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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 12:08 AM


Position Overview
The Junior Center of Art and Science encourages children’s natural wonder and innovation through creative exploration.

Located in the heart of Oakland on the shores of Lake Merritt, the Center is dedicated to delivering programs to the communities of Oakland that support the development of young people who value the arts and sciences within the community. We do so through our interactive learning spaces and through hands-on, exploratory programs including exhibitions, workshops, and classes.

Our programs take place at the Junior Center, in community spaces, and at school sites throughout Oakland and the greater East Bay.

Our support staff is essential to the organization’s health and success. The Administrative Assistant serves as the first point of contact for the community at large including visitors, potential students, and their families. Primary responsibilities include providing general support to the Junior Center community including staff, visitors, and students; providing office support to the administrative staff; and providing general social media support including updating our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as the primary point person and general support for visitors, students and their families
Answer and direct phone calls in a courteous and professional manner
Take messages as necessary and direct to the appropriate people as needed
Respond to questions/requests for information and provide appropriate information as necessary

Office Administration
Organize and schedule appointments for Executive Director
Provide general administrative support including:
Preparing reports
Making copies of handouts
Attending meetings and taking minutes
Develop and maintain filing systems
Order office supplies
Organize and maintain contact databases
Submit/reconcile expense reports
Other duties as necessary

Social Media Support
Upload social media posts

Desired Qualifications
1 - 3 years of administrative and/or customer service experience.
Excellent people skills
Experience working with a diversity audiences
Ability to work well in a collaborative/team setting
Strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong interest in working in a community youth setting
Interest in art or science practices
Able to communicate clearly and efficiently with a variety of audiences
Must pass a post-employment criminal background check

Physical Demands and Work Environment 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made. 

Must be able to regularly lift up to 25lbs. and climb an 8 ft ladder.

Must be able to sit and stand at a desk for long periods of time.
Must be able to answer phones and operate office equipment including but not limited to an office computer, tablet, fax machine and copier.

Schedule: Part-time employee
Pay Rate: $14.00 to $16.50 per hour DOE


Send Resume & Cover Letter to:
RE: Admin Asst Position
Junior Center of Art and Science
558 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610

The Junior Center of Art and Science (JCAS) is an independent, non-profit organization which has been providing educational programs to children and teens for over 50 years. JCAS serves over 25,000 children annually through school outreach programs, after school and summer courses, and a variety of drop-in art and science activities for children and their families.

Multilingual, people of color, and LGBTQIA encouraged to apply.

To learn more, visit the Center’s web site at or call 510.839.5777
The Junior Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

• Location: East Bay

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