Job: Education & Collection Assistant (ISA II)/College of Arts at CSUSB (San Bernardino, CA)

Job ID: 2017-00395

Job Title:
Education & Collection Assistant (ISA II)/College of Arts & Lett

Appointment Type:

Time Base:

Date Posted:
August 24, 2017

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Link to Apply Online:

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Employment Status: Temporary, Full-time, 12-month position.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm, occasional evening and weekend hours; temporary appointment start date of 09/01/17 and end date of 08/31/2018. 

First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning July 11, 2017.

Under the supervision of RAFFMA Director, Education and Collection Assistant (ECA) assists in both, education and collection-related projects and tasks, dedicating 50 percent of the time to each area.

In the area of education, ECA maintains the existing museum programs and helps develop and implement new ones, designed for various audiences, from the university audience, through the local to the regional, Inland Empire audiences. Collaborating with the museum's marketing and membership coordinator, ECA actively assists in bringing the visual arts to the heart of CSUSB's experience for students and the wider community and integrating the museum and its collections into the life of every student. 

ECA helps to maintain the museum's docent program and recruit new docents, particularly from among CSUSB students. S/he actively engages students, helping students to feel not only connected but also valued and supported in their volunteer efforts. S/he advocates on behalf of students while ensuring that they understand the museum's mission, goals, guidelines, and rules. S/he stays abreast of students' ever-changing social preferences and behaviors in order to help to design programs that appeal to them. S/he also serves as a liaison to faculty and academic departments and programs in order to connect the museum's educational programs to curricula and to engage various disciplines.

Even though the museum's focus in 2017-18 continues to be the campus audience (students, staff, and faculty), ECA also maintains some of the existing partnerships with the Inland Empire schools, including the museum's online resources for teachers available for download via the museum website. ECA is responsible for the implementation and evaluation (assessment) of the museum educational programs, such as talks, conversations, workshops, symposia, concert, etc. With the help of RAFFMA's administrative and visitor services coordinator, s/he organizes all logistics for such programs, and s/he also works closely with the museum's marketing, membership, and engagement coordinator in the area of such events' publicity.

In the area of collections, ECA assists with maintaining the collection database and register, with preparations to publish the collection online, as well as with the development of some of the museum educational materials. Since the museum plans to change its collection database, ECA will be part of the process. ECA also performs other standard registrar's duties such as loan agreements, condition reports, shipping arrangements, etc. ECA also works with and supervise interns and student assistants assigned to help in the areas of education and collection.

Equivalent to one year of experience performing support services for an instructional program.
Knowledge and abilities:
Ability to learn quickly, as well as plan organize, and follow a schedule of activities.
Ability to maintain records and project needs. 
Ability to correct and perform simple arithmetic calculations.
Ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job.

As the additional set of responsibilities, Education and Visitor Engagement Coordinator (EVEC) works with interns and student assistants and, assists with and exhibition /other museum educational materials.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Art History, Art, or Design.
One year of museum/gallery or related experience and/or one year of teaching experience.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Social media and web proficiency.
Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in any related subject or education degree.
Bilingual proficiency.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)