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Culture & Arts Education Coordinator [Pard O. Henry Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 18, 1974 in job announcements |
Posting Title Culture & Arts Education Coordinator
Job Requisition Number COA071921
Position Number 114035
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Pard O. Henry Museum
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of the assigned programs.
One (1) year of additional experience may substitute for one (1) year of college, up to a maximum of four (4) years substitution
Licenses or Certifications:
None.
Notes to Applicants Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

• Detailed, complete employment application is required to help better evaluate the applicants qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.

• Employment history dates must include month and year.

Driving Record and other Certifications:

• If selected as a finalist, a Texas Class C Driver’s License or have the ability to acquire one by the date of hire will be required. Chosen applicant may be required to drive a fifteen (15) passenger van.

• Must have CPR/AED and First Aid certifications within thirty (30) days of hire date.

Pay Range $17.80 – $22.70
Hours Variable 40 hours per week.
• Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
• Required to work during special events and programming needs.
• Evenings, Weekends, & Holidays may be required.
Job Close Date
Departments may close a posting at their discretion
01/26/2014
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 411 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701
Preferred Qualifications Prefer Experience in the following:
• College credit hours from an accredited college or university with a major in Education, Art History, Public History, Museum Studies Anthropology, Sociology or other related field.
• Experience working in a museum setting, including museum operations and collection management processes.
• Experience in scheduling and implementing educational programs and special events.
• Knowledge of and the ability to curate exhibitions.
• Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
• Experience in the developing, planning and in the implementation of education K through 12th grade curriculum content, particularly in the areas of the State of Texas History, Social Studies and in Language Arts.
• Knowledge of Past Perfect and/or a similar museum software system.
• Experience working with diverse populations and communities, including public speaking and interacting with individuals of diverse social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
• Experience in hiring, training and supervising temporary staff including volunteers and docents.
• Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Proficient in various types of computer software including desktop publishing (Adobe-Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), MS Office Suite, registration software, social media communications and mass marketing software.

Other preferred experience:
• Experience communicating information clearly and concisely in person, by phone, email, etc., while exercising tact, patience and discretion in a professional demeanor.
• Experience maintaining and establishing working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.
• Excellent writing/composition skills, organizational skills, problem solving skills, and the ability to multitask, are preferred.

Current certifications in the following:
• Must have current American Red Cross certifications in First Aid, CPR, and AED within 30 days of hire.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities The Culture & Arts Education Coordinator will work under the direction and administrative guidance of the Museum Site Coordinator, who reports to the Culture & Arts Education Manager, who reports to the History, Arts & Nature Division Manager.

Position work site will be at the O.Henry, Susanna Dickinson & Austin Fire Museums located at 411 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701.

• O. Henry Museum offers a look into the life of William Sidney Porter in the Austin years.
• Joseph and Susanna Dickinson Hannig Museum established to preserve the home and legacy of Battle of the Alamo survivor Susanna Dickinson and to celebrate Texas’ historical heritage..
• Austin Fire Museum is a built in 1938.

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

• Develops and implements cultural & historical programs, activities, events and exhibits, including but not limited to the day-to-day management of historic buildings, surrounding grounds and artifacts housed in the museums.
• Lead a group of individuals who may be employees, contractors, and/or volunteers to accomplish assigned educational programs, activities, and events in the assigned areas of cultural arts.
• Writes and research exhibitions in the museums and provide relevant Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum to schools.
• Conduct and/or review need assessments.
• Establish short and long range plans for assigned areas.
• Plan develop, coordinate, evaluate, and improve education programs, activities and events.
• Recommend and justify facility improvements and asset acquisitions and deaccessions.
• Develop and monitor budgets, including estimated revenues and expenditures.
• Apply, obtain and monitor funds from grants.
• Assign job duties and work schedules, and monitor task completion, including reviewing the work of others for completeness and quality.
• Recruit, supervise, and train staff and volunteers.
• Ensure the timely development, scheduling, and conduct of activities and events.
• Oversees the implementation of educational programs and special events; and in the use and care of assigned facilities, collections, grounds and equipment.
• Coordinate assigned citywide events; and the design and creation of necessary materials to market and promote programs.
• Coordinate marketing materials including the ability to learn new software programs.
• Allocate space and resources for all programs, activities, and events.
• Maintain close relations with professional colleagues, organizations, and community groups to assure accurate needs assessments and knowledge of current methods and techniques.
• Represent the City of Austin and Department of Parks & Recreation in interactions with the public regarding assigned areas of responsibility.
• Perform research of educational programs, including that of assigned areas of responsibility to ensure accuracy of educational programming; and of accessing print as well as online resources.
• Perform the duties of a Culture and Arts Education Specialist; and assist other colleagues in the management and care of their assigned programs, when needed.
• Prepare and review reports.
• Compose documents and answer emails using computer.
• Performs routine administrative operations as assigned, including answering phones and providing museum information.

Responsibilities – Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: 
• May provide leadership/supervision, training, technical support, and input on the evaluation of employees, employment selection, and disciplinary actions.

• May fill in for supervisor in his or her absence.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

 

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