Q. How do I apply for a position?

A. All you need to do is apply online through our website and indicate the position you are interested in. To be considered for a position, you must complete all application steps including submitting a resume, cover letter, application and answer any required screening questions.

Q: May I apply for multiple positions?

Yes, you may apply for multiple positions. Please apply to each job opportunity separately. Our recruitment platform allows for one resume upload per applicant profile. You may upload a separate cover letter for each job opportunity you apply to, up to a maximum of 5 letters. The file name of the cover letter(s) must reflect the position title. For example: First&LastName.GalleryGuide. You may upload a revised resume or cover letter at any time. 

Q. What happens after I submit my resume?

A. Once you have submitted your resume and application, it is automatically entered into a database that’s accessed by the Museum hiring manager and recruitment team. They will review your materials against the requirements of the position and if there is a match, they will contact you directly regarding next steps in the process.

Q. Will you contact me after I have applied for a position?

A. If you submit your application materials online, you will receive a prompt acknowledgement of receipt from our system directly to your email address. Once a position closes, we will send an email to the email on file notifying you that the position has closed and the position will be removed from the career page.

Q. What does it mean if I do not hear from the Museum?

A. The Oakland Museum of California receives hundreds of submissions per month. We keep all resumes in our database for one year, plus we may contact you should an appropriate position open up and your skills qualify you for the position.

Q. Does the Museum hire non-US citizens?

A. The Museum hires only individuals who are, or can be, authorized to work in the United States. In some cases, we will sponsor qualified individuals for the appropriate employment visa.

Q. Why do I need to complete requests for EEO data?

A. The Museum is required to compile information on Gender, Race, Veteran and Disability Status for statistical purposes in order to comply with certain federal regulations relating to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements. The information you provide is strictly on a voluntary basis, and the content of the information will not affect your eligibility for employment. Likewise, if you choose not to provide this information it will not affect your eligiblity for employment in any way. 


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