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Production Technician - OMCA

Production Technician - Oakland Museum of California

The Production Technician assists in the set-up of Museum programs and events, provides service and maintenance of program areas, and performs general labor duties as assigned. The Production Technician reports to the Events Production Manager and works closely with Audio-Visual Supervisor, and other event staff during specific events. The schedule will be 3 days per week (20 hours), working 8 hours on Fridays (2:00 pm-11:00 pm) and week-to-week scheduling of the additional 2 days (6 hours each) based on Museum events.  



The following reflects OMCA’s definition of essential functions for this position, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. OMCA may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. 



  • Support the Museum’s mission, values, vision, and core commitment to the visitor experience, community engagement, and institutional relevancy for the future;

  • Contribute to and support the OMCA strategic plan, annual priorities, and institutional initiatives such as diversity advancement;

  • Contribute to a positive organizational culture based on mutual respect, a spirit of collegiality, cooperation, and openness to many perspectives;

  • Participate in a culture of ongoing learning, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and community engagement.



  • Perform non-technical set-up and take-down of OMCA Events

  • Responsible for placement and storage of furniture such as tables, chairs, stages, and signs for use during events of all types

  • Maintain inventory and condition of museum equipment and furniture, conducting cleaning and routine repairs as necessary

  • Ensure that pathways are kept clear, ADA requirements are upheld, materials are moved and stored in a safe manner, and that OSHA regulations are followed

  • Adhere to OMCA protocol when moving materials through galleries

  • Prepare administrative and damage reports regarding equipment and events

  • Work with the AV Supervisor, AV Technician, and other Museum staff to ensure proper and timely set-ups and break-downs

  • Work with contract service providers such as janitors and engineers as needed

  • Assist with crowd control as needed

  • Turn gallery and facility lights on and off as needed

  • Move, ignite, and adjust propane heaters as needed

  • Perform general labor duties as assigned



  • Ability to display and encourage visitor and internal customer service, take and share responsibility and treat others with respect

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in event operations, planning and/or hospitality

  • English language proficiency in both spoken and written form

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, and requires some schedule flexibility

  • Highly organized with attention to detail

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to exercise sound judgement, tact, and diplomacy when working with rental clients, museum visitors, donors, and staff.

  • Cultural competency; experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience. Multilingual ability a plus

  • MS Office (Word, Excel), Google Apps. Familiarity with event management software preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The environment may include:

  • Noise, such as groups of people working in enclosed areas

  • Typical office environment

  • Work near moving mechanical parts

  • Outdoor weather conditions

  • Moderate to loud noise

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work a flexible schedule, including evenings, holidays and weekends



The Oakland Museum of California is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and equity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We highly encourage our diverse community to apply for available employment, internship, fellowship and volunteer positions at the Museum, as we aim to ensure our staff reflects the diversity of our visitors and the surrounding community. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, OMCA will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.