Open Positions

Program Assistant, Public Programs (part-time- up to 29 hours/week)


SUPERVISOR: Manager, Public Programs


The Program Assistant, Public Programs supports the Crocker Art Museum’s public programs, which comprise adult, youth, and family programs including concerts, films, lectures, gallery-based experiences, and a variety of other programs for all ages. The position is also a primary support for all family festivals and the monthly Art Mix program.


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

  • Working in tandem with Public Programs staff, research and assist in booking live performances for Crocker public programs: communicate with performers, develop contracts, obtain signatures on contracts, send contracts to appropriate parties, and process payments.
  • Work with Facilities, Operations, Crocker Cafe, and Metro Media to make sure all programming needs are met and supported. This includes completing Facility Use Forms, developing logistical timelines, attending meetings, and helping with set-up and execution at events.
  • Work with Finance to make sure all paperwork for performances is completed in a timely manner and payments are on time.
  • Directly supervise interns and a regular crew of volunteers.
  • Maintain direct and ongoing contact with presenters, artists, scholars, performers, lecturers and all of those who are involved in public programs.
  • Serve as key liaison between external vendors and Museum staff.
  • Develop and nurture relationships between the Crocker and performers and other arts/educational organizations in the Sacramento area and beyond.
  • Ensure the maintenance of up-to-date program records and mailing lists of current and potential program participants, vendors, and community partners.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department to promote public programs.
  • Maintain program files and administrative records.
  • Purchase, order, and maintain any needed supplies for programming.
  • Prepare program reports for all major program areas. This includes audience data, statistics, and evaluation.
  • Assist with the development of supplemental program publicity, interpretative materials, and program collateral.
  • Assist in stocking and maintaining Museum educational spaces including the Art Spots and Tot Land.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Sponsorships and Grant Manager (Full-time)


The Sponsorships and Grant Manager works to identify and generate funding from existing and new corporate and foundation funders, as well as government grants. Core to this position is the effective written presentation of the Crocker Art Museum’s mission, programmatic priorities, and initiatives, especially through the development, execution and follow-up of solicitations and proposals.


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

  • Create and implement integrated fundraising strategies to secure gifts from corporations and foundations, including creative ways to introduce current funders to new programs.
  • Conduct research on foundations and other potential funders to increase the base of support.
  • Draft solicitation letters, concept papers, proposals, presentations, and reports, and engage in ongoing corporate and foundation outreach activities.
  • Oversee and implement stewardship strategies for corporate and foundation funders, including sponsorship fulfillment.
  • Manage the grants calendar and schedule.
  • Grant writing and administration: interface with education, curatorial, marketing, finance, and other Crocker departments ensuring all deadlines are met efficiently and effectively.
  • Oversee fulfillment of received grant proposals.
  • Provide analysis and reports to track progress toward fundraising goals and prepare corresponding reports
  • Coordinate with communications staff on related activities, including but not limited to: annual report, ArtLetter, online corporate and foundation activities and other outreach materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BA/BS or equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience in the nonprofit sector soliciting funds from corporate sponsors and foundation grant funders.
  • Proven success in reaching fundraising goals through securing corporate and foundation support.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Detail oriented, accountable, and responsive to both external stakeholders and internal teams.
  • Excellent personal computer/database skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, and Raiser’s Edge).
  • Efficient and effective organizational skills.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment while able to juggle priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently and in a collaborative team environment across multiple programs and departments.
  • Sensitivity and reliability with confidential information.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:The Sponsorships and Grant Manager must collaborate with Finance and Program Managers to prepare budgets for sponsorship proposals and grants as needed. Assist in preparing the annual budget and work plan for expected corporate, foundation, and government grant revenue.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Development Officer (Full-time)


The Development Officer will be a member of a development team supporting the fundraising efforts of Crocker Art Museum. The Development Officer will cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of high-level individual donors and corporate partners to support the programs, exhibitions, and institutional priorities of the Museum.


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

  • Work with development staff to establish and monitor short and long-term strategic goals related to fund development.
  • Maintain and deepen relationships with existing donors through personalized engagement and stewardship.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new donors and cultivate existing donors with the potential to increase giving levels.
  • Moves management tracking in Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud.
  • Help ensure proper donor recognition
  • Assist in the planning and execution of key stewardship events for donors
  • Coordinate planned giving strategies including seminars, website and online marketing. Work with financial planners and allied professionals within the field.
  • Cultivate and solicit planned gifts
  • Maintain knowledge of Museum programs and initiatives. Must be able to articulate a strong case for support to donors.
  • Attend appropriate and important community, civic and social events/activities.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or three to five years of fundraising experience to include major gift solicitation or any equivalent combination.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with a variety of constituencies, including high net worth donors, volunteers, board members, and diverse staff.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to successfully plan and achieve short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, utilizing a high level of initiative, judgment, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to manage confidential information.
  • Demonstrated experience with Raiser’s Edge donor management software, Excel and Word
  • Able to work in fast-paced, demanding environment and be responsive to deadlines managing and completing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of fundraising policies and procedures.
  • Requires flexible schedule, including some weekend and evening work.
Travel throughout Sacramento region and occasionally may travel nationally as part of Museum travel program.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to:

Custodian (part-time-up to 28 hours/week)

TITLE: Custodian

DEPARTMENT: Operations

SUPERVISOR: Facilities Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time/Non-exempt

Primary objective

To keep the Museum and grounds clean and orderly and systems and equipment working effectively for the comfort and safety of visitors, staff, and collections.

Responsibilities and duties

Clean and maintain all of the Museum interior and exterior spaces as directed by supervisor. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Daily cleaning of lavatories, kitchen areas, and public spaces.
  • Scheduled dusting of all spaces.
  • Emptying trash receptacles, daily and/or as needed.
  • Supplying receptacles with paper products where required.
  • Replacing light bulbs as required and tracking replacement needs.
  • Pressure washing exterior spaces, surfaces, and equipment.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all floor surfaces-rubber, ceramic, wood, and carpet-using handheld and power equipment.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of all wall surfaces, painted and wood.
  • Notifying supervisor of any needed repairs to Museum property or equipment.
  • Notifying supervisor immediately of equipment and supply needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Set up and clear out spaces in Museum used for various activities and events, in accordance with written and verbal instructions. Place chairs, tables, audiovisual equipment, electrical connections, trash receptacles, etc., in accordance with user requests and in such a way that the space and Museum collection are protected from potential damage.

Act as monitor for contractors and others working within the Museum to ensure that they follow appropriate procedures for working in the Museum environment. Protect the Museum from dust, chemical or fumes incursion, temperature variations, and security/safety breaches.

Specialized knowledge, skills, and qualifications

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in cleaning and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of basic safety rules.
  • Willingness to take initiative to identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate well with others, interacting in a positive way to represent the Museum.
  • Ability to work irregular shifts as needed including weekends, holidays, and evenings.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Ability to read and write.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to


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