CAREERS

Are you interested in joining our team? See below for current openings!


MUSEUM FLOOR TEAM MEMBER

Post Date: December 3, 2019

Part Time/Non-exempt. Compensation commensurates with experience. Immediate start date.

Responsible for greeting and orienting visitors, ensuring safety and security, attending to the care and comfort of visitors, maintaining the form and function of exhibits and props, and providing visitor information and support in a manner designed to ensure that the visitor’s experience at the Museum is a positive one. Weekday and weekend availability required.

Qualifications

This position requires excellent collaboration skills. It requires constant communication with the Guest Services Program Lead other departments, volunteers, interns, and specialty vendors. The applicant must be organized and able to multi-task.

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or human services preferred
  • Experience in ECE/education/child development preferred
  • Readiness to respond to emergency situations in a calm and comforting manner
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high traffic, public environment
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills both internally and externally
  • Flexible schedule
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks

Job Responsibilities

  • Orient guests to the Museum, answer questions, and provide general museum information
  • Process admissions and memberships
  • Work cross departmentally with other Museum employees in order to meet high customer service goals
  • Comply with all exhibit policies and procedures
  • Provide up-to-date information on Museum programs, events, and activities
  • Establish and maintain an environment that provokes creative thinking and behavior amongst our visitors; encourages a mood in the museum that is playful, spontaneous and fun which focuses on exploration and experimentation
  • Facilitate individual creative play experiences and collaborations in the exhibits, and in Museum programming for children and adults by interacting with them
  • Facilitate activities and assist with birthday parties
  • Provide support for special event days
  • Deliver group greetings
  • Ensure that all public spaces are safe and clean, including removing unsafe objects and broken props from exhibits
  • Provide an environment which is physically and emotionally safe for all ages and abilities; removing obstacles to participation
  • Execute opening and closing procedures

Interested applicants please send your cover letter and resume as a Word or PDF attachment to info@socalkids.org. Please write “Museum Floor Team” in the subject line.

 


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Post Date: November 6, 2019

The Executive Director, as the key strategic and operational leader, is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, fundraising, strategic plan and financial management of the organization. This position reports to the Board of Directors (BOD). The Executive Director is responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all activities including but not limited to fundraising, office and museum operations and employee staffing. The Executive Director drafts strategies for implementation of programming, financial and marketing goals as well as balancing a budget. The Executive Director represents the museum to the community at large and within the museum and education fields.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required from a four-year accredited institution, graduate-level degree preferred
  • Personal alignment with and passion for SCCM’s mission and values
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Experience in fundraising and campaign management
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with nonprofit sector
Job Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring sound strategic positioning and the execution of SCCM’s mission.

Fundraising (30%)

  • Develop and monitor an annual Development Plan that includes achievable goals and adheres to the annual budget’s income objectives
  • Develop SCCM’s Major Gifts program and expand donor relationships
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communication and ensure long-term commitments for donations
  • Manage and improve the efficiency of the fundraising database
  • Maintain gift recognition program and oversee the release of an Annual Report
  • Monitor trends in the community and region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Support the Director of Grants and Foundation Relations in identifying and securing new grants

Staff Management (20%)

  • Foster a culture that attracts, retains, develops and motivates a high-quality, professional team
  • Ensure effective scheduling, ordering, planning, and general operations
  • Work with Museum Manager to ensure effective implementation of high-quality educational programs that are meeting community need
  • Oversee annual staff performance reviews and goal-setting; conduct reviews, address performance or team issues in a timely manner, if necessary

External Relations and Representation (20%)

  • Represent SCCM at events related to appropriate business and educational groups locally
  • Speak publicly about SCCM and our impact
  • Serve as the organization’s spokesperson for the media
  • Participate in regular meetings of the Office of the Young Child and other early childhood education meetings

Strategic Planning (10%)

  • Assure that SCCM has a long-term strategy that works toward achieving its mission and guides the organization in making consistent and timely progress
  • See that the Board of Directors reviews and updates the strategic plan on an annual basis
  • Ensure fundraising meets operating needs

Financial Management (5%)

  • Oversee all financial matters of SCCM
  • Develop and track budgets to align with annual operating plan goals • Report budget variance to the BOD

Board Management (5%)

  • Communicate effectively with the BOD and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions

Interested applicants, please email a cover letter and resume to catherine@socalkids.org and reference “Executive Director Opportunity” in the subject line.

 


Volunteer Opportunities

Are you a student looking to fulfill community service hours? Do you love working with children or want to learn more about non-profit organizations? Reach out to us to see what volunteer opportunities we have available! Send an email to info@socalkids.org and reference “Volunteer Opportunities” in the subject line.