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  • Gallery Educator posted on 05/23/2017

    San Diego Museum of Man

    Reports to: Lead Gallery Educator
    Employment Status: Part-Time/Non-Exempt - $12.50/hour

    The San Diego Museum of Man's mission is to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience. The Museum, housed in an architectural gem in the heart of Balboa Park, aims to hold a space for discourse on topics that matter and to be a place where visitors can find the fun in profundity. Our staff demonstrates great flexibility, generosity, kindness, humor, excellent judgment, and attention to detail. We love our community, our visitors, and our team! Commitment to a team approach is a must and a clear perspective is appreciated. If you like being around hard-working, welcoming, appreciative idealists with no shortage of opinions, please join us. Be part of making our community better by working in a museum that aims to be part of the solution.

    Description: Gallery Educator
    The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM or the Museum) seeks a part-time Gallery Educator to engage visitors through tours, drop-in interactions, and school programs. The Gallery Educator will lead tours of our historic tower and work within our galleries facilitating activities to enhance our visitors’ experience. The Gallery Educator serves as an integral member of our front line staff and must be able to interact with the general public, students and teachers, and groups. This position is three to four days a week with additional on-call availability, roughly 12-24 hours per week, and includes weekend, evening and holiday hours.

    The Gallery Educator reports to the Lead Gallery Educator and is expected to work collaboratively as part of a dynamic team of committed, passionate educators.

    The Gallery Educator Is:
    Engaging….loves to interact with the public, with learners of all ages; open to experimenting with various strategies to get conversations and interactions going between and among visitors.
    Collaborative…works effectively with other museum staff, volunteers, and community members to create engaging tours, gallery encounters, and educational experiences.
    Dynamic…. works with vigor to create experiences for adult, family, and school visitors that expand beyond the tried and true, imbued with creativity and experimentation.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Reporting to the Lead Gallery Educator, the Gallery Educator performs the following:
    • Welcomes visitors to the Museum in a friendly and hospitable manner.
    • Leads/assists historic and interactive storytelling tours of the California Tower.
    • Implements a variety of activities and visitor interactions including tours, activity carts, storytelling, facilitated dialogues, art-making activities, etc.
    • Leads school and group tours and workshops of core exhibits such as Ancient Egypt, Race: Are We So Different?, and Maya: People of Earth and Sky.
    • Performs related duties as assigned.

    Experience, Education, or Skills Required:
    Background in performing arts and / or informal or formal education. Candidate must possess excellent customer interaction skills and public speaking abilities, work well with a diverse group of colleagues, flexibility for the changing needs of each day, and the ability to handle a fast-paced environment while providing a quality visitor experience. Candidate must be outgoing and able to initiate engagement with any and all visitors (and have fun in the process).

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The job regularly requires the employee to stand for long periods of time, both indoors and out, as well as walk, climb or balance, crouch, and stoop. The position is responsible for leading/assisting up to four group tours a day of a historic, eight-story tower, requiring the climbing of multiple staircases while projecting his or her voice to deliver an informational tour. Additional climbs up the tower may also be required whenever necessary. The position occasionally requires the lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds.

    Weekends and holidays required.

    How to Apply:
    The San Diego Museum of Man is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Recruiting@museumofman.org with “Gallery Educator” and your first initial and last name in the subject line. Principals only. No phone calls please.

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  • Ticket Services Manager posted on 04/27/2017

    La Jolla Music Society

    Department: Marketing & Ticket Services
    Reports to: Marketing Director
    Status: Full-time, exempt
    Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

    Join the dynamic team at La Jolla Music Society (LJMS), one of Southern California’s premier presenters of world-class performing arts. LJMS contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality through year-round, multi-disciplinary presentations of internationally acclaimed orchestras, chamber music, recitals, jazz, dance and special events, in addition to our annual chamber music festival SummerFest. LJMS is currently in the process of building The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in San Diego, a 49,000 square-foot-facility that be the new home of the organization.

    SUMMARY
    The Ticketing Services Manager is responsible for programming and monitoring the ticketing system along with related information sources and is responsible for day-to-day operations of the ticket office. The position assures the staff provides high-quality customer service to all LJMS ticket buyers and donors while enforcing all LJMS ticket policies and procedures. This position must have a functional knowledge of all aspects of the current ticketing system and utilize this knowledge for a variety of operational tasks (financial reports, analytics, list generation). The position manages relationships with the venue box offices and serves as the lead on-site ticket representative at selected LJMS performances and events. This position will also be responsible for developing and implementing ticket office procedures for The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, including a ticketing system conversion and rental policies and procedures.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school completion or equivalent. Bachelors degree preferred
    • Minimum of three years of experience in a management position responsible for customer service, cash handling and staff supervision. Previous experience in performing arts ticket office, preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and working understanding of tickets systems and databases. Experience in current ticketing software (Tickets.com’s ProVenue Max) a plus
    • Must be able to move quickly through work and set the pace in the office and/or venue
    • Attendance at most La Jolla Music Society events is required, including nights and weekends.
    • Interest in classical music or performing arts a plus.
    • Must be able to push and lift up to 50lbs and have a valid Driver’s License.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to cbenavides@ljms.org

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  • Graphic & Web Designer posted on 04/27/2017

    La Jolla Music Society

    Department: Marketing & Ticket Services
    Reports to: Marketing Director
    Status: Full-time, exempt
    Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

    Join the dynamic team at La Jolla Music Society (LJMS), one of Southern California’s premier presenters of world-class performing arts. LJMS contributes to San Diego’s cultural vitality through year-round, multi-disciplinary presentations of internationally acclaimed orchestras, chamber music, recitals, jazz, dance and special events, in addition to our annual chamber music festival SummerFest. LJMS is currently in the process of building The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in San Diego, a 49,000 square-foot-facility that be the new home of the organization.

    SUMMARY
    The Graphic & Web Designer is a proactive team player that works directly with the Marketing Director to execute marketing plans designed to meet or exceed ticket sales goals for all LJMS performances, and realize the organization’s mission and vision. The Graphic & Web Designer is responsible for all activity related to print, graphic and web design for the organization. This position maintains the organization’s established brand and ensures message consistency, proper logo usage and adherence to style guidelines. Additionally, the Graphic & Web Designer acts as a representative for the organization as requested, to proactively create and maintain relationships throughout the community while working closely with La Jolla Music Society administration, artistic, development, education, finance, and production departments.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • BA/BS/BFA degree in marketing, multimedia, visual, video or graphic design, marketing, communications, liberal arts or related field.
    • Minimum of two years of directly related design experience in a non-profit, media or agency environment.
    • Working knowledge of design and layout software (Adobe Creative Cloud: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat) required; Ability to design on PC-based platform; skills in photography and video production and editing a plus.
    • Proficient in content management platforms and other web-based technologies; familiarity with WordPress and HTML a plus.
    • Familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Power Point, Outlook and Excel
    • Highly organized and detail oriented; Ability to work well independently and with a team in a high-pressure fast paced environment.
    • Strong project and time management skills, Ability to maintain multiple priorities and meet design and production deadlines.
    • Attendance at most La Jolla Music Society events is required, including nights and weekends.
    • Interest in classical music or performing arts a plus.
    • Must be able to push and lift up to 50lbs and have a valid Driver’s License.

    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to cbenavides@ljms.org 

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  • Assistant Stage Managers posted on 04/27/2017

    New Village Arts Theatre

    New Village Arts (Carlsbad) is looking for non-union assistant stage managers for their upcoming 17th season! Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, directed by Christy Yael-Cox begins May 12 at Horton Grand Theatre and moves to NVA July through August. American Hero, directed by Kristianne Kurner, starts rehearsal mid August and runs through mid October. Cloud Tectonics, directed by Herbert Siguenza, starts rehearsal January 2018 and runs through February. Men on Boats, directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed, starts in March 2018 and runs through April. Avenue Q, directed by AJ Knox, begins May 2018 and runs through beginning of July 2018. There is pay.

    Please email your resume to the production manager at ross@newvillagearts.org.

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