Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Museum Educator, K-12 and Family Programs

    Department: Education
    Reports to: Associate Director of Education, K-12 and Family Programs
    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide K-12 students and their supporting community through a variety of subject matters; this includes creating arts integrated experiences for the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Develop curriculum for new programs and reassess content of existing programs to reflect institutional changes
    • Design and create curriculum for use by educators in formal and informal education settings
    • Coordinate K-12 programs team to ensure consistent and successful programming
    • Assist with the development, execution, and evaluation of educational components of K-12 and Family programs
    • Build and sustain relationships with multilingual families, community partners, and students
    • Maintain excellent records of programs, including program evaluation
    • Design and present interpretive cultural experiences to school and family groups
    • Lead students through Bowers galleries for participation in gallery talks and art projects
    • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses (Summer Camps, After School Learning Center, etc.)
    • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults
    • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events
    • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary
    • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    B.A. degree in Art History, Education, Arts Education, or related field and three years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience. California Teaching Credential preferred.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Sense of creativity
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed
    • Ability to work one weekend day
    • Spanish fluency is a plus

  • Teaching Artist

    Department: Education

    Reports to:  Associate Director of Education, K-12 and Family Programs

    FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to educate, empower, and guide students through a variety of subject matters; this includes integrating curriculum standards to the activities and programs offered by the Kidseum and in conjunction with themes of the Bowers Museum exhibits.

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Ability to lead a variety of cultural art projects to children participating in the Museum’s school field trip and after school learning programs
    • Lead students through Bowers galleries for participation in gallery talks and art projects
    • Prepare lesson plans as needed
    • Select instructive and operational supplies for courses (Summer Camps, After School Learning Center, etc.)
    • Enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults
    • Facilitate with special programs, festivals, and other Kidseum and Bowers events
    • Confer with students and parents regarding student progress and problem areas, when necessary
    • Maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    B.A. degree in Art History, Education or related field and two years of teaching or working in museum education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Sense of creativity
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed
    • Ability to work occasional weekends
    • Spanish fluency is a plus
  • Security Officer, Part-Time

    The Museum Security Officer plays a vital role in the daily operations of the Administration Department to monitor the integrity, safety, and security of all Museum properties. The Security Officer will respond to emergency situations administering first aid or CPR when necessary; interact with and direct outside emergency services while on Museum property; maintain crowd control to ensure the safety and security of artifacts, patrons and staff; ensure compliance with museum policies and procedures; observe, report, and respond to acts which may threaten the safety or security of the facility, its contents, staff, visitors, and their personal property. Under the umbrella of Museum Services, Security also assists with Special Event set up and take down; assists Shipping and Receiving with deliveries; and assists the staff as needed. This position requires an individual who will follow directions exactly as they are given; who is observant; who is willing to confront staff and visitors when security or policy is violated; and, who can work independently under stressful conditions. Additionally, as part of the museum’s Frontline staff Security will be responsible for representing the museum in a friendly and welcoming manner and working cooperatively with Visitor Services to provide a world-class hospitality experience for all visitors.

    Please email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Bishop at kbishop@bowers.org. No phone calls.

     

  • Associate Director of Retail Sales

    Position Title: Associate Director of Retail Sales

    Department: Administration

    Reports to: Director of Retail Sales and Senior Vice President of Administration/CFO

    FLSA Classification: Exempt

    SUMMARY

    The objective of the Associate Director of Retail Sales is to operate a dynamic, profitable retail operation that supports the goals of the Bowers Museum to expand public access to, and engagement with cultural art. The primary purpose of this position is to learn all aspects of the job performed by the Director of Retail Sales in order to transition into that position as the current Director prepares for retirement within the next year.

    The Associate Director of Retail Sales will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Gallery Store and all retail sales at the Bowers Museum including: business management, buying and ordering, merchandising and pricing, inventory management, product display and floor layout, profitability analysis, store webpage management and marketing, as well as ordering books and catalogs which tie-in to special exhibits, public programs and lectures. The Associate Director of Retail Sales cultivates relationships and works with a variety of contacts including store prospects, customers, donors, members, vendors and museum staff. This position must support and enhance the visitor experience of the museum as a whole, driving sales and profitability while directing all aspects of the retail operation.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Collaborate with the Director of Retail Sales and Senior Vice President of Administration/CFO on all essential functions, including:

    • Develop annual store budget; proactively manage the store to achieve sales expectations while keeping within budget
    • Purchase merchandise and books in accordance with the museum’s mission and in a financially responsible manner
    • Identify and negotiate with vendors, traders and dealers to obtain best pricing for merchandise
    • Determine profitability of merchandise, pricing, mark-ups and return on investment
    • Utilize store floor space to maximize sales and profits
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with store customers, museum members and donors
    • Performance management of store staff including hiring, training and firing as necessary
    • Coordinate merchandising activity in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit schedule
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    B.A. degree plus extensive high-end retail management experience.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Possess knowledge of merchandising trends
    • Ability to analyze and forecast sales, revenue, expenses and return on investments
    • Demonstrated use of inventory control and merchandising skills
    • Knowledge of computerized systems for retail operations
    • Extensive experience in cashiering
    • Prior experience supervising sales staff
    • Extensive high end retail management experience
    • Ability to work extended hours as needed
    • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings
    • Ability to preserve confidentiality of information
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work within strict deadlines
    • Good interpersonal skills and desire to be a team player
    • Creative problem-solving skills
    • Exceptional customer service skills
    • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. business letter writing, grammar, etc.)
    • Excellent oral communication skills (i.e. ability to deal effectively with others, speak professionally on the phone, etc.)
    • Sense of creativity
    • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
    • Proficient with a ten-key punch
    • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite
    • Previous supervisory and management experience

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

  • Preparator (Fabricator and Wood Finisher)

    Position Title: Preparator (Fabricator and Wood Finisher)

    Department: Exhibit & Design Fabrication

    Reports to: Vice President of Exhibit Design and Installation and the Chief Preparator

    FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

    SUMMARY

    Under the supervision of the Vice President of Exhibit Design and Installation and the Chief Preparator, this position assists with fabrication, mounting and general handling of permanent and special exhibits. At times, Preparator will be expected to safely handle and work around artifacts.

    Preparator will also assist in the maintenance of museum’s fabrication shop and keep specified equipment in pristine and safe condition. Preparator must be an experienced carpenter. The preparator must be able to safely operate power tools and dust collection systems, as well as assist with installing modular walls, casework and lighting. Preparator must have an eye for detail and know how to complete professional finish work, be organized and able to produce high volumes of work with minimal supervision, move heavy objects, work on ladders and operate scizzor lifts.

    This position is part-time and may lead to full-time, days and hours may vary.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    • Collaborates in the planning and installation of exhibits including fabricating temporary and permanent walls, display casing, pedestals shelving, lighting, signage, labels and other exhibition components
    • Lifts, carries and moves heavy objects such as crates, art work, exhibition furniture and props
    • Performs moderately complex carpentry including leveling, joining, finishing and and painting
    • Assists with art and artifact handling including wrapping, crating, storing and shipping, as well as the construction of crates and storage fixtures
    • Drives Museum vehicle in support of exhibition and collection programs
    • Assist in the installation, maintenance and operation of gallery and showcase lighting
    • Understands and maintains awareness of any precarious situations around artifacts
    • Routinely inspects facility and galleries and corrects deficiencies; maintains appearance of galleries, including cleaning and dusting showcases, frames and pedestals
    • Operates appropriate hand power tools and performs carpentry work as instructed
    • Other duties as assigned
    • Conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, IIPP, etc.)

    QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily and be competent in all aspects of the job summary. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made.

    Education and/or Experience

    High School Diploma; plus three to five years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Independent good judgment and decision-making are required in this position.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • License to operate a variety of vehicles and forklifts
    • Proven skills in the use of power tools, wood and metal shop machinery, and lifting apparatuses
    • Knowledge of best practices for art handling and movement, installation and art object packing and crating
    • Proven skills in woodworking, cabinetry, metalworking, plastics, painting/decorative finishes, and general construction
    • Experience fabric-wrapping panels and boxes
    • Ability to read floor plans and Autocad to communicate through sketches

    To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org; no phone calls please.

  • Volunteer at the Bowers

    Volunteer Application Form

    Please submit your volunteer application with a cover letter of introduction that includes any qualifications and/or experience you may have relating to your area of interest. Email your application and cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

  • Bowers Internship Program

    Thank you for your interest in joining the Bowers Museum Internship Program! Our goal is to collaborate with talented students from our neighboring colleges and universities to provide an invaluable hands-on complement to their academic experience. The Bowers Museum offers an array of internship opportunities for students of all disciplines.

     

     We currently are seeking interns for the Collections and Registrar departments.

     

    Please complete the Internship Application Form and submit along with your current resume and a brief cover letter to HumanResources@Bowers.org.

     

    Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis, depending upon availability. Interns are asked to commit to a certain number of hours and a specific schedule for a duration of at least 3 months. Internships are unpaid. Due to the unique nature of each department, the qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of each internship will vary. Additional information can be found on the internship application.

     

    HumanResources@Bowers.org.

    Internship Application Form