Under direction to coordinate, organize, and facilitate educational programs and activities planned for the Kinsey Auditorium and other facilities of the California Museum of Science and Industry; and to do other related work.
Coordinates, organizes and facilitates educational and informational programs including public meetings, hearings, symposia, film programs, theatrical productions, concerts, and other activities being held at the Museum, particularly in the Kinsey Auditorium; acts as a contact person for community organizations and other public and private users of Museum educational facilities; meets with public and private organizations to promote use of Museum facilities; advises groups as to the specifications of Museum facilities and describes support services; assists in determining which facilities and support services will meet the needs of each planned activity; coordinates each scheduled activity such that it receives maximum planned support from the Museum's Exhibit, Maintenance, Public Relation, Education, Security and Volunteer Services; attends each scheduled event as necessary to coordinate and oversee and to represent the Museum and its interests; may supervise Tour Guides, clerical personnel, and technical staff assigned to special events; may attend conferences, speak before groups, do studies, prepare reports and correspondence.
Experience: Two years' experience as a program administrator, supervisor or consultant in a Museum or exposition engaged in educational, industrial, scientific or other related specialized programs of public information and education.
(Possession of a graduate degree in arts management, Museum administration or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) and Education: Equivalent to graduation from college. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.)
Knowledge of: The purpose of organization of the California Museum of Science and Industry, Museum administration, education, public information, exposition, public relations, and security; and familiarity with community organizations; Museum's Affirmative Action Program objectives; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.
Ability to: Coordinate a multidisciplinary staff in support of a Museum event; establish and maintain the respect of users of Museum facilities; establish and maintain cooperation of staff, donors, volunteers, officials and visitors; stimulate the interest and support of potential users of Museum facilities; facilitate and coordinate creative and innovative educational programs; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; speak effectively; effectively contribute to the Museum's affirmative action objectives.
Tact; willingness to work irregular hours.