Culture and Arts Education Coordinator (George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center) Jobs in Austin, TX at City of Austin

Title: Culture and Arts Education Coordinator (George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center)

Company: City of Austin

Location: Austin, TX

Position Information

Posting Title

Culture and Arts Education Coordinator (George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center)

Job Requisition Number


Position Number


Job Type


Division Name

Museums & Cultural Programs

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of assigned programs.
Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

May require certification in CPR, First Aid, Water Safety Instruction, or other areas as specified for the assigned class.
Appropriate certifications as specified for the assignment.
Texas Class “C” Driver or Commercial Driver license if required for the assignment.

Notes to Applicants


The City of Austin
Parks and Recreation Department (
) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click
HERE for more information.

Position Information:
The purpose of the
Culture & Arts Education Coordinator position is to plan and implement programs, exhibits, and events that are relevant to the mission of the Parks and Recreation’s Museums and Cultural Programs. A substantial part of this position includes developing collaborative relationships with a wide variety of Austin area culture, arts, and history organizations, schools, businesses, non-profits, and neighborhood associations. Other relevant duties include:

Build relations and be responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive long-term relations with community stakeholders and BIPOC community members.
Manage, plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate all cultural events including budgets.
Perform media relations duties that include purchases, social media copy, press releases, newsletter content, and interviews.
This position is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating temporary staff.
Perform research, as needed, to prepare exhibit text or photographs.
Design graphics materials for exhibitions and marketing.
Assist with curatorial duties.
Perform outreach activities, including social media and interfacing with program partners.

Application Instructions/Job Requirements:

Application: A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as “See Resume” will not be accepted and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.
Skills Assessments: Skills assessment(s) may be required as part of the recruitment process.
Virtual Interviews: PARD may conduct virtual interviews.
Military/Veteran: An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview.
Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying, or using a force equal to lifting up to ten (10) pounds. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant’s needs and safety issues.

Other Information:

Posting Guidelines: PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs. This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department.
Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations
Tobacco and Vape-Free Workplace: PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises.

Pay Range

$24.42 – $28.65 per hour


Work/Location Schedule Notes:

Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (variable).
May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends, non-standard hours, & holidays.
Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Parks and Recreation



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




G.W. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Art, Black/African-American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Marketing/Communications, Information Studies, Art History, Design, Media Arts or related fields.

Preferred Experience:

Experience with project management working with a curatorial team in a museum or gallery setting that includes installation, marketing/promotion, budget management, design, research, and program development.
Experience working in or with a government entity in a museum or gallery or public arts facility.
Experience working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities in diverse institutional settings.
Experience in the use of audio-visual tools and techniques, social media/ marketing tools, graphic design, Fusion 360/CAD software, and projection mapping.
Experience in exhibit preparation techniques and best practices that includes extensive knowledge of proper material and/or object handling, shipping and crating.
Experience planning and organizing cultural events and developing community partnerships.

Preferred Skills:

Knowledge of standard fabrication techniques used in museums and/or galleries that includes the construction of mounts, vitrines, and pedestals.


Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

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

Leads employees, contractors, or volunteers to accomplish assigned educational programs, activities, and events in the assigned areas of cultural arts. Recruits, supervises, and trains staff and volunteers.

Develops and monitors assigned budgets. Conducts and reviews needs assessments and establishes short- and long-range plans for assigned areas. Prepares and reviews reports.

Plans, develops, coordinates, evaluates, and improves education programs, activities, and events for assigned areas.

Oversees the use, care of, and resource allocations of assigned facilities, collections, grounds, and equipment and recommends facility improvements and asset acquisition and deaccessions. Coordinates assigned City-wide events and ensures timely development, resource allocation, and scheduling of activities and events.

Assigns job duties, work schedules, and monitors task completion. Reviews work of others for completeness and quality.

Coordinates the design and creation of necessary materials to market and promote programs.

Maintains relationships with professional colleagues, organizations, and community groups to ensure quality of cultural education programs.

Represents the City and department with the public regarding assigned areas of responsibility.

Applies for, obtains, and monitors funds from grants, foundations, and donations.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

May be responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

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.

Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local laws.
Knowledge of principles, best practices, and methods for development, design, and coordination of cultural programs, activities, and events.
Knowledge of City practices, policies, and procedures.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in conducting presentations on behalf of a public entity.
Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with City employees and the public.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to train others.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


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.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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