IMAS is looking for motivated and dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in their community. IMAS maintains a strong bond with its membership and many institutions in the community. Employees enjoy the opportunity to serve the Rio Grande Valley community members, families and visitors through a variation of programming, cultural events and exhibition of the arts and sciences.

The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) located in the Rio Grande Valley inspires audiences of all ages to explore art and science through its permanent collections, exhibits, programs, and partnerships by empowering learners to discover their interests and pursue their passions.

Thank you for your interest in the International Museum of Art & Science. IMAS is committed to hiring qualified individuals without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, or national origin. IMAS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Employment Opportunities

The Exhibit Technician performs a wide variety of duties in the installation/de-installation of museum exhibitions. Responsible for the preparation of galleries and the implementation of lighting, graphics, and electrical equipment, as well as maintaining various types of exhibits in good working order. The position requires a general knowledge of electrical layouts, carpentry methods, mechanical knowledge, and computers (i.e., Science on a Sphere, computer interactives, etc.). Art handling knowledge and skills are also required. Works with artists, exhibit designers, and staff from other museums, as well as assists other IMAS department for events, education and development as needed. Work will require some evenings and weekends.

Compensation: $15 – $16 /hour


  • Preparing galleries for upcoming exhibitions
  • Pack/unpack, crate/uncrate, load/unload, and local pickup/deliver of exhibits and artwork.
  • Installation/de-installation of exhibits
  • Routine exhibition safety checks
  • Maintenance of exhibits, exhibit furniture, supplies, and storage areas
  • Monitoring/staffing the galleries (as needed)
  • Assist with fabrication of prototypes.
  • Assist with construction of exhibition furniture and mounts.
  • On occasion, assisting/supervising outside contractors doing work for the museum so
    that the work gets done on time and according to museum standards.
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Demonstrated knowledge of lighting installation techniques
  • Knowledge of audiovisual and computer equipment and relevant software
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, materials, and tools
  • Ability to read blueprints and schematics as well as draw working plans
  • Working knowledge in carpentry and safe handling of power tools
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Ability to use heavy equipment such as lift and pallet jacks
  • Principles and practices of museum exhibit and display preferred
  • Experience in mount making and art-handling preferred
  • Experience in exhibition installation and picture framing preferred
  • Ability to consistently lift heavy objects weighing 75 pounds and more
  • Must pass a background and drug test

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Job Description:

An IMAS Educator (Part-Time – Seasonal) is responsible for providing museum visitors with exceptional educational experiences. They support the mission of the museum by leading tours, conducting hands-on art and science workshops, facilitating informal learning experiences in the Ann Moore Art Studio, MPU BioZone lab, and additional exhibit spaces. Must be available to work Thursdays through Sundays, with some evenings and special events as scheduled. Experience working with children and strong presentation skills are preferred. Educator will work approximately 20 hours per week.

Compensation: $13 /hour

Dates: May-August

Availability: Thursday-Sunday


  • Abides by all museum policies and procedures in carrying out job duties in a professional manner.
  • Upholding the museum’s excellent customer service by greeting visitors, engaging them in hands-on learning, informing them of current and future activities, and encouraging them to become museum members.
  • Represent IMAS in a knowledgeable, professional manner on-site and through outreaches, keeping current on all IMAS activities (i.e., reading weekly emails, actively attending All Staff and Department meetings and trainings, checking Teams chat, etc.), and effectively communicate museum activities, mission, and vision.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, collegiality, and attentiveness to museum visitors by ensuring museum exhibitions, art studio, and lab spaces are clean and in working order. Reports any problems to supervisor.
  • Understands the purpose of collecting data to inform decisions about educational programs and museum operations. Participates in the Education Department’s collecting and recording of data to  support and inform decision-making related to programs.
  • Prepares materials, equipment, and room set-up for virtual and in-person programs spaces for daily activities and workshops; cleans up spaces, puts materials and equipment away (noting any issues to supervisor) so they are ready for use.
  • Thoroughly understands the purpose and function of all lab spaces. Stays up to date on any changes in routine activities, new information, and all exhibit areas.
  • Assists with the research, development, and implementation of virtual and in-person programming, includes lesson plan writing, preparing fellow team members to lead programs, and teaching art/science activities in informal education setting.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science or Art fields. Will accept current college students with previous experience in equivalent setting such as another museum, afterschool programs, etc.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test

Preferred Skills:

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Willingness or experience working with animals
  • Able to work independently and actively seeks guidance to uphold job responsibilities
  • Ability to teach in informal education setting
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak in front of large crowds
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintains a strong passion for and commitment to educating the public
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team comprised of staff from across the museum
  • Is a critical thinker and creative problem-solver

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How to Apply

Specify the position you are applying for in the subject line or cover letter when submitting your IMAS job application. Please send a cover letter as well as 3 references along with your resume. Applications can be downloaded and printed, or picked up at the museum’s admission desk. Application materials should be sent to Mary Garza at Please, no phone calls.

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