The San Diego Natural History Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The San Diego Natural History Museum is seeking a highly motivated Production Designer for our Marketing and Communications Department. The ideal candidate possesses strong graphic design and technical skills as well as excellent organizational practices. The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, an impeccable attention to detail, the passion to represent the brand by executing designs in keeping with the Museum’s style, and the ability to work successfully as a part of a diverse team.
Candidates must be able to take direction and give clear feedback while working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Complete knowledge of the production process for print design required, including preparing files for offset printing. Software skills in Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Word and Power Point (Mac platform) are necessary. In addition to the print production work, candidates must be able to adapt print graphics for digital use as well as develop, design, update, and maintain web pages for the Museum’s website in our CMS. Experience with email marketing platforms a plus.
• Minimum two years of experience
• Revise existing files (client edits, resizes, etc.)
• Complete layout projects
• Create collateral comps for clients/printers
• Maintain project file archives
• Photo color correction and manipulation
• Proof for spelling, grammar, text formatting, layout accuracy and consistency
• HTML and CSS coding, as well as experience using content management systems (CMS)
• High level of proficiency in Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign and Adobe Acrobat
• High level of attention-to-detail
• Creative and critical thinking capabilities, prioritization and troubleshooting skills
• Design portfolio a plus, but not necessary
• Flash (Flash animation and optimization of files)
• Ability to create and incorporate audio/video, animation (Flash)
• Understanding of both Windows/Mac platforms and various web browsers
• Knowledge of email marketing platforms
This is a full-time, 40 hr/week position. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. Please, no phone calls or drop-ins.
The Development Assistant provides professional administrative support to the Director of Major and Planned Gifts. This position also provides administrative support to the Development Department, back-up administrative support to the Executive Assistant and assists in receptionist duties. This is a part-time, temporary position.
This position requires strong administrative and computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Suite and Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database skills. Minimum of two years of nonprofit experience required, preferably in a development office. This person must have an enjoyment for and commitment to donor services and must possess a strong ability to multi-task, meet deadlines; be detail-oriented; strong customer service skills and a team player.
Provide administrative support to the Director of Planned and Major Gifts- 50%
Provide front office support and back-up duties for the Executive Assistant-25%
Provide general departmental support- 25%
Send resume, cover letter and salary history to email@example.com. No drop-ins or phone calls please.
San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Society of Natural History was founded in 1874 by a handful of citizen-naturalists and is the oldest scientific institution in southern California, and the third oldest west of the Mississippi.
The Mission of the San Diego Natural History Museum is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.
The Museum has a collection of more than 7 million research specimens and conducts research in the areas of paleontology, entomology, herpetology, ornithology, mammalogy and botany. We provide educational opportunities to over 100,000 children each year and close to 400,000 people visit our exhibitions each year. The Museum also has over 700 active volunteers who serve in our research and education programs.
The Museum is located in historic Balboa Park and houses over 8500 square feet of exhibition space and a 300-seat 3D theater.
The San Diego Natural History Museum strives to provide a stellar experience for our visitors, volunteers and employees.
The Human Resources Director will develop and implement Human Resources strategies and planning for the Museum as well as handling day-to-day management in all HR areas. The Human Resources Director will serve as point of contact for all employees regarding HR issues and will advise senior management on HR strategic planning and policy development. S/he will work closely with department managers to guide the hiring, training, development and counseling of all employees. This position will be responsible for managing the Museum’s risk through the implementation or policies and procedures as well as monitoring of workers compensation, safety and training.
The ideal candidate for this role will be dedicated to providing a positive experience for all employees to support the fulfillment of the Museum’s mission. The candidate should have 7+ years of HR experience with a progression to a more senior level. The candidate should be comfortable working as a single staff HR department, managing multiple projects, and being highly detail oriented. S/he must be able to work with all types of personalities and be comfortable working with and supporting high-level management. The candidate must be flexible and able to exercise independent judgment and interpret and apply policies and regulations to specific situations. Strong written and verbal communications skills are essential. Candidate should have the personality to enforce accountability of Museum policies and procedures, teach effective and best practices, and mentor Museum managers in effective leadership. Ability to manage both the strategic and day to day operations requires superior organizational skills.
Compliance and Reporting
Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.