Museum Education and Public Programming | Fort Worth, TX
Museum Education and Public Programming Job description
Pay Range: $27,000-$32,000
Fort Worth Aviation Museum seeks an organized, motivated, and passionate Education and Programming Coordinator. This position will create and implement educational programming that advances our mission of ‘Giving wings to youth and community through our aviation roots.’ FWAM’s priorities are STEM and history education. Projects in educational programming include but are not limited to field trips, STEM events, school programs, lectures, day camps, workshops, family events, off-site programming, and tours. Other duties will include planning, organizing, staffing, and managing other museum events, such as group visits, parties, car shows, golf tournaments, skeet shoots, Hops and Props, and others, as directed by the Director of Museum Operations.
· The Programs Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Museum Operations
· Plan, develop, execute, and evaluate all phases of education and museum-related programs
· Establish and maintain relationships with local schools, coordinating school-specific programs
· Work with museum staff and volunteers to ensure program elements and timetables are on schedule and effectively implemented
· Communicate with senior museum staff to ensure programs align with the museum’s mission and goals
· Managing budgets for educational programming
· Maintain timely and accurate program statistics and prepare reports as needed.
· Develop a public calendar of events and coordinate with the Director
· Contribute to education-based social media and marketing projects
· Improve and modify existing programs and events
· Develop and plan community outreach programs
· Must be able to meet physical demands of the job to include walking, standing, climbing, bending, kneeling, and lifting and moving objects up to 20+ lbs
· Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
· Strong written and verbal skills, including the ability to present information in various formats.
· Familiar with appropriate and current computer technology
· Excellent organization skills
· Self-motivated, proven ability to work independently and prioritize responsibilities.
· Flexible and able to handle unique situations
· Hiring is contingent on successfully passing a background check.
Knowledge and Experience Required
· Experience with education program development and management
· Knowledge of youth development and arts education principles and practices
· Experience teaching children in a classroom or informal setting
· Experience with writing a developmentally appropriate curriculum and adhering to STAAR requirements.
· Knowledge of current STEM or STEM education techniques
· Able to research, understand and interpret science concepts for all age groups.
· Bachelor’s degree required.
· History, STEM, teaching degrees preferred.
· Museum studies coursework strongly preferred.
Fort Worth Aviation Museum provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.