Opportunities

Opportunities

  • Production Artist

    Department: Exhibit Design & Installation / Development & Marketing
    Reports to: Senior Graphic Designer
    FLSA Classification: Hourly, Part-Time (20 hours per week)

    SUMMARY

    The primary purpose of this position is to support the Senior Graphic Designer in all aspects of preparing files across multiple platforms, spanning web and print. Must be experienced in the latest Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and others. The Production Artist will produce collateral material that achieves the objectives of the Museum inclusive of flyers, gallery guides, label copy, invitations, newsletters, banner, website and other medium.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    Under the supervision of the Senior Graphic Designer, the Production Artist will:

    • Be responsible for updating and preflight of graphics and computer-based artwork for assigned internal and/or external communications
    • Prepare images for online and mobile applications
    • Prioritize and schedule incoming design updates and production requests
    • Support development of assets for social media and web-based communication including e-newsletter and websites
    • Catalog and reference art for future projects
    • Proofread all collateral material during all stages of production for grammatical and visual errors
    • Maintain knowledge of typography, design, electronic pre-press, print production and electronic publishing hardware and software (charting, scanning, image retouching, illustration, page layout, etc.)
    • 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

    High School Diploma and 1- 3 years of work experience in Graphics Production or related field is required.

    Other Skills, Abilities, and/or Training

    • Familiarity with industry terms and processes
    • Proficient with Microsoft® Office Suite, the latest Adobe Suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Word and others (video editing experience with Premiere Pro and After Effects, a plus)
    • Experience with digital content such as websites, social media, online advertising and email campaigns and basic knowledge of HTML
    • 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
    • Excellent written communication skills (i.e. spelling, 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

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

  • Security Officer

    The Museum Security Officer plays a vital role in the daily operations of the Administration Department and monitors the integrity, safety, and security of all Museum properties, responds to emergency situations administering first aid / CPR when necessary, interacts with and directs outside emergency services such as SAPD, SAFD and paramedics while on Museum property, maintains crowd control to ensure the safety and security of artifacts, patrons and staff, ensures compliance with museum policies and procedures, and observes, reports, and responds 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 can receive direction without question or comment, is very observant and willing to confront staff and/or visitors when security or policy is violated, as well as working independently under potentially stressful conditions. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the safety, security and integrity of all Museum properties, artifacts and collections
    • Observe, report and respond to security, safety and emergency situations independently or as directed
    • Respond to reports of ill or injured employees, visitors or patrons and notify Control if emergency services are needed or desired
    • Monitor and respond to radio traffic, including hourly roll call, while always maintaining radio etiquette
    • Perform regular patrols of the facilities and grounds
    • Monitor access and maintain the accountability of staff in restricted areas
    • Unlock gates, doors, and adjust lighting as directed
    • Perform escorts for visitors, staff and artifacts
    • Ensure that all staff and visitors comply with Bowers Museum policies and procedures
    • Report all noncompliance of Security policies and procedures immediately to the duty Supervisor
    • Learn the locations of all pull-stations and fire extinguishers as well as all emergency medical and evacuation procedures
    • Respond to all reported abusive and threatening behavior by mediating, advising, confronting, and or escorting perpetrators off property
    • Verify that all staff are wearing identification and visitors are assigned a temporary badge while on property
    • Monitor the cleanliness of assigned area
    • Follow all Museum policies and procedures
    • Set up and take down special event equipment including tables, chairs, signs, audio/video equipment, stanchions, lights, stages and podiums
    • Report all safety hazards and correct immediately whenever possible
    • Monitor temperature and humidity readings inside the gallery spaces and report unusual fluctuations and or irregular readings to duty Supervisor and the Maintenance Technician
    • Report any incidents or accidents that occur on Museum property by completing the appropriate report document
    • Log, tag and file any Lost & Found property by entering the information into the Log
    • Move boxes, furniture, lights, and any other equipment as requested (approximately 50 lbs)

     

    To apply, send your resume and a 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

    The Bowers Internship Program is only accepting qualified applications for the Collections Department at this time

    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.

    Internships are open to undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates. Internships are year round, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We request that all application material be submitted no later than one (1) month prior to desired start date. Interns are requested to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week for a duration of no less than 3 months. Unless noted, internships are unpaid.

    Due to the unique nature of each department, qualifications, responsibilities, and duration of program may vary. Interns are encouraged to conduct all responsibilities in a safe manner according to regulations (OSHA, etc.) For a complete description of museum policies and procedures, please contact Human Resources. Additional information can also be found on the internship application.

    In addition to the internship application, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing the specific departments you are interested in working with, as well as any qualifications and experience you may have relating to your area of interest.

    Internship Application Form

    Please submit your Internship 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.