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Posted October 13, 2017
Director of Education
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum
Ashland, Oregon

ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum seeks a director of education to coordinate ScienceWorks education activities. Onsite programs include School, Youth, Public and Camp Programs. Off-site programs include School and Community Outreach, and the Inquiry Science/Engineering Design Programs. The director is responsible for all aspects of the education program including day-to-day operations, curriculum planning, program evaluation and grant-writing. For a full description and instructions for how to apply, send an email to:

Ann Dowdy, Executive Director, ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, ann@scienceworksmuseum.org.

Posted October 13, 2017
ID Nature Program Coordinator
Montana Natural History Center
Missoula, Montana

The Montana Natural History Center seeks a person who is passionate about distance learning and nature education. The ID Nature Coordinator will deliver interactive programming using green screen technology and web-conferencing in remote, rural classrooms and other offsite venues. The coordinator is responsible for teaching, curriculum writing, teacher training, maintaining our YouTube channel, developing videos for education and publicity, school recruitment, network building, and program development. For a full description and application instructions, visit www.MontanaNaturalist.org/employment-opportunities.

Posted October 4, 2017
Digital Librarian/Collections Analyst
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education
Washington, D.C.

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is dedicated to advancing the fields of informal science education (ISE) and science communication by supporting and building on the rich diversity of projects supported by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under a cooperative agreement with NSF, the Center provides resources to practitioners, researchers, and evaluators across ISE sectors, including science centers and museums, transmedia, youth and community programs, cyber learning and gaming, and other settings and environments, as well as to those involved in science communication or public engagement with science activities.

The project’s leadership team consists of partners from academic institutions across the nation and the Project Director, who with the Center staff works from Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) headquarters in Washington, DC.

CAISE activities include convening meetings, workshops and conferences, both face-to-face and online; contributing to user-friendly online resources, including a centralized database of NSF-funded projects; supporting and tracking CAISE initiatives; and participating in a variety of communication and outreach efforts.

One of CAISE’s key activities is InformalScience.org, a repository that contains descriptions of funded grants, evaluation reports, research, and grey literature from the informal STEM learning field. The Digital Librarian is responsible for overseeing, curating, and disseminating this resource, and reports to the Project Director.

Position Summary

  • Work closely with CAISE co-PIs, staff and advisors, and NSF program directors to provide resources, connectivity and infrastructure for designers, researchers and evaluators of informal STEM learning and science communication settings and experiences
  • Work with NSF AISL-funded co-Principal Investigators from the NSF AISL program in order to update their resources, profiles and dissemination materials on InformalScience.org
  • Ongoing collection development for database/repository
  • Catalog submitted and curated project, evaluation and research materials using a customized metadata schema
  • Primary point person for all internal and external member/user interface with the InformalScience.org website
  • Outreach activities including writing blog posts, leading webinars, updating social media, and presenting at relevant conferences
  • Website content management, including news & views, calendar and community pages
  • Create curated landing pages for informal STEM education and science communication sectors to provide quick relevant access to topics within the collection
  • Manage web-related vendor contracts, including the web development contract
  • Proactively research and propose future improvements for InformalScience.org, and oversee their implementation
  • Respond to queries from the informal STEM learning and science communication communities
  • Collect and analyze data, statistics and analytics about website and resource use for evaluation and measurement purposes
  • Participate in Association of Science-Technology Centers’ (ASTC) staff meetings and activities as required by Project Director
  • Other duties as assigned by Project Director

Approximate breakdown of scope of work by time:, 40% cataloging, 25% internal and external outreach, 25% content/website management and 10% miscellaneous.
Qualifications Summary

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • Masters in Library/Information Science and 2+ years of experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Proven experience or interest in science, informal STEM education, and/or science communication
  • Familiarity with Google Drive applications, including Docs, Sheets, and Hangouts
  • Experience working in nonprofit organizations
  • Experience using web content management systems, especially Drupal

This is a full-time, exempt, grant-funded position located in Washington, DC. Occasional travel may be required (2-3 times per year).

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to caise@informalscience.org. Please include desired salary range. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are not accepting calls.

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