Randall Museum Director - Recreation and Parks (3546)

  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Permanent Exempt
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 3546-Curator IV

Company Description

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:
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· Application Opening: November 28, 2022
· Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM (PST) on December 16, 2022
· Compensation Range:  $113,074 - $137,410 annually
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Amid a dynamic and ever-evolving urban landscape, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department stewards one of the premier urban park systems in America.  San Francisco recently became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park.  Considered by San Franciscans to be one of the City’s most popular and effective public agencies, our Department manages and maintains more than 225 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in San Francisco, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100- acre system includes 25 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts, and TPC Harding Park golf course.

More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park rangers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Race and Social Equity Statement
We believe that parks and open space in San Francisco provides the opportunity to model equitable access for all.  With this belief, San Francisco became the first city in the United States for which 100% of its residents live within a ten-minute walk of a park. The Recreation and Park Department’s goal is to close the gaps and improve equity and access to quality parks and open space, and recreation activities for historically marginalized communities.

We envision a department that proactively infuses racial and social equity in its internal operations.  With a multi-disciplinary team of talented individuals - gardeners, recreation leaders, park rangers, custodians, craft shop personnel, park and recreation managers and more, the department is committed to doing its part to provide equitable access to parks and programs for all the communities we serve to enjoy, as well as foster a work environment where our differences are celebrated, and everyone has what they need to thrive regardless of their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin.

Job Description

Appointment Type:  Permanent Exempt.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Charter Section 10.104, this position is exempt from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve (at will) at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The Randall Museum is a nature and culture museum located in Corona Heights Park that provides exhibits, classes, workshops, presentations, special events, and many other hands-on learning activities for children and adults and receives over 100,000 visitors per year.

Under general direction, the Randall Museum Director will provide management and oversight of staff and non-profit staff and contractors; strategic planning; financial management; coordination of fundraising and non-profit board partnerships; facility management; and serve as the spokesperson for the museum and advocate to diverse communities in San Francisco.

Essential functions of this position include:
1. Development and implementation of institutional strategic and development plans, as well as an annual operating plan and budget.

2. Management and oversight of both City and non-profit senior staff, scientists and educators in their creation, design and implementation of curriculum, programming and exhibits.

3. Personnel management including performance evaluations, discipline, and recruitment as well as development of contractual staff.

4. Development and management of board and non-profit partnerships, seeking new program partners and developing community stewardship; management of the operational relationships with the City’s non-profit partners, which requires extensive Board and committee service.

5. Serve as the principal spokesperson for the facility at the Department level, before policy bodies, and serve as an advocate to diverse communities in San Francisco.

6. Financial management for all aspects of the facility; developing, managing, administering and monitoring funds from both the Recreation & Park Department (public) and the Randall Museum Friends (private).  Monitors record keeping for programs, rentals, marketing and development.

7. Development of fundraising strategies, soliciting donations and promoting the facility and its programs and exhibits. Participating actively in fundraising and related activities to further develop institutional support; promote and manage the facility for use in rentals and site permits.  Identify and pursue private funding to broaden institutional support, develop and manage earned income opportunities and programs that also augment public funding.

8. Development, updating and implementation of the Randall Museum master plan.

9. Management of overall facility maintenance including interior and exterior features.  Planning and directing both public and privately funded capital-improvement projects. Working with a design team and contractors to facilitate the execution of capital improvements or major repairs to the museum.

10. Development and coordination of an overall strategy to bring the Randall Museum’s programs and exhibits to underserved communities within the city.  Oversee the implementation of an equity policy as they relate to accessing the museum’s programs and/or opportunities for employment.

11. Lead the evolution of the museum exhibits and programming direction over time in order to respond to changing public interests or departmental and institutional priorities.


Minimum Qualifications
Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in fine arts, art history, decorative arts, design, history, library science, museum studies, natural history, science, technology, or other closely related disciplines.

Experience:  Seven (7) years of museum experience including two years of responsible supervisory experience.

Licensure:  Possession of a valid California driver license at the time of appointment

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications
· Master’s degree or post graduate work in Natural Sciences or Museum Studies
· Certificate of completion in Museum Studies
· Public or non-profit administration experience.
· Successful fundraising, grant writing and philanthropic experience.
· Capital project management experience as it relates to enhancing a cultural facility.
· Experience in the methods, techniques, and procedures involved in the maintenance and care of a collection of live animals.
· Experience in methods of designing and developing museum displays and changing exhibits.
· 2 years of recreational leadership with emphasis on instructing in the natural sciences and environmental interpretation.
· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to multitask and work under pressure.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, experience, and licensure at any point during the recruitment and selection process.  If you are submitting education verification, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures
Applications will be reviewed for relevant qualifying experience.  Additional screening mechanisms may be utilized in order to determine the candidates' qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to the interview process.  Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time and place of the interview.

Additional Information

Terms of the Announcement
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.sf.gov/.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco

How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.sf.gov/ and begin the application process.

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Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, @smartrecruiters.com, and [email protected]).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Analyst Information:
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst [email protected]

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.