The Texas Cotton Gin Museum seeks a dynamic, self-starter to be an active part of the next chapter in the museum’s future.  The Programs Coordinator is a full-time position (40 hours a week) and reports to the Museum Director.  The work week for this position is Tuesday-Saturday excluding major holidays.  There are occasional night and weekend work required as needed. 

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Qualifications for Programs Coordinator:  Bachelor’s Degree or higher, History, Museum Studies; OR; three years in education/programming OR equivalent combination of education or experience.

Successful candidates should be:


This job requires a Programs Coordinator to be walking the 7 acre complex weekly, climbing 1 flight of stairs daily, giving gin tours daily in all-weather conditions and lifting 30 pounds as needed.

Compensation:Salary is $28,000. Ten paid holidays plus two days personal time per calendar year. 

How to apply:Those interested should email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line Programs Coordinator Opening. 

About the Texas Cotton Gin Museum: The museum preserves and maintains a true historic treasure, the Burton Farmers Gin (built in 1914).  Employees have the unique opportunity to be an active part in the preservation of a working piece of American architectural and agricultural history.

The Texas Cotton Gin Museum, Inc. (formerly Operation Restoration, Inc. and then Burton Cotton Gin & Museum, Inc.) was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in 1986 to save the historic Burton Farmers Gin from demolition.  The gin has been designated a National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1994).  It is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (1988) and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (1991).  Many of the individuals that were an integral part of ORI, Inc. continued on with the newly formed Burton Cotton Gin & Museum, Inc. in 1999.  In 2009, the Burton Cotton Gin Museum was designated the Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas by the 81st Texas State Legislature.  In February, 2011 the name was changed to the Texas Cotton Gin Museum to honor the new designation.  The Museum’s mission is to keep the legacy of cotton alive for all generations through the maintenance and preservation of the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin – the oldest operating cotton gin in America.