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Campaign Coordinator [California Science Center Foundation, Los Angeles, CA]


About Us:

The mission of the California Science Center is to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences, because we value science as an indispensable tool for understanding our world, accessibility and inclusiveness, and enriching people’s lives.

The California Science Center is one of the world’s leading science centers devoted to science learning. It is among the most attended museums in North America, with over 2.5 million guests each year for the past two years and is the permanent home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The California Science Center is currently developing a major expansion, the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The California Science Center holds prestigious accreditations by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The California Science Center is a department of the State of California (State) and who works in partnership with the not-for-profit California Science Center Foundation (Foundation) to bring our mission to life. Visit us on the web to learn more:

About You:

You are a highly passionate and dedicated person ready to go above and beyond to support our mission! You enjoy working with people who are equally passionate about their work and making a difference through their non-profit service! You bring the experience and expertise in your field that allow you to thrive as our Campaign Coordinator!

Are you up for the challenge? Do you bring expertise in a museum development setting? If yes, then we’ve been waiting for you!

About the Job:

The California Science Center Foundation is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to be part of a dynamic team that advances the organization’s fundraising activities and its mission to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning. The Campaign Coordinator will provide administrative support to the Development Department with a focus on the California Science Center Foundation’s $250 million EndeavourLA Campaign to build the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. The ideal candidate is a team player with strong organizational, time-management and communication skills. Responsibilities include gift processing and generating acknowledgement letters and receipts; contributing to the maintenance of constituent information in the database and department files; coordinating event and meeting logistics; and assisting with research and writing that advances prospect identification, cultivation and stewardship.

You Will Make Us Proud if You Thrive in these Areas:

  • Participates in Campaign and Development Department meetings, as assigned, and assists in the tracking of action items for the team.
  • Researches prospective donors and prepares profiles to assist team with qualifying prospects and soliciting gifts.
  • Assists Manager and Campaign Writer in the preparation of proposals and other solicitation materials or correspondence as needed.
  • Produces and tracks acknowledgment letters, receipts, and invoices.
  • Processes donations including accurate data entry of pledges, gifts, and constituent information and coordinates with Accounting office to ensure monthly and fiscal year-end revenue reconciliation.
  • Compiles revenue data for reports to donors, Executive Staff, and the Board of Trustees.
  • Assists with donor database conversion and contributes to the maintenance of constituent records and data, including building queries and exports for mailing lists and reports.
  • Maintains accurate records for the publication of donor lists and recognition opportunities.
  • Maintains digital and non-digital files for donor/prospect information and materials.
  • Assists with planning, coordinating and staffing of events and meetings, including creating and mailing invitations, tracking RSVPs, submitting work orders, and liaising with staff involved.
  • Provides customer service and donor stewardship as a point of contact for donors as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

To Get Your Foot in the Door, You Need to Bring this to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Two or more years of administrative experience, preferably within a non-profit or development office.
  • Detail-oriented with data entry and gift processing experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving abilities, with ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional demeanor, with ability to interact effectively with general public, high-level donors and volunteers.
  • Prior experience coordinating events and meetings.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite applications and experience using a donor database system; Experience working with Tessitura is a plus.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion.

Your “Road Map” for Success!

The following are highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to successfully leading your team!

  • Knowledge – Significance of our mission, organizational culture, legal compliance, best practices and industry standards for campaigns.
  • Skill and Ability – Ability to perform a high-level of collaboration between partners including staff and volunteers. Ability to make decisions that are in alignment with the mission, objectives of the California Science Center, and the Development Department.
  • Behavioral – Leadership, Accountability, Adaptability, Communication, Team Focus, Customer/Quality Focus, Inclusiveness, and Occupational Knowledge/Technology Orientation.


Starting at $18.00 per hour, plus excellent benefits and 11 paid holidays!


Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary Target to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to: or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept., 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

Job Information
  • Los Angeles, California, 90037, United States
  • 29804959
  • August 4, 2016
  • Campaign Coordinator
  • California Science Center Foundation
  • Development/Membership
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • $18.00 – $20.00 (Hourly Wage)

Digital Media Specialist [Yale University, New Haven, CT]


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Reporting to the Museum’s Director of Public Programs, provide leadership in the development, design, implementation, support, and assessment of digital resources for all Museum audiences, working with Museum staff and faculty curators.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of web-based programming experience or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.


  • Skilled with tools for web authoring and multimedia production (such as Dreamweaver, Flash and Javascript); for scripting (such as Python and Perl), and for database interface development (such as PHP, mySQL and Ruby).
  • Skilled with tools for workflow and content management such as Drupal, GIT and JIRA. Skilled with tools for video production and editing such as Final Cut Pro.
  • Forward-thinking attitude toward visitor experience, education, and exhibition-based technologies (both touchscreen kiosk-based and handheld devices).
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in tracking, learning, and applying emerging technologies (e.g., iBeacon) and their use and evaluation.
  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience in museum-based or other formal/informal educational setting. Experience with user-oriented design, digital asset management, online instruction, and informatics. Demonstrated experience in developing and supporting creative and innovative digital educational products.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at – the STARS req ID for this position is 38476BR. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Job Information
  • New Haven, Connecticut, 06501, United States
  • 29804168
  • August 4, 2016
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Yale University
  • IT/Web
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 3-5 Years

Assistant Curator [Reagan Ranch Center, Santa Barbara, CA]


Assistant Curator

Santa Barbara, California


Young America’s Foundation is seeking an assistant curator to work with the curatorial team to preserve and protect the Reagan Ranch and find ways to further the educational impact of the Ranch and the Reagan Ranch Center. The ideal candidate will have excellent research, communication, and problem- solving skills and display enthusiasm about the history of Reagan presidency and the preservation of the Ranch.

Projects will vary and will include

  • Preparing exhibits for display at the Reagan Ranch Center, Young America’s Foundation’s state-of-

    the-art museum located in downtown Santa Barbara

  • Managing historic collections, both original artifacts from the Reagan family and gifted collections

    (including letters, memorabilia, artwork, etc.)

  • Sharing the exhibit galleries and presidential home with students and key stakeholders in the


  • Preserving artifacts from the Ranch and finding creative ways to preserve & protect original features

    on the property

  • Completing research projects that further the mission of Young America’s Foundation programs
  • Conducting oral histories with Reagan contemporaries

    This position is a unique opportunity to advance professionally and has extensive growth potential.


Full-time; hourly position. Complete benefits package offered.


Young America’s Foundation is committed to ensuring that increasing numbers of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values. Young America’s Foundation purchased the Reagan Ranch from the Reagan family in 1998 and has since worked to preserve it in perpetuity as a premier presidential home and as a living monument to Ronald Reagan, and to ensure future generations are inspired by his lasting accomplishments. The mountaintop Ranch is enhanced by Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch Center and Education Gallery—a “schoolhouse for Reaganism”—in downtown Santa Barbara.

There is no better place to understand Reagan’s principles, and his practical, down-to-earth manner, than at Rancho del Cielo, his “Ranch in the Sky” – a counterpoint to the busy pace of Washington, D.C. Rancho del Cielo conveys the true spirit of Reagan – for it is at the Ranch that you meet Ronald Reagan, the man.


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send resume and cover letter to:

Marilyn Fisher, Reagan Ranch Curator at
Amy Brooker, Assistant to the Director of the Reagan Ranch at

For more information about Young America’s Foundation, please visit

  • Assist in management and preservation of original historic artifacts from the collections located at both the Reagan Ranch and in the Reagan Ranch Center Archives. This includes monitoring and recording environmental conditions with the purpose of preserving Reagan Ranch history for future generations to enjoy.
  • Undertake research projects on topics such as the history of Reagan and his Ranch days, the American presidency, and current topics for purpose of educational outreach through Gallery displays and special events.
  • Assist with Docent Volunteer program and lead tours of the Reagan Ranch
  • Aid in design and installation of rotating displays in the Reagan Ranch Center Education Galleries.
  • Work at both the Reagan Ranch Center and the Reagan Ranch on scheduled preservation projects and special events.
  • Advance your formal education in historic home preservation through continuing education opportunities.
  • Help fulfill the mission of Young America’s Foundation and the Reagan Ranch (see mission statement).


    College Degree required. Ideally, the candidate has fulfilled course curriculum in Museum-related Studies, American History Studies, and/or Education and has knowledge, or has interned in the field of historic preservation. Must be willing to research and work independently, as well as be a team player. Must be flexible and willing to assist with special events throughout the year. Excellent computer and communications skills required.

Job Information
  • Santa Barbara, California, 93101, United States
  • 29789951
  • August 4, 2016
  • Assistant Curator
  • Reagan Ranch Center
  • Curator
  • Yes
  • Full-Time
  • Indefinite
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • None
  • 0-10%

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Objects [Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA]


With more than 120,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs and research facilities that attract over a million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on twenty acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring

The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in objects conservation. The fellowship is a one-year position beginning July 1, 2016 (with potential for renewal). The fellowship is a full time position and includes an annual salary of $41,600 per year plus health benefits. A $2,000 travel allowance for study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and the Director of Conservation.

The fellowship will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories. Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special exhibitions will enhance training opportunities.  Successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia, and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural institutions.


The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s in Conservation or related field. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, or who have similar training or experience.

The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s in Conservation or related field. Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, or who have similar training or experience.

Interested candidates must submit the following materials:

  • A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses and telephone numbers, education, and experience.
  • A short statement of the candidate’s interest and intent in applying for the fellowship.
  • Letters of recommendation from three professional references.

Please note that through the online system, you may attach only one file, so please combine cover letter,  resume, letters of recommendations  into one document.

An Equal Opportunity Employer: It is the policy of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to provide all persons with equal employment practices and opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran or marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Job Information
  • Los Angeles, California, 90001, United States
  • 29789879
  • August 3, 2016
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Objects
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • Conservation
  • Full-Time
  • 1-2 Years
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 1-2 Years

Artistic Director – Juliet Art Museum [Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston, WV]


This leadership level position will help define and implement the artistic direction of the Center’s Juliet Art Museum. The Artistic Director will lead the collecting, exhibit directions as well as the programmatic and educational activities of the museum.  The Director will creatively and consistently engage local and regional communities to grow and diversify audiences and promote the museum as a leader in the arts and as a vital resource for education.  The Director will actively interact with local and state-wide communities of artists and position the museum as a catalyst for the arts. This position reports to the President/CEO.

Exhibits & Collection

  • Supervise and coordinate planning, organization and maintenance of the Museum’s collection.
  • Lead, in coordination with Curator/Exhibition Manager and the Director of Education, the selection of exhibition themes and associated events.
  • Develop long-term exhibition plans for the museum that include events, programmatic elements, funding and promotional strategies.
  • Participate in the design and development of museum spaces and permanent collection exhibits.
  • Participate in the installation and de-installation of exhibitions.
  • Work with the Curator/Exhibition Manager and the Acquisitions Committee on the accession/deaccession activities of the collection.
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of the institution’s registration, cataloging and basic recordkeeping systems using computer databases.

Programs & Community Engagement

  • Work closely with the Curator/Exhibition Manager and Director of Education to develop and implement public programs and events that deepen the museum’s role in engaging with artists, communities, issues and local interests.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Communications to develop ideas and implement strategies for innovative marketing and promotional material, events and social media and interactive engagement.
  • Research and measure audience interests and educational content that fit within the museum’s mission.
  • Develop plans for new learning programs that connect with all ages of art-interested audiences through artmaking, classes, creative participatory spaces and community engagement programs.
  • Become an active and visible ambassador for the Clay Center and Juliet Art Museum in various community events, civic groups, art associations, etc.


  • In coordination with the Curator and CEO, prepare annual and long term budgets and plans for the Juliet Art Museum.
  • Support the Curator/Exhibition Manager in all short and long term aspects of the Museum’s operational needs including but not limited to: repairs, lighting, climate and pest-control, signage, security, etc.
  • Work closely with the Collectors Club to expand the group’s membership and support their activities to enrich the Juliet Art Museum’s collections and programs.
  • Write internal and external articles to document and promote the museum’s assets and programs.
  • Work with the CEO, Vice-President of Development and the Development team in identifying, cultivating and stewarding existing and prospective museum donors.
  • Collaborate with the Center’s Development team and grant writer on the identification, planning and writing of grant proposals to support the museum’s exhibits, programs and public engagement initiatives.
  • Insure the complete implementation of granted programs and timely and accurate reporting to grantors and donors.
  • Insure the existence and consistent implementation of robust training programs for education staff, curatorial and preparatorial staff and for docents and interns.


The Clay Center is a museum and performing arts venue located in downtown Charleston, WV.  The Center houses performing arts, visual arts and sciences under one roof – one of the few of its kind in the country. Our facility is home to the Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Art Museum, the Maier Foundation Performance Hall, the Walker Memorial Theater and the Digital Dome (a large format film and planetarium).  Visit our website at


A bachelor’s degree or higher in related fields; Proficiency in MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Job Information
  • Charleston, West Virginia, 25301, United States
  • 29789761
  • August 3, 2016
  • Artistic Director – Juliet Art Museum
  • Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
  • Exhibitions
  • Full-Time
  • BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • 5-7 Years
  • 0-10%
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