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The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide employment, compensation, and other benefits related to employment based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. In accordance with requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation upon request during the application process to eligible applicants in order that they may be given a full and fair opportunity to be considered for employment.

The following positions are currently open and accepting applicant materials. To apply for any position, please follow the directions within the specific posting below.



Title: Director
Location: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Pay Type: Salary, Exempt

Employment Description | Director | Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (PDF)

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Title: Director of Development
Location: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to: Director
Pay Type: Salary, Exempt

Employment Description | Director of Development | Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (PDF)

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Title:  Gallery Attendant
Location:  Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, non-smoking facility
Reports to:  Assistant Gallery Supervisor/Gallery Supervisor
Department:  Visitor Services
Pay Type:  Hourly, Non-Exempt
Salary:  $7.25/hour
Work Schedule:  To be determined

A Gallery Attendant is a part-time, non-exempt member of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s staff. A critical member of the Museum’s protective staff, the position has as its primary responsibility the safety and security of works of art on view in the Museum. A Gallery Attendant represents the Museum to its visitors both assuring the safety and security of works of art and as an occasional relief contact at the Museum’s Visitor Information Desk. A Gallery Attendant shares a flexible schedule with others on the Gallery Attendant staff that is based around the Museum’s regular public hours, including evenings and weekends.  A Gallery Attendant will also be assigned duty during private events that occur outside regular public hours. The uniformed employee has a significant role at the institution and represents the Museum and its mission to the general public.


• Protects works of art from theft, vandalism, and accidental damage.
• Interacts with visitors to give directions, information, and provide general assistance.
• Assures visitor compliance with Museum regulations as listed in the Gallery Attendant Standard Operating Procedures manual.
• Answers general questions from Museum visitors and refers questions concerning works of art or Museum exhibitions to the Visitor Information Desk for referral to appropriate Museum staff.
• When assigned to the information desk, greets and counts visitors; checks all packages and umbrellas.
• Assists the Gallery Supervisor in opening and closing the Museum.
• Assists Gallery Supervisor in managing pantry area.
• Inspects works on view in assigned area at beginning and end of each rotation.
• Assists with other Museum activities as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

• Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs. (must be able to lift a fire extinguisher or small child).
• Must have good verbal communication skills in order to speak to visitors and be understood.
• Must be tactful and polite in dealing with the public.
• Must be presentable at all times through proper grooming and personal hygiene.
• Must be observant in order to detect and report unusual behavior or circumstances.
• Must be alert and able to respond quickly in an emergency.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Education and Experience

• High School graduate or equivalent
• Previous customer service experience desired.

To apply
Please fill out job application (available online or in person) and email (preferable) to: Or send job application by mail to:

Gallery Supervisor
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
5216 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX  77006