State Of California

State Of California


This is an exciting opportunity to join our team at the California African American Museum (CAAM). Founded in 1977, the California African American Museum’s (CAAM) mission is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret, for public enrichment, the history, art, and culture of African Americans. In 1984, CAAM moved to its 44,000-square-foot home at Exposition Park, South of Downtown Los Angeles. With an emphasis on California and the western United States, the museum’s permanent collection houses 4,000 objects, including paintings, photographs, film, sculpture, historical documents, and artifacts. CAAM avidly supports the work of under-represented artists of color to genuinely represent how people of the African diaspora have contributed to American culture and the world at large through temporary art and history exhibitions and public programming for visitors of all ages.

We’re seeking ten Museum Guides to join our team! Under supervision of the Guide Supervisor, Museum Guide, will be a part of a team that serves as the first point of contact for guests, ensuring that they have a pleasant, safe, and informative experience at the California African American Museum.

We actively cultivate an inclusive atmosphere that embraces individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and life journeys, empowering them to excel and flourish. We enthusiastically welcome your distinctive contributions to our organization and the meaningful work we undertake.

If you’re a customer service-oriented professional with a passion for people and a commitment to excellence, we invite you to apply. We especially encourage veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. Visit our website at visit to learn more about us.

CAAM is located in Los Angeles, South of Downtown Los Angeles within Exposition Park. This position is temporary-intermittent, working a maximum of 1000 hours per fiscal year. The work schedule will be set during the museum’s regular business hours, seven days per week, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s day. May be required to work weekends and holidays.

The first review of applications will take place on July 1, 2024. If there are no successful applicants, the second cutoff will be July 8, 2024.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement .

Working Conditions

Minimum Requirements This position does not have a Classification Specification. Requirements and qualifications for this position can be found in this announcement. For additional questions, please contact the hiring department listed below.


Additional Documents

  • Job Application Package Checklist
  • Duty Statement

Position Details Job Code #:

Position #(s):

Working Title:

New to State candidates will be hired into the minimum salary of the classification.

# of Positions:

Work Location:
Los Angeles County

In Office

Job Type:
Non-Tenured, Intermittent

Work Shift:
TBD/Museum Business Hours

Work Week:
Mon – Fri / TBD

Department Information The mission of the California African American Museum (CAAM) is to research, collect, preserve, and interpret for public enrichment the history, art, and culture of African Americans with an emphasis on California and the western United States.

Founded in 1977, as the first African American museum of art, history, and culture fully supported by a state, CAAM moved to its 44,000-square-foot home in Exposition Park, just south of Downtown Los Angeles, in 1984. The museum’s permanent collection houses 4,000 objects that span paintings, photographs, film, sculpture, historical documents, and artifacts.

CAAM has a strong mandate to support the work of under-represented artists of color and to think expansively about the way that people of the African diaspora have contributed to American culture and the world at large. That is achieve through a rotating schedule of temporary art and history exhibitions and public programming for visitors of all ages.

Special Requirements The selected candidate will be required to submit to pre-employment hiring clearances which include the following: Department of Justice Livescan fingerprint and medical testing for tuberculosis, within three business days of receipt of a conditional offer of employment.

Application Instructions
Dates printed on Mobile Bar Codes, such as the Quick Response (QR) Codes available at the USPS, are not considered Postmark dates for the purpose of determining timely filing of an application.
Final Filing Date: Until Filled
Who May Apply
This is a non-testing Classification, therefore, anyone meeting the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification may apply for this position. Individuals in specific programs, such as the Welfare to Work Program, are encouraged to apply and will be given priority according to the applicable Laws and Rules. Please note on your application your current participation in these programs.

Applications will be screened and only the most qualified applicants will be selected to move forward in the selection process. Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications stated in the Classification Specification(s).

How To Apply
Complete Application Packages (including your Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) and applicable or required documents) must be submitted to apply for this Job Posting. Application Packages may be submitted electronically through your CalCareer Account at When submitting your application in hard copy, a completed copy of the Application Package listing must be included. If you choose to not apply electronically, a hard copy application package may be submitted through an alternative method listed below:

Address for Mailing Application Packages

You may submit your application and any applicable or required documents to:

California African American Museum
Attn: State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
3rd Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90037

Address for Drop-Off Application Packages

You may drop off your application and any applicable or required documents at:

California African American Museum
State Human Resources
700 Exposition Park Drive
3rd Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90037
Loading Dock mail attendant in sealed envelope labeled: CONFIDENTIAL/STATE HR
08:00 AM – 03:30 PM

Required Application Package Documents

The following items are required to be submitted with your application. Applicants who do not submit the required items timely may not be considered for this job:

  • Current version of the State Examination/Employment Application STD Form 678 (when not applying electronically), or the Electronic State Employment Application through your Applicant Account at All Experience and Education relating to the Minimum Qualifications listed on the Classification Specification should be included to demonstrate how you meet the Minimum Qualifications for the position.
  • Resume is optional. It may be included, but is not required.
  • Statement of Qualifications – This position requires a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). Applications submitted without an SOQ or an SOQ that does not answer the items/questions, and/or does not follow formatting instructions will be considered not interested in this position and will be eliminated from the selection process. Resumes and cover letters do not take the place of the SOQ.

    All relevant work experience, skills sets, and professional qualifications must be listed on STD. 678. Applications will be screened based on the information provided on the STD. 678 and not on your resume or SOQ. Failure to include required information on the STD. 678 may result in elimination from the recruitment process.

    The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a screening tool and will be scored based on the applicants ability to follow instructions and writing ability.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the hiring interview process must request the necessary accommodations if scheduled for a hiring interview. The request should be made at the time of contact to schedule the interview. Questions regarding reasonable accommodations may be directed to the EEO contact listed on this job posting.

Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate’s relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate:
• Proficiency in personal computer operations, including electronic spreadsheets, schedules, database activity, and word processing.
• Proficiency in project assistance, record-keeping, and report support.
• Work efficiently and effectively under pressure, prioritizes tasks, and maintain a high level of productivity.
• Ability to effectively understand and contribute to the department’s mission.
• Assist in multiple projects; track information; follows institution’s policies to comply with state policies and procedures.
• Maintain effective work relationships to contribute to a healthy work environment.
• Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent verbal communication skills.

Benefits Benefit information can be found on the CalHR website and the CalPERS website.

An employee who works for 30 or more days within a year is entitled to paid sick leave. Employees will earn 24 hours of sick leave each calendar year. An employee can use accrued sick leave beginning the 90th day of employment. Unused sick leave does not carry over and is not eligible for cash out at the termination of employment. Employees appointed on a temporary intermittent basis are not eligible for health, dental or vision benefits.

Contact Information
The Human Resources Contact is available to answer questions regarding the position or application process.
Human Resources Contact:
Maria Hernandez
(213) 744-7533
[email protected]

Please direct requests for Reasonable Accommodations to the interview scheduler at the time the interview is being scheduled. You may direct any additional questions regarding Reasonable Accommodations or Equal Employment Opportunity for this position(s) to the Department’s EEO Office.
EEO Contact:
Julia Lugo
(213) 744-7477
[email protected]
California Relay Service: 1-800-735-2929 (TTY), 1-800-735-2922 (Voice) TTY is a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf, and is reachable only from phones equipped with a TTY Device.

Temporary Intermittent employment is irregular hourly employment that is less than full time each year. It is used to provide a trained work force available on an “on-call” basis to supplement a department’s full-time staff in handling peak workloads.

Temporary Intermittent employees are not appointed from a civil service employment list. Employees are scheduled for less than six months, if employed on a daily basis, or less than 1,000 hours in a given fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), if employed on an hourly basis. Temporary intermittent employees do not serve a probationary period, or gain civil services status.

Temporary Intermittent employees serve at will which means, TI’s are free to terminate their employment at any time, with or without reason. Likewise, the department also has the right to terminate Temporary Intermittent (TI) employment at any time, with or without reason.

Please answer the following question in a separate Word or PDF document along with your STD 678 State Application.

Please ensure that your document is 1 page in length, includes your name and contact information and is typed in Arial Font 12pt .

“Why are you interested in working as a Guide II at the California African American Museum? Additionally, please highlight the qualifications and experiences that make you the best candidate for this role.”

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free work place. Any applicant for state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing Civil Service, and the special trust placed in public servants.

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