Education/Outreach Curator | El Paso, TX
Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
Job ID 7036
Location El Paso, TX
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Posting End Date
February 4, 2022; 11:00 PM MST
Earliest Start Date
As soon as possible
Starting at $42,000 annually (salary commensurate with education and experience)
Hours per Week
40 hours weekly
Required Application Materials
A resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references is required in order to apply.
Please submit all documents in a single PDF file in order to be considered.
Purpose of Position
Plans, implements, and manages education/outreach activities for the Centennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Under the direction and supervision of the Museum Director, the Education/Outreach Curator is responsible for coordinating and administering dynamic, educational programs to reach diverse audiences and enhance the mission of the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Works with teams led by the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions to develop exhibit interactives, curriculum and interpretive programming for both permanent and temporary exhibitions;
Schedules group tours, classes, and workshops for schools and other organizations;
Plans, implements, and manages adult programming for the UTEP community and the binational region. Examples may include lecture series, panel discussions, film/book discussions, etc.
Works closely with the binational community to create, administrate, and promote educational and outreach programs to community groups.
Develops comprehensive marketing strategies for all programs and works with other team members to publicize their activities.
Develops methods for evaluation of programs success, making adjustments as appropriate.
Works with other departments at UTEP to ensure educational access to students, faculty, and staff;
Works with teams led by the Botanical Curator of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens to develop educational programs for diverse audiences;
Recruits, trains, and manages volunteers for all programs;
Coordinates volunteer recognition activities;
Maintains all program-related equipment, supplies and educational materials;
Prepares written materials and accompanying photos for newsletters;
Participates in community activities which heighten the awareness of university programs.
Other duties as assigned.
Develops and maintains positive relationships with the community, such as the public school system, parents and children, students and teachers, docents, donors and potential donors, and colleagues in the field of education;
Works with other Museum staff to write grant proposals and other funding requests to support educational programs and activities;
Maintains necessary documentation of program participation and demographic data as needed for reporting requirements;
Works with Institutional Advancement to share the Museum’s mission with patrons and donors at museum events;
Works with local media including print, radio and TV to actively promote participation in educational programing;
Possesses basic knowledge about the TEKS — Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills — state standards, in relation to the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens;
Regularly reports program activities and accomplishments to Museum Director
Works with Museum Director and other staff to design, update and implement departmental policies and procedures;
Supervises the education budget, including monthly review, mid-year forecasting, and fiscal- year budget planning;
Monitors grant funds and expenditures, and maintains necessary records.
Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
Complies with all State and University policies.
Attends staff and programming meetings;
Supervises volunteers, work-studies, and interns; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Bachelor’s degree from four year college or university;
Five years of related experience to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 25 lbs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level for this work environment is moderate.
The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.