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Balboa Park Job Opportunities - April 7, 2014

New job listing for Balboa Park as of April 7, 2014.

Mingei International Museum - Membership Manager

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Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

There are hundreds of roles to fill in the Park, from leading educational summer camps for school-age kids to rolling sushi at the Tea Pavilion to coordinating wedding receptions held at the gorgeous museums and gardens. If you have a background in fund development, music, or training animals (yes, seriously!) be sure to check out the latest job openings. If you apply, be sure to mention that the Balboa Park Beat blog sent you. Good luck!

CA_Tower_HH Event and Group Sales Senior Manager at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Leads the sales teams in the Special Events and Client Services Departments and works to increase revenues through corporate functions, group sales, birthday parties, educational group visits, private events, and catering. Serves as the primary Special Events Manager for the sales, promotion, planning, and executive of all rental events throughout the building.

Program Director at the San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservancy

Responsible and accountable for the design and management of educational and artistic programs to fulfill the mission and institutional vision of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. As a senior member of staff, the Program Director champions music education as a community-building tool by leading programs that enthuse and engage students and the community. The standards of all the educational and artistic programs and instruction are also a critical part of this job along with management of artistic faculty and program staff.

Animal Trainer at the San Diego Zoo

Works under general supervision and performs a wide variety of functions in the training, handling and care of exhibit animals used for public appearances and contact, such as educational programs, and performs related work as required. Applicants must have knowledge of operant conditioning. At least one year of animal handling experience with exotic animals is necessary.

Membership & Development Assistant at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Primary membership responsibilities include processing memberships, printing membership cards, running renewal and lapsed notices, tracking membership statistics, handling customer service calls and member event RSVPs. Development responsibilities include processing gifts, writing and processing acknowledgement letters and running donor and gift reports. The position also assists with Raiser’s Edge data entry and clean-up and developing queries and reports.

Major Gifts Officer at The Old Globe

The Major Gifts Officer will obtain funding by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, securing, recognizing and stewarding substantial gifts from individuals for annual operating expenses, event underwriting and special projects. The Major Gifts Officer will work with the Director of Development, Major Gifts Director, Planned Giving Officer and Annual Fund Manager to coordinate fundraising strategies and efforts in the management of the Globe's broader portfolio of individual donors.

Director, Development & Membership at The San Diego Museum of Art

Manage the day-to-day activities of the development and membership departments (membership, individual giving, institutional giving, special events, and information services). Oversee a coordinated calendar of activities to achieve strategic and revenue-generating goals in all areas of development and membership. Supervise and provide professional support to department managers, including performance reviews, hiring, professional development, and oversight of strategy implementation.

Student Processor at the San Diego History Center

Student Processors are required to assist the Project Archivist with the arrangement and description of these collections and the creation of finding-aids to fulfill the project goal. This will be a part-time position for a minimum of 10 hours per week with an initial commitment of 3 months. Applicants must have a professional demeanor at all times, with a strong work ethic, high energy and enthusiasm and must be detail-oriented. Must be a current graduate student.

Mechanic at the San Diego Zoo

Essential functions of this position includes performing skilled mechanical and electrical repair and routine maintenance on diesel, gasoline and electric powered vehicles and equipment and performing related work as required. Journey-level experience in automotive and electrical repair is required. This position will require maintenance and repairs on a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.

Security Officer at the San Diego Natural History Museum

Applicant should have two to five years solid security experience, preferably in a cultural institution setting. Related military service and/or previous law enforcement experience will be considered in part to satisfy this requirement. Applicant must possess a valid California Guard Card and current First-Aid/CPR certification; these certifications must be kept current for the duration of employment.

Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

Your new office could be steps from the Prado, Alcazar Garden, and Panda Canyon. Check out the latest job openings at Balboa Park's cultural institutions and the San Diego Zoo. If you apply, be sure to mention that Balboa Park Beat sent you.

Multimedia Assistant at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center (P/T, temporary)
Responsible for designing marketing materials, educational programs and collateral pieces. This involves a variety of graphic and visual items focusing on exhibit indoor and outdoor signage, newspaper and magazine ads, brochures, print publication and flyers, logos, direct mail, Fleetftn_Heidi_Sterlingbillboards and web design while utilizing computer software and innate artistic abilities to complete assignments.

Cashier at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Responsible for greeting guests in a friendly manner, answering questions, and providing excellent customer service to all guests at all times. Cash handling responsibilities include totaling register balance, bank deposits, and requesting change. Responsible for preparing detailed box office reports.

Tour Operator Guide at the San Diego Zoo
Responsible for driving the tour bus throughout the Zoo while presenting an informative narration on the Zoo's features. Will conduct an average of five to six tours daily in a safe, orderly and expedient manner while educating the public and maintaining the Zoo's image of goodwill. Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing, happy people wanted.

Keeper at the San Diego Zoo
Essential job functions for this position include the day-to-day management of animals, feeding and providing for the general care and welfare of assigned exhibit animals, cleaning exhibit enclosures and contiguous areas, providing exhibit security and performing related work as required. Carnivore and hoofstock experience preferred.

Gallery Attendant at the Museum of Photographic Arts
Responsible for working in admissions, the museum store and in the galleries. Duties include greeting guests; participating in training sessions about current exhibitions and reading provided materials on each exhibition so as to be informed and have the ability to interact with visitors in a knowledgeable manner; learning about other programs and events on MoPA’s schedule to assist visitor inquiries and sell those programs to visitors; and selling memberships and products in the store. MOPA_RichardBenton6_lores

Development Assistant at the Museum of Photographic Arts
Responsible for providing fund development support in the areas of general development, donor relations, and special events. Must have demonstrated administrative skills, strong oral and written communications skills, and experience with Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) and contact management database systems.

Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving at The San Diego Museum of Art
Builds and maintains relationships with major donors and planned giving prospects and participants, designing and building strategies and overseeing project management to the Major Gifts and Planned Giving programs. This position supports objectives and achieves gift solicitation targets to raise annual, capital, and endowment funding for The San Diego Museum of Art.

Executive Director at the San Diego Junior Theatre
Responsible for the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives. Oversees all aspects of the organization, including financial, educational, artistic, human resources, and communications. Plans, directs and implements a comprehensive development program that generates individual donor, foundation, and corporate support. Provides vision and leadership for artistic and educational programs.

Gift Shop Supervisor at The Old Globe
Duties include interacting with patrons, cashiering, and closing. The gift shop opens prior to performances and stays open through show intermissions. Available shifts are Thursday and Saturday evenings, plus fill-ins. Weekly schedule would be two shifts per week, with a typical shift being three and a half to four hours.

Fleet photo by Heidi Sterling. MoPA photo by Richard Benton.

Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

Attention: leaders wanted.

Many positions have opened at Balboa Park cultural institutions, including several high-level jobs. If you apply, be sure to tell 'em Balboa Park Beat sent you.

Chief Financial and Chief Operating Officer at the San Diego Natural History Museum
Responsible for all financial, administrative, and general operating and support functions of the museum. These functions encompass: accounting, finance, human resources, information technology, building systems and operations, security, and visitor services. The CFO/COO is the management representative to (and serves) the finance committee of the board of directors.

Executive Director at the San Diego Junior Theatre
Responsible for the consistent achievement of the organization’s mission and financial objectives. Oversees all aspects of the organization, including financial, educational, artistic, human resources, and communications. Plans, directs and implements a comprehensive development program that generates individual donor, foundation, and corporate support. Provides vision and leadership for artistic and educational programs.

Finance Director at the San Diego Museum of Man
Provides financial, operational and programmatic support to the organization. Assists the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and internal controls.

Development Director at the San Diego Museum of Man

Plays a key role in the achievement of the museum’s overall financial goals via the successful planning, developing and managing of a comprehensive fund raising program. Serves as the museum’s ambassador with donors, members, business leaders and community leaders.

Sales Associate at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Responsible for providing courteous and helpful service to patrons. Assists customers in the selection and purchase of science store merchandise. Maintains orderly appearance of store merchandise including daily cleaning and adjusting of displays. Operates cash register and responsible for performing open and closing procedures. Job duties also include notification of the warehouse on out of stock items.

Event Production Crew Member at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Assists in the preparation and execution of meetings and special events held at the Fleet as needed. Works with the special events department to ensure that each event is carried out according to the plan and floor map in place and ensure that each guest attending the event experiences great customer service.

Facilities/Event Assistant at the San Diego Hall of Champions Sports Museum
Works with the events department and facilities team to set up and break down events while also assuming the responsibility of Hall representative during events. Occasionally helps with maintenance and operational needs.

Security Guard at The Old Globe
Requires excellent customer service skills and a driver’s license with a clean driving record. Must be available to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings beginning at approximately 5:15pm, and periodic morning and afternoon shifts.

Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

If your vision of a perfect office includes hundreds of palm trees, one of the world’s largest outdoor pipe organs, and about 14 million visitors per year, Balboa Park is the place for you (Okay, maybe the only place for you). Check out the latest job openings at Park organizations. Be sure to tell ‘em Balboa Park Beat sent you.

Project Archivist at the San Diego History Center
Responsible for performing a variety of duties to enhance access to the history of San Diego and the Border region by creating finding-aids for 133 archival collections for which only very preliminary finding aids or no finding aids of any kind exist. It is a full-time position for 24 months.

Curatorial Director at the San Diego Museum of Man
Responsible for the anthropological collections department and the staff who care for those collections. Must adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship and collection stewardship, contribute to fundraising efforts to support the collections, and serve as an ambassador for SDMoM. The Curatorial Director also serves as a curator with a specific research specialty drawing upon the strength of the SDMoM’s collections.

Graphic Designer at the San Diego Museum of Man
Trees_Landscape_KidsEyeResponsible for the design, production, and maintenance of the Museum’s graphics and website. The Graphic Designer will also complete projects for other departments in the Museum as assigned by the Director of Exhibits.

Flight Director - Challenger Center at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Responsible for facilitating simulated space missions using integrated computer networks and state-of-the-art technology for groups ranging from age 10 to adult. Flight Directors will be responsible for computer trouble-shooting, basic maintenance, and care of facility as needed.

Grant Writer at the San Diego Youth Symphony
Responsible for researching potential funding for which SDYS programs are eligible; reviewing RFPs to develop proposal plans, proposal outlines, and proposal schedules; and researching SDYS programs through visits, meetings and printed materials to gain knowledge of all current programs and the vision for future programs.

Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

If the first thing on your Christmas wish list is a fabulous new job, check out these openings at Balboa Park organizations.

Marketing- Audience Development Manager at The Old Globe
Candidates should have experience and understanding in direct mail, telemarketing, ticketing, and radio, print and internet advertising. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and strong written and verbal communication skills. Preferred candidates will have list and reporting experience with the Tessitura ticketing system. Primary responsibilities: List and report development and maintenance; creation, development and implementation of pre-show events; development and coordination of promotional partnerships; copywriting and other designated portions of the marketing plan. See more about this position and other openings at The Old Globe.

Curatorial Director at the San Diego Museum of Man
Responsible for 1) the anthropological collections department including physical, ethnographic, archaeological, and library, and 2) the staff who care for those collections. Must adhere to rigorous standards of scholarship and collection stewardship, contribute to fundraising efforts to support the collections, and serve as an ambassador for SDMoM in the community. The Curatorial Director also serves as a curator with a specific research specialty drawing upon the strength of the SDMoM’s collections (South American, Latin American, North American, Southwest American Indian, California, Egyptian, and/or Archaeological). See more about this position.

Image Technician at the San Diego History Center
Responsible for scanning original B&W prints and copy negatives from the E.H. Davis Collection. This will be a 12-month-long, full-time position with benefits. Will report to the Project Manager/Cataloger and also work closely with the Director of SDHC’s photo collection.
HighFountain_KidsEye_350pxMust have a minimum two years’ scanning experience with photographs and negatives and an understanding of contrast, tonal range, sharpness, content, and composition. See more about this position.

Audio Production Technician at the Balboa Park Online Collaborative
Responsible for ensuring the creation, editing, and tracking of audio assets from BPOC's partner institutions in Balboa Park. Will report to BPOC with regular status reports a
nd ensure that a smooth workflow of materials processing is maintained. Primary responsibilities: Use audio equipment and software to digitize audio from a variety of sources, including reel-to-reel, vinyl, and audiotapes; perform post-production tasks on assets to ensure consistency and long-term us; and record and track digitization of assets in Google Docs spreadsheet to ensure workflow. See more about this position.

Be sure to tell 'em Balboa Park Beat sent you. Good luck and happy holidays!

Work at the Park: The Latest Job Openings in Balboa Park

Here’s the scoop on the latest job openings at Balboa Park institutions. If you apply, be sure to mention that Balboa Park Beat sent you.  

Marketing Manager at Mingei International Museum
Responsible for development and implementation of the Museum’s marketing and branding plan to build awareness of and support for its mission, exhibitions and programs. This position works directly with the Museum’s public relations, special events, graphic designer/ photographer and web services personnel.

CA Tower and Alcazar photo by BentonAdministrative Assistant for Curatorial Affairs at The San Diego Museum of Art
Responsible for managing the Deputy Director’s office and curatorial department. Attends to administrative, clerical and business details, and oversee day-to-day operations. Assists with collection management and special projects.

Research Technician-Wildlife Diseases at the San Diego Zoo

Performs assigned laboratory, clinical, animal care, or field duties in the support of a variety of research and diagnostic activities. This position will require conducting postmortem examinations on animals under the supervision of a veterinary pathologist, preparing tissues for histologic processing, maintaining data, tissue archives and other assigned activities.

Director of Collections at the San Diego History Center
Responsible for the oversight of SDHC’s museum and library holdings, including 2.5 million photographs and one of the largest historical costume collections on the West Coast. The position requires a high level of creativity and skill, the ability to work with limited supervision, and to make independent decisions.

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