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BAMPFA School and Family Programs Assistant (4722C)
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jul. 24, 2019
Title BAMPFA School and Family Programs Assistant (4722C)
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Child and Social Services

BAMPFA School and Family Programs Assistant (4722C)

About Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: June 14, 2019.

Departmental Overview
The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website

Working under the direct supervision of the Associate Curator for Education, the School and Family Programs Assistant is a full-time position that provides frontline and operational support for BAMPFA's school and family programs, and performs related outreach and communication.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinates and schedules classrooms and other groups participating in BAMPFA's K-12 programs, acting as the liaison for their logistical needs. May also provide customer service to visitors, answering routine inquiries about Education department programs, including questions received online.
  • Provides hands-on support for BAMPFA's in-house schools program, including preparation of materials in advance of field-trip sessions, and assisting with traffic flow of classroom groups (arrival, departure, and internal flow) during sessions, assisting teaching artists and liaising with Security and Visitor Services staff as needed. Coordinates enrollment and bus transportation for the field-trips program. Along with Associate Curator for Education, serves as backup educator in the event of teaching-artists' unplanned absence.
  • Assists with coordination of BAMPFA's biannual Free Family Day and provides hands-on support at this event.
  • Researches, gathers, and summarizes information from a variety of sources in order to assist with targeted outreach to East Bay schools and communities for BAMPFA's school and family programs.
  • Maintains selected files and documentation related to school and family programs (especially photo-documentation); assists with related reports.
  • Assists in preparation of written and visual materials for classrooms enrolled in the field-trips program. May assist in the preparation of other K-12 materials as needed.
  • Serves as one of several potential tour guides in response to requests from K-12 groups.
  • Assists at monthly weekend education programs (Second Saturdays at BAMPFA) and at the museum's biannual Free Family Day. May be asked to assist occasionally at other weekend or evening education programs.
  • Serves as primary contact person for general information about School and Family Programs.

Required Qualifications
  • Basic knowledge of BAMPFA, its mission, vision, goals, objectives, achievements, and infrastructure.
  • Experience providing logistical and administrative support.
  • Strong organizational skills, including: the ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously; anticipate problems and help implement solutions; and follow through to achieve established goals. Precision and attention to detail.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills, including tact and political acumen, and skill in effectively representing BAMPFA to its publics.
  • Strong interest in and enthusiasm for art, film, and public participation.
  • Experience in developing and implementing targeted outreach.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Ability to work effectively and tactfully with staff, artists and presenters, and the public.
  • Friendly and engaging, creative.
  • Experience working with groups of children in a museum setting or similar environment.
  • Knowledge of Mac OS and MS Office; Filemaker or similar; Google mail, calendar, and Drive; Adobe Acrobat.

Strong School & Family Programs Assistant candidates:
  • Have experience developing and providing hands-on art activities for children.
  • Have experience facilitating or managing groups.
  • Show enthusiasm for working individually and collaboratively to serve the community.
  • Have a passion for working with children/youth and underserved students

Salary & Benefits
The hourly pay for this position is $24.17.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply
Cover letter required. Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information
Must be available to work specified weekends and occasional evenings as needed.

Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Mandated Reporter
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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