitions in the Museum per the Museum exhibition program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Collaborate in a team environment to produce superior quality exhibitions
  • Installing and deinstalling exhibitions and installations according to the plans of the Exhibition
  • Designer, Registrar, or designated Curatorial staff
  • Preparing and packing/unpacking objects for travel and assisting with incoming and outgoing shipments
  • Ability to safely use hand and power tools and other necessary equipment.
  • Paint galleries and exhibition furniture
  • Prepare signs and labels
  • Fabricate hanging and mounting systems for works of art
  • Ability to perform physical work associated with preparation of exhibits.
  • Perform maintenance duties to keep exhibits and displays clean and clearly labeled
  • Prepare artwork and historical artifacts for shipping; receive and unpack shipments of art objects and other exhibition related materials
  • Transport art in 26’ moving trucks; knowledge of proper strapping techniques required
  • Completing finish work for exhibitions or installations including lighting, leveling, cleaning, labeling, and signage
  • Ability to multi-task and assume a variety of projects simultaneously.
  • Perform related duties as required.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Successful completion of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in art, commercial art, museum studies, art museum education, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to work with new/digital media, such as A/V setup and projection, digital editing, DVD authoring.
  • Ability to solve problems and find attractive and safe solutions to hanging and/or showcasing unusual works of art.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff members, volunteers, and subcontractors.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to aggressive changeover schedule.
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Rigging techniques for large and small objects.
  • Three years of professional art installation experience working in an art museum, gallery, related institution, or art studio.
  • Familiarity with lighting art.
  • Complicated fabrication of wood, metal, or plastic.
  • Familiarity with welding techniques; MIG and Oxy.
  • An understanding of the goals and strategies of art museum education.
  • Strong design skills and knowledge of a range of aesthetic styles to assure historical appropriateness and compatibility between the exhibition design and the art presented.
  • Matting and framing skills.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure that projects and supplies are within the annual fiscal budget.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand and walk for long periods of time; use hands and arms to reach, handle, and feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 lbs or more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Crocker Art Museum strives to comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination, and is an equal opportunity employer. The Museum makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need in order to have the best available person in each job. The Museum has a “zero-tolerance” policy prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, gender, genetic characteristics, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Any such discrimination is prohibited.

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Visitor Services Assistant

TITLE: Visitor Services Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Visitor Services

SUPERVISOR: Manager of Visitor Services

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Non-exempt

PAY: $19 to $20/hour

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum brings people together and connects them in unexpected ways with art, ideas, each other, and the world around them. We value the diversity individuals and the perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace. This position helps fulfil this as a key member of the Visitor Services team. The Visitor Services Assistant will provide administrative support for the Visitor Services Department, and provide great customer services through phone, online, and face to face interaction at the Museum’s front desk. This position will also assist the Manager of Visitor Services in maintaining the Museum’s ticketing software.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Field phone calls and messages from the Museum’s general phone line and email accounts; drafts written responses or replies by phone or email; responds to regularly occurring requests for information
  • Provide backup support for Visitor Service Representatives
  • Maintain supply inventory and general orderliness of Museum admission desk, lobby, collateral racks, interactive spaces, and office mail room
  • Utilize Tessitura software to setup and maintain admission and program ticketing and gather reports and data
  • Provide Tessitura troubleshooting guidance and training across departments
  • Process and track department invoices.
  • Maintain general office supplies for all departments
  • Other duties as assigned

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Administrative support experience required
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others and across departments to ensure cooperative relations with staff, volunteers, interns, patrons, subcontractors, and professional colleagues
  • Experience working in museums or other arts related organizations is preferred
  • Experience working with ticketing Point of Sales systems is recommended
  • Is intellectually curious and has problem-solving ability
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and diplomacy
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and troubleshoot in a fast-paced work environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to devote attention to a variety of duties and prioritize tasks in a constantly changing environment

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the Museum’s mission, goals and objectives and institutional DEAI initiatives.
  • Commit to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, cooperation, and openness to other’s perspectives.
  • Remember you are a representative of the Crocker

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness when dealing with financial tasks
  • Take care to use Crocker resources responsibly

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; sit for long periods of time; use hands for feeling and handling artwork; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Crocker Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

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