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Museum: Sacramento Children’s Museum

Position: School Outreach Educator

Date Posted: 10/16/19

Position Summary: Sacramento Children’s Museum seeks a part-time School Outreach Educator to present the Museum’s Van Go! Mobile Museum – a traveling outreach program that brings educational enrichment classes to schools and libraries throughout the Sacramento region. 
The School Outreach Educator will facilitate interactive art, STEM, and music programming off-site to children in Grades Preschool-2. A qualified candidate should be organized, reliable, punctual, and enthusiastic about working with young children and their families. 

Essential Functions:

  • Engage large groups of students in a welcoming, energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner
  • Facilitate small-group hands-on activities at outreach sites
  • Collaborate with Museum management and staff to further enrich Van Go! outreach programs
  • Drive a van to and from outreach sites 
  • Prepare, load, and unload all program materials in the outreach van 
  • Set up and clean up activity stations and traveling exhibits at outreach sites
  • May be trained to teach in-house Museum educational programming, which includes –
  • but is not limited to – Story Time, art, music, science, yoga, and cultural classes 
  • Be a strong team player with a proactive attitude 
  • Consistently work in a positive and cooperative manner with all SCM staff
  • Complete assignments in a timely manner and within the Museum’s standards
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching experience with children ages 0-8 in classrooms, recreational settings, and/or after school programs
  •  Excellent communication skills and ability to speak with ease in front of groups of children and adults from diverse backgrounds. Performance experience an asset
  • Expertise in STEM, art, and music education for early learners is highly desirable 
  • Must have early morning weekday availability. Typical schedule may vary depending on  the outreach programming needs
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must have the ability to remain calm, be flexible, and foster positive social skills
  • Bilingual skills preferred
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. 

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter in a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to with “School Outreach Educator” in the subject line. Sacramento Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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