Invites applications for the position of:
of Education & Exhibits
$3,857 - $4,689 Monthly
Revised posting - previously listed as “Museum Curator”
THE CITY AND COMMUNITY
The City of Ukiah is located in the beau ful Northern California Yokayo Valley, surrounded
by rich grape vineyards, pear orchards, and coastal mountains. Situated on the Highway
101 corridor, Ukiah is two hours north of San Francisco, providing easy access to Bay Area
resources. Located near the Mendocino Coast and spectacular redwood forests, with a
historic downtown and a community college, Ukiah invites an abundance of recrea onal,
arts, and cultural pursuits. It is an ideal family loca on to live, work, and play!
As the County Seat of Mendocino County, Ukiah is a full‐service city providing public
safety, water, sewer, and electric u li es, land use planning and development services,
street maintenance, parks, a golf course, recrea on programs, a conference center, the
Grace Hudson Museum, and an airport. The City is governed by a five‐member Council,
elected at‐large by the ci zens of Ukiah. Ukiah has a popula on of 16,075 which swells to
roughly 40,000 during the week.
THE DEPARTMENT AND POSITION
The Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House campus is comprised of a modern museum facility with core galleries devoted to the
art of early California painter Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865‐1937); exquisite examples of Pomo Indian basketry; and the
history of the pioneering Carpenter family, who se led in the Ukiah area shortly a er California statehood. The museum also
includes a 1,000‐square‐foot changing exhibit gallery, featuring three special exhibi ons per year. The museum’s interpre ve
agenda is organized around four areas: early California art and history (roughly late‐19th to mid‐20th century), Na ve American
arts and culture, the natural environment of the Mendocino County region, and contemporary fine arts and the ar sts of
Mendocino County. The campus also includes the historic Sun House — a 1911 Cra sman bungalow that was Grace Hudson’s
home and studio for over 25 years, and is now a living museum — and the Wild Gardens, an outdoor educa on environment
focused on na ve Northern California plants and habitats and the cultural tradi ons of the Pomo Indians, the original people
of the area.
The curator of educa on and exhibits will be one of three full‐ me professionals that include a museum director and a curator
of collec ons and exhibits. The staff also includes two part‐ me recep onists, on‐call exhibit preparators, and a number of
volunteer docents. The ideal candidate will have academic training in a subject or subjects relevant to the museum’s
interpre ve agenda and interpre ve spaces; prac cal experience with educa on outreach and touring student and adult
groups; training in museum studies; and prac cal experience working in a collec ons‐based museum, including familiarity
with exhibit installa on and collec ons management. The size of the staff o en requires each professional to be nimble and
to perform diverse and numerous func ons.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Conceptualize, develop, schedule, plan, design and install short and long‐term exhibi ons
Work with ar sts, collectors and other ins tu ons in the loan of objects for long‐term and exhibit‐related
purposes, including prepara on of contracts and exhibit inventories, preparing loan forms, arranging necessary
transporta on, condi on repor ng, and mee ng insurance requirements
Assist ins tu ons and individuals with informa on and research requests
Protect and preserve ar facts in the Museum collec ons and loaned items against damage in accordance with
professional standards and prac ces
Maintain records rela ng to Museum’s exhibi ons, ar facts in collec ons, loans and areas of research
Work collabora vely with other Museum staff and oversee Museum volunteers to ensure that the Museum’s
objec ves are met
Assist in the daily opera ons of the Museum, Sun House, and the Wild Gardens
Develop and create interpre ve materials and programs and conduct educa onal tours for the public
Maintain ac ve rela onships with community members, lenders, scholars, donors, ar sts, collectors and
Enhance community awareness of and engagement with the Museum through publicity and outreach efforts
Train volunteers to conduct engaging and informa ve educa onal programs for a variety of audiences
Evaluate the effec veness of the Museum’s educa onal efforts
REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Requirements include any combina on equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in art history, anthropology, museum
studies, history, Na ve American studies, educa on, art, or a related field; a Master’s Degree in a related field is
highly desirable; three years of work experience in crea ng museum exhibits and associated educa onal
programs; and knowledge of early California art, and/or central California Indian history and culture, and/or Na ve
American art, and/or early California history, and/or plants that are indigenous to central and northern California
and their uses. Must possess a valid California driver’s license.
SERVICE SAFETY PROFESSIONALISM INNOVATION TEAMWORK
We inspire confidence in We strive to keep our We demonstrate We work to discover We believe in crea ng an
our organiza on and our community and our professionalism through prac cal solu ons, environment that fosters
team members by workplace safe and proficiency, reliability, challenge prevailing teamwork and processes
consistently providing healthy. and our drive to make assump ons, and create that support equal
excep onal service. opportuni es happen. new ideas that prove opportunity,
useful. collabora on, and
commitment to common
OUERXAM PCLEOS ORF DEUT IEVS ALUES goals.
CalPERS “Classic” members: 2.7%@55 with employee contribu ng 8% of pre‐tax salary.
Re rement “New” members: 2%@62 with employee contribu ng 7.25% of salary.
The City of Ukiah does not contribute to Social Security.
Medical The City pays 85% of the premiums for medical, dental, and vision plans.
Vaca on Leave is accrued at 104 hours per year and increases with City service.
Vaca on, Sick & Personal Leave is provided at 24 hours per fiscal year.
Holidays Sick Leave is accrued at 96 hours per year with no limit.
The City pays for 13 fixed holidays per year, in addi on to 1 floa ng holiday.
Life Insurance The City pays the premium on a $10,000 life insurance policy for eligible employees.
Upon the seventh anniversary date of employment, and each year thereafter on the
Longevity anniversary date, a fulltime employee will receive $1,000. Upon the 12th anniversary
Program date, the amount increases to $2,500 annually; at the 20th anniversary, the amount
increases to $3,500 annually.
Other benefits include City‐paid membership in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
for employee and eligible dependents; optional participation in supplemental health
coverages, optional participation in pre‐taxed Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent
Other Benefits Care Assistance programs; optional participation in AirMed helicopter emergency
transport; and optional participation in Employee Credit Union and Deferred
Compensation 457 Savings Plans.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabili es Act (ADA), if special accommoda ons are necessary at any
stage of the tes ng process, please no fy the Human Resources Department in advance at (707) 463‐6244 so your
request may be reviewed prior to the occurrence of the test.
For a complete job descrip on and to apply, please visit:
The City of Ukiah is an Equal Opportunity Employer commi ed to building a diverse workforce.
Contact Informa on:
300 Seminary Ave
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 463‐6272