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Request for Proposal, Executive Search, CEO

The Board of Directors of the Crocker Art Museum Association (the "Board" and the "Crocker", respectively) requests proposals from executive search firms to lead a search for highly qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer (the "CEO" or "Position").

The selected firm will work closely with the Board, its appointed Search Committee, selected members of staff, and community representatives to identify potential candidates, conduct interviews, and make recommendations to the Search Committee for presentation to the Board, which will make the final decision regarding recommended candidates.

The Crocker intends to select a qualified search firm by April 1, 2024.

Download the full Request for Proposal here.

***Please note: Do NOT use the "Apply" button on this page. Proposals should be sent electronically in PDF format to both: Garry Maisel at g.maisel@westernhealth.com and Lial Jones at ljones@crockerartmuseum.org. Thank you. ***

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Event Coordinator

TITLE: Events Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement

SUPERVISOR: Business Operations Manager

HIRING RANGE: $23.75 to $24.25 an hour. Salary will be commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 401(K), 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 organizing and overseeing the logistics of internal and external events to ensure a great guest experience. This position works closely with Museum staff and volunteers to ensure that all events are coordinated efficiently and effectively

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Provide professional, courteous, and timely communications with existing and potential facility rental clients.
  • Schedule and perform walkthroughs of the Museum rental spaces with clients and vendors.
  • Work closely with lead staff across departments to coordinate logistics for Museum events, including development, education, curatorial, and facility rentals to ensure that each function is organized and managed appropriately, resulting in a positive experience for guests, sponsors, committee members, volunteers, and staff.
  • Coordinate with event vendors, including but not limited to: securing equipment rentals, managing lighting and A/V needs, and contracting catering services.
  • Act as the on-site point person for all assigned events, supervise vendor load in/load out, and oversee other event logistics as required.
  • Prepare event timelines, including details on all vendors, equipment delivery and pick up schedules, and emergency contact information; event floor plans for all spaces utilized during the event; and staffing and volunteer plans, as needed, for Museum events.
  • Submit all event documentation/forms in the required timeframe to ensure that the Museum’s master calendar has all events scheduled for current and future years and present upcoming event plans during weekly Facilities Meetings.
  • Coordinate with Museum security, café, and operations staff to ensure facilities and equipment are well-maintained and ready for use.
  • Submit complete and thorough debriefing evaluations following key events.
  • Follow and help enforce Museum policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with donors, members, volunteers, vendors, etc.
  • Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and across departments.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and diplomacy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to understand and employ financial skills, e.g., budgeting, cost analysis, forecasting, etc.
  • Punctual and adheres to scheduled hours.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends
  • Experience supervising volunteers.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Current CA Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance.
  • Ability to monitor own work to ensure quality and accuracy.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in preparing the annual budget and work plan for event revenue and work within established budgets.
  • Take care to use Crocker resources responsibly.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness when dealing with financial tasks.

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.

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 15-20 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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Lead Educator, School & Teacher Programs

TITLE: Lead Educator, School & Teacher Programs

DEPARTMENT: Education

SUPERVISOR: School & Teacher Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: UThis is a limited term 1-year part-time position. 20 hours a week/999 hours a year.

HIRING RANGE: $20 per hour

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum is dedicated to promoting an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. We measure our success by our ability to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the communities we serve. This position helps fulfill this by supporting and facilitating arts education programs at school and community sites and at the Museum that support the mission of the Crocker, California State Standards, and educational framework. To support all programs for students and teachers in grades pre-K-12, with primary duties related to the Art Ark, Crocker Art Camp, Artist-to-Go, Tour + Art Workshops, Youth & Family Programs, and Student Exhibitions. To provide support and programmatic assistance to the Education Department and assist the School + Teacher Program Coordinator.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Work with School + Teacher Coordinator to assign and schedule contract educators as needed to meet the requirements of School + Teacher programs.
  • Coordinate daily logistics related to teaching with the Art Ark, Crocker Art Camp, Artist-to-Go, Tour + Art Workshops, Youth & Family Programs, and Student Exhibitions.
  • Assist in coordinating Art Ark moves days, and aid in monitoring security and safety of the Ark, including operating the wheelchair lift.
  • Maintain inventory of supplies needed for School + Teacher programs and work with School + Teacher Coordinator to complete orders for new materials.
  • Deliver materials to offsite programs.
  • Facilitate the collection of program participant surveys.
  • Populate lesson plans on the Crocker's Virtual Education Center.
  • Assist in the preparation of age-appropriate arts education programs designed to encourage pre-K-12 students to appreciate and understand art-making and art history through the use of the Crocker, its collections, and resources.
  • Serve as a substitute instructor across School + Teacher programs when contract educators are unavailable. This includes implementing hands-on art classes and workshops for students and/or curriculum-based art workshops for teachers related to the Crocker’s collection—at schools throughout the Sacramento region and at the Museum.
  • Participate in in-person outreach and special projects, including but not limited to pre-tour teacher orientations, Art Ark open houses (usually in the evenings), and school site visits, which can occur in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • Attend department, team, and community meetings as assigned.
  • Complete TB test, LiveScan, and safety trainings as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching experience: 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 through an inquiry-based method of investigating artworks.
  • Knowledge of studio art processes and core understanding of art history.
  • Experience communicating with teachers, school administrators and parents.
  • Multi-tasking: Ability to be flexible and perform multiple tasks simultaneously, particularly as they relate to coordinating programming at various stages of development and implementation.
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to work on project teams and with diverse colleagues, audiences, and artists within the community. Awareness of physical and emotional health of children.
  • Professional: Attention to detail; ability to work under deadline; ability to follow through on long- and short-term projects.
  • Writing skills: Ability to write in clear and concise prose.
  • Public speaking: Ability to communicate clearly in one-on-one or group situations.
  • Computer skills: Ability to use Microsoft Office and conduct research, some online.

Experience

One year of experience in an educational or teaching environment.

Education

At least two years completion of Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, Art Education, Art History, or related field.

Transportation

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.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Use the Museum’s resources responsibly.

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.

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 15-20 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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Lead Visitor Services Representative

TITLE: Lead Visitor Services Representative

DEPARTMENT: Visitor Services

SUPERVISOR: Visitor Services Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Up to 20 hours/week or 999 hours a year

HIRING RANGE: $20.50 per hour

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum is dedicated to promoting an awareness of and enthusiasm for human experience through art. We measure our success by our ability to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the communities we serve. This position helps fulfill this by leading a team of Visitor Services Representatives in outstanding and engaging customer service. In addition to performing tasks assigned to VSRs, the Lead VSR acts as a key point of contact in the supervisor’s absence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Serve as the key point of contact for Visitor Services Representatives when on duty.
  • Assist with the training of all new Visitor Services Representatives.
  • Maintain customer service email accounts and phone line. Ensure prompt replies to all requests via phone or email.
  • Assist with the set up and maintenance of admission and program ticketing using Tessitura software.
  • Oversee submission of End of Day reports to the Visitor Services Manager to inform them of any issues/problems that occurred throughout the shift.
  • Retrieve change for their fellow VSRs from the cashbox.
  • Perform routine clerical and data entry functions including attendance logs and reports.
  • Prepare and maintain event and program guest lists.
  • Maintain a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Act as information resource for visitors and members and have a complete understanding of Museum activities.
  • Process the sales of admission tickets and programs using the ticketing system.
  • Sell memberships based on an understanding and ability to communicate the benefits of the different levels.
  • Greet Museum visitors and answer general questions about Sacramento and the region.
  • Receive visitor complaints and help provide solutions for issues that may arise.
  • Understand and administer Museum policies regarding photography, items allowed in galleries, coat check, etc.
  • Replenish materials for interactive spaces, Tot Land, restock collateral racks, and track collateral inventory.
  • Follow procedures for opening/closing ticketing stations.
  • Maintain clean, organized and professional workspace.
  • Use point of sale system to complete Museum Store transactions as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working in a lead customer service role required.
  • Ability to remain professional in stressful circumstances, and problem solving on the spot.
  • Computer skills – computer proficiency. Experience with Tessitura preferred.
  • Multi-Tasking – ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Professional/Communication – exhibit excellent customer relations, sound judgment, tact, and discretion in dealing with a variety of personalities and situations.
  • Experience working in museums or other arts related organizations is recommended.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Use the Museum’s resources responsibly.
  • Ensure accurate drawer balances and cash counts at the end of every shift.Utilize Crocker resources wisely.

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.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is responsible for maintaining the department in the absence of the Visitor Services Manager.

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 15-20 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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Part-Time Preparator

TITLE: Part-time Preparator

DEPARTMENT: Curatorial

SUPERVISOR: Manager of Exhibition Design

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time/999 hours a year

HIRING RANGE: $21 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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