Employment Opportunities:

Grant Writer  (part-time)

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is looking for an experienced Grant Writer to assist the Executive Director in developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations. Grant Writer will work closely with our Outreach and Communications Coordinator to assemble and submit grant requests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Conducting prospect research.
  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals’.
  • Providing writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 3-5 years previous grant writing experience, be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy required. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.

Application Process:

Please send resume and cover letter to Ashley Moy: ashley@sdchm.org
Address all cover letters to Hannah Rangel.

Visitor Services Representative/Docent (part-time)

The San Diego Chinese Historical Museum is looking for a reliable Visitor Services Representative/Docent to assist Staff in maintaining the visitor experience Tuesday – Friday, 10:30am-4pmThe Visitor Services Representative/Docent helps guests have the best possible experience at the Museum and will give tours of our permanent collection and the exhibition in our extension. The VSR functions as a member of the Museum’s sales and guest service force — selling tickets and memberships and proactively making suggestions to guests at point of purchase to match guest interests to Museum offerings and meet sales goals.

Responsibilities include:

  • 100-200 guests per week depending on the season.
  • Up to 100 guests per day during school vacation week / holiday periods or special exhibitions.
  • Up to 50 transactions per cashier, per day.
  • This is a uniformed position.
  • Additional shifts and/or extended hours may be required to accommodate peak periods such as school vacation weeks and summer hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to match guest interest to Museum offerings and effectively up-sell additional offerings to meet sales goals
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to address guests in a professional manner
  • Ability to juggle many tasks calmly and efficiently in a fast paced setting.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic math skills sufficient to collect payment and make accurate change on transactions, compare costs of guest purchase options, or keep accurate capacity counts

Application Process:

Please send resume and cover letter to Ashley Moy: ashley@sdchm.org
Address all cover letters to Hannah Rangel.