Job Openings Current Positions Available

Museum: Powerhouse Science Center
Position: Guest Services Associate & Birthday Party Coordinator
Date Updated: 1/7/19

Powerhouse Science Center seeks an enthusiastic and passionate team member to deliver exciting birthday parties while providing friendly customer service. This opportunity involves sharing smiles, laughs, and meaningful memories made. The Guest Services Associate & Birthday Party Coordinator is generally responsible for assisting Science Center guests, keeping accurate records of cash transactions, maintaining gift shop, hosting birthday parties, producing and arranging party material and activities, and coordinating reservations with clients. The weekend hours and weekday flexibility makes this position ideal for a college student.

Department: Operations
Reports to: Guest Services Supervisor 
This position is classified as 20 hours a week, Non-Exempt, Hourly.
Hourly Range:
$12.00 to $15.00

Work Schedule:
Must be available to work Saturdays and Sundays with one other day during the week. Schedule will vary weekly.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
-Host Powerhouse Science Center Birthday Parties which includes setting up the party, meeting birthday child and family by greeting upon arrival, escorting them to private party room, hosting the party, and resetting the party room as needed.
-Assist in booking all birthday parties at the Science Center and oversee the monthly birthday party schedule. Order party supplies, favors and paper goods, and refreshments.
-Talk to clients to plan all aspects of their party experience, communicating birthday party procedures, objectives, guidelines, and timelines of events. Provide assistance with direction, operation of party and other related questions.
-Collaborate with the Marketing Department to market birthday parties at the Science Center. Assist in designing new party themes based on exhibits at the Science Center.
-Provide Science Center guests outstanding guest service.
-Initiate and complete sales transactions accurately and efficiently; also maintain proper cash and media accountabilities at POS registers.
-Greet guests, answer phones, suggestive sell and assist with purchase; in a friendly and approachable manner
-Assist with POS opening/closing processes.
-Handle transactions quickly and accurately, balancing cash drawer, and completing deposit. Provide outstanding guest service at all times.
-Maintain an awareness of all product knowledge information, program promotions, and advertisements Work cooperatively with other team members.
-Adhere to all Science Center policies, procedures and operational directives.
-The duties and responsibilities outlined above do not comprise a comprehensive list but are intended to provide a representation of the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this capacity. The Powerhouse -Science Center maintains the right to augment or delete duties and responsibilities as business dictates.

Minimum Qualifications:
-A high-school diploma or equivalent is required.
-One year of experience working with children and/or families; experience in retail or admissions environment preferred. Familiarity with a fast-paced, high volume work environment preferred.
-A demonstrated passion for making a difference in our community.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, and other database management software Experience managing competing priorities and multiple deadlines
-Ability to work both independently and with a team
-Initiative to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with Powerhouse employees, volunteers, visitors, donors, and community partners
-Well-developed organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail Good verbal and written communication skills

Functional Work Characteristics:
-Requires sufficient skills to work in a business environment, including organizing, coordinating, exercising daily decision-making, analyzing, and interpreting
-Requires effective eye-and-hand coordination and manual dexterity
-Requires standing and walking approximately 50% of the time, with regular need to perform physical actions that include sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling materials, pulling, carrying, and pushing
-May occasionally require lifting of various materials and equipment to a maximum of 50 pounds

Work Conditions:
-Most essential duties are performed in a Science Center and office environment with exposure to a variety of business equipment and other pertinent materials normally found in this type of work setting.
-Science Center facilities may expose employee to high noise levels, temperature changes, gas and/or electrical exposure, unpredictable ventilation, dust, and physical obstacles.
-Work is normally performed in an area of limited privacy

Employment Screening and Compliance:
-Background check required.
-Employee must comply with all organizational policies, especially those involving the safety of fellow workers, volunteers, and customers.
-Employee must maintain a current and valid driver’s license to perform work duties if position requires activities that require travel by motor vehicle, whether personal or company car.

Powerhouse Science Center IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER This is a part-time, non-exempt position
No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume along with three references to Diana Shibko, Guest Services Supervisor dshibko@powerhousesc.org

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Museum: Powerhouse Science Center
Position: Accountant I
Date Posted: 11/20/18

Classification:
This position is classified as 40 hours per week (full time); non-exempt

Hourly Range:
$17.00 to $22.00 (Annual Range: $35,356 to $45,760)

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, the Accountant I is primarily responsible for processing and posting a variety of accounting transactions including but not limited to: invoices in the Accounts Payable process, Accounts Receivable transactions, and General Ledger data entry. Maintains accounting files (manual and electronic). Checks and verifies accounting data; enters data into computerized accounting systems and uses system to research questions and generate reports. Performs related general clerical duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
– Answers incoming calls and coordinates general accounting/finance department requests and questions
– Manages all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, payroll, journal entries, and bank reconciliation in accordance to GAAP.
– Processes invoices and check requests into the general ledger
– Print checks and check register reports and other Accounts Payable related reports
– Maintains and prepares the reconciliations of accounts payables
– Receives and deposits all organizational revenue
– Processes receipts and other accounts receivable into the general ledger
– Maintain and prepares the reconciliations of accounts receivables
– Prepares Journal Entries for prepaid expense, deferred revenue and payroll cash accounts
– Responsible for overall general ledger maintenance and account analysis
– Prepares monthly bank and end of month general ledger account reconciliations
– Executes bi-monthly payroll activities using a 3rd party payroll service provider
– Performs annual 1099 reporting process for vendors
– Prepares quarterly sales tax reports
– Maintains efficient and organized filing system for financial records
– Assists the Director of Finance in preparing the annual budget, monthly and quarterly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budget vs. actual reports and grant-specific financial reports
– Provide support to directors and program managers requesting financial information and analysis, including other support as needed.
– Assists in preparing for fiscal year-end audit and submission of Form 990 tax and related state filings.
– Maintains confidentiality and follows all established finance department procedures.
– The duties and responsibilities outlined above do not comprise a comprehensive list but are intended to provide a representation of the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this capacity. The Powerhouse Science Center maintains the right to augment or delete duties and responsibilities as business dictates.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
– 2-5 years’ experience in bookkeeping or accounting, including payroll, general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable
– Experience using Blackbaud Altru and Financial Edge software and associated payroll systems
– Experience in non-profit fund accounting
– Strong working knowledge of Excel, Word, and Access/database management software
– Proven command of editorial, grammatical, writing skills, and techniques
– Experience managing competing priorities and multiple deadlines
– Ability to work both independently and with a team
– Initiative to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with Powerhouse employees, volunteers, visitors, donors, and community partners
– Well-developed organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
– Good verbal and written communication skills

Functional Work Characteristics:
– Requires sufficient skills to work in a business environment, including organizing, coordinating, exercising daily decision-making, analyzing, and interpreting
– Requires effective eye-and-hand coordination and manual dexterity
– Requires standing and walking approximately 25% of the time, with regular need to perform physical actions that include sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling materials, pulling, carrying, and pushing
– May occasionally require lifting of various materials and equipment to a maximum of 50 pounds

Work Conditions:
– Most essential duties are performed in a museum and office environment with exposure to a variety of business equipment and other pertinent materials normally found in this type of work setting.
– Museum facilities may expose employee to high noise levels, temperature changes, gas and/or electrical exposure, unpredictable ventilation, dust, and physical obstacles.
– Work is normally performed in an area of limited privacy.

Employment Screening and Compliance:
– Background check required.
– Employee must comply with all organizational policies, especially those involving the safety of fellow workers, volunteers, and client/customers.
– Employee must maintain a current and valid driver’s license to perform work duties if position requires activities that require travel by motor vehicle, whether personal or company car.

Powerhouse Science Center IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

This is a full-time salaried position with benefits, including vacation and sick leave, health plan, disability insurance, and 403(b) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.
No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume along with three references to John Lowe, Director of Finance and Operations jlowe@powerhousesc.org

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Museum: California Automobile Museum
Position: Executive Director

Date Posted: 11/1/18

Museum Mission:
The Mission of the California Automobile Museum (CAM) is to preserve, exhibit and teach the story of the automobile and its influence on our lives.

General Job Description:
The CAM Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive officer and “face” of the Museum, responsible for fiscal leadership and general management and operation of the museum, including programs, partnerships, budget, fundraising, public relations, recruiting and marketing. The ED works closely with the Board of Directors, staff, docents, and volunteers to develop, articulate, and implement the strategic direction of the Museum in order to accomplish the Museum’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:
– Managing all aspects of museum operation, including budgets, finances, programs, staff, and the physical plant, in an efficient and effective manner;
– Developing fundraising strategies, including capital campaigns, that bring in additional outside revenue from public, corporate, foundation and individual sources, and effectively balancing income and expenditures to assure the financial health of the Museum;
– Increasing local and regional public awareness of the mission and programming offered by CAM in order to attract visitors, donors and volunteers to the Museum;
– Interacting with the Sacramento community, including patrons, donors, CAM members, exhibitors, car clubs, schools, civic organizations, local and state government, docents and volunteers, to ensure CAM reflects their needs and that its contributions are recognized;
– Developing a vision to move the Museum ahead while preserving the traditional qualities from which the Museum has derived its success.

Qualifications:
– A Bachelor’s Degree in Museum Studies, Business Administration or related degree;
– Proven ability to organize and manage a budget, monitor on-going financial performance, and demonstrated success in fundraising and implementing a capital campaign;
– Significant experience as a leader or manager within a public museum or non-profit
with a comparable budget, or demonstrated management, analytical, and planning skills that provide a potential to grow into this profile;
– Superior communication skills, and the ability to work with, implement policies of, and report to the Board of Directors to carry out the mission of the Museum and the vision of what the Museum is and can be;
– Experience in managing a staff and dealing with human resources and related issues, including hiring, monitoring, evaluating, and terminating employees;
– An appreciation of the automobile and its impact on our lives and history.

Additional Notes on the Position:
– Reports monthly to the Board of Directors through the President of the Board;
– Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check;
– CAM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and Equal Opportunity Employer

Submit resumes and inquiries via email to hiring@calautomuseum.org

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