Associate Experience Developer

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Oakland Museum of California


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Oakland, CA 94607

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Oakland Museum of California

Req No 2018-1282
Category Experience Development
Type Project Part-Time
Closing Date
Schedule 24 hours per week
Targeted Job Start Date 1/1/2019


The Associate Experience Developer will support the development and implementation of OMCA's installation of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's traveling exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, specifically overseeing the recruitment and facilitation of volunteer educators and facilitators, the implementation of an in-gallery “maker” space, plus developing and implementing exhibition-related programs. The position is project part-time for 14 months. Weekday schedule of up to 24 hours is anticipated for January - September. Schedule will transition to include Friday evenings and weekends for October - February.



The following reflects OMCA's definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.



  • Support the Museum's mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future
  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement
  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives
  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement






  • Lead the inclusion of “Burner” voices and perspectives in the exhibition specifically through the recruitment, training and facilitation of a gallery volunteer program for the specific exhibition
  • Participate in the planning and lead the implementation of in-gallery and exhibition-related maker space; supervise resident artists, volunteers and interns as needed
  • Lead the research, development and implementation of exhibition-related programs and events that may include including panel talks, music, art making, movement, etc.; provide onsite coordination and supervision of these activities; coordinate with OMCA Public Engagement and Event Support teams
  • Work with Associate Director, Evaluation and Visitor Insights to develop methods and protocols to measure program impact and reach, compile program data
  • Assist with staff training related to the exhibition; conduct tours for stakeholders and public as needed
  • Prepare presentations and reports to support fundraising and donor stewardship




A combination of experience and education that demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge and abilities for this position is required as noted:




  • Ability to display and encourage visitor and internal customer service, take and share responsibility and treat others with respect
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and participation in Burning Man and associated regional events
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing public events or programs


  • Ability to think and act on your feet to solve problems and respond to the public
  • Passion for working in the public sphere
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines, and work independently
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google Apps



While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to the following:



  • Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas
  • Typical office environment



The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and surrounding community.

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