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

Join the team that makes the IMAS shine! The IMAS Housekeeper is responsible for meeting visitors’ expectations of a world-class museum by  keeping  the facilities clean and in working order. This includes cleaning public areas, education spaces, exhibition galleries, staff offices, and surrounding outdoor grounds and property. Housekeeper will also assist with other Facilities Team duties and projects, and aid other departments when needed. The Housekeeper  will share in upholding standards for American Alliance of Museums accredited museums through the routine monitoring of the museum buildings and grounds,  report needed maintenance and repairs, and ensure safety protocols are followed. The housekeeper will work approximately 20 hours per week.

Compensation: $11/hour

Responsibilities:

She/he/they will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for cleaning the following:
    • Windows and entry doors
    • Floors
    • Carpeted floors
    • Tops of tables and counters
    • Restrooms and classrooms
    • Remove fingerprints, smudges or cobwebs on any surface
    • After classes or events: washing dishes, tablecloths, etc
    • Exhibit cases and exhibit modules, as requested upon training
    • Flat surfaces
    • Kitchen and refrigerators
  • Set up and breakdown for museum events
  • Restocks restrooms
  • Assists with the removal of trash and clearing tables during special events, facility rentals or meetings.
  • Watering both inside and outside plants.
  • Cleans offices and public areas including emptying trash and removing trash containers to dumpster or recycling bin
  • Reports damages to Facilities Manager Assistant
  • Stocks, inventories, checks supplies
  • Fills out reports for cleaning routes
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must have flexible work schedule
  • Must be able to pass background check
  • Must be able to pass a drug test

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An IMAS Part-Time (PT) Educator 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 programs; facilitating informal learning experiences in the Ann Moore Art Studio, MPU BioZone lab and additional exhibit spaces; and by conducting outreach visits to community sites. Must be available to work weekends (Friday-Sunday), and some evenings and special events as scheduled. Educator will work 12-15 hours per week.

Compensation: $12 – $14/hour

Responsibilities:

She/he/they will be responsible for:

  • Abiding 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. Utilizes statistical tracking systems to support data collection.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 Certified
  • Enjoys working with children
  • Willingness or experience working with animals
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team comprised of staff from across the museum
  • Self-motivated and has ability to efficiently prioritize when working on multiple projects at once, to ensure key tasks are met as scheduled
  • Is a critical thinker and creative problem-solver
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak in front of large crowds
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Willingness or experience working with technology to host virtual and live programming
  • Maintains a strong passion for and commitment to educating the public

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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 mgarza@theimasonline.com. Please, no phone calls.

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