The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County seeks a part-time puppeteer to work with their Education and Programs department. The Performing Artist/Puppeteer works collaboratively within the Performing Arts Program to operate a full-suit Triceratops and Saber-toothed cat puppet for their on-going Encounters Program. Performing Artists/Puppeteers work with the Performing Arts Program Manager and other Education staff to present performances for Museum programs, special events, and school groups. Puppeteers interact with Museum guests and are expected to maintain a friendly and approachable demeanor at all times.
This position has the following requirements:
3 or more years as a dancer, actor, acrobat, puppeteer, and/or performing artist.
3 or more years of physical and movement-based training.
1 or more years of theatre training.
Available to work weekends.
Height and lifting requirements based on puppet as described below.
Quadrupedal Puppet Requirements: Height, 5’1” to 5’7”, Women’s shoe size 6-11 or Men’s size 4-9. Small to Medium athletic build. Must be able to lift and carry up to 85 pounds on back in bending and crouching positions for limited periods of time. All weight on wrists, shoulders, and back. Extremely hot, claustrophobic full suit puppet with limited sight range. Job requires wearing a Triceratops and Saber-toothed cat full-suit puppet with internal mechanisms for movement and sound amplification.
Requires wearing a Triceratops and Saber-toothed Cat full-suit puppet with internal mechanisms for movement and sound amplification.
Extended periods of standing and bending within costume; holding physically challenging positions for lengthy periods of time, in a confined space.
Stilt walking and light gymnastic activity required for some of the museum characters.
Work schedule may also include weekdays and some evenings.
Performing Artists/Puppeteers must pass a physical examination from a medical doctor provided by the Museum.
Willingness and ability to learn about natural history content, including paleontology, to create authentic character studies for the Dinosaur Encounters program.
Willingness to assimilate and creatively interpret content from NHM’s exhibits, collections and halls, and collaborate with museum interpretive staff and education department policies to create performing arts-based programming.
Ability to work well in an ensemble and proactively assist your colleagues as needed.
Acting and hosting abilities required.
Willingness to learn and perform minor tech board and remote control operation.
Comfort interacting with all ages of the public while in or out of costume.
Experience in education strongly preferred.
Completion of a physical is required prior to beginning employment.
A cover letter, current resume, and list of 3-4 references are required for all applicants. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Interested candidates please visit www.nhm.org/jobs and click the link of the position for which you are interested.
The Broad is seeking a creative, driven and experienced Marketing and Social Media Manager (MSMM) to develop and execute innovative marketing and social media strategies designed to achieve core objectives including: meeting and exceeding general admission attendance, exhibition and public programming attendance and revenue goals; increasing awareness of The Broad; and effectively engaging and communicating with The Broad’s large and diverse audience. The MSMM will report to the Director of Marketing and Communications (DMC) to support The Broad’s marketing and communications efforts, including social media (paid and organic), traditional advertising, digital marketing (including management and support of The Broad’s website and ticketing platform), email marketing, sponsorships and other marketing initiatives. This is a high-profile role at The Broad that requires the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, exceptional attention to detail, and an “outside the box” approach to establishing an exciting and enduring brand identity for the museum as a welcoming, inclusive and premier cultural destination on local, national and global levels.
Social Media and Content Creation
Lead the development and implementation of innovative social media strategies that build on awareness of The Broad and ultimately, drive ticket sales and free general advance reservations
Monitor daily execution of social media content (i.e. scheduling posts, liking photos, tweeting, sharing, increasing social outreach, etc.)
Write all social media copy, consistently delivering on-brand voice posts that are 100% error-free across all social platforms
Create impactful and compelling social media content and video content that engages and educates The Broad’s audience, working closely with key internal and external stakeholders
Manage social media KPIs and produce monthly recaps, optimizing performance of specific tactics against plan goals
Monitor for brand mentions across all social media channels. Identify and engage with posts that provide an opportunity to positively impact brand reputation and work with Visitor Services to respond to questions in a timely manner
Manage photography and videography for the museum, including hiring and supervising photographers, videographers, producers and editors
Stay up-to-date on new social media tools and best practices, identifying ways for The Broad to be at the forefront of social media trends
Continue to grow and manage the museum’s relationships with social media influencers
Marketing and Advertising
Assist with the development of and implementation of integrated marketing and communications plans designed to refine and strengthen the museum’s brand identity, drive attendance and revenue, and maximize awareness of and audience for the museum, its exhibitions and its public programs
Assist with the planning of and implementation of digital marketing campaigns including paid social media, display advertising and SEO/SEM
Work with external digital agency to manage, execute and monitor digital campaigns, providing strategic guidance to drive results and ensure goals are met or exceeded
Develop creative concepts and write copy for marketing and advertising collateral such as The Broad’s general information brochure and other museum print collateral, OOH advertising, print advertising, radio ads, paid social media ads, display advertising, email newsletters, etc.
Ensure that The Broad’s brand identity and voice are consistent across all channels
Set and oversee project timelines for the design and production of advertising and marketing materials, ensuring projects remain on track to meet deadlines
Manage day-to-day communications and operations with internal stakeholders, external agencies and vendors regarding project timelines, files, specs, production issues, etc.
Manage and update all onsite signage and marketing/collateral
Provide exceptional attention to detail as the final marketing eye on all marketing and advertising creatives and assets: ensure copy is 100% correct, images are clear, etc.
Stay up-to-date on art world and museum industry news, trends and influencers
Maintain image, video and digital asset archives, utilizing The Broad’s DAM to tag, organize and manage assets
Develop and manage The Broad’s email marketing calendar
Write, design, test and schedule emails, collaborating with Curatorial, Audience Engagement, Visitor Services, Retail, IT and design agency to develop and produce email newsletters
Manage visitor email communications such as pre-visit emails
Develop and manage transactional/triggered email campaigns (such as a welcome series, re-engagement campaign, etc.)
Optimize email performance via A/B and split tests
Analyze email performance data to better understand The Broad’s audience, improve email marketing KPIs and make actionable recommendations that will optimize email performance
Manage email marketing KPIs and produce monthly recaps
SPRÜTH MAGERS is looking to hire a Gallery Associate:
The Gallery Associate provides support to all members of the gallery staff, primarily to the Directors of the Gallery, while seated at the front desk.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic team member who is keen to learn and to commit to working intimately with a small dynamic team. Excellent oral and written communication skills, detail-oriented and capable of prioritizing and executing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Mature, reliable, punctual, and a positive attitude with great interpersonal skills.
This position requires the applicant to be interested in developing a career in sales and will be required to offer sales support in addition to the general administrative duties of the gallery. This will involve helping to generate sales offers, artwork portfolios, sales emails for exhibition and artfair previews, and any other sales requirements from the Directorial team.
Education: Degree in Art History with a focus on twentieth century to contemporary art, preferred. Computer Skills: MS Office Suite, Filemaker inventory systems, Photo-shop.
Experience: 2 years of experience in a gallery, preferred.
Required: Must be available for gallery installations, openings, and other events as needed, which may take place over weekends or fall outside normal gallery hours.
Greets visitors, acknowledges and recognizes clients, press, curators, artists;
Shares knowledge of the gallery with visitors, including its programs and artists;
Manage all client calls and visits, informing Sales Directors of arrivals into Gallery, maintain and manage gallery attendance list and sign in books.
Open and ensures gallery is exhibition ready;
Handles all supply orders;
Oversee and help field IT questions and issues with external IT provider;
Update contacts in database coordinating with team in Europe;
Manages flow of visitors during exhibitions, and maintains group tour calendar;
Available for all gallery special events: check-in guests etc;
Create and maintain exhibition and back of house checklists;
Manages inventory of gallery publications and orders new books when necessary and manage Gallery library;
Update and manage Events calendar and gallery schedule;