Museum Educator, Family Experiences | San Antonio, TX

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McNAY Art Museum  

Museum Educator, Family Experiences  

Salary Range: $38,000-$42,000 



Position Overview 


To develop meaningful, inclusive experiences for families through education programs and events. Continually refines the brand of family programming at the McNay. Responsibilities include maintaining all family programs, planning all family day events, facilitating family activity components of all Museum events, maintaining in-gallery activities for families and the art cart, and co-creating and facilitating an impactful summer art camp model built on excellence and innovation. Reports to the Education Manager with overall approval from the Head of Education. 


Essential Job Functions 


  1. Plans and implements programs and interpretive materials for museum audiences, specifically families, related to the collection and exhibitions, including all family activities, Family Days, art cart and in-gallery resources, and programming for early childhood activities. 

  1. Provides orientation and training on the collection and exhibitions for part-time instructors, contractors, and performers hired for programs. Builds relationships with teaching artists and partners with community cultural institutions. 

  1. Co-creates, coordinates, and evaluates Summer Art Camp with a camp coordinator hired by Head of Education and Education Manager. Monitors budgets, updates Child Protection Guidelines, hires and vets appropriate educators, and communicates clearly with campers, parents, and the museum. 

  1. Works with K-12 Educator to book docents when planning tour portions of certain programs for families or otherwise. 

  1. Responsible for and monitors budget for family programs and assigned exhibitions. Final budgets are submitted to Education Manager and approved by Head of Education. 

  1. Works with development department to garner funding for programs by capturing data to analyze the impact of all family programming and events. 

  1. Employs inquiry-based methods in teaching on the collection and exhibitions in various ways. 

  1. Drafts promotional copy and projects and advises on print advertisements, Impressions magazine entries, social media strategy, and family programs with Communications and Marketing department. Conducts regular evaluation of family programs with surveys. All drafts are approved by Education Manager. 

  1. Monitors, curates, and maintains age-appropriate activities and resources for the art cart and in-gallery activities based on exhibitions and the permanent collection. 

  1. Teaches, trains, and communicates with staff, Teen Art Guides, docents, and volunteers on all content chosen for the art cart as needed. Approval of all content is overseen by Education Manager and approved by Head of Education.. 

  1. Share responsibility with fellow educators for occasional adult programs.  

  1. Assists in facilitating and planning other education programs. Contributes innovative ideas to budget meetings, in-gallery experiences, and other museum initiatives as set by Head of Education and overseen by Education Manager. 

  1. Attends relevant McNay-sponsored community events and facilitates relevant workshops offsite in support of the McNay and/ or to network with fellow museum educator colleagues. 

  1. Delegates responsibilities to volunteers and Teen Art Guides for family events. 

  1. Assists with the master calendar requests for approvals for use of spaces within the museum, Jones Building, the Stieren Center, and the grounds. 

  1. Performs other duties as required. 




Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and communication skills. Diplomatic rapport with McNay volunteers and educators. Ability and enthusiasm to work with youth, particularly preschool children and families. Event coordinating experience. Proficiency in using MS Office software such as Outlook and Sharepoint, Adobe Suite software such as InDesign and Photoshop, and Zoom. Ability to implement museum calendar programs. Experience with donor management software, Altru preferred. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as needed. Must have reliable transportation. 


Other Skills 
Excellent speaking and writing abilities. Spanish language fluency preferred. Well-organized and proven creative program planning skills. Ability to work independently and to relate well to public, staff, volunteers, and families. Ability to lean into core values of Integrity, Excellence, and Innovation. Maturity and good judgment. 


Education and Experience 

Master’s degree in art or museum education, art, art history, community-based education or teaching, Early Childhood learning, related field, or equivalent experience. 


Work Experience 

Two + years of working in museum education with a practice rooted in object-based learning, dialogue and inquiry. Two + years of classroom education/ teaching experience.