USC Pacific Asia Museum
Pasadena, California 91101
Open Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 6pm
Public Communications Coordinator
The responsibilities of the candidate in this position are to market and promote the USC Pacific Asia Museum's programs and services, and serve as a spokesperson for the organization within the community, to government agencies, and/or to business partners. The individual in this role will coordinate media and public relations activities.
Researches grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Gathers information from various departments and organizes and writes grant proposals from government, corporate and foundation sources. Develops/maintains effective, long term working relationships with grantors to facilitate approval of grants. Monitors grant status and reports on use of funds.
Education Specialist (listed as Program Specialist on USC Careers)
The successful candidate will be creative and professional, have strong communication skills, and be comfortable in a dynamic team environment. He or she must have up-to-date knowledge of current practices in gallery teaching, museum education, and volunteer management. BA required; master's preferred. Prior art museum or education experience required. Periodic weekend and evening hours required.
Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Education Specialist manages the school and public tour programs, and volunteer program. Duties include:
•Work collaboratively with Docent Council to recruit and train docents.
•Provide ongoing professional development for docents and teaching artists regarding pedagogy, teaching strategies, and touring techniques.
•Oversee and collaborate with teaching artists to develop new hands-on workshops.
•Correspond with teachers and tour operators to schedule group visits.
•Collaborate with the Pasadena Educational Foundation to execute My Masterpieces partnership.
•Utilize coaching from consultants to design grant-supported updates to the volunteer program, including an extensive technological upgrade of records.
•Recruit, interview, and train new volunteers and cultivate a community of existing and new volunteers.
•Manage volunteers at public programs and outreach events.
•Plan appreciation events for volunteers, including large annual gathering in fall.
•Coordinate schedules with docents, volunteers, and teaching artists.
•Oversee ongoing evaluation of tour and volunteer programs.
•Other duties as needed to support the tour and volunteer programs and other efforts of the Education Department.
Bachelor's degree Combination experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.
The Getty Foundation Collections Management Internship
He/she will be involved in the day-to-day activities of the department, de-installing exhibitions, monitoring permanent galleries and loans on view, maintaining permanent collections and the collections database, assisting with the gallery and storage improvement projects, and communicating with outside entities on behalf of the museum. The Collections Management Intern will receive training in: art handling and cataloguing; how to pack objects safely for travel and storage; how to prepare condition reports for loans and how to run reports and gather data from the collections management database.
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USC Pacific Asia Museum prohibits discrimination against current or prospective employees on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic.