Culture & Arts Education Coordinator

  • City of Austin, TX
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 21, 2019
Full Time Education and Training Museum and Arts

Job Description

Posting Title Culture & Arts Education Coordinator
Job Requisition Number COA080171
Position Number 102641
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Natural Resources
Minimum Qualifications
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 substitution
Licenses or Certifications:
None.

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.

The Culture & Arts Education Coordinator is based at the Austin Nature and Science Center ( ANSC ) and serves as the Nature's Way Preschool ( NWPS ) lead coordinator. NWPS , is a unique nature preschool enrichment program for children age 3-6 years old that provides them with an immersive experience into the wonders of the natural world. Children experience outdoor adventures with fun, hands on nature & science experiences designed to connect them to the natural world while encouraging curiosity & excitement. The position will coordinate, lead and develop preschool age appropriate experiences which may include climbing, digging, mud and water play, nature walks and safe handling of live animals for educational purposes. The Coordinator will also be responsible for social media and marketing related to ANSC and NWPS and assist with the general program coordination.

Work Location/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.
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for your assigned work hours.

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.
  • Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application - Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted.
  • 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 - fifty (20-50) 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.

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.

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.

Other:
  • 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.

Recruitment Process:
  • Candidates may be asked to complete a skills assessment during the recruitment process.

Pay Range
$19.50 - $24.81 per hour

Hours
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.
  • 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
    06/20/2019
    Type of Posting External
    Department Parks & Recreation
    Regular/Temporary Regular
    Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
    Category Professional
    Location 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
    Preferred Qualifications
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree with 12 college credit hours in child development and six college credit hours in management.
    • Teaching Certificate in Early Childhood Development.
    • Five (5) years work experience in planning, developing nature based curricula, and training for preschool age children, families, and/or participants with special needs.
    • Five (5) years supervisory and managerial techniques and principles related to oversight of preschool staff.
    • One (1) year experience using RecTrac software and/or similar automated system for registrations and reservations.
    • One (1) year experience with management of state license and inspections of educational facilities.
    • Six (6) months experience transporting program participants via passenger van.


    Other:
    • 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.Lead a group of individuals who may be employees, contractors, and/or volunteers to accomplish assigned educational programs, activities, and events in the assigned areas of cultural arts.
    2.Conduct and/or review needs assessments.
    3.Establish short and long range plans for assigned areas.
    4.Plan develop, coordinate, evaluate, and improve education programs, activities and events.
    5.Recommend and justify facility improvements and asset acquisitions and deaccessions
    6.Develop and monitor budgets.
    7.Assign job duties and work schedules, and monitor task completion.
    8.Recruit, supervise, and train staff and volunteers.
    9.Review work of others for completeness and quality.
    10.Ensure the timely development, scheduling, and conduct of activities and events
    11.Oversee the implementation of educational programs and special events.
    12.Oversee the use and care of assigned facilities, collections, grounds and equipment.
    13.Coordinate assigned citywide events.
    14.Coordinate the design and creation of necessary materials to market and promote programs.
    15.Allocate space and resources for all programs, activities, and events
    16.Maintain close relations with professional colleagues, organizations, and community groups to assure accurate needs assessments and knowledge of current methods and techniques.
    17.Represent the City and Department in interactions with the public regarding assigned areas of responsibility.
    18.Perform research on assigned areas of responsibility to ensure accuracy of educational programming.
    19.Prepare and review reports.
    20.Apply for, obtain, and monitor funds from grants, foundations, and donations.
    21.Perform the duties of a Culture and Arts Education Specialist whenever needed.
    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
    May provide leadership/supervision, training, technical support, and input on the evaluation of employees, employment selection, and disciplinary actions.
    May fill in for supervisor in his or her absence.

    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 supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.

    Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.

    Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedures.

    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 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 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.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * This position requires a 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 substitution. Do you meet these requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * Please list all current certifications and/or trainings related to this position:
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * Describe your experience in planning, developing and training on nature based curriculums for pre-school age children, families, and/or participants with special needs. Include number of years of your experience related to these items. (Please limit your response to no more than 8 sentences.)
    (Open Ended Question)
  • * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, and Outlook?
    • No experience
    • Basic: create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, & emails
    • Intermediate: create/edit a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features such as color, font style and size of text, change page size/width, & filter/sort data fields
    • Advanced: create/edit complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another
  • * This position requires traveling to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties. Will you be able to meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  • * If identified as the top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No

    Optional & Required Documents
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • ResumeOptional Documents