California African American Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Job Posting: Guide II
California African American Museum
Salary Range: $17.26 - $22.01 hour
Position Details:
# of Positions: Multiple
Work Location: Los Angeles County
Job Type: Temporary/Intermittent (119 Day appointment)

The California African American Museum (CAAM) researches, collects, preserves and interprets for
public enrichment the history, art/culture of African Americans. Chartered by the California State
Legislature in 1977, CAAM is a state supported institution and a partner with the 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization Friends, the Foundation of the CAAM. In addition to its permanent collection of over 4,000
objects of art, artifacts and historical documents, CAAM house a research library, and hosts in-house
curated exhibitions and traveling exhibitions on a regular basis. In 2016, CAAM became a Smithsonian

Department Website:

Under the supervision of the Guide II Supervisor and the Education Department Program Manager, the
incumbent will serve as a steward of the museum and its contents. Additional duties will include
research, preparation of materials, development of programs, and explaining the art, artifacts and
activities related to the mission of the California African American Museum to the museum’s public.

25% Assist in the planning, research, development of general and exhibition specific tours,
gallery activities and workshops; research, develop and write interpretive materials to
complement exhibitions such as pre-visiting materials and family guides or other interpretive
program displays; create, plan and implement programming related to exhibitions and events.

20% Conduct tours, assist with on-site hands-on art workshops, lead participants in gallery
activities and facilitate the implementation of public programs.

20% Act as stewards of the museum and its contents protecting patrons from interacting
with the exhibitions inappropriately and ensuring art and artifacts featured in exhibitions are

20% Oversee the opening and closing of galleries, conduct daily condition reports on
exhibitions and galleries, oversee daily operations of the museum; maintain attendance reports;
and other related duties.

10% Assist in administrative duties such as answering phones, greeting visitors, researching
future exhibits, and other assigned administrative duties.

5% Conduct “Museum in the Classroom” activities in local and regional schools; distribute
museum materials and conduct small workshops at outreach events; staff special evening and
weekend events at the museum.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, and trends of public safety, management of traffic and crowd
control and administrative laws and policies of the State of California and Department of Public Safety.

Skills and abilities:
 Effectively contribute to the department’s mission, goals and objectives.

 Being prompt, prepared, focused and responsive;

 Neat and fit personal and professional appearance;

 Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from varied experiences, perspectives and


You may submit your completed Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) by the following

Address for Mailing Application
CA Science Center
Attn: State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Address for Drop-Off Application
CA Science Center
Attn: State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The California African American Museum is located in Los Angeles and offers free parking to employees.

The Hiring Unit Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Hiring Unit Contact:
State Human Resources
Maria Hernandez
(213) 744-7533

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the
necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time
of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed
to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

EEO Contact:
Cheryl Tateishi (Interim EEO Officer)
(213) 744-2328

California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications
Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.
Additional Information
Upon submission of your State application (STD. 678 (REV 12/2017), please ensure the following
information is clearly stated on the application:
• Classification/Working Title: Guide II, Position # 317-211-8733-901
• State the source of your eligibility: Temporary, 119 Day hire
• Applications must have original signature and date for acceptance. Applications with “see Resume”
will not be considered.
• Fax or email applications are not accepted.
• Applications will be screened and the most qualified applicants will be selected

The position requires incumbents pass a Department of Justice background clearance prior to being
hired. This may include Criminal Background, Fingerprinting, and a review of any governmental records.
The position requires incumbents pass a TB test and a medical review (based on classification). You will
be required to submit to a Health Questionnaire and receive clearance prior to being hired.

The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color,
disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender
expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran
status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth,
breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state
employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal
drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust
placed in public servants.

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