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The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) is a sixty-year-old, private, non-profit cultural arts institution that welcomes 50,000 visitors each year. Showing a mix of solo, group, and permanent collection exhibits featuring traditional and contemporary/modern art, RAM regularly displays the work of some of the best artists in the world, as well as exhibits highlighting the works of our talented local members and aspiring high school students.

● Position: Art-to-Go Instructor

● Supervisor: Director of Art Education and Community Engagement

● Salary: $17-$19/hour (depends on experience)

● Salary Type: Casual, non-exempt, up to 28 hours

● Benefits: 24 hours of mandated sick time

● Location: Riverside, CA

● Organization Mission: The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high-quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.

· To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Caryn Marsella, cmarsella@riversideartmuseum.org The subject line of the email should be Art to Go Instructor/ Your Name. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Position is open until filled.

● COVID-19 Vaccination required

● Applications accepted until November 18, 2022.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

· Responsible for picking up all supplies at RAM for custom curriculum

· Store supplies at home including lesson plans and art materials

· Direct 36+ students in a custom curriculum based on VAPA and State Standards

· Follow the structure of the step-by-step lesson, including teaching objective and art techniques

· Must engage in professional discretion

· Represent Riverside Art Museum in a professional manner

· Uphold/embody Riverside Art Museum’s mission statement: “. . . strive to integrate art into the community in a way that engages and inspires and builds community.”

· Responsible for clocking in and out on the app each day worked

· Responsible for attending mandatory bi-monthly meetings

· Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Desired Qualifications:

· Must have current driver’s license

· Must have reliable vehicle and able to commute to multiple schools

· Must be able to work 5 days a week, based on public school schedule

· Must be able to work a minimum of 15 hours with maximum 28 hours per week

· Be comfortable teaching full spectrum of diverse students (special needs)

· Be able to communicate curriculum as written in an animated and engaging manner

· Some computer skills; schedules are online (WhentoWork)

· Must have good classroom control

· Encourage students in individual expression

· Self-motivated/self-disciplined

· Good organizational skills

· Excellent time-management skills

· Must have successful background check

· Must have flexible approach to occasional schedule changes (i.e., assemblies/teachers trading class times, etc.)

The Riverside Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Inn Avenue

Riverside, CA 92501

t. (951) 684-7111 w. www.riversideartmusuem.org

Riverside Art Museum (RAM) Marketing and Communications Director

  • Position: Marketing and Communications Director
  • Supervisor: Executive Director
  • Salary type: Exempt, full-time position
  • Salary range: $75,000 – $95,000
  • Benefits: Health benefits free of charge to the employee, 40 hours sick time, Simple IRA, 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Organization Mission: The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high-quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.
  • To apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at info@riversideartmuseum.org. The subject line of the email should be: Marketing and Communications Director/ Your Name. Thank you in advance for your interest in working for The Riverside Art Museum and The Cheech Marin Center of Chicano Art & Culture. Due to the volume of applicants, only candidates invited to interview will be contacted. Position is open until filled.
  • Covid-19 vaccination required

The Riverside Art Museum is seeking an accomplished Marketing and Communications Director to tell the story both locally and nationally of the Riverside Art Museum, including its new center, the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture. The candidate will plan, organize, lead, and implement all marketing, communications, branding, and advertising activities to consistently articulate the museum’s mission and vision, to drive revenue, and to promote programming, special events, membership, fundraising events, and fee-for-service initiatives (classes, facility rentals, retail). The Marketing Director will create and maintain relationships with members of the media and social media influencers and will successfully pitch and secure coverage. The Marketing Director will be responsible for hiring and managing the day-to-day activities of communications and marketing staff, analyzing market research and audience insights, and creating and managing annual budgets. The ideal candidate has done the work themselves and has led teams – staff and contractors and community partners – to scale up that same work.

  • With board of trustees and staff, participate in the strategic planning of the organization
  • Create a multi-year marketing and communications plan that drives revenue and positions the museum brand both locally and nationally; regularly share updates and progress made on plan with staff and trustees
  • Lead a small team while also working with with other departmental staff, community partners and volunteers to implement the marketing and communications plan
  • Establish good relationships with visitors, vendors, staff, trustees and volunteers; build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization, relate well to people at all levels, manage conflict
  • Outreach and manage contracts with public relations firms, design firms, information technology firms, social media influencers, and others
  • Maintain media contacts, actively outreaching and adding new contacts to the list; fulfill inquiries and image requests
  • Proactively coordinate with other museum departments to ensure marketing and communications needs are being met; this includes the fund development department on visitor lifecycle marketing
  • Serve as the primary communications and marketing advisor to the museum’s leadership team
  • Draft and/or edit marketing copy (for print, digital, radio, and TV) for museum programs including exhibitions, fundraising and exhibition programs
  • Draft press releases
  • Oversee the development of all the museum’s print communications; this includes setting up project schedules, obtaining vendor bids, coordinating with designers, printers, and mailing/production services to ensure timely, high-quality delivery
  • Oversee social media platforms and strategy, including social media influencers
  • Oversee and maintain the museum website
  • Create and implement an institutional-wide marketing reporting function that can track, measure, and analyze brand performance and audience awareness
  • Oversee overall quality (graphic design, branding, and grammatical accuracy ) of all public-facing communications (labels, brochures, letters, etc.)
  • Maintain organizational brand standards
  • Participate in the organization’s ongoing learning and sharing of best practices with other museums and non-profit arts organizations
  • Coordinate with the Marketing Committee of the Riverside Art Museum
  • Represent the Museum at public events
  • Collaborate on promotional strategies with neighboring museums
  • Assist with day-of event support

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 to7 years of progressively increasing experience and responsibility in a communications and marketing senior management role, preferably in a non-profit art museum, cultural organization, performing arts, or educational setting
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, and lead a comprehensive strategic marketing and communication strategy to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Excellent writer with published experience; with preference for visual arts content
  • An understanding of Latinx/Chicanx and other BIPOC histories, customs, communication, and cultural distinctions to bridge differences and form meaningful marketing strategies
  • Demonstrated success writing and pitching articles for an arts organization
  • Excellent copy editing skills
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, catalogs, and other print and online publications
  • Exceptional proficiency with writing, editing, proofreading, layout and design
  • Exceptional proficiency working with Microsoft Office, website content management systems (WordPress), social media scheduling/monitoring/engagement tools, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, AdWords, Facebook Ads Manager, CRM systems, and email marketing platforms
  • Deep understanding of philanthropy and donor cultivation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Successful background check

The Riverside Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Position: Director of People and Place

  • Supervisor: Executive Director
  • Salary type: Exempt, full-time position
  • Salary range: $75,000 – $95,000
  • Benefits: Health benefits free of charge to the employee
  • Schedule: Monday to Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Location: Riverside, CA
  • Organization Mission: The Riverside Art Museum integrates art into the lives of people in a way that engages, inspires, and builds community by providing high-quality exhibits and art education programs that instill a lifelong love of the arts.

To help support our continued growth, the Riverside Art Museum is seeking a creative and collaborative Director of People and Place, the first position of its kind at the organization to oversee employee relations and museum facilities. This senior management position will create employee relations strategies for the organization of nearly 50 employees. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position will provide guidance and leadership, playing an important role in the organization.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • With board of trustees and staff, participate in the strategic planning of the organization
  • Create a multi-year human resources and facilities plan to meet identified strategic goals that includes employee trainings; regularly share updates and progress made on plan with staff and trustees
  • Ensure compliance with both California and Federal Employment laws and regulations, working with legal and Executive Director to annually update the employee handbook, coordinate mandatory trainings, and maintain employee files
  • To ensure agency-wide consistent hiring practices, manage and execute hiring program with diversity goals, working with managers to create job descriptions, identify compensation rates, disseminate job postings, create interview committees, draft interview questions, and consult supervisors on the hiring decision for new employees
  • Manage and execute employee onboarding program, working with managers to create orientation material, review policies, and issue email addresses, keys and computers
  • Manage and execute employee leaves of absence and exiting, ensuring employee has all required paperwork including COBRA material
  • Manage and oversee annual employee evaluation program, working with supervisors to carry out
  • Manage twice a month payroll for nearly 50 employees
  • Coordinate weekly team meetings and quarterly town hall meetings
  • Serve as point person for employee grievances, responding in a timely manner per the Personnel Policies
  • Update building operations procedures for both sites, training staff on protocols
  • Liaison with janitorial contractors, and if needed order janitorial supplies
  • Liaison with IT contractor to troubleshoot issues related to employee computers, employee emails, employee internet and printer access and other concerns
  • Liaison with security system contractors for optimal operations
  • Liaison with security company to schedule guards at both sites
  • Liaison with city contact regarding building issues in need of repair at The Cheech Marin Center
  • Liaison with contractors and vendors for routine maintenance and to fix issues at the Julia Morgan building, including HVAC, plumbing, elevator, gardener service providers
  • Draft Request for Proposals for contract work
  • Coordinate with the Building and Grounds Committee of the Riverside Art Museum
  • Establish good relationships with vendors, staff, trustees and volunteers; build wide and effective networks of contacts inside and outside the organization, relate well to people at all levels, manage conflict
  • Proactively coordinate with other museum departments to ensure human resources and facilities needs are being met
  • Serve as the primary human resources advisor to the museum’s leadership team
  • Participate in the organization’s ongoing learning and sharing of best practices with other museums and non-profit arts organizations
  • Assist with day-of event support
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, nonprofit management, public administration, human resources, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 to7 years of progressively increasing experience and responsibility in a human resources senior management role, preferably in a non-profit art museum, cultural organization, performing arts, or educational setting
  • SHRM Certified Professional
  • Demonstrated experience showing knowledge of employment law, compliance, and labor relations
  • Demonstrated ability to create, implement, and lead a comprehensive employee engagement strategy to advance an organization’s mission and goals
  • Strong cultural competency and commitment to learning
  • Deep understanding of philanthropy and donor cultivation
  • Successful background check

Requests for Proposals

Re: Security Services at Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA and The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of The Riverside Art Museum, 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside CA

 

Submission due NOVEMBER 28, 2022.

 

INTRODUCTION

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM) seeks proposals from qualified security firms with the appropriate credentials, licenses and staffing resources to provide guard and patrol services to ensure the safety and security of museum staff, visitors, art, and facilities.

RAM is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-government agency that has served as a cultural hub for diverse audiences of the Inland Empire Region for more than 60 years at its Julia

Morgan-designed historic building. In June 2022 the museum opened a second site, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture which has elevated the museum’s recognition to the national stage. The sites are located a block apart in the Mission Inn Historic District in downtown Riverside, CA. At its combined sites, the museum will welcome approximately 135,000 visitors annually.

II.  SITES

  1. Riverside Art Museum Julia Morgan building, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA is an historic 1929 building with galleries, offices, art storage, and classroom space located on two floors (approx 12,000 sq ft) plus a rooftop event rental space.
  2. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture of The Riverside Art Museum, 3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside CA is an adaptive re-use of the City of Riverside’s 1960s Main Library. Galleries, classrooms, offices and art storage are housed on two floors (over 40,000 sq ft); an expansive lower level (20,000 sq ft) houses building mechanics and storage.

 

In addition to storing and exhibiting permanent collection art, both sites exhibit art loaned from institutions and individuals.

  • SCOPE OF WORK including, but not limited to:
  1. Unarmed Security Guard Services during Opening Hours – During opening hours (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday – Friday and 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; with the addition of Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during the holidays and summer months) the museum requires one (1) to two (2) guards at The Cheech Center and one (1) at the Julia Morgan building to provide a safe environment for museum employees and visitors and to safeguard the fine art and equipment by protecting the museum from all types of threats such as theft, fire or any other type of danger; the guards will interact with staff and visitors in a manner that is welcoming and non-threatening; guards will monitor entrances, watch galleries, conduct perimeter checks including removing unsafe material and light clean-up of trash, serve as first responder for emergency and non-emergency situations, clear the building in the event of an emergency, and report any incidents of concern to designated staff contact; they will also do final perimeter checks of facilities and may escort staff to their automobiles.
  • Unarmed After-hour Patrol Services – During overnight hours (8 p.m. to sunrise) the museum requires one guard to perform door checks, monitor the premises, conduct foot patrols, and ensure safety of both sites.
  • Unarmed Security Guard Services during Museum events – During museum events such as exhibition openings, monthly ArtsWalk events (first Thursday’s ArtWalk 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.), lectures, and book signings as scheduled, the museum requires 1- 3 guards; guards will provide a safe environment for museum employees and visitors and to safeguard the fine art and equipment by protecting the museum from all types of threats such as theft, fire or any other type of danger; the guards will interact with staff and visitors in a manner that is welcoming and non-threatening; guards will monitor entrances, watch galleries, conduct perimeter checks including removing unsafe material and light clean-up of trash, serve as first responder for emergency (including medical), and non-emergency situations, clear the building in the event of an emergency, report any incidents of concern to designated staff contact; they will also do final perimeter checks of facilities and may escort staff to their automobiles.
  • Unarmed Security Guard Services during Event Rental Events – The museum has an active facility rental program that provides space for special events such as weddings, non-profit galas, corporate holiday parties, baby showers, and more; guard services are needed during these events to secure entrances and exhibits, to monitor load-in and load-out by vendors, to monitor guest activities inside the venue and in the parking lot, to assist staff in identifying and monitoring individuals to avert unruly situations, to ensure the safety of staff, guests, facilities and museum assets including art, to monitor and close down the bar service at the designated time, and to escort staff to vehicles for events ending after dark.
  • Unarmed Personal Security Services – The museum occasionally requires personal protection services for on-site and off-site events for individuals and celebrities.
  • Management of Security Guard Services – Regular supervision of contracted Security Guards including site visits and frequent communication with RAM staff member managing Security Contract to troubleshoot issues; manage the punctuality of guards and handling any unexcused absences and ensuring limited use of guard cell phones; regular training of guards to ensure that they are equipped to carry out the work duties as described above including strong familiarity with emergency procedures; outfitting guards in uniform appropriate for a museum Regular billing submitted to RAM Finance Office; submitting current insurance documents. Remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations; organizing guard trainings with RAM for emergency protocols, guest services protocols, and other trainings identified and mutually-agreed upon by RAM and contractor.

IV. BID FORM

Please include in your bid a brief history of your company and experience, specifically as it relates to services at cultural institutions. Please include a description of services with per hour fees for each item included in the Scope of Work.

 

IV.     QUALIFICATIONS

Please include in your response, the qualifications of your company to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Commercial General Liability Insurance. Commercial general liability insurance policy shall cover both bodily injury (including death) and property damage (including, but not limited to, operations liability, products-completed operations liability, independent contractor’s liability, personal injury liability, and contractual liability) in an amount not less than $2,000,000 per occurrence and a general aggregate limit in the amount of not less than $3,000,000.
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Contractor shall carry the insurance or provide for self-insurance required by California law to protect contractor and RAM from claims under the Workers’ Compensation Contractor shall file with RAM a certificate of insurance showing that such insurance is in effect at all times.
  • Five years experience providing security services for cultural and civic events
  • Employee screening/backgrounds checks: Federal, state and local law enforcement agency checks; employment history; reference check
  • California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Security Guard Card
  • Employee First Aid / CPR certifications
  • Employee Physical examinations
  • Business license to work in the CIty of Riverside

Please include in your response, additional qualifications and training of your security staff including, but not limited to:

  • Cultural Competency
  • Customer Service / Guest Relations
  • De-Escalation/ Non-Violent Crisis Communication
  • Tactical Communications
  • Working as a guard in a museum setting

 

V.    SUPERVISION / REPORTING

Please include information regarding your supervisory staff and procedures, hour verification, and routine and incident reporting protocols.

 

VI.      WALK-THRU

A pre-proposal job walk may be scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2022 between 11AM and 5PM. Please email info@riversideartmuseum.org to schedule an appointment on a first come first served basis.

 

VIII. RAM PROCESS

Upon receipt of the bids museum directors will review and make a recommendation to the RAM board of trustees, who will make the final decision on bid approval. It is anticipated that this final approval will come by January 27, 2023.

All inquiries regarding this RFP must be directed to:

Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 Attention: Security Services Search Committee

Please submit one (1) copy of your proposal via e-mail to info@riversideartmuseum.org. PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON ON NOVEMBER 28, 2022.

Companies submitting a proposal must hold appropriate and current licenses and/or certification from the State of California at the time the proposals are submitted and during the term of the contract. The successful bidder will be required to submit Certificate(s) of Insurance for the standard coverages.

More information about the museum visit us online at www.riversideartmuseum.org.

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