Open Positions

Block by Block Fellow

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISOR: Community Engagement Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Temporary/Part-time/Non-exempt

(20 hours per week, through June 15, 2021)

SALARY: $15.00/hour

DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 15, 2021

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.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum seeks a creative, responsible, enthusiastic, and collaborative Fellow to support Block by Block, the Museum’s essential community engagement initiative, which will be centered in and around the Meadowview community in 2020-21.The Museum seeks an outstanding candidate from backgrounds historically underrepresented in professional art museum and a candidate who is familiar with or from the Meadowview area.

The Crocker Art Museum’s Block by Block (BxB) initiative seeks to enhance cultural participation and quality of life throughout Sacramento’s urban core.To do so, in normal times, the Crocker co-creates hyper-local experiences with and for its diverse community, designed to promote interconnectivity and arts engagement.A unique approach to Museum work, BxB is is committed to partner with community members and other community organizations committed to collaboration and collective impact.

Since its inception in 2015, Block by Block has engaged more than 50,000 community members, 400 artists, and employed an ever-growing number of “art-ivists” through its Street Team and Fellows programs.

PROJECT GOALS:

  • Break down barriers and strengthen connections between the Museum and its broader community by co-creating neighborhood-based arts experiences with artists, community organizations, individuals, and community leaders interested in using the arts to improve quality of life.
  • Raise the profile of community-based art-making and co-creation practices and spotlight artists who work may be overlooked due to systemic/structural racism.
  • Become recognized as an accessible community resource for all Sacramento neighborhoods.
  • Create lasting impact within communities of promise that improves neighbor-to-to neighbor connectivity, well-being, art access and engagement and ultimately all community outcomes.
  • Establish a two-way pipeline between the next generation of arts audiences and the Museum along with opportunities to have diverse and engaged cultural representation within the Crocker’s collection, patronage, supporters, visitors, donors, and program participants.

RESPONSIBLITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Provide leadership and vision for Block by Block programs through building connections, partnerships, and lasting relationships within the Meadowview community.
  • Develop engaging and relevant outreach and community-based programs/initiatives/activities for Meadowview community along with evaluation methodologies and uses of data to enhance and improve programs.
  • Strengthen current strategic alliances with community sites, arts organizations, schools and artists, particularly within the Meadowview area.
  • Work with Block by Block team to develop and implement a schedule of pop-up events and experiences that attract and engage Meadowview community members of all ages.
  • Collaborate with multiple sectors (faith-based, cultural/arts, public housing, civic, youth development, environmental, etc.) to discover the various ways the Museum support community needs and interests.
  • Supervise, train, and provide guidance and support for the BxB Street Team, made up of 6-8 youth, and the Museum’s Teen Art Council (TAC).
  • Represent the Museum in the Meadowview area and other community locals at meetings, events and online,
  • Increase the Museum’s capacity to build a strong future for arts participation in Sacramento by engaging and building a strong network of community-based and social practice artists and art audiences.
  • Develop and execute grassroot marketing campaigns for Block by Block, which may include content creation for social media channels (such as Instagram, TikTok, twitter, etc.), flyer design, distribution of door hangers, article-writing for the BxB Zine, and photo documentation.
  • Supervise and engage the Museum’s volunteers in programmatic and outreach efforts;
  • Work with colleagues across the Museum to welcome community groups/members for special events at the Museum.
  • Perform all duties as assigned.

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 have dexterity required to access remote spaces (roof, crawl spaces, etc.) as well as ability to lift and move items of various weights and sizes. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in art history, history, studio art, arts administration, museum studies, community development, or related field; or a minimum of two years of experience in working in community settings, participating in or creating art (particularly social practice art), conducting art education experiences, working on art-related special projects or engagement initiatives.

  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in the art/museums, art education, and/or community organizing.
  • Excellent teaching, writing, and organizational skills, and attention to detail-- Bilingual preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster relationships with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Ability to work collectively, take initiative and delegate tasks in a fast pace environment.
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to think “big picture” while also showing attention to detail while working under deadlines.
  • Ability to follow through on both short-term initiatives and long-term strategic objectives.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no direct reports.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no fiscal responsibilities.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org

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Director of Marketing Communications

DEPARTMENT: Marketing Communications

SUPERVISOR: Museum Executive Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full Time/Exempt

ANNUAL SALARY: $83,000-$103,000 (Depending on Experience)

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.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:

Responsible for strategic planning, creative development, implementation, and evaluation of marketing/communications and branding efforts for the Crocker Art Museum to ensure all Museum messages work to build positive relationships with a broad and diverse public.

Department responsibilities include media relations, advertising and promotions, internal communications, social media, website, and content development and production of materials and methods for promoting the Museum and supporting the Museum’s membership, fundraising, retail, education, and exhibition/collections programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

Administration:

  • Develop and manage the Marketing Communications budget and participate in overall Museum budget development and adherence
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive, written plan for marketing/communications (including a public relations calendar and planned ad placements) that has measurable goals and benchmarks of short and long term goals
  • Develop and implement appropriate written policies for guiding marketing activities and managing brand identity
  • Create and disseminate reports and products that promote institutional and departmental goals to internal and external constituencies
  • Oversee interoffice systems, tools and workflow for efficient and effective production and dissemination of internal and external communications
  • Work collaboratively with all Museum departments to determine priorities and to maximize visibility
  • Work collaboratively with local, regional, and national media and promotional partners to find and develop opportunities to maximize Museum exposure
  • Conduct market research and audience evaluation
  • Supervise and develop department staff and volunteers

Media & Public Relations and Advertising:

  • Serve as Museum’s primary copy writer and editor
  • Direct all media communications including development of press materials, press releases, and relationships for earned media
  • Serve, with the Museum’s Director, as the Museum spokesperson
  • Assure that media contact database and other messaging modalities are current and useable
  • Develop advertising strategies and coordinate placement and design of all Museum advertising, including print, broadcast, digital and outdoor

Asset Creation:

  • Supervise design. creation and maintenance (working collaboratively with appropriate departments) of all communication vehicles including the Museum’s website, managing vendor relationships as needed
  • Prepare and monitor appropriate production budgets
  • Oversee the writing and editing of Museum messages and publications for a variety of different audiences related to exhibitions, programs fund raising, retail programs and special events
  • Supervise video production and photography for archival, press and promotional purposes
  • Oversee the Museum’s social media program for efficacy of messages and monitor the Museum’s social media presence for consistency in message and tone

Community and Governmental Relations/Audience Development/Cultural Tourism:

  • Supervise internal promotional tourism efforts and implement activities related to cooperative efforts with regional and specialty Chambers, convention and tourism bureaus, Museum Associations, travel industry professionals and others
  • Attend and participate in selected events and activities throughout the community
  • Help craft and implement effective governmental relationship strategies at the local, regional, state and national levels

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.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum B.A./B.S. in marketing, journalism, communications or related subject
  • Five + years of public relations, marketing and advertising experience
  • Five + years of supervisory experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong design sense and visual interpretation skills
  • Knowledge of print production methods and costs
  • Experience in media relations
  • Experience in project management including ability to define goals, meet deadlines, manage competing priorities
  • Ability to innovate and initiate
  • Understanding of art museum field desired
  • Must have flexibility to work evenings/weekends

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervise

  • Manager of Graphic Design & Production
  • Graphic Designer & Website Specialist
  • Public Relations & Communications Associate
  • Content Coordinator

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and manage annual fiscal budget.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to: camajobs@crockerart.org

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