Open Positions

Art Corps Fellow, Block by Block

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

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.

PROJECT GOALS:

  • 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • 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.

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 35 lbs.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 camajobs@crockerartmuseum.org.

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Museum Store Associate (Part-time-12-15 hours per week)

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Under the supervision of the Museum Store Manager, the Museum Store Associate is responsible for providing a high level of customer service while making sales transactions. This position is an essential part of the visitor experience.

The focus of the position is to engage with visitors; complete sales transactions; maintain a well-stocked, organized, and attractive sales floor; assist customers with purchases; receive, price, and display merchandise; and sell memberships—while representing the Museum in a positive, friendly, and knowledgeable manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Maintain a professional and courteous manner at all times.
  • Provide exceptional and authentic customer service.
  • Demonstrate knowledge to assist customers in selections and promote sales and memberships.
  • Demonstrate Museum knowledge regarding current events and exhibits.
  • Conduct and process sales transactions with speed, efficiency, and accuracy on point of sale system.
  • Participate in maintaining an orderly and attractive store and stockroom.
  • Open/close Museum Store and count drawer.
  • Balance cash drawer at the end of the day.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the store operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Communicate issues effecting customer experience to Museum Store Manager.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be dependable and enjoy working with the public.
  • Have an interest in art, community, and customer service.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences and internal customers.
  • Be flexible with scheduling.
  • Must have retail and customer service experience.
  • Knowledge of computerized registers and point of sale systems.
  • Ability to multitask under pressure between customer, register, and stockroom.

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Ensure cash drawer is balanced at the end of every shift.

TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerartmuseum.org.

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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.

Qualifications

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

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Expectations

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

Contact

Emma Moore, Manager of Studio Experiences

216 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-808-1961 or emoore@crockerartmuseum.org
Fax: 916-808-7372

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