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This individual is responsible for coordinating tours and programming for K-12 schools, students, and educators at The Contemporary Austin. Working closely with the Education Programs Manager, this person will serve as an administrative liaison between the museum and the audiences served by the department to schedule both guided and self-guided visits and programs, greet and facilitate visits, and collect and report impact data. This role will also work closely with Front of House Coordinators and the Group Tours and Visits Facilitator to ensure a seamless front-end experience for all visitors engaging with the museum. Additionally, this position will serve as a K-12 tour guide and Art Lab assistant for guided tours and programming as needed.
Reports to: Education Programs Manager
Pay Range: $22/hr
Status: Full-time (30 hrs/week), Non-exempt
- Communicate with inquiring school and educator groups to schedule guided and self-guided group visits and programs at TCA’s downtown galleries (The Jones Center), 12-acre sculpture garden (Laguna Gloria), local school campuses, and virtual spaces
- Coordinate programming logistics across museum departments
- Build and manage operational tools and systems such as internal calendars and ticketing procedures
- Collect and report on impact data related to K-12 audiences
- Greet tour groups, organize and communicate tour logistics, answer questions, and respond to changing needs at every step of the program experience
- Execute recurring departmental administrative tasks
- Assist with staffing and volunteer coordination needs
- Serve as a tour guide for K-12 groups, including for the elementary Seeing Special Things program, as needed
- Collaborate and support on department projects as needed
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Experience coordinating schedules and/or logistics both internally and externally using multiple methods
- Experience developing, implementing, and managing systems of operations and procedures
- Experience delivering high-quality customer service via email, phone, and in-person communication
- Previous experience working with children in a formal and/or informal educational setting preferred
- Previous experience in a nonprofit and/or cultural institution preferred
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office required
- Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Able to work creatively and problem-solve both collaboratively and independently
- High comfort level working with children required
- Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
- Knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM systems
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus
To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter HERE to apply. Due to the high volume of applications, we will only contact candidates who are strong candidates for the position. Thank you for your interest in The Contemporary Austin and please keep an eye on our careers page for current opportunities.
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We invite you to discover contemporary art in settings that provoke thought and joy. Our programs join art with place in a pursuit of a deeper experience, a bigger conversation, and a closer community.
We believe in the capacity of art to transform lives. We dream of a future where more eyes, ears, hearts and minds are opened by contemporary art in all of its forms.
Extending the Welcome – We want every person to feel like they belong here. Our invitation is completely open and inclusive.
Always Caring - We know that details matter. We care deeply about the quality of our work and about the experiences of our guests, the artists we collaborate with, our staff, and all those we have yet to meet.
Socially Mindful - We believe that contemporary art is a way for people to connect their personal experiences with the broader social and cultural dialogues of our place and time.
Staying Curious - We observe closely, listen intently, and inquire sincerely because we have a boundless fascination with people, art and ideas.
Making Progress - We always want to be better—to inspire more deeply, to engage more openly, and to serve more joyfully. We are mindful of feedback and committed to ongoing reflection and iteration.
Being Here - A place can transform your experience of art, and art can transform your experience of a place. We activate our downtown exhibition space and our lakeside sculpture park in imaginative ways to serve Austin.
Trying New Things - We believe in the importance of experimentation, play, and the surprise that often results from trying something new. We know that progress comes through both bravery and vulnerability.
About The Contemporary Austin
As Austin’s only museum focused on contemporary artists and their work, The Contemporary Austin offers exhibitions, educational opportunities, and events that start conversations and fuel the city’s creative spirit. Known for artist-centric projects and collaborations, The Contemporary invites exploration at both its urban and natural settings—downtown at the Jones Center on Congress Avenue, lakeside at the Laguna Gloria campus (including the Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park, the Art School, and the historic Driscoll Villa), and around Austin through the Museum Without Walls program.