Public Programs Coordinator | Austin, TX

Posted By: Brittany Petrilli Classified Job Listing,

State Preservation Board (SPB)

Posting #2022-020

Public Programs Coordinator 

Job Type: Full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 - 5:00 p.m. some weekday nights and weekends for events.

Shift subject to change based on business needs. Must be flexible.

Posting Dates: October 21, 2021 - until closed

Hiring Rate: $4,000-$4,500/monthly

Organization Summary: The Bullock Texas State History Museum immerses visitors in Texas history and culture through a variety of exhibitions, films, and events serving over 500,000 visitors a year on-site and on-line. A dynamic educational institution accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Bullock Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board (TSPB). For additional information about TSPB and the Bullock Museum please see: and

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and other insurances, a defined benefit pension and 401K retirement plans, un-paid parental leave, flexible spending and dependent care accounts options, telework up to two days per week (with approval after a successful probationary period), free on-site parking and free Museum Membership.

Position Summary:

The Public Programs Coordinator (PPC) performs moderately complex (journey-level) work to develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of programs, projects, and interpretive materials that seek to increase the public's understanding and appreciation of Texas history and culture. This position reports to the Head of Public Programs and works with other members of the education department. The PPC primarily works to serve the Museum's adult audience, and also supports the education department in serving other audience including members, family and youth, or teacher and student audiences depending on need, time of year, and institutional commitments. Guided by Museum exhibitions, partnerships, and audience goals, the PPC will create offerings that will position the Museum as a dynamic and participatory place where visitors of all ages and backgrounds engage in their own learning and discovery. As a part of this position, the PPM also works closely with staff from other departments to further the museum's mission. The PPC is a creative, resourceful, and organized team collaborator who is able to work in a fast-paced environment adjusting to changing priorities in work assignments. The PPC works a 40 hour work week, but schedule may vary depending on evening and weekend events. Works under general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

*Must be able to work with the Museum's 360 day-per-year schedule that may include weekends, evenings and/or holidays, including on short notice.


For purposes of this agency's job descriptions, "essential job duties" are defined as assigned tasks that are critical or fundamental to the position and not marginal. If an individual is qualified to perform the essential job duties, the individual must be able to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

• Plans, develops, implements, and assesses museum education programs.

• Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness. Collaborates with Museum staff from various departments to fulfill assigned duties.

• Researches and understands the needs, interests, and concerns of museumgoers to ensure offerings are relevant and reflect best practice.

• Engages community organizations and develops partnerships with local and statewide organizations to create programs and expand audiences.

• Actively promotes the Museum's exhibition schedule and educational goals through programming and events.

• Administrative responsibilities include maintaining supplies and materials, managing budgets and invoices and tracking statistics.

• In a prompt, calm, and professional manner maintains a guest-first customer service approach, responding to visitor inquiries, quickly, resolving any concerns, using best judgment.

• Perform all duties using sound judgment and in a manner that promotes public confidence in the State Preservation Board and its employees and in accordance with the agency's high ethical standards.

• Plans events, and performs work assignments, with safety and security front of mind. Continuously assesses safety conditions to ensure individual and workplace safety and safety of visitors and staff. Promotes visitor safety and building security. Assists with building evacuation if necessary. Public Programs Coordinator An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

• Regular attendance is an essential job duty for all SPB positions, including working hours that may include evenings and weekends.

• Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelors Degree in education, history, museum studies or 4 years related work experience.

• Comfortable presenting to and interacting with large groups, in person and on camera.

• Demonstrated ability to research relevant topics and communicate findings.

• Skilled with technology; working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

• Ability to create an atmosphere that fosters inclusion and encourages interaction and participation across all generations and diverse community settings.

• Strong verbal, written, and problem-solving skills.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team with coworkers as well as external contacts.

• Demonstrates initiative, ability to plan, organize, and follow through on projects.

• Must be willing and able to work weekends and evenings as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Post graduate degree in public history, museum studies, or related field.

• Experience working in a museum or other cultural institution.

• Demonstrate cultural curiosity for Texas History and cultures.

• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education.

• Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.

To Apply:

Submit a fully completed State of Texas application to the SPB by:


Fax: (512) 463-3372

Mail or in person: 201 E. 14th Street, Suite 950, Austin, TX, 78701

For an application see:, the Agency Intranet or call: (512) 463-5495.

**All resumes must be accompanied by a fully completed state application.** All applications must be received by the SPB by the closing date for consideration. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

State Job Title: Program Specialist II

Classification: 1571

Salary Group: B-18

VETERANS: MilitaryOccupational Specialty Codes (MOS): Army: No Equivalent; Navy/Coast Guard: OS Operations Spec; Marines:No Equivalent; Air Force: 8U000 Unit Deployment Manager

Veterans with other related MOS or additional duties pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications for this position and are highly encouraged to apply. Use your military skills to qualify for this position or other jobs. Go to to translate your military work experience and training into civilian job terms, qualifications and skill sets or for additional Military Crosswalk information go to

EEO Statement:

The State Preservation Board is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to national origin, race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, or Veteran status. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADAA), if you require reasonable accommodation in the interview and selection process, please call the agency's ADA Coordinator at (512) 463-3633.

Selection Information:

At the time of hire, selected applicants must show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. All males who are age 18 through 25 are required to register with the Selective Service and may be asked to present proof of registration or exemption from registration upon hire.

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