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Museum: Sacramento Children’s Museum

Organization: Non-Profit

Museum Position: Internship/Unpaid

Date Posted: 4/30/19

Description:

Sacramento Childern’s Museum’s (SCM) Summer Camp Internship is a wonderful opportunity to help develop and lead day camps for children ages 4-11. SCM Summer Camp Interns will work alongside our Education Team to plan and facilitate camp activities.

Three half-day camps for children ages 4-8 will be held at Laguna Town Center in Elk Grove:
 June 3-7: Drama-Rama Theatre Play
 June 10-14: JurassiCamp
 July 22-26: Global Art Camp

Three half-day camps for children ages 4-8 will be held at Hagan Community Center in Rancho Cordova:
 June 17-21: Art Studio Camp
 July 8-12: Story Factory Camp
 July 29-Aug 2: Cooking Around the World Camp

Three half-day camps for children ages 4-8 will be held at Sacramento Children’s Museum in Rancho Cordova:
 June 24-28: Ocean Explorers
 July 15-19: Space Camp
 Aug 5-9: Concoction Lab

SCM Summer Camp Interns will be required to work all camp dates. There also will be preparation time required the weeks before each camp for activity planning. Sacramento Children’s Museum welcomes individuals who share the same vision in creating a positive environment that encourages children to learn and grow to apply to this internship position. A qualified candidate should be experienced, creative and enthusiastic about working with young children and their families.

Internship duties include:

  • Help plan camp activities and curriculum
  • Great and welcome campers
  • Assist with camp set-up and clean-up
  • Help administer camp programs and activites
  • Interact with campers and assist them with a variety of tasks as needed
  • Assist the Education team, as needed

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with children ages birth-11 in classrooms, recreational settings, and/or after school programs.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups from divers backgrounds
  • Background in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field preferred
  • Must be comfortable with being responsible for a broad variety of tasks.

To apply, please submit a resume in Microsoft Word or PDT attachment to info@sackids.org with “Summer Camp Internship” in subject line. This is an unpaid/volunteer internship.

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Museum: Sacramento Children’s Museum

Museum Position: Play Facilitator

Department: Education

Division: Visitor Services

Pay: $13.50/ hour

Supervisor: Education Director

Employment Status: Part Time/Non-Exempt (up to 20 hours per week)

Date Posted: 4/30/19

Position Summary:
The Sacramento Children’s Museum seeks a Play Facilitator to play a key role in the museum’s day-to-day operations.

Play Facilitators work primarily on the museum floor in all exhibition galleries, interacting with children and adults as they play within the museum. Additionally, Play Facilitators lead activities and programs while maintaining the highest standards of friendly, helpful, and responsive visitor service at all times.

Essential Functions:
● Positively engage and interact with children through play in the Museum’s various exhibits;
● Facilitate educational programming, which includes – but is not limited to – art, music, and science classes;
● Constantly circulate in assigned exhibit areas and respond promptly to visitor needs;
● Maintain Museum floor and exhibits;
● Assist visitors in the Museum by providing pertinent information regarding exhibits, programs, and services;
● Greet and welcome school groups;
● Perform museum opening and/or closing procedures;
● Enforce museum policies and safety rules in all exhibit areas;
● Communicate well with visitors. Remain polite, courteous and helpful;
● 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 Museum’s standards; and
● Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Demonstrated experience working with children ages birth-8 in classrooms, museums, recreational settings, and/or afterschool programs;
● Currently enrolled in or have already completed coursework in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teaching Credential, or equivalent;
● Must be flexible with work schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings;
● Expertise in art, music, and science education for early learners is highly desirable;
● Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups from diverse backgrounds;
● Must have the ability to remain calm, be flexible, and foster positive social skills;
● Must be comfortable with being responsible for a broad variety of tasks;
● Bilingual skills preferred; and
● Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter in a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to info@sackids.org with “Play Facilitator” in the subject line.

Sacramento Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Museum: Sacramento Children’s Museum

Museum Position: Education Facilitator

Department: Education

Division: Visitor Services

Pay: $14/ hour

Supervisor: Education Manager

Employment Status: Part Time/Non-Exempt (up to 20 hours per week)

Date Posted: 4/30/19

Position Summary:
The Sacramento Children’s Museum seeks an Education Facilitator to plan and oversee Museum programming.

Education Facilitators are responsible for developing educational programing and materials that align with the Museum’s standards, goals, and values. Additionally, Facilitators are expected to facilitate activities and programs throughout the day while maintaining the highest standards of friendly, helpful, and responsive visitor service at all times. A qualified candidate should be experienced, creative, and enthusiastic about working with young children and their families.

Essential Functions:

  • Create, develop, and facilitate educational programming, which includes — but is not limited to — science and art classes;
  • Conducting school programming, on-site field trips and off-site
  • Positively engage and interact with children through play in the Museum’s various exhibits;
  • Assist in planning hands-on activities for Museum special events and community outreach events;
  • Collaborate with management and staff to ensure educational programming meets the expectations of the Museum’s goals and agendas;
  • Assist visitors in the Museum by providing pertinent information regarding exhibits, programs, and services;
  • Maintain Museum floor and exhibits;
  • Communicate well with visitors. Remain polite, courteous and helpful;
  • 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 Museum’s standards; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with children ages 0-8 in classrooms, recreational settings, and/or afterschool programs;
  • Currently enrolled in or have already graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teaching Credential, or equivalent;
  • Must be flexible with work schedule including weekends, holidays, and evenings;
  • Expertise in science education for early learners is highly desirable;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact positively with children, adults, and large groups from diverse backgrounds;
  • Must have the ability to remain calm, be flexible, and foster positive social skills;
  • Bilingual skills preferred; and
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

To apply, please forward your resume and cover letter in a Microsoft Word or PDF attachment to info@sackids.org with “Education Facilitator” in the subject line.

Sacramento Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Museum: Sacramento History Museum

Museum Position: Tour Guide

Employment Status: Part Time

Date Posted: 4/29/19

The Sacramento History Museum is looking for reliable self-starters with can-do attitude, integrity, enthusiasm, a sense of fun and a driven work ethic, to lead Old Sacramento Underground Tours, Gold Fever! Tours and Underground After Hours Tours in the Old Sacramento Historic District. Tour guides must be professional, have experience working with the public, possess excellent customer service skills, and have an interest in history, theater and education.
Preferential consideration will be given to those with college-level coursework in history, theater, education, multi-lingual, and to those with tour guide experience.

Duties include

  • Speaking to large groups in a clear, organized and creative way, as you guide them through the District
  • Returning tour groups to the starting point in a timely manner
    Answering visitors’ questions based on knowledge of Sacramento history
  • Participating in tour guide training
  • Reading the interpretive plan and using it to develop a unique 50-minute long tour
  • Assisting the tour coordinators with ticket sales, equipment collection and other tour logistics

Successful candidates will be reliable, enthusiastic, energetic, articulate; good public speakers, friendly and responsible. Applicants who speak multiple languages, including American Sign Language, are encouraged to apply. Candidates should keep in mind that this is a part-time position. Tour guide shifts are created as needed. Guides should be prepared to work as few as zero hours and as many as 15 hours a week, but must be available to work at least three shifts a month.
Tour guides should be able to

  • Walk on stairs and uneven surfaces
  • Lift 25 pounds
  • Unlock/lock buildings and return keys to the proper location at the end of the shift
  • Understand and appreciate Sacramento history
  • Research to expand their knowledge
  • Remain calm and in charge of the group, and respond quickly to questions and emergencies
  • Arrive for shifts on time, and be counted on to carry out tour assignments
  • Work without the aid of museum staff or volunteers on the tour route
  • Vary tours by interpretation, choice of information and the needs of their tour group
  • Present tours in period-appropriate clothing
  • Work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Have an email address and check it frequently for tour program updates

(Note: those with compromised immune systems, such as asthma and allergies, should carefully consider before applying)

Interested applicants should send their resumes and completed Guide application to Shawn at sturner@cityofsacramento.org

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Museum: Crocker Art Museum

Museum Position: Custodian

Department: Operations

Supervisor: Director of Operations

Employment Status: Part Time/Non-Exempt (up to 28 hours per week)

Date Posted: 4/13/19 

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 wherever required
  • Replacing light bulbs as required and tracking replacement needs
  • Pressure washing building 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
  • Notifies supervisor of any needed repairs identified to Museum property or equipment
  • Notifies supervisor 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. Placement of 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 shifts as needed including weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Ability to read and write

Applicants can email cover letter and resume to camajobs@crockerart.org.