Open Positions

Early Childhood Educator


SUPERVISOR:Director of Education

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:Full-time/Non-exempt


The Crocker Art Museum’s Early Childhood Educatoris a dynamic educator with a knowledge of object-based education and experience and broad experience in early childhood education, with a focus on domains of the social-emotional development and language and literacy. The Early Childhood Educator will design and implement a number of museum-based programs for children ages 5 and under and the adults who care for them. The Early Childhood Educatorwill also work with other museum educators to ensure that the needs of the Crocker’s youth audience are presented with unique, engaging, and educationally sound programs and large scale events.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create, plan, and carry out within budget all early childhood education programs and projects for the Crocker including, Wee Wednesday, The Art of Parenting, Sunday Playday, Baby Loves Art!, and newly created programs for this audience.
  • Work with community groups, grantors, and other Museum staff to enhance the experiences of families with young children at the Museum and provide high-quality programs and resources designed for this audience.
  • Organize and lead outreach efforts that reach out to families with children ages 5 and under; and work in conjunction with Museum staff to develop programming and community partnerships that support this audience.
  • Develop and nurture ties between the Crocker and other arts/educational organizations within Sacramento and beyond and represent the Museum at various discussions and public events.
  • Coordinate and lead “A” is for Art tours and pre-tours and implement hands-on art experiences for “A” is for Art + programs.
  • Design, manage, and grow the Art Pack and StoryTrail programs.
  • Contribute actively as a key team member for Art Spots.
  • Participate fully in museum-wide efforts; departmental activities and meetings, professional development opportunities, and general events required of staff.
  • Coordinate the Family Program Guides program, and assist with the training of museum docents as requested.
  • Other Museum-related activities as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in studio art, art education, art history, or related field.
  • One-year experience in an educational or teaching environment; museum education experience preferred.
  • Teaching experience: Background in conducting art workshops and teaching in museum settings with an emphasis on early childhood education. Ability to engage children and adults through an inquiry-based method.
  • Knowledge of studio art and working understanding of art history.
  • 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 with diverse colleagues, audiences, and artists within the community.
  • 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 Word
  • Transportation: Must have reliable transportation.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to

Art Corps Fellow, Block by Block


The key role of the Art Corps Fellow is to embed him/herself in identified communities to build connections, partnerships, and new relationships that help insert and expand the arts as a way to build community and bring people together. The Art Corps Fellow will work across multiple sectors (faith-based, cultural/arts, public housing, civic, youth development, environmental, etc.) to discover the various ways people practice and celebrate the arts. Along with general support of Block by Block, the Art Corps Fellow will work on a special project to be developed with and within District 8 that will culminate in two or three art projects in summer of 2017.

At the conclusion of the internship/fellowship, the Art Corps Fellow will have developed experience in arts engagement; event design and promotion; community organizing; art education; and evaluation.


  • Break down barriers and strengthen connections between the Museum and the 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.
  • Increase the Museum’s capacity to build a strong future for arts participation in Sacramento by engaging and building lasting relationships with non-traditional audiences.
  • Raise the profile of community-based art-making practices and encourage artists whose work cannot necessarily be displayed in a museum setting.
  • Become recognized as an accessible community resource for all Sacramento neighborhoods.
  • Create lasting impact that improves community connectivity, well-being, and arts engagement.
  • Generate new pipelines for the next arts audiences, donors, supporters, and leaders; and create new and innovative opportunities for arts exposure experiences.


  • Collaborate and work with representatives’ grassroots arts organizations to build connections with targeted, underserved, and ethnically diverse communities in Sacramento.
  • Work with Arts Engagement Coordinator to identify artists and community members.
  • Implement, promote, and develop opportunities for social practice art.
  • Assist with planning and implementing outreach and art experiences and participate in community events.
  • Utilize community organizing skills to develop stronger relationships between artists, communities, and the Museum.
  • Work with program evaluator to conduct ongoing evaluation of program efforts.
  • Identify and meet with key individuals, artists, organizations, and cultural institutions to encourage participation in the Block by Block Initiative.
  • Collaborate with multiple sectors (faith-based, cultural/arts, public housing, civic, youthdevelopment, environmental, etc.) to discover the various ways the community practices and celebrates the arts and to schedule community meetings and event attractions based on those findings.
  • Provide logistical support needed to produce and evaluate Block by Block activities related to the District 8 art summit.
  • Coordinate volunteers and provide guidance during the art summit and related events.
  • Assist with promotion within target communities through social media, outreach, and distribution of collateral materials.
  • Perform other duties and services as necessary to accomplish the Museum’s goals.


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 35 lbs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history, history, studio art, arts administration, museum studies, community development, or related field; or a minimum of three years of experience in managing community grassroots efforts, special projects, or arts engagement initiatives. Background in community-based programs.
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues in the arts and museum fields.
  • Proficiency with written and oral communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to enable work with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Ability to work collectively and oversee delegated tasks.
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to think “big picture” while also showing attention to detail; must have ability to work under deadline and to follow through on long- and short-term initiatives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Bilingual (written and oral communication) in English and Spanish.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to

Education Intern (unpaid)

Crocker’s Studio Experiences program seeks to provide people with experiences that are compatible with their intellectual, social and aesthetic maturity. Interns provide valuable support in achieving this goal.

This is an opportunity to gain confidence in public speaking, learn about museum operations, increase organizational skills and much more.


  • Applicants with studio art or art history backgrounds are qualified.
  • Applicants who enjoy interacting with the public are qualified.


  • Serve as community liaison, ambassador, and advocate for the Crocker Art Museum
  • Assist in implementation of studio art classes
  • Assist Manager of Studio Experiences with all phases of program development, including material preparation, supply purchase or acquisition, program implementation and evaluation
  • Assist instructors with oversight of class or workshop, including set-up, clean up, organization of studios and class preparation

Internship Period

The time period is September 30, 2016 – February 25, 2017.


The intern is expected to:

  • Gain interpersonal skills through interaction with museum visitors and staff.
  • Gain an understanding of museum operations.
  • Gain an understanding of teaching with objects
  • Develop excellence in visitor services


Emma Moore, Manager of Studio Experiences

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-808-1961 or
Fax: 916-808-7372

Custodian (Part-time-up to 28 hours per week)

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.

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 50 lbs.

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.


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