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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Summary:

The Graphic Designer at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History assists in all internal and external communications and marketing of Museum exhibits, programs, and events. The Graphic Designer provides the key link to the concept and production of quality Museum materials. The designer also works to maintain other key departmental objectives, including public and media relations, sponsor development and fulfillment, and positive community visibility.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Design and produce print materials in support of the Museum’s brand that enhance its image and achieve strategic objectives
    • Create brochures, fliers, invitations, posters, rack cards, and other print materials to promote the Museum, its exhibits, events, and programs.
    • Communicate the desired messages clearly by developing creative design options.
    • Execute the established advertising plan including: ad creation, securing placement, coordinating schedule, and supplying necessary artwork and materials to publications.
    • Maintain the production schedule to ensure deadlines are met.
    • Provide necessary artwork, materials, and images to printers, media, and vendors as necessary.
    • Obtain printers’ quotes and approve proofs following the job through completion. Clearly articulate the needs of the Museum to printers and negotiate price to assure appropriate use of Museum funds.
    • Develop displays for visibility outside the Museum including banners, billboards, etc.
  • Provide support to Exhibit Services and Collections by designing and coordinating labels, panels and large wall graphics.
  • Provide design assistance and guidance to Museum staff
    • Provide good customer service to staff members’ requests for assistance in designing printed materials. Provide suggestions for concept and design, keeping in mind innovative techniques that would enhance the final print material.
    • Allow ample time for review of materials, making sure each person related to the project has signed off on the proof.
  • Anticipate photographic needs of the Museum
    • Work with Museum photographer or contract photographers to obtain interesting photos for publications.
    • Maintain physical and electronic photo files for the Museum.
  • Provide design assistance and content to Museum webmaster for maintaining Museum website.
    • Update and edit the Museum’s website by creating new pages, updating copy and graphics.
    • Monitor and maintain the Museum’s digital sign network.
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Qualifications:

  • Two to three years of professional design experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of graphic design, print production and the publishing process.
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple projects, prioritize, negotiate, and communicate clearly.
  • A positive, achievement-oriented attitude and the personal skills to work in cooperation with all departments for the benefit of the Museum.
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite software including Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Bridge
  • Experienced at using large-format printers and laminators

Salary Range: $40,000 - $47,000 a year

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

Job Summary:

The primary focus of this position is the daily care and upkeep of exhibit components as well as assisting in the fabrication and installation of museum exhibits. The ideal candidate should possess a general working knowledge of accepted museum/gallery standards and safe, effective operation and implementation of proper tools and materials. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to analyze situations, troubleshoot problems, and employ/suggest appropriate solutions both autonomously and collaboratively, within a diversely experienced team environment. Hours are 40 per week.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Evaluate and schedule necessary exhibit maintenance and cleanliness. Where possible, effect immediate repairs, procure materials, and assess the need for changes in design.
  • Manage inventory of building materials, tools/equipment, consumables, and status reports for all museum exhibits and their associated components.
  • Assist with construction and installation of museum exhibit structures. 
  • Participate in the setup and tear-down of temporary/traveling exhibits and displays.
  • Interact with public of all ages and be able to employ safe work procedures within large crowds.
  • Observe safety and risk management procedures in public areas and workspaces as well as keeping those spaces neat and tidy.
  • Capably read, analyze and interpret design schematics, shop/fabrication drawings, and standard business documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural guides. 

 Qualifications:

  • Two years of relevant experience or a combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in museum/gallery or tradeshow fabrication a plus.
  • Two years of experience working with a wide variety of power tools and workshop equipment: table saw, skill saw, pneumatic tools, router, etc.  
  • A valid Texas driver's license is required.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule. 

While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand and walk for extended periods. Employee must be capable to bend, kneel, and frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds.

Salary Range: $17-19 an hour 

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

Job Summary:

The Outreach Educator’s role is to support the implementation of Education programs both onsite at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and at various sites throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Current Outreach Education programs include, but are not limited to, the Discovery Lab on Wheels Outreach Program, Homeschool Family Science Club, Preschool Family STEAM Club, Virtual Field Trips, and special events. Duties will include learning program content, organizing program materials, delivering instruction both in-person and virtually, and being an ambassador of the Museum. This person must have excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, superior communication skills, able to work well with children and adults, deliver programs in informal education settings, and be an effective problem solver. This person must work well in a team atmosphere.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Deliver programs to varied audiences in a variety of settings, including virtually
  • Facilitate participant learning during programs
  • Set up, clean up and organize materials and resources needed for programming
  • Inventory materials and report replenishment needs
  • Check in with sites and contact person upon arrival at program location
  • Drive to various programming locations in the Dallas Fort Worth area
  • Load and unload materials at Museum and offsite locations
  • Complete post program reports

Qualifications:

  • College Degree or equivalent experience required
  • One year informal/formal education experience preferred
  • Bilingual desired
  • The ability to proactively multi-task
  • The ability to exercise active listening skills and positive body language
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • The ability to carry up to 25 pounds

Salary Range: $12-13 an hour 

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

Job Summary:

The Museum Custodian performs custodial duties in and around museum facilities, responds to calls for service, implements setup and takedown for a wide variety of events, works closely with museum employees and the public and continuously provides and ensures  clean, sanitary, efficient and safe operations. 

 The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is open to the public five days a week, including most holidays. Most work schedules include evenings and weekends.   

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Clean sanitize and service restrooms/bathrooms using established practices and procedures 
  • Clean, dust, and wipe furniture, exhibit components
  • Empty/clean waste receptacles and recycling receptacles and remove waste/debris to exterior dumpster
  • Clean and polish lighting fixtures, various surfaces and trim to include marble, brass, stainless steel, glass, plastic, etc.
  • Clean hallways, lobbies, corridors, vestibules, elevators, stairways, exhibit galleries, exterior of exhibit cases, balconies, storage rooms and other work areas
  • Sweep, scrub, vacuum wax, and polish floors - Use machines for floor cleaning to include: floor cleaning machine, buffer, carpet extractor and backpack vacuums
  • Assist with the setup of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc.
  • Move furniture, equipment, supplies and tools
  • Wash accessible interior and exterior windows
  • Clean blinds
  • Launder cleaning rags and dust mops
  • Clean rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture
  • Wash walls, ceiling, and woodwork, windows, door panels and sills
  • Keeps all tools and assigned equipment clean and in good working condition and properly stored after each use – report any and all need for maintenance and/or repair
  • Transport small equipment or tools between departments
  • Follow instructions regarding the use of chemicals and supplies and use as directed

Qualifications: 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/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  •  EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or two to five years related experience and/or training, in a similar institution such as a school, hospital, or nursing home; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  •  LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees of the organization.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract three digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's.  Ability to perform these operations using units of and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to smell, sit and climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. 

Salary Range: $12-13 an hour

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

Job Summary:

To create a first impression of welcome and warmth to all of Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Guests. Set the mood and tone for each Guest’s experience at the Museum by providing encouragement to explore the Exhibit Galleries and to encourage Guests to become Members. The goal of a Guest Experience Host is to welcome guests to the museum. They greet and help orient a variety of different guests. A host’s responsibilities include ensuring our guests have accurate information and direction when starting their day with us. This host is cross-trained to work in multiple frontline guest service areas including admission service desk and museum exhibits.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Help Guests optimize their visit by explaining program details and selling admission tickets.
  • Perform the daily check-in of all reserved groups, including disbursing tickets, exhibit passes, and maps
  • Assist Guest Services in providing change and various reimbursements to Guests as needed
  • Be fiscally accurate by balancing your cash drawer and verifying Memberships sold at the end of each shift
  • Proactively communicating with guests who need assistance, including guests who are lost, ill, or injured
  • Provide information to guests regarding parking, programs, directions, pricing, hours, food service options, membership, film, and exhibit information
  • Be able to communicate with our guests about daily activities and special events.
  • Manage and reconcile a cash drawer including all payment type receipts in a fast-paced environment
  • Distribute and reconcile parking passes and tickets to daily museum guests and members
  • Effectively manage and inventory parking vouchers and validation information
  • Assist in any emergency situations, medical situations, and technical situations
  • Make sure all front-line areas meet standards including exterior spaces such as green spaces and parking areas
  • Greet and organize our field trip groups
  • Be familiar with pricing information for the museum
  • Be familiar with information regarding all museum amenities

 Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age and older
  • Must treat guests in a friendly, professional, and inviting manner
  • Proactively seek out information about the Museum
  • Be able to exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and keeping good posture.
  • Must be able to effectively and politely interact with all Museum guests in a busy, fast paced environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
  • Multi-tasking quickly and efficiently
  • Be able to climb stairs
  • Be able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds
  • Be able to stand and/or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • Be able to work in an indoor/outdoor setting for a prolonged period of time

Salary Range: $12-13 an hour 

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

The Education Department is seeking a qualified, enthusiastic facilitator for the 2021-2022 fall/spring school-year.  This program will work with the possible ages of three through seven year old children throughout the school year.  The Education Department’s inquiry-based discovery approach offers children a unique opportunity for learning in a creative, informal environment, using age-appropriate interpretation and hands-on interaction and opportunities.  The interdisciplinary curriculum combines science and history with creative activities.  The ideal facilitator is passionate about instilling a respect and appreciation for nature in children.  This position is within the Museum’s Education Department and reports to the Executive Director of Education.

Qualifications:

  • Early Childhood Experience
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Excellent people skills, maintaining a professional attitude toward all staff, parents and children
  • Respect for all children and their learning abilities and difference
  • Good organizational skills
  • Reliable and flexible

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Participating in planning and preparing projects
  • Implementing effective classroom management
  • Facilitation of lessons and activities
  • Participation in the planning of developmentally appropriate activities
  • Classroom discipline
  • Communication with parents, school staff and museum staff

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

Museum School Mission Statement: The purpose of Museum School is to offer children a unique opportunity for learning in a creative, informal environment, using age-appropriate interpretation and hands-on interaction and opportunities.

The Education Department is seeking qualified, enthusiastic Museum School Teachers for its Fall/Spring 2022-2023 Preschool program. Museum School Teachers are responsible for the implementation of age-appropriate activities that support specific class subjects in the natural and physical sciences, history and art, taught in a way that reflects the core ideology and values of the Fort Worth Science and History Museum. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education and a passion for providing extraordinary learning experiences for children.

Museum School Preschool teaching schedules vary. The Museum Preschool operates Tuesday through Friday from 8:15am until 3:30pm, August through May. The position of Museum School Teacher falls under the direction and supervision of the Museum Preschool Director.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
  • Teaching experience required
  • ESL certification preferred
  • Friendly, out-going personality with a high energy level 
  • Respect for all children and their learning abilities or differences 
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • CPR/First Aid Certification preferred

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Articulate the Museum School’s mission to the community.
  • Enjoy working with young children and relate to children with courtesy, respect, acceptance and patience.
  • Foster developmentally-appropriate independence in children through planned, flexible activities while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere.
  • Develop an understanding of the Museum School curriculum topics in order to effectively teach lessons and activities to young learners.
  • Plan, prepare and organize age-appropriate activities and projects with a team of teachers.
  • Collaborate and teach with a co-lead teacher in the classroom.
  • Ability and willingness to initiate, collaborate, and assist with tasks, including preparing the classroom for the next topic each week, assisting with supply ordering, parent communication and other classroom management tasks, as required.
  • Implement effective classroom guidance and discipline strategies and guidelines that reflect the core ideology and values of the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Museum School.
  • Maintain a safe, attractive, organized environment.
  • Communicate effectively with children, parents and fellow staff members.
  • Treat each child and their family with respect and dignity, while recognizing and respecting the uniqueness and potential of all children, their families, and their cultures.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, honest and responsible.
  • Exhibit competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children.
  • Implement procedures and protocols related to the health and safety of all students and employees to ensure their safety including, but not limited to, COVID-19 related health policies and procedures.
  • Maintain CPR, First Aid, and Tarrant County Child Care certification.

Museum School employees are carefully selected for their experience, training, maturity, work ethic, and personality. Timely organization, preparation, and effective classroom management skills are required.

To apply for this position, please fill out the online form here.

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FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Full-Time Employee Benefits include:

  • Employer partially paid medical for each full-time employee
  • Employer-paid Life insurance and Long-Term disability insurance for each full-time employee
  • Short-Term disability, voluntary life, and dental offered at employee expense
  • Medical and dependent care savings program (Section 125)
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • 403b employee savings program with Museum matching after 1 year of service

PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is a drug-free workplace; drug testing is a condition of employment. Criminal background checks are also completed before beginning employment.

Please note, all job opportunities are subject to working holidays and weekends.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.

FWMSH Grievance Process

A copy of the Museum's grievance procedure is available here (PDF).

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