The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art is dedicated to education and serves a primary audience of faculty and students as the lens through which it engages a broader constituency. The museum team has defined a provocative program steeped in the university’s legacy of making, its physical presence in the Central Valley, and the university’s role as a progenitor of conceptual art in California.
Physical Demands:
Work Environment:
Flexible work schedule; requires on-site oversight of key events and programs.

Restricted vacation during peak periods. Varied lunch hours, work evenings/nights, weekends and holidays as needed, occasionally on short-notice to meet operational needs.

Position requires periodic travel to attend programs and industry conferences.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

Minimum Qualifications:
A minimum of two – five years of progressive experience in the museum field or other arts organization, with relevant experience in education/interpretation and visitor engagement.

Track record of developing and implementing educational programs in an art museum or other arts-based organization.

Experience in the preparation and management of performance and lecture contracts.

Education or experience and appreciation for contemporary art and connection to multiple disciplines to effectively research, evaluate, and facilitate involvement of various art forms in museum programming.
Facility with public presentation and convening diverse public groups.

Writing skills to prepare a variety of correspondence, reports, policies/procedures, informational documents, position descriptions, training manuals, and performance evaluations.

Experience working with diverse audiences including students.

Experience working in a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities while maintaining a high level of productivity.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience using interpersonal, communication, collaborative, negotiating and team-building skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, faculty, vendors, volunteers and university officials, with an emphasis on tact, diplomacy, flexibility, professionalism and discretion.

Demonstrated problem solving and collaboration skills.

Facility with and interest in application of multiple interpretive formats, including new technologies.

Organizational and time management skills to manage multiple independent tasks, while meeting required timelines with a high degree of accuracy and quality.

Experience in establishing and maintaining complete filing systems (both electronic and paper) for prompt retrieval of information, and maintaining security of confidential information.