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Current Opportunities

Job Summary:

To support implementation of Family Museum Nights program on scheduled evenings. This person must be reliable, and punctual. Must also have excellent interpersonal skills, and work well with adults and children.  Programs are scheduled on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-8:30PM (10-15 hours weekly) during the school year.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Set up programming materials, demonstrations, and activities at Museum.
  • Facilitate hands-on demonstrations and activities with program participants.
  • Facilitate participant learning during the session.
  • Interact with school administrators, classroom teachers, parents, and children.
  • Communicate educational connections pertinent to the program.
  • Communicate museum resources with teachers and administrators.
  • Clean up, organize and put away materials at end of the event.
  • Communicate materials needs and any other pertinent information about the program to the Family Museum Night Coordinator
  • Assist Museum Guest Services staff with making sure participants are acting in a safe and appropriate manner during the program.

Qualifications:

  • Enjoy facilitating the learning of both children and adults.
  • Flexibility with changing situations and the ability to solve problems.
  • The ability to proactively multi-task.
  • The ability to be able to speak clearly and loudly to program participants in a situation with sustained background noise.
  • The ability to exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and good posture.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to push carts and tables on wheels.
  • The ability to load and unload materials from carts.
  • The ability to carry up to 25 pounds.

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

Job Summary:

To support implementation of the Family STEAM Festival program on scheduled evenings throughout the year. This person must be reliable, and punctual. Must also have excellent interpersonal skills, and work well with adults and children.  Programs are scheduled on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-8:30PM (5-10 hours weekly).

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Loading and unloading of materials at schools and Museum.
  • Check in with school office upon arrival.
  • Set up components at school site and Museum.
  • Facilitate student learning during the session.
  • Interact with classroom teachers, parents and children.
  • Communicate educational connections pertinent to the program.
  • Communicate museum resources with teachers and administrators.

Qualifications:

  • The ability to proactively multi-task.
  • The ability to exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and good posture.
  • 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.

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

Job Summary:

To support implementation of the programs at school sites and Museum on scheduled evenings and special requests throughout the year. This person must be reliable, and punctual. Must also have excellent interpersonal skills, and work well with adults and children.  Programs are scheduled on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-8:30PM (5-12 hours weekly).  This position also is responsible for driving the Festival truck to and from Festivals.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Drive 16 foot truck to and from schools for Festival Programs
  • Loading and unloading of materials at schools and Museum.
  • Check in with school office upon arrival.
  • Set up components at school site and Museum.
  • Facilitate student learning during session.
  • Interact with classroom teachers, parents and children.
  • Communicate educational connections pertinent to program.
  • Communicate museum resources with teachers and administrators.
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Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Valid Texas Drivers License Required with a clean driving record
  • The ability to proactively multi-task.
  • The ability to exercise active listening skills and positive body language through smiling, sustaining eye contact and good posture.
  • 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.

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.

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 Substitute Teachers for its Preschool program. Museum School Substitute 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 Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education and a passion for providing extraordinary learning experiences for children.

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor 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
  • Pediatric 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Maintain CPR, First Aid, and Tarrant County Child Care certifications

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.

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.

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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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