Location: Perris, CA
Following are the major job requirements for the Manager of Visitor Experience. Not all candidates will possess all of the qualifications needed to fulfill these requirements. The successful candidates will have the qualifications that will meet the greatest number of requirements and display the ability to learn and successfully perform the other requirements.
Experience performing these duties with a railroad museum is desirable but not required. Outreach To others, creating successful events and supervising others is required.
List of requirements:
1. Create, design and implement events for the Museum.
2. Conduct outreach to other organizations and individuals to sell the Museum as a site for their events or for railroad themed events.
3. Design, create and implement a community-based Museum related educational outreach program.
4. Work within a budget while seeking to increase the visibility of the Museum to the community and to increase gross and net revenue to the Museum. Some events may result in a loss to the Museum if the goal of the event is to improve the Museum’s relationship with the surrounding community.
5. Work with Museum marketing and advertising contractors to increase the visibility of the Museum and its events to the entire Southern California community with an emphasis on the Inland Empire, Riverside County and the City of Perris.
6. Supervise others in setting up events at the Museum, including paid staff, volunteers, outside help (i.e. staffing agencies) and third-party organizations using the Museum site as a venue for their event.
Supervision does not include the operation of equipment or physical setup of events. That activity will be arranged through the General Manager.
7. Coordinate with vendors for all events.
8. Attend Board and Committee meetings as needed.
9. Conduct/Oversee volunteer recruitment and scheduling
10. Coordinate with the fundraising committee and grant writers to fulfill stated obligations to donors and grantees.
Buses were replacing Red Car and Yellow Car lines. Before long red cars were stacked four high at National Metal and Steel’s scrap yard on Terminal Island along with rows of yellow cars. The last of the “Last Runs” were playing out. It was time for the equipment preservation conscious members of SC/ERA to form a separate organization with the purpose of establishing an operating trolley museum. Fourteen members of SC/ERA gathered in the home of Ronald Longworth on the evening of March 23rd, 1956 to discuss such an organization. At that meeting they chose the name Orange Empire Traction Company, adapting the name of an early Pacific Electric excursion through the inland empire of San Bernardino, Redlands and Riverside. At the first meeting, Pat Underwood was elected president, Jim Walker was selected as secretary and Dick Burns became treasurer.
On June 10th, 1956, at the home of Jim Walker in Lynwood, the group adopted articles of incorporation. Three members who were at least 21 years old and thereby eligible to sign a legal document signed the document. Those members were Richard H. Burns, Norman K. Johnson and Patrick L. Underwood. The signatures were notarized by Jim’s father, Jim Walker, Sr.
A little over a month later, on July 20th, 1956, the State of California granted a charter of incorporation as a non-profit educational organization to the Orange Empire Traction Company. It was granted corporation number 324213. The museum was officially in business.