Employment

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Interpretive Tour Coordinator
(A part-time nonexempt position)

The Interpretive Tour Coordinator assists in operating the Sacramento History Museum’s tour programs, including marketing and promotion; scheduling of and assigning staff to tours; helping to maintain the museum costume collection and outfitting guides; and procuring goods and equipment. The position requires some evening and weekend work.

The Interpretive Tour Coordinator also gives tours as needed, and serves as a public face of the tour program. The Coordinator reports to the Interpretive Tour Manager and works collaboratively with all Museum staff.

Please send resumes to kswanson@cityofsacramento.org or mail to 101 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Individuals with compromised immune systems (asthma, allergies, etc.) should consider carefully before applying for this position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Interpretive Tour Coordinator is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Administering tour ticket sales and ticketing/scheduling system, including working knowledge of the point-of-sale system
  • Developing and maintaining marketing and promotion plans for the tour program, including print, broadcast and social media, and cross-promotion with related businesses and media
  • Assisting with promotional copywriting
  • Assisting in design and distribution of tour marketing literature and retail merchandise
  • Booking private tours, and coordinating with the Public Programs Department in booking school and youth group tours
  • Communicating with Tour Manager about bookings so staff may be assigned
  • Helping maintain audio/visual equipment, including headsets and lanyards, walkie-talkies
  • Procuring goods for the tour program, including commemorative shot glasses, souvenir fans, give-away items, and sarsaparilla supplies
  • Helping maintain tour sites and routes, including opening and closing tour spaces, changing light bulbs as needed, general cleaning, and moisture control; checking tour routes for hazards and communicating hazards to the museum staff, guides and appropriate authorities
  • Collaborating with the Tour Manager on creative development of tour programs and promotion
  • Coordinating with Living History and Public Programs on use and maintenance
    of the shared costume collection
  • Outfitting and checking out guides’ costumes
  • Leading tours as needed, such as on weekend wrangler duties, and as a substitute
  • Attending monthly guide staff meetings
  • Assisting with guide training
  • Creating monthly report of programs and attendance
  • Assisting with other HOSF and museum departments as needed, including substituting at the front desk, opening and closing the museum as needed, and in museum projects and events
  • Assisting Old Sacramento Historic District and partner organizations with events and programs.
  • Representing the overall mission, goals, and programs of the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation in a wide range of public and professional situations with a professional presentation
  • Display strong communication skills
  • Undergoing a background check

ABILITY TO:

  • Exhibit outstanding customer service
  • Read the designated Interpretive Plans and develop distinctive tours
  • Perform comfortably in front of large and diverse audiences
  • Communicate effectively in spoken and written English
  • Teach school children and lead school group tours
  • Incorporate California state history and social studies standards for students into the tour’s educational and exhibit programs
  • Conduct programs sensitive to visitor diversity in knowledge, education, and culture
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Museum employees and volunteers
  • Lift and manipulate props and equipment necessary to conduct programs and demonstrations, etc. (25 lbs.)
  • Walk on stairs and uneven surfaces
  • Exhibit and maintain a high level of physical endurance
  • Maintain effective working relationships with Board members, Sacramento City and County entities, Center for Sacramento History, donors, community members, and teachers
  • Work evenings and weekends
  • Assist with budgets
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Develop written plans for various projects
  • Write newsletter articles
  • Perform other duties as assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong organizational abilities with projects and people
  • Self-reliance and punctuality
  • Experience in Museum educational programs and events
  • Experience in formal and informal educational settings
  • Experience providing programs for different ages and learning styles

EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of California history with an emphasis on Sacramento history
  • Experience working with grade school through high school groups and adults
  • Experience with public speaking and working with the media

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, history, theater, or a closely related field of study
  • Master’s Degree in Public History preferred

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Old Sacramento Living History Coordinator

(A part-time nonexempt position)

The Old Sacramento Living History Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing Old Sacramento Living History programs. This position is responsible for volunteer coordination and some clerical duties. The position requires some evening and weekend work.

This position reports to the Education & Interpretive Program Manager and works collaboratively with all Museum staff.

Please send resumes to kswanson@cityofsacramento.org or mail to 101 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Old Sacramento Living History Coordinator is responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Recruit, train, supervise, reward and evaluate volunteers.
  • Maintain databases and create monthly reports regarding recruitment and all volunteer hours served
  • Create monthly a report of programs and attendance
  • Coordinate OSLH events and projects including, but not limited to: Gold Rush Days, Ghost Tours, Winter Holiday events, Victorian Teas, Victorian Balls, July 4th Victorian Picnic, Collegium, Summer encampments, Sewing Academy, Old Sacramento Parades, etc.
  • Prepare for and lead monthly meetings
  • Maintain props and costume closet, including an accurate inventory and accountable loan system
  • Maintain knowledge of City of Sacramento Parking laws, especially the discounted employee parking program (DEPP)
  • Coordinate with other museum staff as necessary for the smooth implementation of all programs, activities and meetings
  • Assist with SHA special events and fund-raising activities
  • Assist Old Sacramento Historic District and partner organizations with events and programs
  • Represent the overall mission, goals, and programs of the Sacramento History Alliance in a wide range of public and professional situations
  • Undergoing a background check

ABILITY TO:

  • Train, reward and evaluate volunteers
  • Perform comfortably in front of large and diverse audiences
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and written
  • Organize and conduct programs sensitive to extreme customer diversity in knowledge, education, and culture
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Museum employees and volunteers
  • Lift and manipulate “props” and equipment necessary to conduct programs, demonstrations, etc.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with Board members, Sacramento City, County and State entities, Center for Sacramento History, donors, and community members
  • Work evenings and weekends
  • Prepare and monitor budgets
  • Operate a motor vehicle
  • Develop written plans for various projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Education & Interpretive Program Manager or the Chief Operations Officer

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Experience with first person interpretation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Thorough knowledge of California and Sacramento history
  • Strong organizational abilities with projects and people
  • Knowledge and experience with volunteer management concepts and practices
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook calendaring.
  • Working knowledge of Volgistics database software, or ability to learn Volgistics database software.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Knowledge of California History with an emphasis on Sacramento History required
  • Experience with historic reenactments
  • Experience in museum educational programs and events
  • Staff member in a history museum or closely related organization

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree in history, public history, museum studies or a closely related field of study
  • Master’s Degree in Public History preferred