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Volunteer Coordinator (Community Service Leader II)
Torrance Art Museum

Torrance, CA

Hours: This is a recurrent, part-time, non-civil service, as needed position. Hours are flexible. This position may be expected  to work some evenings and weekends. Employees may not work over 980 hours per fiscal year.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:
The following duties represent the principal job duties; however, they are not all inclusive.

  • Responds to public inquiries regarding the volunteer program;
  • Maintains current sources of volunteer recruitment and initiates new sources;
  • Screens potential volunteers for proper placement;
  • Schedules and assigns work of volunteers for regular museum hours as well as opening receptions and other special events; finds substitutes in case of cancellations;
  • Work with curators to develop materials for volunteer training and education related to
    exhibition-specific information as well as relevant contemporary art topics;
  • Maintains accurate database of all volunteers records including monitoring of volunteer time contributions;
  • Ensure volunteers maintain accurate visitor attendance records, and compile the data into monthly/annual reports;
  • Serves as the liaison between volunteers and other museum staff;
    Implements policies and procedures of the current volunteer program and assists in developing policies to expand the program;
  • Coordinates at least one annual volunteer field trip and recognition event;
    Keeps the informational exhibition folder at front desk current;
  • Researches docent training opportunities; aids in developing a docent training program and
    supports implementation of docent training program;
  • Coordinates docent led educational programs;
    Gathers, updates and submits volunteer information for TAM volunteer page on website;
  • Coordination of and planning for volunteer meetings and walk through with curator;
  • Works with TAM curatorial 
    team to maintain presence on social media;
  • Trafficking fulfillment of membership premiums to TAMA.

Education  and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would  be:

Graduation from high school or the equivalent. Six months of recent, paid or volunteer part-time work experience directly related to recreation or community programs and services involving public 
contact. College coursework in recreation or cultural studies is desirable.

Ideal Candidate
In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Interest in contemporary visual art; Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite; Proficiency utilizing social media;
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with all persons contacted in the course of work including fellow employees and other City representatives, volunteers, curators, artists, and outside vendors;
  • Strong organization and time management skills;
  • Excellent written and oral skills.



Contact:Max Presneill
Address: 3320 Civic Center Drive

Deadline: 10-18-2017

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