Rose Barcus has been heavily involved in informal education in San Antonio for the last decade. From the time they were seven or eight years old, they benefited from attending free programs like Saturday Morning Discover at The Southwest School of Art. The experience of being able to work "hands-on" with different art mediums taught by skilled artists heavily impacted their desire to contribute to arts education. Rose grew up to volunteer as a teen for SSA, and eventually held multiple roles facilitating different art mediums at SSA for the Mobile Arts Program, Saturday Morning Discover and Summer Studios. Rose had the pleasure of participating in the Carl Orff Levels program at Trinity on a scholarship provided to them by The Circle School during their time writing curriculum and teaching Art & Music to students aged pre-k 3 through 8th grade.
Rose knew from a young age that non-profits were the right career path for them, but ultimately teaching was the wrong role. In May 2015 Rose was hired at The DoSeum (San Antonio's Museum for Kids) just before the grand reopening of their new building on Broadway St. They currently hold the role of Exhibits Coordinator, where they are responsible for prototyping exhibition improvements, evaluation of permanent and traveling exhibits as well as consulting for Design Studios.