At the de Saisset Museum we are grateful to many people for helping us accomplish our goals. We are supported by our Museum Enhancement Board, who weighs in on decisions about the strategic direction of the organization; our California History Docents, who offer countless tours to eager young school children; our Collections Committee and Collections Volunteers, who are deeply involved with the development and care of our permanent collection; and our tireless staff, who work hard to plan and produce quality exhibitions and programs.
The de Saisset's professional staff consists of 3 full-time and 2 part-time staff members. Together, these 5 staff members are responsible for the programming and day-to-day operations of the museum.
The Museum Enhancement Board serves as an advisory board to the de Saisset. Bringing together individuals with a range of backgrounds and expertise, the Museum Enhancement Board meets on a quarterly basis to assist the museum with improving visibility, fundraising, and marketing efforts.
The de Saisset is fortunate to have a dedicated group of volunteers who act as California History Docents. Having each undergone extensive training, our docents serve as an important resource for the community by leading informative and interactive tours of the permanent California History exhibition, Mission Santa Clara de Asís, and the Mission Gardens.
The Collections Committee consists of individuals from the museum's staff, SCU faculty, and external community members. Using the museum's mission and collecting goals as a guide, the Committee reviews and makes recommendations regarding potential acquisitions, accessions, and deaccessions for the permanent collection.
Currently consisting of three dedicated individuals, the Collections Volunteers come weekly to assist the Collections Manager with duties related to the care and preservation of the permanent collection. They conduct inventories, help process new acquisitions, and ensure that the art and artifacts are packed and stored safely.