Open Positions

Adult Education Coordinator


The Adult Education Coordinator develops, plans, implements, supervises, and evaluates a dynamic and progressive suite of interpretive programs for the general public, contributing to the Museum’s mission to promote an awareness of and enthusiasm for the human experience through art.


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

  • Program Planning & Development: Coordinates and oversees a full range of interdisciplinary programs, including gallery talks, symposia, lectures, films, Art Access, and interpretive performances, such as Classical Concerts and other music series; ensures all programs meet the needs, interests, and motivations of the Museum’s diverse audiences through formal and informal program evaluation.
  • Logistics & Implementation: Serves as primary liaison with presenting artists/lecturers/performers to obtain all information needed to effectively present life-long learning program-this includes processing letters of agreement/contracts, Facility Use forms, obtaining biographical and press materials, developing program handouts and signage with Marketing Department, serving as Master of Ceremonies; and coordinating any follow-up activities, such as thank you letters.
  • Audience Development: Works as part of the Education team to broaden, deepen, and diversify the Museum’s audiences, particularly in regard to non-traditional audiences and audiences with special needs; develops community partnerships and program collaborations that help nurture ties between the Crocker and other arts/educational organizations.
  • Administration: Develops and manages annual budget for Life=Long Learning Programs, maximizing revenue opportunities and controlling expenses; oversees all aspects of record keeping for public programming, including attendance statistics, program files, Performer & Presenter Databases, formal evaluations, program documentation; and develop marketing text; assists in the writing and reporting on grants.
  • Works on special projects, cross-departmental teams, and other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities related field.A master’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience in cultural settings, adult education, or related arts education/programming fields.
  • Multi-Tasking─ flexible and able to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, particularly as they relate to coordinating programming at various stages of development and implementation.
  • Teaching experience─ experience conducting training, courses, workshops, and teaching a range of ages in both museum, academic, and community-based settings.
  • Thorough knowledge of scholars and artists within the community; program development, budget and implementation; a working understanding of art history and museum educational theory and practice.
  • Interpersonal skills─ ability to lead and work on project(s) teams internal and within the community.
  • Administrative─ ability to keep accurate records and statistics; math and budgetary skills.
  • Attention to details; ability to work under deadline; ability to follow through on long and short-term projects.
  • Computer skills─ ability to use Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Writing skills ─ ability to write in clear and concise prose; ability to edit.
  • Public speaking ─ ability to communicate clearly in multiple settings, including individual, small group, and large public situations, and represent the Museum.
  • Given the nature of the position, evening and weekend hours are regularly assigned. Must be flexible to work a varying schedule.
  • Transportation- It is key that the Adult Education Coordinator be able to travel in an expedient fashion to various locations to meet with prospective partners and screen performers.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Directly supervises the Public Programs Assistant. In addition, works with staff, AV contractors, docents, interns, and volunteers to support the implementation of all program aspects (set-up/prep needs, ushering, hospitality, clean-up, etc.)

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and manage Public Programs annual budget.

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

Educator, School & Teacher Programs


To support the Crocker Art Museum’s school outreach programs, community outreach, and on-site school programs. To conduct arts education programs at school and community sites and at the Museum that support the mission of the Crocker and California State Standards. To support all programs for students and teachers in grades pre-K-12, with primary duties related to the Art Ark, Community Outreach, Crocker Art Camp, Artist-to-Go, Tour + Art Workshops, and Student Exhibitions. To provide support and programmatic assistance to the Education Department and assist the Community Engagement Coordinator and Associate Director of Education.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the daily logistics as necessary for teaching with the Art Ark, Community Outreach, Crocker Art Camp, Tour + Art Workshops, and Artist-to-Go Programs.
  • Prepare and conduct age-appropriate arts education programs designed to encourage pre-K-12 students to appreciate and understand art-making 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 related to the Crocker’s collection—at schools throughout the Sacramento region and at the Museum.
  • Assist in evaluating the school outreach programs through written and photographic records. Maintain a log of observations, track attendance; distribute, collect and collate program evaluation surveys.
  • Conduct Art Ark classes, pre-tour teacher orientations, Art Ark open houses (usually in the evenings), Community Outreach interactions (usually on the weekends), Crocker Art Camp sessions, Tour + Art Workshop studio sessions, and Artist-to-Go presentations.
  • Provide on-going maintenance for Art Ark installation, 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 Arts Engagement Coordinator on needed supplies on an ongoing basis.
  • Attend staff, committee, and community meetings as assigned.
  • Perform related duties and special projects as assigned, including Community Outreach events which can occur in the evenings and on the weekends.


  • 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: 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.

MILEAGE: Mileage beyond a certain distance (and back) is compensated at current IRS rate.

HOURS: 8 - 24 hours/week, generally 8 AM – 4 PM; some evenings and weekends required.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to

Visitor Services Representative (15 hours per week)


Visitor Services Representatives promote an engaging visitor experience while enforcing Museum procedures and ensuring the visitor’s first and last impressions of their experience at the Museum is a positive one. Visitor Services Representatives provide excellent customer service and have good working knowledge of the Crocker exhibitions, programs, and facilities. They assist with visitor greetings and orientation and think creatively when faced with day-to-day scenarios. Visitor Services Representatives are cross-trained in customer service and sales, clerical tasks, museum exhibitions, and programs.


  • 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.
  • Use ticketing system to process the sales of admission tickets and program registration.
  • Sell memberships based on an understanding of and ability to communicate the benefits of different membership levels. Attaining goals for these sales is considered in the employee’s annual performance appraisal.
  • 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 the galleries, coat check, etc.
  • Replenish materials for interactive gallery space, Tot Land, and collateral racks.
  • Follow procedures outlined in the VSR Handbook regarding opening/closing ticketing stations.
  • Sell and distribute audio guides to visitors and explain their use.
  • Maintain a clean, organized, and professional workspace.
  • Other duties as assigned.


    Qualified candidates should enjoy working with the public and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, flexibility to remain professional in stressful circumstances, and problem solve on the spot. Experience working in museums or other arts related organizations is recommended. Working with point of sales systems, specifically Counterpoint, is recommended.

    Applicants must be available Thursdays 2:45-9:45pm


    Responsible for cash and credit card transactions.

    TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to


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