Open Positions

ArtMix/Programming Intern (Unpaid)

The Crocker Art Museum is first and foremost an educational institution. The Crocker’s educational mission is to attract, involve, and engage diverse audiences toward a deeper understanding of human experience through art. The ArtMix and Programming Intern will work directly with the Public Programs Coordinator within the Education Department at the Crocker Art Museum. This position will work with various Crocker staff members and community groups to help the Public Programs Coordinator execute our monthly ArtMix events within the guides of our educational mission. This internship is unpaid.


In the process of receiving an AA, BFA/BA, MFA/MA degree or recent graduate

Talented, enthusiastic and ready to learn!

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proactive, with the ability to work independently

Ability to synthesize information quickly, organize massive amounts of data, and pay attention to details

Comfortable working in a busy, fast-paced environment with performers and large crowds

Able to think creatively and work with a variety of materials

Art Studio or Graphic Design experience

Education/teaching experience a plus


The ArtMix/Programming Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with the Public Programs Coordinator to help create our monthly themed ArtMix events.

Assist in the implementation of each event. Specifically, the art activities and themed decorations for each of the events.

Help with performers and vendors, day of.

Work each event to ensure that they run smoothly and our goals are met.


5 months minimum but can be extended up to 1 year if agreed upon.

January 2020 through June 2020

5 to 10 hours per week. One day must include the 2nd Thursday of each month from 2:30pm to 10:30pm.


Gain an understanding of general museum operations and professions.

Will learn various aspects related to museum education and audience development and engagement.

Gain professional and interpersonal skills through interaction with museum visitors and staff.

An opportunity to gain practice managing elements of a program or project, seeing it come to fruition, and adding this experience to their portfolio.


To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Risa Burmich, Education Assistant

Institutional Giving Manager (Full-time)


The Institutional Giving 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 Institutional Giving 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.

SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75,000 per year (commensurate with experience)

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:

Visitor Services Representative (24 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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