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Museum: California State Railroad Museum Foundation

Position: Director of Development

Posted: 10/3/19


The CSRMF Director of Development reports to the President and CEO and works closely with State Parks staff, Foundation staff and volunteers. The Director of Development supervises the Membership Department and provides senior executive leadership to the Membership Coordinator and the staff. The reporting location is 106 K Street, Suite 200 in Old Sacramento and complimentary daily parking is available directly behind the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, California. Responsibilities include coordinating and implementing all development programs of the Foundation to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park. These include supervision of the membership program; preparation and submission of grant proposals; design and execution of capital campaigns; Big Day of Giving; Iron and Poppy Campaign and End of Year Campaign.


The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.

· Plan, develop, coordinate and lead all development projects

· Prepare grant applications in consultation with the Museum and Railtown staff

· Supervise Membership Coordinator and all membership sales efforts and member communication

· Cultivate and grow the Corporate Membership Program

· Aggressively seek new funding sources with a focus on major gifts, planned gifts and grants

· Support the expansion of the C.P. Huntington Society

· Serve as lead staff member to the Fund Development Committee of the Foundation Board of Directors

· In coordination with the Foundation Director of Events and Marketing, solicit sponsors for many Foundation special events

· Ensure stewardship of past, current and prospective donors through personal visits, articulate correspondence, timely gift acknowledgments and follow-through

· Supervise the management of gift processing and donor acknowledgment, the donor database and financial reporting

· Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals for the Museum and Railtown Our preferred candidate will possess the following qualities:

· Bachelor’s degree in a related field plus 15 years’ experience

· At least five years supervisory experience

· Proven track record of development success, particularly by securing major gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations, the successful management of campaigns

· Has extensive experience cultivating donors, soliciting gifts and stewarding donors

· Strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment

· Strong budgeting skills

· Must be highly organized and detail-oriented and be a role model for the membership team

· Must be able to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner to meet current needs

· Must have excellent interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills

· Must have excellent written and oral communications and public speaking skills with an emphasis on interpersonal relationship

· Prior capital campaign experience is preferred

· Proficient with modern office equipment and computer experience, including scanning, printing, electronic document classification, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, accounting and database software and internet research skills

Benefits package includes three weeks of paid vacation, medical, vision and dental insurance and a 401k retirement plan.

Physical Requirements:

Work is performed in a typical office environment. (1) Mobility: frequent use of keyboard; frequent sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending or squatting. (2) Lifting: frequently up to 10 pounds; occasionally up to 25 pounds. (3) Vision: constant use of overall vision; frequent reading and close-up work; occasional color and depth vision. (4) Dexterity: frequent repetitive motion; frequent writing; frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. (5) Hearing/ Talking: frequent hearing and talking, in person and on the phone. (6) Emotional/ Psychological: frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and/or coworker contact; occasional working alone. (7) Environmental: frequent exposure to noise.

Other Requirements:

Must be willing to work occasional weekends and holidays.

Instructions to Applicants:

Please email a cover letter, resume and salary expectations to Cheryl Marcell, President and CEO ( by October 25, 2019


Museum: Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Position: Interpretive Services Program Leader (Museum Educator)

Posted: 9/11/19

Position Summary: At the Roseville Utility Exploration Center (UEC), the community might find us tossing bean bags of the 3Ps (pee, poo and paper) into the toilet, orchestrating a garbage truck parade, creating a life-size indoor creek scene, talking trash with a robot trash can, or playing with big blue blocks. Add to that the school field trips, preschool playgroups, and educational workshops offered at the UEC, and you’ve got a fun and interesting place to work. Want to join our creative and dynamic team? We’re looking for someone who is passionate about energy and water conservation, waste reduction, and watershed protection to lead school programs, conduct exhibit and facility tours, and present adult and youth programs.  This position is limited to 1,500 hours per fiscal year and requires availability to work weekdays and Saturday shifts. For more information, visit


Museum/Organization: Folsom Historical Society

Position: Executive Director

Date Posted: 7/31/19

About the Organization

The Folsom Historical Society has existed for nearly 60 years Because History Matters!

More than any other town in the state, Folsom’s history tracks California’s evolution from quiet Native American sanctuary to the 5th largest economy in the world. We are defined by this history, yet we often fail to learn it. If we learn our past, then we can better understand our present through its context. To understand history is to understand society, people, and the nature of change.

Our mission is to make this history relevant and accessible to the public.  We operate the Folsom History Museum, Pioneer Village and a Museum School program that includes school field trips and in-class presentations on Folsom’s History.  We are currently fundraising toward the goal of opening a new venue – The Folsom Chinese Heritage Museum. 

Job Description

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Folsom Historical Society’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. 

General Responsibilities

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure consistent quality of programs, finance and administration, fundraising, and communications; Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain competent, qualified staff.
  • Manage the Folsom Historical Society in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other stakeholders

Fundraising and Financial Performance:

  • Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and expansion.
  • Ensure operation within the approved budget, maximize resource utilization, and maintain a positive financial position.

Community Partnerships and Presence:

  • Serve as media relations spokesperson for the organization
  • Build partnerships in the community, establishing relationships with other professional, civic and private organizations.
  • Use external presence and relationships to enhance Folsom Historical Society’s image and garner new opportunities.


The ED will be thoroughly committed to Folsom Historical Society’s mission and understand the significance and importance of preserving the integrity of our local history. All candidates should have proven leadership, and relationship management experience.

Specific requirements include:

  • Ability to manage organization including planning, delegating, developing programs, and achieving strategic objectives
  • Ability to oversee and collaborate with staff and volunteers
  • Budget management skills, including budget preparation, decision-making and reporting
  • Fundraising skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive communicator with the ability to motivate board members and other volunteers
  • Passion, integrity, mission-driven, and self-directed

Preferred skills:

  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
  • Museum experience
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks


This position is salaried, fulltime at 40 hours a week with a starting salary of $75,000.

For further information or to apply please contact:

Jeff Ferreira-Pro

Board President

Folsom Historical Society


Museum: Crocker Art Museum

Position: Visitor Services Representative (part-time, non-exempt and note applicants must be available Thursdays 2:45-9:45 p.m.)

Date Posted: July 22, 2019


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.


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.


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.

If interested, please email cover letter and resume to


Destination: Fairytale Town

Position: Executive Director

Date Posted: 7/16/19

About Fairytale

Located in William Land Park in Sacramento and founded in 1959, Fairytale Town is celebrating its 60th year as one of Sacramento’s premier cultural assets, welcoming families from all over the world through its iconic Humpty Dumpty’s gate into an enchanted realm. As the region’s leading institution for play, family entertainment, and celebration of children’s creativity, imagination, and fun, Fairytale Town stands as a meaningful contrast to today’s constant consumer advertisement and shock-value entertainment. As a result, 250,000 guests from all over the state, nation, and globe enjoy the park generating $2.2 million in revenue for the region.

The Fairytale Town Board of Directors is seeking a new leader to grow the park and serve the next generation of children and their families. Beginning in 2016, the park embarked on key signature amenities:

  • Adventure Playground, a free afterschool youth development program in South Sacramento.
  • Anansi’s Web, the park’s first new addition in 20 years.
  • An ambitious $6M park expansion that extends the park by a half-acre and includes a new box office and entry plaza, an outdoor classroom area, and a multipurpose “Story Center” that will feature exhibits focused on literacy, and opportunities for cross collaboration in shared spaces.

Position Profile

The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive officer of Fairytale Town and responsible for overseeing the administration, fund development, community and organizational leadership, programming, maintenance and strategic planning of the organization. The Board of Directors is looking for the park’s next leader who will provide the broad strategic leadership and vision to build on the park’s assets and continue enhancing its vitality for the Sacramento region.  The ED will be the park’s public face to an external audience that includes children and families, donors, civic and business leaders, volunteers, and arts and nonprofit organizations.  The next decade of the park’s growth will bring great opportunities to iterate and expand Fairytale Town’s play portfolio for the region’s diverse communities. This exciting period will require a dynamic leader who can bring innovation, thoughtful strategic vision, a respect for diverse communities, and an engaging sense of fun and play to fulfill the park’s mission of promoting the imagination, creativity, and education of children for a park that balances itself as both a neighborhood park as well as a regional cultural attraction.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Compensation DOE with medical, dental and life insurance as well as a 401(k) plan.

Job Duties — Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Leadership & Management: Possesses ethical and exceptional leadership for Fairytale Town in partnership with the Board of Directors and provides leadership, management and guidance for a dedicated staff of 30 to fulfill the organization’s mission.
    • Board Governance
      • Responsible for leading the organization in a manner that supports and guides the mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
      • Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors and the Board Committee structure.
      • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing all information needed for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.
      • Ability to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers.
    • Organization Mission and Strategic Planning
      • Responsible for the implementation of programs to carry out the organization’s mission and for strategic planning to ensure the organization can successfully fulfill its mission in the future.
      • Ability to convey a vision of Fairytale Town’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
      • Responsible for the enhancement of the organization’s image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
      • Embrace the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in representing the park and its programming to its multiple audiences of visitors, staff, donors, and partners.
    • Staff Management
      • Lead, coach, develop and retain Fairytale Town’s high-performance management team and support staff.
      • Communicate effectively with staff members to ensure the quality implementation of programs and activities.
      • Ability to inspire, attract and empower high caliber volunteers and collaborators.
      • Ability to set a positive atmosphere and foster a multicultural and inclusive workforce in a flexible environment.
    • Liaison with Key Stakeholders
      • Develop/maintain positive relationships with the City of Sacramento, elected and administrative leaders and their staff, and other nonprofit partners.
  • Financial Management and Fund Development: Provides development strategy to successfully acquire earned and contributed revenue and resources to manage and ensure the financial health of the organization.
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization including:
      • Submit a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the board in a timely manner.
      • Ensure operating within the approved budget and maximizing resource utilization.
      • Ensure the implementation of an annual financial audit of the organization.
  • Responsible for all fundraising efforts and donor relations to support the organization.
    • Expand fundraising efforts, including individual donors, grants, sponsorships and in-kind contributions, to support existing programs, capital improvements and operations.
    • Maintain and deepen relations, engagement and interaction with donors.
    • Establish new strategic partnerships with funders and community leaders.
    • Oversee other advancement efforts including marketing, event planning, and community relations.
  • Facility & Operations Management: Ensures that the facility is well-maintained and operated to meet the organization’s mission and serve the community.
    • Ensure smooth daily operation of the facility.
    • Ensure proper maintenance of the facility and timely completion of capital improvement projects.
    • Overall management of all staff and contract workers.
    • Review, approve and manage contracts with donors, vendors and others.
    • Communicate regularly with the Board, providing information on the status of key responsibility areas.

Minimum Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated management, fund development and donor engagement abilities in a non-profit environment.
  • Proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using creativity and innovation in a professional environment.
  • Fiscal and budget management and administrative experience.
  • Leadership experience with diverse populations, managing skilled and semi-skilled workers, and establishing and maintaining community relationships.
  • Experience with and strong interest in children’s programming, education and recreation, with knowledge of innovative play concepts and trends.
  • Experience partnering with community organizations, foundations, businesses, schools and school districts.
  • Facility in public speaking and management of diverse audiences from donors to elected leaders to the park’s neighbors.
  • Park facilities management, planning, and design of parks open to the public.
  • Highly organized; ability to plan and meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Team player mindset.
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in a similar setting.
  • Previous experience as an executive director preferred but not required.

Education / Certifications:

  • BA preferred but not required.

Specific Skills and Abilities Desired:

  • First aid certified.
  • Knowledge of safety practices and cash handling practices.
  • Clean DMV record.
  • Possession of a valid California driver license and reliable transportation with proof of insurance.
  • Ability to lift 15 pounds.
  • Able to work around and in close contact with animals daily.

To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to: Sherri Adams at with “Executive Director Search” in the subject line by September 15. 

No phone calls accepted. Fairytale Town is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Museum: Crocker Art Museum

Position: Development Officer

Department: Development

Supervisor: Director of Development

Employment Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Date Posted: 7/2/19


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.

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 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.


This position has no direct reports.


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

Please email cover letter and resume to


Museum: Crocker Art Museum

Position: Sponsorships and Grant Manager

Department: Development

Supervisor: Director of Development

Employment Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt

Date Posted: 7/2/19


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.


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; site for long periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.


This position has no direct reports.


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.

Please email cover letter and resume to