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The Associate Preparator works with the larger Preparation Team in collaboration with Exhibition Teams and Collections staff on the preparation, fabrication, installation, de-installation, maintenance, transportation and storage activities related to temporary exhibitions, core gallery rotations, collections care, and institutional projects as assigned. May act as a Lead Preparator for assigned projects.
The Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience is responsible for leading and implementing institution-wide marketing and audience engagement strategies to ensure the museum’s growth in visitor attendance and a positive experience among the Museum’s diverse visitors. The Director oversees the continuum of marketing, communication and digital engagement strategies through the on-site customer experience, including retail operations. The position balances the Museum’s multiple commitments to: (i) provide broad access as a civic institution with (ii) building brand awareness and visibility; and (iii) accelerate growth through attendance-based, earned revenue. As a member of the Senior Leadership Council, the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience will work collaboratively in a co-leadership model with shared responsibility to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic goals including advancing social impact and financial sustainability.
The Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience is a member of the six-person Senior Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Director. The position oversees three (3) Associate Directors of: Communications, Marketing/Digital Strategy, and Visitor Experience. The position also works in partnership with the Director of Philanthropy to provide coaching, support, and broad oversight to these functions, and works in collaboration with team members in the Content and Experience and Organizational Effectiveness/Shared Resource business units.
The key priorities for the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Visitor Experience will be to:
- Build and solidify the team in the Marketing and Communications unit.
- Partner with the Director of Philanthropy to build and solidify the new “circle” of Advancement and Engagement.
- Develop and implement an innovative and comprehensive marketing plan that will:
- Welcome visitors back to OMCA;
- Roll out the OMCA rebrand with a new web site redesign; and
- Include strategies for the new business model optimization to grow revenue.
- Support internal and external “storytelling” and communications around OMCA’s racial justice journey.
First consideration will be given to applications received by July 9, 2021. To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume, letter of interest to The Byers Group at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter of interest should outline why you are interested in joining OMCA and your relevant accomplishments. Please provide two examples of why you would be a strong candidate and the key attributes you would bring to this position. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to: Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279, email@example.com and/or Ms. Stella Marks, 909-615-5896, firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE ON THIS SITE.
OMCA is leading the national Museum community with its organizational redesign efforts to become a cultural institution that serves the community and fosters a culture of equity, innovation, collaboration and leadership development. The Director of People is imperative to OMCA’s organizational culture transformation. The position is responsible for partnering with senior staff, Board and vendors/partners to conceive, create, implement and execute People Strategy solutions that drive business results and ensure people are valued and that positions are staffed and functioning at the highest capacity to achieve institutional goals. The position also acts as a liaison between staff and the aforementioned parties to ensure compliance, create practices that attract, reward, and retain talented staff in service of advancing OMCA’s mission and goals.
The Director of People is a member of the six-person Senior Leadership Council and reports to the Executive Director. The position oversees two (2) positions within the Human Resources Department. The Director of People works collaboratively in a co-leadership model with the CFO to co-lead the Operational Effectiveness/Shared Resources unit within the new organizational structure, providing coaching, support, and broad oversight to staff leaders for the Museum’s Volunteer Program, Institution-wide Project Management, and Visitor Evaluation and Insights functions of the Museum. The position also works in collaboration with team members in the Advancement and Engagement, and Content and Experience business units.
The key priorities for the Director of People will be to:
- Navigate organizational and culture change and the impact on people, policies, and systems.
- With a specific lens for workforce diversity, recruit for mission critical positions within the organization workforce.
- Continue to develop innovative Learning & Development curriculum and on-boarding tools/strategies that align all employees with the OMCA’s anti-racism, DEI culture, mission and values.
- Lead and expand OMCA’s HR compensation/classification, talent acquisition and recruitment, on-boarding, training and development, benefit strategies and all related processes and systems.
- Manage OMCA’s cross-functional team charged with managing learning and training initiatives to support and guide the Museum’s efforts to embrace and celebrate diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
First consideration will be given to applications received by July 9, 2021. To apply for this outstanding opportunity, please electronically submit your resume, letter of interest to The Byers Group at: email@example.com. The letter of interest should outline why you are interested in joining OMCA and your relevant accomplishments. Please provide two examples of why you would be a strong candidate and the key attributes you would bring to this position. Confidential inquiries are encouraged and can be directed to: Ms. Brett Byers, 323-403-8279, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Mr. Cary Jordan, 718-753-4008, email@example.com. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE ON THIS SITE.
The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for all philanthropic activities of the Museum including but not limited to annual giving and membership, planned giving, institutional giving, and major gifts. The Director of Philanthropy drives strategies for acquisition and retention of all contributed revenue through innovative and traditional methods in order to achieve OMCA’s goal for social impact and financial sustainability. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy works collaboratively and with shared responsibility with other executive level staff to ensure achievement of the Museum’s strategic goals and to support the work of the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees.
To apply for this position, or for additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and be kept strictly confidential. PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS JOB ONLINE ON THIS SITE.
The Creative Producer plays a pivotal role in OMCA’s digital strategy, by developing and guiding others in the creation of engaging and strategic video content. The Museum’s dynamic audio/visual content spans elevating in-gallery experiences, external marketing and communications, and institutional resources. In this position, you will work closely with cross functional teams to create media assets that are on brand, meet the stated objectives, and can be re-purposed across multiple platforms when required.
The Director of Facilities & Safety is responsible for the effective management and maintenance of the Museum’s buildings and building systems, including the Conservation Lab and Collections Research Center, and internal and external Museum event production functions. The position creates a safe and secure physical environment for Museum staff, volunteers, visitors and collections. The position also collaborates in the successful implementation of the Museum’s wide variety of programs, events, and exhibits, and ensures that the physical environment reflects the Museum’s mission, vision, and visitor-centered philosophy of being a museum, garden, and gathering place for the community. The position facilitates capital improvements and major facilities projects, including construction, renovations, and upgrades. The position is the main point of contact for the City of Oakland’s Public Works department for major repairs and capital improvements.
This position leads a five-person team that directly manages the Museum’s buildings, gardens and living collections, overall safety, and external and internal events operations functions. The Museum’s buildings are primarily owned by the City of Oakland and its main campus location is a historic concrete structure in the brutalist architectural style, completed in 1969.
The Visitor Insights Specialist enhances the visitor experience at OMCA by providing a welcoming presence in the galleries and garden; offering excellent customer service; assessing conditions in the galleries and garden to ensure the safety and security of visitors and collections; creating a visitor feedback loop; and conducting rigorous evaluations and audience research projects. This position focuses on the visitor and their experiences, rather than the educational role of explaining exhibition content. The Visitor Insights Specialist is a facilitator and active researcher who uses evaluative thinking to both address the needs of visitors and inform the work of OMCA. The position is 30 hours per week, Wednesday-Sunday.
The Developer of Learning, Experience and Programming is responsible for coordination and implementation of public programming, interpretive and experience initiatives, and educational activities that support OMCA’s brand as a museum, garden and gathering place and advance its social impact of building trust, understanding, and connection between people and communities. The position develops a range of offerings in collaboration with staff and community partners that connect audiences to the Museum’s exhibitions, core galleries, and collections. The position works in partnership with a unit of Program Managers and Program Developers who work cross-functionally and support a cohesive slate of programming, learning, and experience activities.
The Museum currently has two open positions (see Roll Specific Responsibilities below).
Garden & Festival Programming
The Ticketing & Retail Sales Associate is a critical public-facing member of OMCA’s staff, who works as part of a collaborative, cross-functional team to welcome guests, sell tickets, memberships, and merchandise, and to provide a high standard of guest experience for a wide-range of on campus activities including gallery admission, garden programs, and private event rentals. The position is part-time.
The Retail Buyer and Inventory Manager works with the Director, Marketing & Communications to meet revenue goals for the brick & mortar and online store at OMCA through the sourcing, selection, and management of merchandise in accordance with the museum’s mission.
The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the CEO, Board of Trustees, and executive level staff including managing calendars; organizing Board and Board committee meetings, materials and minutes; and assisting with other duties including travel arrangements, meeting hospitality, and producing presentations and correspondence. The position is responsible for managing institutional memberships and subscriptions and gathering data related to surveys that the museum participates in from across the industry. The position requires exceptional attention to detail, the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and demonstrate problem-solving with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.
The Director of Learning, Experience and Programming creates and executes the institution-wide strategy that brings together in-gallery and exhibition experiences and campus programming to support OMCA’s brand as a museum, garden and gathering place and to advance its social impact of building trust, understanding, and connection between people and communities. Working in close partnership with the Chief Content Officer, the Director of Content Development, and program, curatorial, and collections staff, the Director oversees programming and interpretive activities that are imbued with a unified theory of learning and clearly articulated impact and outcomes, and that advance OMCA’s vision to create personal, accessible, imaginative and relevant experiences for all visitors.
The Associate Director of Production is a big-picture thinker and a positive and supportive coach and mentor, responsible for the management of exhibition and core gallery production and media, as well as the oversight of all preparator activities related to the collections. The position leads by facilitating a culture of mutual accountability and enabling agency. Reporting to the Head of Content and Experience, and coordinating a team of full time preparators, the Associate Director of Production brings a collaborative spirit to the work of scoping, developing, and monitoring staffing and production plans for exhibitions, integrating that work with collection activities on and off site, prioritizing projects and assignments, continually conducting overall project and calendar risk assessments in a deadline-driven environment, and supporting institutional objectives for campus-wide initiatives.
The Associate Director, Individual Giving is responsible for growing philanthropic support from individuals who are inspired by Oakland Museum of California’s mission. In addition to managing relationships with some of the Museum’s most generous donors, this individual will also have oversight of the planned giving program. This position works closely with the Executive Director and the Chief External Relations Officer to cultivate, solicit, and steward both unrestricted and programmatic gifts to the Museum. Additionally, the Associate Director, Individual Giving will manage the Individual Giving Manager, providing strategic oversight to the Donor Forum program, the Museum’s higher level donor membership group. This position will work collaboratively across the Museum, partnering with staff to identify fundraising opportunities and to instill a culture of philanthropy across OMCA.