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FACILITIES AND VEHICLE ASSET MANAGER - PART-TIME

This is a part-time, non-exempt position, Monday-Friday.  Pay rate is $15-$18/hour depending on experience. Reports to Curator/Education Director.

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park is home to an outstanding collection of motorized vehicles with the mission to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.  Our collection is always changing and evolving.  The museum opened in December of 1988 and is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3).  At the San Diego Automotive Museum, we strive to be as diverse and inclusive as the vehicles we display. Be yourself. Every race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience is valued and celebrated here. Everyone is welcome, accepted, and respected.  Join us!

THE JOB:

The Facilities and Vehicle Asset Manager is responsible for managing the administration, and day-to-day facility operations of the Museum.  This position is responsible for coordinating installations and refurbishments, managing the upkeep of the building and surrounding grounds, calibration of equipment, building inspections, repairs, parking and office space allocation, utilities management, waste disposal, security, insurance, service contracts and all other duties associate with managing the facility. This is a physically active role.

 

We are looking for a multi-tasking facility leader and car enthusiast who has demonstrated:

 

  • Leadership. Ability to manage day-to-day facility operations at the museum, and manage car inventory, negotiate car sales, assist with set up of special events and exhibits.
  • Tech saavy car repair, maintenance and inventory.  Has worked on and can troubleshoot car repairs, historic and new.  Can work with restoration shop owers and has the get your hands dirty passion to solve problems with the car inventory at the museum.
  • Communication.  Able to communicate with members, visitors, and car owners to manage the car inventory of the museum. Able to communicate with city departments related to the facility.
  • Is responsible.  Arrives on time, and excels at analytical thinking and troubleshooting skills, project leadership, technically savvy, budgeting and planning.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Required Experience/Skills/Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in a Facilities Manager or similar relevant position
  • Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management. Body shop experience a plus. 
  • 5 years of experience in automotive repair including 2-3 years working on classic cars. best practices. 
  • Ability to utilize computerized collection management system.
  • Ability to assess and manage vehicle repair and diagnose issues without computer aid,
  • Advanced knowledge of carburetion, points style ignition and electrical systems.
  • Basic fabrication ability.
  • Ability to maintain a safe, organized and clean work environment.
  • Ability to operate and teach operation of historic motorized land transport vehicles.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Understanding of safety procedures, OSHA, environmentals, etc. 
  • Knowledge of basic account and finance principles; ability to manage a budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Excellent leadership skills with previous experience supervising a team or contractors.
  • Good analytical/critical thinking skills.  Utilize analytical approach for troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret intended use of parts and/or mechanisms.
  • Ability to analyze problem and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • Certified and ability to operate a forklift, scissor lift and boom lift, or ability to obtain certification within 3 months.
  • This is a physical position; ability stand, sit, bend, stoop, crouch, climb ladders, climb stairs, reach, pull, push, kneel, crawl, balance with eye/hand/foot coordination, lift and carry up to 100 lbs. with assistance.

 

  • Desired
  • Relevant professional qualification e.g. Certified Facilities Manager, (CFM) and Master Automotive Technician (ASE) from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence is a preference.

 

Education/Knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of historic land transport vehicles.
  • Demonstrated experience repairing, operating and maintaining a variety of historic vehicles.

 

If you are the ideal candidate and ready to meet our members and guests, please apply at: hr@sdautomuseum.com, please reference position: FVAM2020-2.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation. 

 

 

 

RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATE - PART-TIME

Hourly, part-time with weekly hours averaging under 30 hours per week including weekend shifts, 5-8 hours per shift. Pay rate is $13 per hour. Reports to Community Outreach Manager.

The San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park is home to an outstanding collection of motorized vehicles with the mission to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.  Our collection is always changing and evolving.  The museum opened in December of 1988 and is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3).  At the San Diego Automotive Museum, we strive to be as diverse and inclusive as the vehicles we display. Be yourself. Every race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience is valued and celebrated here. Everyone is welcome, accepted, and respected.  Join us!

THE JOB:

The Retail Sales Associate is responsible for handling admission and sales transactions in the Museum Store. This position is the first and main contact point between the Museum and the visiting public; appearance and attitude are primary considerations.   Sells admission tickets, store merchandise and memberships, and handles cash and credit card transactions.

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic sales clerk who:

  • Is a great communicator.  Assists the museum members and visitors in a friendly and courteous manner to provide an amazing visitor experience.
  • Is productive.  An engaged member of the team interested in the Museum operations and its history as well as Balboa Park.
  • Is responsible.  Arrives on time, and excels at accurate sales transactions including working with merchandise, counting money, and closing procedures.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Required:

  • Ability to understand and utilize the point of sales computers and cash management system. Six months experience desired.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Good communication skills, written and oral. Ability to speak Spanish or other languages is a plus.
  • Demonstrated motivation to interact with the public and staff.
  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time at a workstation, walking, standing, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying (up to 40lbs.).

If you are the ideal candidate and ready to meet our members and guests, please apply at:  hr@sdautomuseum.com, reference position RSA2020-1.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our operation.