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Culture & Arts Education Coordinator (O. Henry Museum/Parks & Recreation Department)

City of Austin, TX
Colton, Texas
Closing date
May 30, 2024

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Full Time
Anthropology of Education
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Posting Title Culture & Arts Education Coordinator (O. Henry Museum/Parks & Recreation Department) Job Requisition Number COA091737 Position Number 114035 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Museums & Cultural Programs Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in related field plus one (1) year of experience related to the development and implementation of the assigned programs.
  • One (1) year of additional experience may substitute for one (1) year of college, up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • 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 (PARD) 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.

The purpose of the Culture & Arts Education Coordinator position is to, under general supervision, coordinate, assign, direct, and perform tasks in the development and implementation of cultural arts programs and activities of assigned areas at the O. Henry Museum; including the day-to-day management and care of assigned collections, exhibits, records, material assets, and other City-owned, loaned, or borrowed property. Other relevant duties may include:
  • Manage, plan, develop, coordinate, and evaluate collections related budgets.
  • Supervise museum personnel, volunteers, and students.
  • Help plan and implement relevant programs, exhibits, and events.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with a wide variety of Austin area stakeholders.

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) will 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.
  • Driving Requirement: This position requires a valid Texas Class "C" Operator's License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.
  • Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds. Work environment includes prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues.

Other Information:
  • 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.
  • 90 Day Provision for Additional Vacancy: 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.
  • Tobacco and Vape-Free Workplace: All 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

$25.40 - $30.10 per hour.


Work/Location Schedule Notes:
  • Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
  • May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
  • May be required to work curing City emergencies such as extreme weather events.

Job Close Date 05/28/2024 Type of Posting External Department Parks and Recreation Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location Brush Square Museums, 409 E. 5th St., Austin, TX 78701 Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Museum Studies, Public History, Anthropology, or a related field.

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working with museum collections including acquisition, loan documentation, storage, preservation, disposition, and maintenance of all museum related materials.
  • Experience supervising and training museum temporary employees and/or volunteers/docents.
  • Experience with interpreting historic subject matter through exhibits, public programs, or online outlets.
  • Experience in conducting living history programs for the public.

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working with Museum Collections Management Software such as PastPerfect.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience in marketing outreach using social media.

  • 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- Supervision 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. EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with 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 Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

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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