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Current Opportunities

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
  • Drive to various programming locations in the Dallas Fort Worth area
  • Check-in with sites and contact person upon arrival at the program location
  • Load and unload materials at Museum and offsite locations
  • Complete post program reports

 Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age and older
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree
  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level 
  • 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

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

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

Job Description Summary:
Candidate must be able to work weekends, nights and holidays and be comfortable working both independently and in a team environment. This is ideal for someone looking for a second job.
 
Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:
  • Monitor fire systems, respond to and investigate alarms and implement emergency procedures, up to and including evacuation, when appropriate 
  • Monitor security systems, arm/disarm systems, respond to and investigate alarms 
  • Conduct scheduled and random checks of the Museum public and non-public areas, during operating and non-operating hours and ensure the safety of guests and staff 
  • Conduct end-of-day safety and security checks of the Museum facilities 
  • Provide first-aid in the event of injury to guests or staff, and generate written reports 
  • Handle lost and found items and inquiries according to Museum policy 
  • Perform office related duties to include operating computer, portable radios, CCTV and related equipment 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Security Director and Museum Management 
 
Qualifications: 
  • Experience as a security officer/guard, loss prevention specialist, police officer or military police, or equivalent combination of training and related experience is preferred but not required.   
  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Basic knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Suite of programs including Word and Excel. 
 
Physical Demands:
  • Stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
  • Ability to stand/sit/walk for extended periods of time; ability to lift/exert up to 50lbs 
 
Work Environment: Inside, but subject to ventilation systems throughout the buildings; possible exposure to unpleasant or inclement weather conditions when conducting outside checks and/or traveling to and from parking areas.

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

Development Officer 

This position plans and participates in the development and implementation of ongoing fund-raising strategies designed to raise contributed income for annual operations and campaign funding for the institution. The position is responsible for securing gifts from individuals and foundations.  This position works closely with colleagues in the Development Department responsible for corporate giving and the administrative functions of fundraising, as well as with the Museum’s senior team and program staff. 

Job duties include: 

  • Developing pipelines of top businesses and individual donors to ensure revenue generation through sponsorship. 
  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors and individual donors.
  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.
  • In collaboration with development staff, Museum donor and special events designed to cultivate and steward donors as well as its annual large fundraiser which include attendees from his/her assigned portfolio and other Museum guests, donors or prospects.
  • Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals to raise funds and awareness.
  • Take responsibility for other development-related projects as assigned by position’s supervisor 

Required Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Understanding of the Fort Worth social and philanthropic communities helpful
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
  • A positive, achievement-oriented attitude and proactive work ethic
  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi-task and must also be willing and able to travel (no overnight) within Fort Worth up to 75% once restrictions are lifted.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

 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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