The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is currently seeking to fill the position of Museum Educator; the position will remain open until filled. The position is a salaried, full-time (35 hours week) position with standard museum benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance. Some nights and weekends, some travel, required.
The Pearl (founded 2008) has active, year-round education and public programs, and has had over 110,000 total visitors in its first five years. The museum’s educational mission encompasses preschoolers to senior adults, with more than one-half of all visitors directly served by education programs, including 7,000-8,000 public schoolchildren, on-site, each academic year.
The Museum Educator reports to the Education Director, and is part of a three-person education team. The Museum Educator works closely with other museum professional staff, volunteers, educators, administrators, and others.
The position has the following primary duties, plus other duties as assigned:
School Programs (25%): In conjunction with and under supervision of the Education Director, the Museum Educator serves as the museum’s primary point of contact and coordinator in scheduling, coordinating and managing public, private and home school programs and activities at the museum; includes interfacing with teachers, administrators, volunteers, docents, others.
Content Development and Technology (25%): Uses current, new and emerging technology to enhance and add to the education and public programs. Originates and coordinates education and other content and material: museum website (all content, serves as webmaster); email and other digital distribution; on-site digital materials; print publications and materials (press releases, other); some development (fundraising) materials; other content development and dissemination.
Art Camps and Classes (25%): Coordinates and manages a robust blend of art classes and art camps for younger children to young adults; includes art classes for primary students and teenagers, summer camps for various age groups, other art camps; conceives, develops and implements new art classes and camps for children and youth.
Family Days, Festivals and Special Events (25%): Coordinates and manages current public programs, festivals and events that have child or family focus, including Family Days (monthly), Drop-In Wednesdays (summers), Creekfest (annual), Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (annual, museum participation); conceives, develops and implements new public programming for children, youth and families.
Other Duties: Participates and represents the Pearl in appropriate professional associations, community organizations, other, in greater Houston, and at the state and national level. Other duties as assigned, which may include assisting in museum security and operations, exhibitions, other.
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
-Excellent work ethic, outstanding interpersonal skills.
-Attention to detail, ability to work independently and to multitask in busy museum environment.
-Computer-literate; know, or ability to learn, various specialized computer applications (website, security, other).
-Ability to work with students, educators, administrators, donors, others; ability to maintain confidential donor data.
-PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree or higher in art education, art history or similar; or, commensurate education and experience.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Available to participate in museum events; some night and weekends, sometimes on an irregular or unplanned basis. Will be directly responsible for, and on-site, for most children and family focused museum programming, part of which occurs on evenings, nights and weekends. Valid Texas driver’s license required (may be obtained within 60 days of employment); driving in personal vehicle may be required. Employment contingent on satisfactory background check.
COMPENSATION/BENEFITS: $34,000 - $36,000 per year annual compensation (salaried, bi-weekly), or commensurate with training and experience; additional compensation if bi-lingual (English/Spanish); health insurance; paid vacation. EOE.
APPLICATION: Email resume and cover letter to: Emily Guerra, Education Director, Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379; 281.376.6322; email@example.com.
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