Adult and Senior Adult Education Specialist
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts is currently seeking to fill the entry-level position of Adult and Senior Adult Education Specialist; 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 Education Specialist reports to the Education Director, and is part of a three-person education team. The Education Specialist works closely with other museum professional staff, volunteers, educators, administrators, and others.
The position has the following primary duties, plus other duties as assigned:
Adults and Senior Adult Art Education (40%): Under the supervision of the Education Director, coordinates and manages on and off-site art education programming and services for adults and senior adults, including art classes (nights, weekends, weekdays), art and art history lectures, gallery talks and artist’s presentations, other.
Public Programs (30%): Develops, manages and promotes new and innovative public programming with an emphasis on adult, senior adult and general audiences, including concerts, recitals, film series (to be developed), lectures and educational programming, in-gallery events, social events, other. Assists senior education staff on other education and public programs as directed (school programs, other).
Donor Relations and Member Services (30%): Outreaches to community organizations, senior providers, art leagues, others in community as directed. Build relationships with adults and senior adults through events, programming, outreach, other; encourages advocacy and support for the museum through these relationships and other outreach as directed. Manage museum Members events as directed, inclusive of exhibition openings, other Members programs.
Other Duties: Participates and represents the museum 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, 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 (database, security, other).
-Ability to work with adults, senior adults, 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 execution of, and will be on-site, for most adult, senior adult, and Members events, most of which occur 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: $30,000 - $32,000 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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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