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Interpretive Services Program Assistant (Part-Time)

Maidu Museum

The Maidu Museum & Historic Site is a Native American museum that focuses on the history, culture, and arts of the Maidu people. The Maidu Museum is excited to be accepting applications for a part time position for an Interpretive Assistant. This position will be assisting in museum operations, front desk and visitor services, and education activities.

We are looking for someone who:

·       Provides excellent customer service to museum visitors at the Front Desk, over the phone, and through email.

·       Leads interpretive and educational programs, including tours for school children, specialty classes, and summer camps.

·       Helps with Gift Shop sales, restocking inventory, and organizing stock.

·       Has an interest in history, anthropology, archaeology, Native American culture and history and natural science.

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Director of Education

Crocker Art Museum

The Director of Education is responsible for the creation, development, and evaluation of the interpretive and educational programming at the City of Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum. The position is responsible for developing and implementing an annual plan designed to promote student, adult, educator, and family programs of the highest quality, author new products, and manage resources. The position provides leadership and strategic direction to the Education staff and works closely with members of the senior management team toward fulfilling the institutional vision and mission.

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School & Teacher Program Coordinator

Crocker Art Museum

The School & Teacher Program Coordinator will work within the Education team on developing, planning, and implementing a dynamic schedule of educational programs for K-12 schools and teachers that align not only with the Museum's mission and goals but also with California State Content Standards.

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Folsom History Museum & Pioneer Village



Folsom History is looking for a VISITOR SERVICES COORDINATOR who can support our nonprofit organization during the coming year. Folsom History currently operates two sites, the Folsom History Museum and Folsom Pioneer Village, with a third location under development – the Chinese Heritage Musuem. Our goal is to leverage all three sites and associated programming to become a sustainable, thriving family of museums. 

The main responsibilities of the VISITOR SERVICES COORDNATOR include opening and closing the museum, welcoming visitors as they walk through the door, answering inquiries and phone calls, and providing admission/retail sales and project support. This person will also assist the Operations Director with product merchandising and improvements to our online store, product marketing for social media and digital marketing, and other projects (as needed). All Folsom History employees and volunteers are expected to provide the very best visitor services experience possible. 


The part-time Visitor Services Coordinator will report to the Operations Director and work closely with the rest of the Folsom History Team. Specific responsibilities include: 

  • • Prepare the museum for visitors and school groups by ensuring the Museum floor is prepared, interactives and facilities are organized/stocked, and signage is properly displayed 
  • • Act as primary key holder when other staff are not on the premise 
  • • Open and close register(s) by maintaining accurate cash counts and ensuring daily sales are deposited and reconciled 
  • • Provide exemplary customer service by helping with museum admissions, memberships, inquiries, and phone calls 

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California State Railroad Museum

 Overview of the Position: 

Reporting to Events Manager, the CSRMF Events & Programs Coordinator works closely with Foundation Staff, Museum Docents, Sacramento Southern Railroad Volunteers and State Parks staff to assist in the smooth and successful planning and execution of a wide range of development and revenue producing events. The reporting location is 106 K Street, Suite 200 in Old Sacramento and complimentary daily parking is available directly behind the California State Railroad Museum. 

Types of events included within the portfolio of the Events & Programs Coordinator include: 

  • • Membership and Volunteer Appreciation 
  • • Fundraising Opportunities in the Museum and with the Sacramento Southern Railroad 
  • • Themed Excursion Trains (Track or Treat, Charters) 
  • • The Polar Express TM excursion train ride. This large month-long event occurs during the holiday season in Old Sacramento and is the number one fundraising event for the Foundation. 
  • • Other events and industry conference coordination as needed. 

Examples of Essential Duties: 

  • • Assist with the planning, coordination, and boots on the ground execution of all CSRMF events including Track or Treat and Polar Express TM. 
  • • Assist with the development of rentals and charter operations. 
  • • Assist with the coordination of volunteers. 
  • • Keeping event documentation current. 

Our preferred candidate will possess the following qualities: 

  • • Strong interpersonal skills and have demonstrated success working with volunteers and large teams. 
  • • Clear and crisp communication both verbally and in writing via various communication mediums. 
  • • Understand, appreciate, and thrive in a team environment. 
  • • Be highly organized and detail oriented. 
  • • Have 2+ years of event management/ coordination experience in a nonprofit or entertainment-based organization. Experience in theatrical production is highly desirable. 
  • • Be able to respond to changing situations in a flexible manner to meet current needs. 
  • • Possess strong computer skills, including the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with DonorPerfect, Constant Contact and website CMS is a plus. 
  • • Willingness to take ownership. 
  • • Personal determination and grit. 
  • • A keen sense of humor. 
  • • Extreme schedule flexibility including nights, weekends, and holidays. Overtime may be required depending on foundation needs. 

  • • Customer service skills. 

Physical Demands: 

  • • Ability to sit at a desk performing typical office tasks for extended periods. 
  • • Ability to climb on and off railroad equipment. 
  • • Ability to stand for extended periods. 
  • • Ability to walk for extended periods. 
  • • Ability to work outside in hot and cold conditions. 
  • • Ability to lift 25-40lbs repeatedly. 


This hourly full-time benefited position is budgeted at $25/hr. Benefits package includes free parking, three weeks of paid vacation, 90% coverage of medical insurance, and full coverage of vision and dental insurance. 

How to Apply: 

For full consideration, please send a resume outlining your experience and education, and a cover letter explaining your interest and desire to work for the foundation to Megan Villapudua, Interim Chief Operations Officer at with the subject line Events Coordinator Application by April 14, 2023. Initial interviews of selected candidates are scheduled for April 24-25, 2023. No phone calls please. 

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Sutters Fort Museum Store Positions

Are you or someone you know someone looking for 8-10 hours of work a week in a rewarding, unique environment? Need a job that will work around other commitments you have- like picking kids up from school or college classes? Join us at our nonprofit Museum Store at Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.

All shifts take place during park hours, (10AM to 5PM) and we currently are looking to hire individuals who can work half-day shifts on weekdays through June.

Starting hourly pay is $17 per hour and increases after training period is completed. To apply, please send an email to us(Friends at with your resume/job history and contact information.

Friends of Sutter’s Fort is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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Archives Fellow

Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum seeks a graduate student to digitize historic estate correspondence, records, and create associated metadata. The Fellow will scan historical documents, edit images, generate master digital files (TIFFs), access and reference files (JPEGs), and create descriptive metadata for the digital surrogates. The Fellow will also conduct professional development for docents and interns as a consorted effort to begin the cataloging of the museum collection, set up a comprehensive system, and provide training for museum staff and resource and media center staff. 

The Fellow will also write one story for publication on the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum website and will write a final report at the end of the semester. 

This temporary project for the spring 2023 semester includes a $2,000 stipend 

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Sacramento Children’s Museum

Sacramento Children’s Museum is seeking enthusiastic, creative, and motivated individual(s) to assist with our school outreach and educational programming. Educators are expected to facilitate interactive enrichment that includes art, STEM, music, and play programming. A qualified candidate should be organized, reliable, punctual, and enthusiastic about working with young children and their families.

All applicants must be available to work during school hours with occasional weekend or evening availability.

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Annual Fund Manager

SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

Working closely with other members of the organization and reporting to the Director of Marketing and Development, the Annual Fund Manager will have primary responsibility for ensuring a successful annual fund and related campaigns and appeals. This position oversees the donor database and donor acknowledgements, helps establish and implement data-entry policies and procedures to ensure data consistency and quality, writes grant proposals for corporate funding and leads efforts to develop philanthropic strategies to create opportunities to give throughout the year. 

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Guest Services Representative

Fairytale Town

This seasonal minimum wage position is responsible for conducting birthday parties, sell retail merchandise at the retail cart and provide customer services at the Box Office. Duties may include but are not limited to:

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Animal Keeper

Fairytale Town

The Animal Keeper is responsible for caring for domestic farm animals (sheep, goats, rabbits, pigs, donkeys, cows, etc.) and exotic animals (arachnids, parrots) including related cleaning and maintenance as well as assisting with general grounds and maintenance. The candidate for this position will be expected to do animal presentations for classroom visits and workshops.

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State Park Interpreter I & II online exam

The Exam Unit is happy to announce the release of the State Park Interpreter I & II online exams.  The exams are now accessible on a continuous basis through Cal Careers. A special thanks to all the State Parks Subject Matter Experts who assisted with the exam development process!

I have included the links to the exam bulletins below.

Note: The Interpreter III online exam is scheduled for release on or around May 16, 2022.  Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me.

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Retail Coordinator - Part Time

Sutter’s Fort

The RETAIL COORDINATOR supports the efforts of Friends of Sutter’s Fort. The main responsibilities of the seasonal RETAIL COORDINATOR include both retail sales and project/program support. At the nonprofit museum store, our RETAIL COORDINATOR will welcome customers, help them locate items, promote the features and benefits of items in the store, ring up purchases, restock items as necessary and clean the store and back stock/supply areas. They will also assist the Director of Retail Operations with improvements to the online store (photography, product descriptions) and product marketing including drafting social media. This team member will also help Friends of Sutter’s Fort with short-term projects related to fundraising, community outreach and other aspects of our nonprofit efforts. All employees of Friends of Sutter’s Fort must strive to provide visitors with exceptional customer service. 

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 The Administrative Coordinator will provide support and assistance in managing CAM’s membership program, communications, and operations. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager and in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.

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The Program Coordinator will provide support and assistance in managing CAM’s programs and services. Under the supervision of the Operations Manager and in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures


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Development Manager

Verge Center for the Arts

The Development Manager is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Executive Director overseeing the development and implementation of all fundraising activities at Verge. The key projects this position is responsible for include: managing the membership database and identifying individuals for stewardship; developing a major gift program with supplemental materials; scheduling and supervising quarterly fund appeal mailings, membership acquisitions, and renewals; coordinating higher level member events including bus trips, lunches, and gallery tours; overseeing all moving parts of the art auction and other special events; ordering membership brochures and revising benefits where needed. Weekend and evening hours required. Download PDF to read full description.

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Office Assistant

California State Railroad Museum

Reporting to the Office Manager, the CSRMF Office Assistants work closely with Foundation Staff, Museum Docents, Sacramento Southern Railroad Volunteers and State Parks Staff to assist in a wide range of office, membership, and development support functions. The reporting location is 106 K Street, Suite 200 in Old Sacramento and complimentary daily parking is available directly behind the California State Railroad Museum. 

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Sacramento Children’s Museum

The Sacramento Children’s Museum seeks a Play Facilitator to play a key role in the Museum’s

day-the-day operations.

Play Facilitators work primarily on the Museum floor in all exhibition galleries, interacting with

children and adults as they play within the Museum. Additionally, Play Facilitators lead activities

and programs while maintaining the highest standards of friendly, helpful, and responsive visitor

service at all times.

A qualified candidate should be experienced, creative, and enthusiastic about working with young

children and their families.

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Interpretive Services Program Leader

Roseville Utility Exploration Center

The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Interpretive Services Program Leader (Museum Educator). The position’s primary responsibilities are to lead school programs, staff an interactive visitor center, conduct exhibit/utility facility tours, and assist with workshops. This position is limited to a maximum of 1500 hours per fiscal year and requires availability to work Saturdays and weekdays, as needed.

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