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Current Opportunities

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.

Basic Function and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Oversee the Guest Experience and Call Center operations including training and scheduling.
  • Build a strong Guest Services team by coaching, training and motivating individuals
  • Evaluate productivity and service level metrics and adjust staffing requirements accordingly.
  • Create a work environment that promotes teamwork, performance feedback, recognition, mutual respect, and employee satisfaction.
  • Evaluate and correct or modify systems and structures that create problems or impede commitment to excellence in service and operations.
  • Develop and maintain communications between all operating departments.
  • Assist with establishing accurate accounting procedures in coordination with the Museum’s Accounting Team Develop and maintain quality hiring, training, and succession planning processes in coordination with the Museum’s Human Resource Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Qualifications:

  • Five years of management experience in guest service and/or museum, hotel, or attraction operations
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and point of sale systems
  • Experience managing a workforce
  • Strong strategic planning, project management skills and superior decision-making while managing multiple priorities
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Experience working with educators and school groups preferred
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams and multi-task
  • Ability to work varied shifts, including evenings, weekends and holidays

Physical demands: Ability to stand/sit/walk for extended periods of time; ability to lift/exert up to 50lbs

Environmental conditions: Inside, but subject to ventilation systems throughout the buildings; possible exposure to unpleasant or inclement weather conditions when outside and/or traveling to and from parking areas.

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

Job Description: FWMSH STEAM Academy Principal (Full-Time)

Reports to: Director of Education

Principal ES

Position Overview

The FWMSH STEAM Academy Principal will work collaboratively with the Director of Education and key Museum staff members to develop and expand the FWMSH STEAM Academy into a K-5 school. The 2021-2022 school year will serve grades K-2; another grade will be added every year. The principal will work jointly with the Director of Education through the school opening, family recruitment, and future accreditation process for the academy. The principal will help guide the school design work and partnership planning for the growth of the school.

Please review all application requirements prior to application submission.

School Goals

Goal 1: Exceptional Learning Create unique, hands-on, experiential learning opportunity for all students

Goal 2: Early Literacy Increase percent of students reading on or above grade level.

Goal 3: STEAM Grow knowledge and understanding of scientific and mathematical concepts and processes required for personal decision making, participation in civic and cultural affairs, and economic productivity for all students.

Goal 4: Math Increase students’ knowledge and mastery of math skills and concepts.

Goal 5: Bilingualism - Create an environment of biculturalism to increase students' knowledge of and proficiency in both English and Spanish.

Skill Requirements

This position requires curriculum, instruction, site-based improvement, and professional development expertise. Applicant must have knowledge about planning, staff development, and personnel management. Must have the ability to lead, inspire, motivate, and involve others to create quality learning and working environments for students and staff. Must demonstrate both leadership and management skills, work well with staff and the community, and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The candidate must have the ability to problem solve, handle a variety of administrative duties within tight timeframes. Employees in this position should be able to communicate in English and Spanish in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, school personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors and students.

Effective Leadership

An innovative school is led by an equity-focused principal who is an instructional-led-learner, fostering social-emotional development and improving comprehensive academic achievement through a collaborative results-oriented vision.

Position Purpose

Directs and manages overall school operations such that all students, regardless of socioeconomic factors, are prepared to develop into thoughtful, broadminded, problem-solving, and responsible citizens equipped to succeed in the world. Responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers and staff, developing, and implementing educational programs in the school, overseeing school activities, as well as directing all support services of the school. Responsible for the administration of the school programs and services, ensuring high standards of instruction, and student achievement. Ensures program compliance with Museum policies.

Successful candidate expected to demonstrate with proficiency the following Essential Job Functions:

Instructional Leader: Responsible for ensuring every student receives high-quality instruction.

  • Implements curricula and assessments aligned with state standards that are STEAM focused.
  • Monitors and ensures high-quality instruction practices among teachers and staff that improve student performance.
  • Ensures that effective instruction maximizes growth of individual students and student groups, supports equity, and eliminates the achievement gap.
  • Collaborates with Museum staff to provide exceptional learning opportunities through utilizing the Museum’s history and science specimens as well as the Museum’s exhibits.

Team Leader: Responsible for ensuring there are high-quality teachers and staff in every classroom throughout the school.

  • Recruits, selects, places, mentors, and retains diverse and highly effective teachers and staff.
  • Coaches and develops teachers and staff by giving individual feedback and aligned professional development opportunities.
  • Implements collaborative structures and provides leadership opportunities for effective teachers and staff.

Strategic Leader: Models personal responsibility and a relentless focus on improving student outcomes.

  • Solutions-oriented, treats challenges as opportunities, and supports the school and community through continuous improvement.
  • Proactively seeks and acts on feedback, reflects on personal growth areas, seeks development opportunities, changes practice in ways that improves student outcomes.
  • Communicates with all audiences and develops productive relationships.

Visionary Leader: Responsible for establishing and implementing a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all staff and students.

  • Develops, implements, and sustains a shared vision of high expectations for all students and staff.
  • Establishes, reinforces, and monitors clear expectations for adult, staff, and student conduct, including social and emotional supports.
  • Engages families and community members in meaningful student learning experiences.
  • Cultivates an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student and staff. Applies a variety of student discipline techniques to meet the behavioral and academic needs of individual students.

Strategic Operations Leader: Responsible for implementing systems that align with the school’s vision and mission and improve the quality of instruction.

  • Outlines and tracks clear goals, targets, and strategies aligned to a school vision that continuously improves teacher effectiveness and student outcomes.
  • Implements daily schedules and a yearlong plan for regular data-driven instruction cycles, gives student access to diverse and rigorous instructional programs, and builds in time for professional development.
  • Develops annual budget for the school. Manages budget for the school on a continual basis, identifying and making needed adjustments, or requesting changes from the Director of Education.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of staff assigned to campus, including teachers, instructional specialist(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and STEAM coordinator.

Personal Work Relationships

  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the parents, students, and staff.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to recruit and increase enrollment
  • Written and verbal fluency in Spanish
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision, including principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of elementary and/or secondary school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge and understanding of literacy instruction.
  • Skill in judgment and creativity in decision-making, together with use of qualitative and quantitative data to make decisions about teaching and learning, including student and teacher assessment; considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Ability to consider academic, social, and emotional needs of students in making decisions about academic settings and accommodations for individual students.
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support the strategic plan and develop and implement plans in all areas of the instructional program.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and implement effective time management techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with students, parents, staff, community, and stakeholders in a multi-ethnic educational environment.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance, and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office and classroom equipment.
  • Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
  • Lifting: Occasional lifting and carrying (less than 40 pounds).  Environment: Works in an office setting; works irregular and/or prolonged hours; works inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); and exposure to noise. May require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours, including weekends.
  • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position. Work hours 7:30-3:30.  
  • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Education or a directly related field required.
    • Degree in School Administration preferred.
  • Certification/License:
    • Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification required.
    • Experience:
      o Minimum 2 years’ successful administrative experience required.
      o Experience in inner-city schools with diverse populations preferred.
  • Language: Bilingual proficiency (English/Spanish) required.

Application Requirements

  • Complete an on-line application. All required attachments must be submitted through the on-line application process.
  • Attach a résumé as a pdf, highlighting your experience in the job qualifications listed above.
  • Attach a copy of your valid Texas Mid-Management certification or Principal Certification
  • Official transcripts are required, if hired.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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

Instructional Specialist – FWMSH STEAM Academy (Full-time)

Reports to: FWMSH STEAM Academy Principal

Position Purpose

Provides instructional and data analysis support to teachers and principal. Utilizes continuous improvement to review processes and instructional strategies to facilitate student achievement. Collaborates with teachers in order to build their capacity as effective educators in a learning platform. Develops curriculum, assessments, and professional learning opportunities utilizing evidence-based and best practice models to support a STEAM focused comprehensive learning model that emphasizes science, humanities, math, arts, and engineering. Ensures subject curriculum, instruction, and assessment alignment to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). Provides on-going support through effective coaching and mentoring practices for novice and experienced teachers that include co-teaching and lesson modeling.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Curriculum Design

  • Develops and designs STEAM focused curriculum for grades K-5, with a focus on grades K-2 for 2021-2022.
  • Develops and writes curriculum-based assessments, lesson plans, and unit guides.
  • Facilitates and designs training utilizing evidence-based, effective, and innovative practices.
  • Develops curriculum for multilingual learners and environments, specifically Spanish-speaking children, educators, and families.
  • Creates disequilibrium with the current state as an impetus to explore alternatives to current practices.
  • Collaborates with content and enrichment programs to provide ELs with equitable academic and linguistic access to the curriculum.
  • Provides expertise and technical assistance to support the linguistic and academic achievement of ELs.
  • Provides demonstrations for teachers in the use of applicable instructional strategies and support implementation of the school’s curriculum to assist with instructional improvement.

Professional Development

  • Employs effective coaching, mentoring, and instructional modeling practices to support high quality instruction and professional growth.

Professional Learning Community

  • Maintains and grows knowledge of research, developments, and best practices related to subject including the TEKS, and other STEAM centered learning models.
  • Stays current on all curricular, instructional, and assessment evidence-based and effective practices by seeking out and attending related professional development
    opportunities.
  • Applies effective leadership skills to facilitate growth, improvement, effectiveness, and quality within education programming and services.
  • Provides variety of resources to teachers to improve instruction.
  • Ensures that student achievement data drives instructional discussions at the classroom and school level.
  • Designs collaborative, job-embedded, standards-based professional learning.

Personal Work Relationships

  • Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
  • Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of coworkers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and
    acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
  • Models continuous learning, to keep current, and to be an innovative leader.

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance with policies and regulations.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and pedagogy in primary STEAM education, including the differentiation of instruction based upon student learning differences.
  • Knowledge of creating equitable, inclusive, and diverse instructional practices based on student differences.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Skill in designing, planning, and delivering professional development activities.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, including using professionalism, patience, and courtesy.
  • Ability to incorporate active listening when communicating.
  • Ability to convey respect by acknowledging, encouraging, supporting and showing appreciation for others.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working with multilingual learners and environments, specifically Spanish-speaking children, educators, and families.
  • Ability to conceptualize and to translate complex issues into workable action plans.
  • Ability to consider academic, social, and emotional needs of students in making decisions about academic settings and accommodations for individual students.
  • Ability to conduct classroom observations and decide what professional learning to provide for teachers and staff.
  • Ability to use software to access databases, email, create spreadsheets, and complete word processing tasks.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.

Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards

  • Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment.
  • Posture: Moderate standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
  • Motion: Repetitive hand motions; including keyboarding and use of mouse; moderate walking.
  • Lifting: Regular lifting and carrying (40 pounds or less).
  • Environment: Works in an office setting; occasional work outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours, including weekends.
  • Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position. Work hours 7:30-3:30
  • Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in education or related discipline required.
    • Master’s degree from accredited college or university in education or related discipline preferred.
  • Certification/License:
    • Valid Texas Teaching Certification required.
    • Bilingual/ESL Certification
  • Experience:
    • 3-5 years’ teaching experience.
    • Extensive knowledge of curriculum and instructional resources related to Bilingual/ESL programs.

Application Requirements

  • Complete an on-line application. All required attachments must be submitted through the on-line application process.
  • Attach a résumé as a pdf, highlighting your experience in the job qualifications listed above.

This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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 a qualified, enthusiastic Museum School Teacher for its 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 or Master 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 2021 through May 2022. There is an additional requirement of at least two weeks of teaching Preschool Summer 2022 Classes. 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 
  • Respect for all children and their learning abilities or differences  
  • Ability to work effectively with others 
  • Maintain CPR, First Aid, and Tarrant County Child Care certification. 

 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 the safety of children and staff including, but not limited to, COVID-19 health standards. 

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.

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. 

Basic Functions and Responsibilities (including but not limited to): 

  • Participate in planning and preparing projects 
  • Implement effective classroom management 
  • Facilitate lessons and activities 
  • Participate in the planning of developmentally appropriate activities 
  • Classroom discipline 
  • Communicate with parents, school staff and museum staff 

Qualifications 

  • Early Childhood Experience 
  • Bilingual preferred 
  • 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 

 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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