Manager, Innovation Studios and Gallery

(Full Time Exempt)

The Manager of Innovation Studios and Gallery is responsible for implementing the Museum’s vision in the Innovation Studios and Gallery.  This highly collaborative position assures day to day operational show quality standards and staff excellence in delivery of guest experience. The work week for this position is Tuesday-Saturday with the expectation that position be on-site the week after Christmas and Spring Break.   Ability to stand for long periods of time and lift 25 pounds. Dual Reporting: Vice President, Programs and Vice President, Interpretation.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Develops and implements guest engagement strategies resulting in increased guest engagement, a high quality guest experience.

  • Coaches team members in guest engagement strategies and demonstrations using inquiry based methodologies.

  • Ensures proper staff coverage and execution of daily programs and activities; works closely with public programs, education and guest operations to ensure coordination and alignment of Museum’s strategic learning initiatives.

  • Initiates, contributes and implements new programs resulting in new revenue streams.

  • Manages daily SQS operations and communication with multiple teams including Membership, Guest Operations and Design to insure quality guest experience.

  • Implements monthly programming; works collaboratively with team members to implement festivals and special events.

  • Hires, schedules and evaluates all part-time Studio and Gallery staff; provides monthly operation staffing, activity plans and budgetary review in timely manner.

  • Plans and facilitates team staff development

  • Monitors and orders consumable supplies for daily operations, festivals and special events

  •  Co-ordinates scheduling Innovation Gallery and Studio  volunteers and  internship programs


  • College degree required; graduate degree a plus

  • Two to five years management experience in informal learning setting (Museum or cultural attraction.)

  • Knowledge of general science: chemistry, physics, geology ;experience in performance arts

  • Strong organizational skills, strategic thinker, high degree of initiative

  • Demonstrated success in guest engagement and  facilitator development

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with people from all levels of discipline, experience and expertise

  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively, implement museum vision and balance shifting priorities in a dynamic, fast-paced and ever-changing program space. 

Human Resources Manager
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
fax: (817) 255-9354

Fun Fact
The OMNI Theater sound system and speakers were upgraded in 2008 with a state-of-the-art system that remains unrivaled anywhere in the world!

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