Open Position at the Pasadena Museum of History

Museum - Fenyes MansionPasadena Museum of History Job Opening: Visitor Services Coordinator

Position Summary: The Pasadena Museum of History’s Visitor Services Coordinator’s primary responsibilities are to coordinate PMH volunteer program, assist Museum visitors, and oversee the Museum’s office management. The Visitor Services Coordinator will be charged with the administration and coordination of a dynamic corps of volunteers who support all areas of the museum.

As the Visitor Services Coordinator may be the first contact future members, potential
volunteers, and the Museum-going public have with the Museum, excellent communication
skills are required. The Coordinator must provide courteous, knowledgeable, and effective
service to co-workers, volunteers, and the general public.

Additional duties may be assigned. This is a full time, salaried position with a work schedule of 40 hours a week. Occasional evening and weekend hours for meetings and events are required. Salary commensurate with experience.

Visitor Services
 Train and manage reception staff and volunteers. Ensure that engagement with the public is professional and courteous
 Maintain reservation lists for programs. Provide operational support for programs;
organize check-in and registration material

Volunteer Coordination
 Create and coordinate a meaningful learning and service opportunity for volunteers and
interns. Activities include but are not limited to: plan and organize events and activities
for volunteers; conduct annual recognition celebrations to reward volunteers for hours
and years of service; and schedule enrichment and in-service training opportunities
 The Visitor Services Coordinator is the staff liaison to the Volunteer Executive Council
 Implement effective communications strategies to maintain good contact with volunteers.
Write, design and distribute monthly e-newsletter
 Direct recruitment and orientation to maximize volunteers’ effectiveness, through
Information Sessions and individual meetings. Provide additional training for Exhibit
Hosts and Docents, to optimize their interactions with the public
 Supervise and respond to the individual needs of volunteers and interns
 Assist with Volunteer Executive Council meetings and monthly volunteer meetings,
ensuring that volunteers are well informed about current activities and opportunities at
the Museum
 Ensure adequate volunteer coverage for the Museum’s needs

Administration and Operations
 Maintain the Museum’s inventory of informational materials, office, and stationary

 Oversee the Museum’s internal master calendar. Ensure adequate preparations for events and meetings. Coordinate staff meetings

Position Expectations
 Experience working with volunteers and the general public in a Museum or non-profit
setting is required
 This position requires exceptional organization, prioritization skills, and effective verbal
and written communication
 The successful candidate will be a confident leader and able to work in a team
 The Visitor Services Coordinator must be flexible and willing to undertake multiple tasks simultaneously
 The successful candidate will be computer literate and internet savvy. Computer
programs most frequently employed: Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Speed and
accuracy in data entry is essential
 The Visitor Services Coordinator must be dependable and able to keep privileged
information confidential

This position is open until filled. Priority given to early applicants. Applications accepted
through Monday, April 21, 2014.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Re: Visitor Services Coordinator Position, Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St. Pasadena, CA 91103; Email:; Fax: 626.577.1662

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YWCA 2014 Women’s Leadership & Networking Day

BEING YOUR BEST SELF: Courage to Follow Your Strengths and Passions

May 2, 2014, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; Twin Palms, 101 W. Green St., Pasadena

The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley is excited to invite you to be a part of the 2014 Women’s Leadership & Networking Day on May 2, 2014. This event will highlight your leadership qualities, focus on ways women in leadership can support one another, and connect you with a strong network of women leaders. 

The goal of this event is to provide each attendee with the tools necessary for personal and professional development, and ultimately, how to be the best you! 

Featuring emcee Susanne Whatley – KPCC 89.3 FM, and guest speakers Phlunte Riddle – Founder, Phlunte Riddle Group; Melody Godfred – Founder, Write In Color; Rosemarie Pilpa, PhD; Ursula Hyman – Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP (Ret.); Michele Martinez – Councilwoman, City of Santa Ana; and Lilli Cloud, Founder & President of Bluefeet Co. 

Registration and more information is at

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Helping Girls Be Strong and Healthy…

NPO - Girls on the Run CoachesMany thanks to volunteer Stevie St. John (, who recently completed a year-long pro bono media relations project for Girls on the Run LA ( With Stevie’s help, GOTR good 26 articles in local news outlets! Stevie also gave them a framework to continue publicizing their important services to empower girls. Thanks to Stevie for her dedication to this project and to GOTR for helping girls be healthy and happy!

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Education Specialist at the USC Pacific Asia Museum

Current ExhibitionsThe USC Pacific Asia Museum is welcoming applications for an Education Specialist:

The successful candidate will be creative and professional, have strong communication skills, and be comfortable in a dynamic team environment. He or she must have up-to-date knowledge of current practices in gallery teaching, museum education, and volunteer management.BA required; master’s preferred. Prior art museum or education experience required. Periodic weekend and evening hours required.

Reporting to the Curator of Education, the Education Specialist manages the school and public tour programs, and volunteer program. Duties include:

•Work collaboratively with Docent Council to recruit and train docents.
•Provide ongoing professional development for docents and teaching artists regarding pedagogy, teaching strategies, and touring techniques.
•Oversee and collaborate with teaching artists to develop new hands-on workshops.
•Correspond with teachers and tour operators to schedule group visits.
•Collaborate with the Pasadena Educational Foundation to execute My Masterpieces partnership.
•Utilize coaching from consultants to design grant-supported updates to the volunteer program, including an extensive technological upgrade of records.
•Recruit, interview, and train new volunteers and cultivate a community of existing and new volunteers.
•Manage volunteers at public programs and outreach events.
•Plan appreciation events for volunteers, including large annual gathering in fall.
•Coordinate schedules with docents, volunteers, and teaching artists.
•Oversee ongoing evaluation of tour and volunteer programs.
•Other duties as needed to support the tour and volunteer programs and other efforts of the Education Department.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum Education
Bachelor’s degree Combination experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience
2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise
Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.

For further details on the position and to apply visit and enter “1000624” into the Search Jobs bar. (Position is listed as “Program Specialist”)

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Volunteer Web Developer Needed!

Computer VolunteerMany local nonprofits need help publicizing their services and mission online. Small nonprofits generally don’t have the budget or technical expertise to maintain an attractive and useful website. If you have experience with HTML, WordPress, or other web design platforms, we can use your help! Volunteer projects through JRP are defined with a clear scope of work and time commitment. We are currently looking for a web development volunteer who can assess a website, from user interface to programming, and make recommendations for updates and improvements. If you would like more information about volunteering, please contact JRP Site Director Melanie Goodyear at or 626-319-6466.

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Black & White Event Supports Local Charities

blackandwhite1Events for a Purpose presents Black and White, an avant garde night to engage with the community in a creative and modern way through the power of the arts. The fusion of local artists, businesses, and featured charities will provide a platform for looking at social change in a new light beyond just black and white. The power of the dark and the light will be woven into the evening’s festivities from the food and drink to the decor and entertainment as guests will learn not only about the challenges that these nonprofits face every day, but also the impact they make on people’s lives with the help and support of community members like you!

The event will benefit three Pasadena nonprofits including:

Journey House: Assists emancipated foster youth.

Rose City Coffee: Transforms the lives of homeless and transitional youth by providing world-class barista training.

Lineage Performing Arts Center: Offers free dance classes to individuals with chronic illnesses.

Event Highlights:

Passed hors d’oeuvres donated by AU 79 Tea Express
Signature Drinks!
Four modern dance performances by local Pasadena Dancers
Live art demonstration by Jessie Castillo (

The Local Artisans will be DJing

Gifts by Papabubble Los Angeles

Dress Code: Semi formal, black and white only!!

Tickets: $25; along with ticket, everyone will receive one free red drink ticket!

Special thanks to our sponsors: Jessie Castillo, PapabubbleLA, The Local Artisans, and Wingman Standard Vodka, and BNatyam Organic Clothing

Parking in Fairoaks Ave garage; first 90 min. free!

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JRP Projects Have Long-Term Impact on Local Nonprofits

CAP Open HouseSeveral months ago, awesome JRP volunteer Judy completed a project with College Access Plan ( to create an individual donor program. CAP prepares underserved students to succeed in college. In less than 10 years, they have established a great reputation in the community, but more Pasadeneans should know about them. Judy helped them plan to reach more individual donors to continue expanding their services. CAP has a well-attended outreach event recently, hopefully resulting in more donors and volunteers. Thanks to Judy for helping a great organization be even stronger!

CAP’s Annual Spring Fever Wine Event will be Apr. 9; click here for more details or to get tickets.

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