Museum School Class Assistant

Part-Time Employment


Job Summary:
Museum School is seeking applicants age 16 or older to assist in the school-age class program. Museum School’s discovery approach offers a unique opportunity for children to learn in a creative, informal classroom environment, using age-appropriate interpretation and hands-on interaction and opportunities. The interdisciplinary curriculum combines science and history with creative activities.

The ideal Museum School Class Assistant is a mature, enthusiastic person who enjoys assisting adults and working around children. All assistant positions are part-time, with programs offered on various Saturdays during the fall and spring and several four-day sessions in the summer.

Assistants must be able to work 4-6 Saturdays each fall and spring session as well as 3-4 summer sessions. This position is within the Museum’s Education Department and reports to the Director of Youth and Family Programs.

Basic Function and Responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • following directions from the supervisor as well as the classroom teacher

  • preparing materials before class for the day’s projects and activities

  • paying close attention to the teacher and be ready to assist where needed

  • remaining in the background as a helper (not a teacher)

  • putting away supplies, cleaning materials and straightening the classroom after class

  • helping staff with other tasks when asked

Qualifications:

  • enthusiastic and enjoys working around children

  • motivated, self-starter that looks for tasks that can be completed without being told

  • willingness to complete messy clean-up tasks such as washing brushes, wiping tables, etc.

  • eagerness to help out in many types of situations

  • has great attitude, and is reliable, punctual and dependable

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


Fun Fact
The Museum School was one of the first museum preschools accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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