Culture & Arts Education Manager (George Washington Carver Museum)

City of Austin - Austin, TX4.2

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Arts, Art Education or related field, plus four (4) years of experience developing and implementing cultural and art education programs and activities, at least one (1) of which was in a supervisory or management capacity.

Experience may substitute for education up to a maximum of four (4) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants
The City of Austin George Washington Carver Museum, Genealogy and Cultural Center is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of African-American historical and cultural material. The center offers gallery exhibits, programs, classes, children’s camps, theater productions and a genealogy center.

The purpose of this full-time, exempt position is to provide leadership, direction, coordination, education and public programs for the George Washington Carver Museum, Genealogy and Cultural Center with primary responsibilities for:

Prepares, monitors, manages, and evaluates the department budget and fiscal responsibilities.
Manages museum personnel; including direct supervision of five personnel and indirect supervision of an additional six staff members.
Maintain ongoing relationships with stakeholders, non-profits, and other organizations, developing collaborations and partnerships as needed.
Represents the museum to a variety of special constituencies (local, regional, and national) and to the public at large.
Curates, develops, plans, and implements all museum exhibition programming, including but not limited to gallery talks, lectures, symposia, special activities, performances, film screenings, music concerts as well as activities for families and children.
Oversee museum facility safety, facility management, maintenance and upkeep of a 39,000 square foot building and a 1890 square foot building, ordering equipment, repairs and improvements as needed.
Other duties and projects as assigned.

Recruitment Process:
The interview process for this recruitment may involve several interview rounds including a community engagement process.
Candidates may be asked to complete a presentation during the interview the process.
Candidates may be asked to complete a skills assessment during the recruitment process.

Application Instructions:
Detailed, complete Employment Application is required to help better evaluate the applicant’s qualifications – minimum and preferred as noted on the job posting.
Detailed, complete Employment Application (employment dates must include month and year) will be used to determine salary if the applicant is the top candidate that is selected for this position.
Applicants must include on their Employment Application all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting – up to 10 years or more.
Employment history dates must include month and year.
Resume will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application.

Physical Requirements :
Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to twenty (20) pounds.
Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant’s needs and safety issues.

Military/Veteran Preference for Interview Process :
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.

Work/Location Schedule Notes:
May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.

Multiple Work Sites :
This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day.

Driver’s License and Certifications :
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.

Posting Closure:
The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs.
Pay Range
$29.25 – $37.96 per hour.

Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm

Work/Location Schedule Notes:
Variable work schedule.
May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays.
Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs.
Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Parks & Recreation
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1165 Angelina St, Austin, TX 78702
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications:,
Graduate degree in Arts Administration, Museum Studies, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Arts Education, African or Black Studies.
Three (3) years’ experience with leading a museum or a multi-arts facility.
Five (5) years’ subject matter expertise in arts education and/or museum education.
Five (5) years’ subject matter expertise in African or African-American history and/or visual arts.
Five (5) years’ subject matter expertise in museum management including oversight of a collection.
Five (5) years’ experience with developing partnerships and collaborations with artists, non-profits and educational institutions.
Five (5) years’ experience with program development in the arts especially as related to African and/or African American cultures.
Five (5) years’ experience in creating and managing budgets and making financial projections
Five (5) years’ experience in managing personnel including hiring and disciplinary actions.

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.
1. Reviews current and future requirements from needs assessments and develops both short and long range plans.
2. Develops, coordinates, operates, and monitors district or citywide facilities, programs, and events.
3. Develops, approves and implements promotion of programs and events.
4. Develops, approves, and implements program service guidelines for facility operations and use. Ensures proper maintenance of assigned facilities and equipment.
5. Safeguards the city collection of artifacts and other valuables and recommends major acquisitions and expenditures.
6. Communicates project and program information to management and others. Coordinates organization’s programs and activities with other city and public organizations.
7. Prepares and reviews reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating the organizations performance.
8. Develops, maintains and monitors the budgets and grants.
9 .Monitors contracts and contractors to ensure compliance.
10. Attends meetings representing the organization.
11. Investigates and responds to complaints

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
At manager level, supervision of programs and/or employees is required as follows:
Manage two (2) major programs; Or
One (1) major program and one (1) supervisor; Or
Manage two (2) or more supervisors.
Supervisors are 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 cultural education programs.
Knowledge of program and event planning.
Knowledge of Federal, State and Local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures.
Knowledge if fiscal planning and budget preparation.
Knowledge of maintaining the care of assigned collections, exhibits, records, materials and assets.
Knowledge of principles and methods of showing and promoting products.
Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
Skill in oral and written communications.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Skill in using computers and related software applications.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to apply for and monitor grants.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American 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 TTY (512) 974-2445.

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.