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- NCNHM Receives $100,000 Gift
- Museum Wins Website Award
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MUSEUM SEEKS DIRECTOR!
The Northern California Natural History Museum is seeking a Director to oversee, direct, and administer the on-going fundraising, design, construction, exhibit and educational program implementation and operations for the Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico.
You may click on the links below to review the job description or download application forms.
All application materials and information regarding open positions are available in the Human Resources Office, Room 220, Kendall Hall, CSU, Chico campus (530-898-6771 / TDD 530-898-5870).
Human Resources Counter Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m – 4 p.m.
Click here to e-mail requests for application materials from the Human Resources Office. Please include your mailing address and the number and title of the vacancy when requesting material by e-mail.
Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5 p.m. on the closing date of the recruitment. Postmarks will no longer be accepted.
Because signatures are required on application documents, HRO cannot accept them via e-mail.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORMS
A complete application will include:
• A standard CSU, Chico application
• List of Professional References
• Cover Letter describing your interests and qualifications as they relate to this position
The salary range is $55,000 – $68,000 annually (exempt), and is commensurate with experience. The position includes an attractive benefits package, including sixteen hours per month vacation accrual and tuition fee waiver.
This is a full-time, 12-month management position and the conditions of employment are governed by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan employees are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President.
Send requests for application materials and completed applications referencing Vacancy #04-0056 to:
Staff Personnel Programs
Kendall Hall, Room 220
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0010
Application review will begin January 3, 2005.
NCNHM Receives $100,000 Gift
The Northern California Natural History Museum at California State University, Chico has received a $100,000 grant from The Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation for the Gardner-Allen High Mountain Exhibit.
The exhibit will be named jointly for Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Inc., and Mr. and Mrs. Ruth and Clarence Gardner. Clarence Gardner, retired, is a long-time Chico resident and uncle of Paul Allen.
Museum donations now total more than $6.5 million. The museum will be located on a parcel adjacent to Bidwell Mansion and donated by CSU, Chico.
The Gardner-Allen High Mountain Exhibit will be part of the Worlds of Northern California (Cornyn-Moore Hall) – A series of interactive exhibits that takes museum-goers through the unique habitats of Northern California, including the coast, valley, foothills and high mountains.
“We’re thrilled to receive this generous grant from the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation,” said Judy Sitton, president of the museum’s Board of Directors. “The High Mountain Exhibit will showcase some of our region’s most precious natural resources and will allow thousands of residents to learn how and why it is important to celebrate and conserve these natural wonders.”
“This gift is another important step toward building the Northern California Natural History Museum,” said Paul Zingg, CSU, Chico president. “We are very grateful to the Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation for their generosity and interest in the museum. This museum will be a tremendous asset to the North State, thanks to the efforts and contributions of many individuals and organizations such as the Paul Allen Foundation.”
The Northern California Natural History Museum will feature exhibits on the major habitats in the area, as well as showcase dinosaurs, mammoths, and other creatures that once roamed the region. It will also feature a strong classroom and field education program, with periodic traveling exhibits from the world’s preeminent museums. Support for the museum has come from citizens, businesses and local and state government in partnership with CSU, Chico.
The Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation is dedicated to strengthening families and communities in the Pacific Northwest in the areas of the arts, health and human services, science, and technology in education. The Foundation invests in effective organizations that address significant community needs, reflect best practices, leverage public and private resources , and contribute to lasting, positive social changes. Founded in 1988, The Paul G. Allen Charitable Foundation is administered through Vulcan Inc., of Seattle.
Museum Wins Website Award
The Chamber of Commerce awarded the Northern California Natural History Museum its “Best Website” award in the Government/Non-Profit category this past April 21st.
The award, the first of its kind, was presented during the annual Business Showcase tradeshow held at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds.
Jessee Allread accepted the award on behalf of the NCNHM Board of Directors and thanked Tony Dunn, the website developer, Jim Houpis, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Dr. Ray Barnett, father of the Museum, for their combined efforts to make the Museum website a valuable resource for Northern California.
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