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July 9, 2014 - Current Balboa Park Job Opportunities

Beautiful Balboa Park is a wonderful place to spend your day off...But did you know it is also a fantastic place to work?  

Take a look at some of the current open positions looking for the perfect person...Could it be you? 

Mingei International Museum

BaristaCafé Mingei is the new café at Mingei International Museum, located on the Plaza de Panama in beautiful Balboa Park. Barista duties include excellent customer service, plus maintenance of product quality and overall environment. This is a new, start-up operation and a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make a difference in a mission-based nonprofit.

Museum of Photographic Arts

Visitor Relations Associate - The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) seeks and energetic and detail oriented individual with strong managerial and organizational skills for the position of Visitor Relations Associate

Gallery Attendent - The Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) seeksl highly attentive, detail oriented individual with strong communication skills for the position of Gallery Attendant.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

Cafe Attendant - Café Team Members are responsible for a variety of duties within the Galileo's Café, the food services department of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. 

San Diego Air & Space Museum

 

Development Associate - The Development Associate will work closely with the President/CEO and other senior management staff in planning and implementing development efforts for the Museum including corporate sponsorships, grant research and writing, annual appeals, major gifts, special events, planned giving and individual, corporate and foundation gifts.

San Diego Museum of Man

Museum Security Officer - The security officer performs a wide variety of protective, customer service, and courtesy duties for the Museum.  The security officer is expected to be effective at responding to visitor questions and interacting with museum guests.  The security officer is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for visitors, staff and collections.

Executive Assistant - The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) seeks a full time, professional Executive Assistant to join our leadership team. This professional museum position requires a strong verbal and written communicator, an excellent problem solver, and someone who is well-organized, meticulous and tech-savvy. The Executive Assistant is critical in ensuring that the first impression of the museum is of the highest quality. We are seeking someone who is a team-oriented community builder and full of positive, can-do energy. Our efforts to reinvent SDMoM as a leader in the field recognize that our ability to do so depends on a first-rate, community-oriented, and supportive staff. Candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with our mission, vision, and core values before applying. 

San Diego Natural History Museum

Production Designer - The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a highly motivated Production Designer for our Marketing and Communications Department. The ideal candidate possesses strong graphic design and technical skills as well as excellent organizational practices. The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, an impeccable attention to detail, the passion to represent the brand by executing designs in keeping with the Museum’s style, and the ability to work successfully as a part of a diverse team.

Membership Manager - This position is responsible for planning and managing the overall Museum membership program. This includes the implementation of departmental strategies to attain the Museum’s annual membership goals. Responsibilities include coordinating all member events, processing memberships, printing membership cards, running renewal and lapsed notices, tracking membership statistics and handling membership customer service issues. Must have superb attention to detail and strong analytical skills.  Donor database experience required, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Excel and Word. Full-time position in the Institutional Advancement Department and reports to the Senior Director of Development and Membership.

Development Assistant, temporary, part-time - The Development Assistant provides professional administrative support to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts.  This position also provides administrative support to the Development Department, back-up administrative support to the Executive Assistant and assists in receptionist duties.  This is a part-time, temporary position.

 

These are open positions as of July 9, 2014.  Please verfiy posting is still open and apply directly with the institution.

Work in the Park! Posted May 9, 2014

Interested in working at Balboa Park? Take a look at these open positions!

Digital Media Manager at Balboa Park Online Collaborative

BPOC seeks a Digital Media Manager to assist in the management and production of a diverse range of digital projects, delivered to websites, kiosks and mobile, that improve public access to  the rich content found in Balboa Park’s museums, including subjects such as History, Art,  Science, Transportation. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, business-minded,  proactive individual with strong project management, technical, and communications skills. (MORE)

Digital Content Developer (Full-time, 12-month position) at TheNAT

The Digital Content Developer reports to the Senior Director of Public Programs and is responsible for creating engaging, accurate, and accessible content for a mobile indoor positioning app.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Work with the Indoor Positioning Project Manager to help identify location-based stories within the museum and coordinate the publication of this content (text, photograph, and video) through a content management system. 
• Create original content or adapt and update existing content to ensure that it is suitable to the medium and target audience 
• Work with other museum staff as needed in tying content together with other content delivery modalities. 
• Other duties as assigned
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Digital Content Developer (Part-time, temporary) at TheNAT

The Digital Content Developer reports to the Senior Director of Public Programs and is responsible for creating engaging, accurate, and accessible content for a mobile application on San Diego Natural History
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
• Work with the Project Manager and staff to assemble existing content/media for three regional parks in San Diego. 
• Create original content or adapt and update existing content to ensure that it is suitable to the medium and target audience 
• Work with other museum staff as needed in tying content together with other content delivery modalities. 
• Other duties as assigned
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Community Program Manager at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

The Community Program Manager will oversee Phase Two implementation and refinement of SDYS’ El Sistema-inspired Community Opus Project.

Responsibilities include supervising and supporting the Opus Project Coordinator and Community Teach Artists; leading the creation of a Community Youth Orchestra for middle and high school musicians; transforming the current Opus Project site-based program for elementary school students into a District Orchestra and Bands program; building strong relationships and bonds with families; deepening the collaboration with school leaders and teachers; serving as spokesperson for SDYS in the community; coordinating research and evaluation partnerships; and spreading the lessons from the Community Opus Project to new school districts. (MORE)

Work in the Park! Updated April 29, 2014

Interested in working at Balboa Park? Take a look at these open positions!  

Program Coordinator at Balboa Park Learning Institute (BPLI)
The Balboa Park Cultural Partnership is seeking a full-time Program Coordinator to support the Balboa Park Learning Institute initiatives. Please review the position description and qualifications in the attachment below, and follow the instructions to apply(MORE)

Visitor Experience – Assistant Manager at Mingei International Museum
Support management of day-to-day operations at the Museum’s front desk and in The Collector’s Gallery (Museum store), including coordination of all purchasing, providing excellent customer service and assistance with marketing, consignments and displays. (MORE)

Visitor Experience Associate, part-time, temporary at Mingei International Museum
The Visitor Experience Associate is the face of the Museum. The position is a liaison between the public and the Museum’s exhibitions, programming. The position can be located at the front desk or in The Collectors’ Gallery. The position provides exceptional customer service to enhance the visitor experience. The VE Associate must be knowledgeable about all aspects of Museum activities and able to communicate core messages in engaging ways to visitors and potential visitors. (MORE)

CAFÉ MANAGER/BARISTA PRINCIPALE at Mingei International Museum
The Barista Principale will manage daily operations at Café Mingei, located on the Plaza de Panama in beautiful Balboa Park. Duties include vendor relations, staff supervision and customer service, plus management of product quality and overall environment. This is a new, start-up operation and a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to make a difference in a mission-based nonprofit. (MORE)

Executive Assistant at the San Diego Museum of Man
This professional museum position requires a strong verbal and written communicator, an excellent problem solver, and someone who is well-organized, meticulous and tech-savvy. The Executive Assistant is critical in ensuring that the first impression of the museum is of the highest quality. We are seeking someone who is a team-oriented community builder and full of positive, can-do energy. (MORE)

Illusion Specialist at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Facilitates the interaction of museum visitors and school children with the ILLUSION exhibition and the scientific principles behind it. Experience and interest in magic and sleight of hand welcome. (MORE)

Director of Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations at TheNAT (San Diego Natural History Museum)
This position manages the cultivation, development, submission and stewardship of foundation, corporate and government proposals. In addition, this position is responsible for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grants, including progress and final reports. (MORE)

External Relations Director at San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservancy
The External Relations Director will lead SDYS’ overall resource development, communications, and marketing strategy. By working closely with the President & CEO and Board of Directors to strengthen relationships with individuals, the External Relations Director will manage identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors to increase SDYS’ resource base. (MORE)

Work in the Park

Interested in working at Balboa Park? Take a look at these open positions!

Visitors Services Associate, Part Time Temporary: TheNAT
The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking enthusiastic and friendly part time Visitor Services Associates (VSA’s) for the exciting exhibition Real Pirates. VSA’s provide Museum guests an unparalleled customer service experience in a fast-paced educational and entertaining environment. (MORE)

Membership and Development Coordinator, San Diego History Center
The Membership and Development Coordinator is in charge of membership services and maintaining excellent member and donor relations for the San Diego History Center.  The Coordinator provides essential support for both the development and membership offices and is a member of the History Center’s development team, responsible for meeting annual fundraising and membership goals. The Coordinator assists with membership and development initiatives and membership and fundraising events. (MORE)

Membership Manager, Mingei International Museum
The Membership Manager provides proactive management of all aspects of the Museum’s membership program, including the excursion program, and oversees staff assigned to assist with department responsibilities and all aspects of the Museum’s volunteer program. (MORE)

Event and Marketing Coordinator, Japanese Friendship Garden
Special Events: Plan, organize, and promote JFGSD’s annual events including our benefit gala, community events, appreciation events and festivals, provide on-site coordination- this includes interaction with event participants, City staff and other Balboa Park institutions, manage permit acquisition in accordance with Balboa Park and San Diego City and County regulations… (MORE)

Dance Teacher and Costume Designer at San Diego Junior Theatre

Public Relations and Promotions Manager, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center
Secures ongoing media coverage of the Fleet’s offerings, events, programs, and projects across multiple platforms, including TV, radio, print, social media, and online media,  to generate abundant, positive press and high awareness among visitors and potential visitors for the Science Center’s exhibitions, films, events and programs in the community.
This individual will be responsible for writing, editing, and ensuring the timely flow of information to the media through press kits, news releases, media alerts, and pitch communications. (MORE)

Other job offerings at The Fleet
ILLUSION Specialist
Visitors Services Associate
Senior Science Educator
Custodian
Science Educator
Café Team Member

Security Officer at the San Diego Museum of Man
The security officer performs a wide variety of protective, customer service, and courtesy duties for the Museum. The security officer is expected to be effective at responding to visitor questions and interacting with museum guests. The security officer is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for visitors, staff, and collections. – (MORE)

Development Associate at The San Diego Air & Space Museum
The Development Associate will work closely with the President/CEO and other senior management staff in planning and implementing development efforts for the Museum including corporate sponsorships, grant research and writing, annual appeals, major gifts, special events, planned giving, and individual, corporate and foundation gifts (MORE)

Marketing and Communications Manager at Museum of Photographic Arts

 

Balboa Park Job Opportunities - April 7, 2014

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

Mingei International Museum - Membership Manager

Does this job interest you?  Then embrace your inner International design asthetic and apply today!

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.

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