Jobs and Internships


Jobs and Internships

Careers imageRancho Los Cerritos is committed to the mission of restoring and preserving its historic home and gardens and bringing stories of the past — from Native American times through the 1940s — to the public.

Located in the beautiful Virginia Country Club area of Long Beach, the Rancho provides a collaborative and exciting work environment. Join us in uncovering the roots of Long Beach!

Rancho Los Cerritos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Opportunities

If you would like to apply for one of our job opportunities, please send us an email with your resume and cover letter, along with the name of the position you are applying for.  Thanks!

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Internships

If you would like to apply for one of our listed internships (if any are currently offered), please send us an email with your resume and cover letter, along with the name of the position you are applying for.  Thanks!

Part-Time

Museum Educator – “Long Ago in Long Beach” Outreach Program

Rancho Los Cerritos

POSITION: Museum Educator – “Long Ago in Long Beach” Outreach Program</p> <p>HOURS: Approximately 12-18 hours per week, January 8 through June 8, 2018</p> <p>COMPENSATION: $15/hour</p> <p>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the museum’s education director and outreach coordinator, Museum Education Interns will lead workshops for second- and third-grade students who attend after-school daycare programs throughout Long Beach.</p> <p>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for several bright, energetic, and creative individuals with a knack for engaging children through hands-on, history-themed activities. The ideal candidate will be someone who is currently enrolled in (or a recent graduate of) a History or Social Science-related program at an accredited educational institution, has experience working with elementary-aged children in an educational or museum setting, and possesses a good understanding of 19th century American history. The intern must be a self-starter who is comfortable working without direct supervision, likes to work collaboratively, and demonstrates flexibility when needed. The intern must have outstanding communication skills, be able to work with people of different ages and backgrounds, and be genuinely enthusiastic about local and regional history. Finally, the intern must be available to work several afternoon shifts per week, be able to lift the outreach kit (20 pounds), and have reliable transportation (personal vehicle, license and insurance) to travel throughout Long Beach.</p> <p>TO APPLY: Please submit a current resume, recent college transcript, and cover letter outlining how you meet the minimum qualifications, summarizing your current studies, and describing what you hope to gain from the internship experience no later than December 10, 2017, to: Education Director Meighan Maguire, Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA 90807 or via email to meighanm@rancholoscerritos.org.</p> <p>THE MUSEUM: In public-private partnership with the City of Long Beach, the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation operates Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, an 1844 Monterey Colonial style adobe on 4.7 acres of land. The museum focuses on the interpretation of rural lifestyles and economic development in Southern California between the 1840s and 1940s. Rancho Los Cerritos is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for public tours of the house and gardens. Special events and programs throughout the year.<br />

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Internship

Graphic Design Internship (Paid)

Rancho Los Cerritos

POSITION: Graphic Design Internship</p> <p>HOURS: Approximately 125 hours between December 4, 2017, and January 12, 2018</p> <p>COMPENSATION: $15/hour</p> <p>Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is preparing to launch a new educational outreach initiative, “Long Ago in Long Beach.” The goal of this program is to expose young students to local history through a series of engaging social science workshops delivered in after-school daycare settings around Long Beach, and simultaneously to engage their families through extension activities that can be done at home.</p> <p>DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the museum’s education director and marketing specialist, the Graphics Design Intern will create the look and feel of the “Long Ago in Long Beach” program’s brand and materials. Specifically, the Graphics Design Intern will design colorful student workbooks (from developed content) for second- and third-grade participants, plus marketing materials.</p> <p>MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: We are looking for a bright, energetic, and creative individual with a flair for desktop publishing. The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in (or recent graduate of) a Graphics Design program at an accredited educational institution, proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, and have experience designing youth-oriented educational or marketing materials. He/she must also be a self-starter who is comfortable working on projects without direct supervision, is able to work collaboratively and handle feedback graciously, possesses outstanding communication skills (written, verbal, and visual), and has an interest in local history and/or museum education.</p> <p>TO APPLY: Please submit a current resume, recent college transcript, design samples or portfolio, and cover letter outlining how you meet the minimum qualifications, summarizing your current studies, and describing what you hope to gain from the internship experience no later than November 25, 2017 to: Education Director Meighan Maguire, Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, CA 90807 or via email to meighanm@rancholoscerritos.org.</p> <p>THE MUSEUM: In public-private partnership with the City of Long Beach, the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation operates Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, an 1844 Monterey Colonial style adobe on 4.7 acres of land. The museum focuses on the interpretation of rural life styles and economic development in Southern California between the 1840s and 1940s. Rancho Los Cerritos is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for public tours of the house and gardens. Special events and programs throughout the year.</p> <p>

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Internships

Social Media Internship

Rancho Los Cerritos

The Social Media Intern is responsible for increasing social media awareness for Rancho Los Cerritos, as well as maintaining reasonable coverage of all social media outlets. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) creating new social media outlets for Rancho Los Cerritos, updating all social media sites on a daily basis, using creative writing skills to promote followers on all social media platforms, keeping an excel sheet updated with social media statistics, posting photographs of events, artifacts, fun facts etc., to Facebook and other social media platforms; coming up with incentives to get people to visit the Rancho, piquing people’s curiosity, and reaching out to different demographics. This is an unpaid internship position.

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Public Relations Internship

Rancho Los Cerritos

The ideal intern would be a graduate student or recent graduate who is looking for a career in education, history, museums, or nonprofit management. This internship will supplement these career goals by providing opportunities for practical, hands-on experience. Due to the small size of the museum, the intern will enjoy a level of independent responsibility not likely to be found in larger institutions, all the while remaining under the tutelage of the Public Relations and Marketing Specialist. By building relationships with the museum’s exceptionally welcoming corps of staff and volunteers, the intern also has a chance to “wear many hats” and become acquainted with any and all aspects of running a local history museum. This is an unpaid internship position.

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Programming Internship

Rancho Los Cerritos

The Program Planning Intern will work on planning the educational programming for our elementary, junior high and high school tour program as well as assist with planning for weekend programming. The intern will develop grade-appropriate educational programming for K-12 students, plan and outline our 2016-2017 program schedule, deliver educational programming for children and families, and serve as an ambassador in representing Rancho Los Cerritos at meetings/events assigned. This is an unpaid internship position.

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