Open Positions

Graphic Designer

TITLE: Graphic Designer

DEPARTMENT: Marketing

SUPERVISOR: Director of Marketing and Communications

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Exempt

HIRING RANGE: 24.00 to $28.00 an hour. Wages will be commensurate with the experience and other qualifications. Benefit 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. We value the diversity of individuals and the perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace. This position helps fulfil this by creating visually rich and compelling graphics for print and digital platforms and working with Museum staff to execute strong design solutions. This position works closely with all members of the Marketing team and supports the work of multiple Museum departments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, update, and edit a wide variety of Museum communications and collateral materials including:
    • Advertising assets
    • Signage & wayfinding
    • Banners
    • Brochures
    • Gallery/program guides
    • Maps
    • Direct mail
    • Digital graphics and content
    • Invitations
    • Event & exhibition collateral
    • Member magazine and calendar publications and Museum store products
  • Ensure the consistent application of the Museum’s logo and brand.
  • Take ownership of assigned projects, assuring consistent, timely, quality completion
  • Present design concepts, clearly communicate design rationale, collect feedback from internal stakeholders and implement revisions. Maintain version control and file management with a high level of accuracy.
  • Assist staff with the sourcing and creation of communication products produced by outside vendors.
  • Coordinate with external vendors as needed to execute projects including gathering project estimates and materials specifications, packaging, and delivery of design files, press proofing, and press checks.
  • Organize and archive design assets.

General Duties

  • Maintain positive customer relations (internal and external) by attending meetings to coordinate projects, presentations, and communications of project status.
  • Manage multiple, simultaneous projects (from concept and design to production) with a high degree of accuracy, creativity, finesse, brand and budget adherence, and flexibility.
  • Accurately manage, organize, and prioritize day-to-day project lists and assist with internal project management and cross-department facilitation to complete design projects within set timelines.
  • Provide general creative services for the Museum’s internal needs and participate in cross functional teams while working toward institutional outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with all Museum departments to ideate and develop appropriate design, strategies, and solutions.
  • Maintain an awareness of best practices in Museum design and visual communications, including an active awareness of the execution of design products onsite at the Museum. Surface applicable insights and observations to benefit Crocker programs.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent work experience in Graphic Design or a similar, related field of study.
  • Demonstrated photo composition, typographic, color, and layout abilities, and production knowledge.
  • A portfolio reflecting design abilities, as well as demonstrating creativity and attention to quality and detail.
  • Ability to scale/interoperate design concepts to multiple formats (digital, outdoor, video graphics, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a PC-based environment. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is essential.
  • Working knowledge of Premiere Pro and After Effects is a plus
  • Strong written and oral communications and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in an intense deadline-driven environment often having to shift deadline-oriented projects for last-minute urgent requests.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members, visitors, volunteers, vendors, etc.
  • Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving ability
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams and across departments

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 Director of Marketing and Communications to assure design 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.

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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Curatorial Coordinator

TITLE: Curatorial Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Curatorial

SUPERVISOR: Chief Curator/Associate Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $22.00 to $26.00 an hour. Full-time/non-exempt. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B, and vacation package.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Enhance the Crocker’s standing as a dynamic audience-centered arts institution dedicated to integrity, quality, and innovation in its artistic program by managing operations of the Curatorial Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist the Curatorial Department (Curators, Registrar, and Exhibition Coordinators) with clerical and administrative duties.
  • Field routine inquiries, facilitates visits, and answers correspondence.
  • Proof curatorial department correspondence, records, descriptive reports, agendas, presentations, exhibition signage and labels, and other written materials.
  • Prepare agendas and take minutes for department-staffed committee meetings.
  • Assist with exhibition development, administration, and installation as needed.
  • Write gallery labels, articles for Art Letter, and other exhibition-related text.
  • Compile and maintain files on departmental correspondence and documents relating to upcoming, current, and past exhibitions.
  • Code and process invoices and assist in budgeting.
  • Prepare department financial reports.
  • Assist curators and registrar in maintaining and updating collection records.
  • Work with registrar in creating deed-of-gift documents, loan paperwork, nonexclusive rights agreements, etc.
  • Process rights and reproduction photography orders including scheduling, invoicing, labeling, and monitoring payment.
  • Other duties include:
    • Organizing and producing label copy for exhibitions and permanent collection
    • Handling photography requests (in-house and outside requests)
    • Routine correspondence
    • Telephone inquiries
    • Collections management data entry
    • Manage master transparency files
    • Send out deeds and non-exclusive licenses
    • Distribute information to and from the department
    • Assist PR Coordinator
    • Handle rights and reproductions, copyright issues, and filming (video) in the museum
  • Other duties as assigned.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor of Arts in art history or related field required.
  • Competency in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Access with ability to upgrade easily or learn new programs as necessary. Collection management software and Excel a plus.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to devote attention to a variety of duties and prioritize tasks in a constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff, volunteers, and members of the general public.

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:

  • Prepare department financial reports and assist in budget needs in the department.
  • 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.

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 50 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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Associate Director of Development

TITLE: Associate Director of Development

DEPARTMENT: Development

SUPERVISOR: Director of Development

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-time/Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $85,000 - $100,000/year. Salary will be commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, 403B, and vacation packages.

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 fulfil this by working closely with the Director of Development and other staff to cultivate, solicit, and steward the donors. The incumbent will maintain a portfolio of donors, and secure major gifts in support of the Crocker’s programs, exhibitions, and institutional priorities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General Development

  • Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals.
  • Work with Development staff to implement and monitor short and long-term strategic plans that align with fundraising priorities and meet or exceed the department’s financial goals
  • 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.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Individual Giving

  • In consultation with the Director of Development, manage and grow the Museum’s major giving program, working with other solicitors and Development staff to implement and maintain a comprehensive moves management strategy
  • Manage a portfolio of donors.
    • Conduct prospect research to identify new donors.
    • Establish relationships with existing donors through strategic engagement and stewardship to maintain and increase giving to the Crocker.
    • Cultivate donors through regular email and phone communications, and in-person meetings as needed.
    • Solicit cash gifts.
    • Ensure proper donor recognition.
    • Work with the Donor Events Manager on the planning and execution of key stewardship events for donors.
    • Track progress with regular reporting.
  • Manage the Director’s Circle program and work closely with the Membership & Database Manager to upgrade and convert general members into Director’s Circle members.
  • Attend the Museum’s special events committee meetings (Crocker Ball & Art Auction) and work closely with the Donor Events Manager to manage committee relationships and event fundraising activities.

Planned Giving

  • In consultation with the Director of Development, manage and grow the planned giving program.
  • Work with the Donor Events Manager on the planning and execution of key stewardship events and informational seminars.
  • Establish partnerships with financial planners and allied professionals within the field.
  • Ensure the Museum maintains proper documentation of planned gifts.
  • Solicit planned gifts.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated fundraising experience is required.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with donors, members, visitors, 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.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Donor management software or CRM software experience preferred.
  • Ability to successfully plan and achieve short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills that reflect ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to understand and employ various financial skills, e.g., budgeting, cost analysis, forecasting, etc.
  • Punctuality.
  • Good judgement.
  • Skills in diplomacy.
  • Must be available evenings and weekends.
  • Travel throughout Sacramento region and occasionally may travel nationally as part of Museum travel program.
  • Current CA Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance.
  • Ability to monitor own work to ensure quality and accuracy.

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:

  • Assist the Director of Development in preparing the annual budget and work plan for major gifts revenue and work within established budgets.
  • 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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Museum Store Associate

TITLE: Museum Store Associate

DEPARTMENT: Museum Store

SUPERVISOR: Museum Store Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Part-time/Non-exempt

HOURS/WEEK: Up to 28 hours Part-Time/Non-Benefited

PAY: $18.75/hour

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

The Crocker Art Museum has a special place in the community, and this holds true when people come to visit our institution. The Crocker brings people together and connects them in unexpected ways with art, ideas, each other, and the world around them. This position is crucial to upholding these ideals and helping them to flourish.

Under the supervision of the Museum Store Manager, the Museum Store Associate is responsible for providing a high level of customer service while; completing sales transactions; maintaining a well-stocked, organized, and attractive sales floor; assisting customers with purchases; and displaying merchandise.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

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

  • ▪ Always maintain a professional and courteous manner. ▪ Provide exceptional and authentic customer service. ▪ Demonstrate product knowledge to assist customers in selections and promote sales. ▪ Demonstrate knowledge of the Museums current events and exhibitions. ▪ Demonstrate knowledge of Museum policies, communicate them to visitors, and enforce policies in all areas of the Museum. ▪ Conduct and process sales transactions with speed, efficiency, and accuracy on the point-of-sale system. ▪ Assist in maintaining an organized and attractive stockroom and sales floor. ▪ Open/close the Museum Store as needed. ▪ Count and balance the point-of-sale cash drawer at beginning and end of day. ▪ Balance petty cash fund daily. ▪ Demonstrate an understanding of all store operations, policies and procedures. ▪ Communicate issues affecting the visitor experience to the Museum Store Manager in a timely manner.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2-3 years retail experience.
  • Excellent customer service skills and experience.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of inventory practices and inventory control.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others and across departments.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members, visitors, volunteers, vendors, etc.
  • Intellectual curiosity and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and diplomacy.
  • Ability to monitor own work to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency with POS (point-of-sale) systems.

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.

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 required to stand for long periods of time, walk, and sit; use hands and fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 35 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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Associate Curator of Art

TITLE: Associate Curator of Art

DEPARTMENT: Curatorial

SUPERVISOR: Chief Curator and Associate Director

HIRING RANGE: $55,732.282–$78,420.91/year

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. The Museum values the diversity of individuals and the perspectives, insights, and values they bring to the workplace. The Associate Curator of Art performs a variety of professional duties to support the exhibitions and collections at the Museum. Among the position's responsibilities are to facilitate and organize exhibitions and programs; identify, classify, evaluate, and interpret works of art; research and recommend acquisitions and deaccessions; monitor collections in areas of responsibility; facilitate request for information regarding the collections; present lectures; prepare and monitor budgets; write articles for internal and external publications; write grant proposals; and meet with private collectors to encourage potential loans and gifts to the Museum's collection. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and is expected to work both independently and as part of a team.

To perform specialized curatorial work involving the research, care, acquisition, exhibition, and interpretation of works of art.

For more information and to apply, please visit the City's Government Jobs site.

***Please note: Do NOT use the "Apply" button on this page. You must apply through the City of Sacramento using the above website. Thank you. ***


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Accounting Associate I

TITLE: Accounting Associate I

DEPARTMENT: Finance

SUPERVISOR: Finance Manager

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time/Non-exempt

HIRING RANGE: $20 to $21 per 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.

The Accounting Associate 1 processes accounts payable, credit cards, Amazon invoices and manages mail machine payments and reporting. Assist with monthly reconciliations of prepaid accounts. Document expenses quarterly.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Open Finance Department mail and distribute invoices to department budget managers for proper authorization and account coding.
  • Review source documentation for accuracy and proper documentation.
  • Investigate problems that vendors have with obtaining payment for invoices.
  • Input invoices into the accounts payable system.
  • Print checks and attach documentation; give checks with documentation to the Finance Manager for review and approval.
  • Upon completion and receipt of signed checks, the Accounting Associate will mail checks and file documentation in appropriate vendor file.
  • Process payments for company credit cards and Amazon accounts.
  • Interact with vendors and suppliers as needed to ensure accurate and timely payment.
  • Request and collect W-9, 590, and 587 forms from vendors.
  • Prepare calendar year end 1099’s for distribution to vendors.
  • Document quarterly expenses as requested.
  • Research discrepancies, ensure accurate balances.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with members, visitors, 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 diplomatic skills.
  • Excellent numerical ability to review and process invoices.
  • Ability to organize process and file invoices.
  • Knowledge of and experience with any accounting software; Financial Edge preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years accounts payable experience required.
  • Interpersonal skills that promote good customer service to both internal (staff & museum visitors) and external (vendors and public) customers.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel.

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.
  • No budgetary responsibilities.
  • Conserve organizational resources through accurate financial record keeping.
  • Exhibit sound and accurate financial judgment; support and explain reasoning for decisions.
  • Include appropriate people in financial decision-making process.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness in financial computations.
  • Monitor own work to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Fiduciary responsibilities include the safeguarding of all museum funds and assets.

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 made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. Any such discrimination is prohibited.

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