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On-Call Special Events Technician

  • Exploratorium
  • 03/09/18
  • San Francisco, CA
  • 94111
  • TBD / Hourly
  • Part-Time


The Exploratoriums Museum Rentals Department generates earned income for the museum through the promotion, sales and management of the facility for special events. The on-call Special Events Technician provides logistical and safety support during special events that take place outside of normal operating hours. This position requires working closely and responsibly with other museum staff and external event vendors to assure the success of the event. This position reports to the Director, Museum Rentals & Concessions.


Provide logistical support for museum rentals, special events and programs, including providing access to electrical distribution; opening and closing museum for special events; helping with exhibit moves before special events and restoring museum floor to original condition for public opening.
Mitigate problems with building systems such as, but not limited to: resetting breakers and replacing fuses; shutting off gas, water and sprinkler systems; and operating fire extinguishers and performing final lock-up after the event when necessary.
Support safety and security functions by providing first aid coverage, operating fire protection and burglar alarm systems and evacuating building occupants in the event of an emergency.
Other related duties as assigned.


One year related special events experience.
Ability to work well with others, take directions and use good judgment.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure.
Ability to climb ladders, move swiftly throughout museum, crawl into tight spaces and
lift 75 lbs.
Availability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and early mornings.
Knowledge of Exploratoriums building systems and organizational structure preferred.
Aerial platform / Lift certification is a plus.


Open Until Filled

This is an on-call, non-exempt position that does not include benefits. Scheduling may vary and may include some weekend hours and evening shifts. Please no phone calls in regards to this job. To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page.

The Exploratorium is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, religious expression, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, marital status, pregnancy, veterans status or any other class protected by applicable law.
The Exploratorium will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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