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Posted on 5/19/15
Interpretive Naturalist and School Programs Coordinator
The Wild Center
Tupper Lake, NY

The Wild Center is a growing science museum located on an 81 acre campus in the beautiful Adirondack Park in northern New York State. The Interpretive Naturalist and School Programs Coordinator position works in a team environment with The Wild Center Education staff to provide exceptional programming to museum audiences including school groups and visitors. This position will lead the coordination of school and teacher programming including integrating a distance/online learning component.

We are looking for a passionate, well-rounded individual to join our education team in a fast paced environment. For a full job description, qualifications, education and/or experience, and application requirements please visit http://wildcenter.org/about-us/careers.

Posted on 5/6/15
Science Program Manager
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center seeks a creative Science Program Manager to lead its successful suite of programs and guide the development of new opportunities for public engagement, including the creation of a makerspace! A science center located on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Morehead is rich in collaborative opportunities with researchers, students and a scientifically-interested community. To apply for this position, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/75091.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Posted on 4/21/15
VP, Exhibits & Theatres
TELUS Spark
Calgary, AB, Canada

WHO WE ARE:
At TELUS Spark, we offer you a place to experiment and play. We are a place for people of all ages and abilities to engage and embrace their desire to explore and discover science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). This is a place where you learn and discover for yourself what makes the world around us so undeniably incredible. Everyday we live our values of Collaboration, Curiosity, Courage and Commitment. To contribute to making TELUS Spark a different kind of Science Centre and help to define Calgary as a community transformed by a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and problem solving, we are currently seeking a VP, Exhibits & Theatres.

HOW YOU WILL ADD YOUR SPARK:
You will be accountable for the performance, design, development and delivery of exhibits, feature exhibitions, and theatre-based programs and activities for a wide range of audiences. You will ensure the integrity of scientific information, the quality of the design and visitor interactions with exhibits, theatre programs and related activities. You will deliver on the business strategies while motivating and leading the Exhibits & Theatres team. Reporting to the CEO, you will play a key role as a member of the Senior Management Team by developing and collaborating with key relationships internally and externally.

BRING US YOUR SPARK:
Please read more about this exciting opportunity at http://sparkscience.ca/careers.

Posted on 4/20/15
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education Program Manager
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated
Washington, DC

Reports to: CAISE Project Director/Principal
Level: Investigator (Pl) Manager (full-time, exempt)

The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) is a project dedicated to advancing the field of informal science education (ISE) 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 the NSF, the Center provides resources to the practitioners, researchers and evaluators across the ISE sectors, which include science centers and museums, mass media, science journalism, youth and community programs, cyber learning and gaming, and other settings and environments.

Co-Principal Investigators of the Center are based at the Association of Science-Technology Centers, Great Lakes Science Center, Oregon State University, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE) and KQED Public Media. Inverness Research is the project’s evaluator. The Center staff work from ASTC headquarters in Washington, DC, and will report to the Pl/PD.

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 the Co-Pl’s initiatives and participating in a variety of communication and outreach efforts.

Position Summary: The Center’s Program Manager will work closely with the CAISE Project Director, Online Producer and Digital Librarian as a team to continue to create, connect, synthesize and disseminate credible, high-quality resources and infrastructure for the ISE field.

The Program Manager will provide support for collaboration and communication and be familiar with the ISE field.

Program management responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director and Director of Online Engagement in coordinating work with the Center’s Advisors, Co-PIs and NSF program officers.
  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of CAISE initiative convenings and meetings, as well as a biennial NSF AISL Program Principal Investigator meeting to take place in spring 2016.
  • Provide logistical, technical and documentation support for all meetings and other occasions requiring offsite space.
  • Manage and maintain day-to-day calendar project progress documentation and databases for the Center.
  • Contribute to the creation and coordination of website updates, including page copy, blog posts, news items, calendar updates, creation and monitoring of Groups and forums, and other updates as needed.
  • Assist the Director, Online Producer, Digital Librarian and ASTC staff in monitoring progress, create programmatic and financial reports, and process payments to sub awardees and consultants
  • Oversee and track project budget
  • Respond to questions and queries about website use, navigation and functionalities submitted to the caise@informalscience.org email address (referring appropriate questions to other staff as needed)
  • Other duties as assigned

Travel: Periodic travel is required.

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

Education and Experience

  • Familiarity with the ISE field (familiarity with NSF Division On Research and Learning & AISL Program helpful)
  • Experience in supporting and providing logistics for multi-institutional collaborations
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with managing and documenting events
  • Degree in science, science education, education and/or or museum studies preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership for equity/diversity/access­ related activities helpful

This is a one-year assignment with the potential, depending on funding to extend beyond one year.

Send your cover letter and resume (MUST include salary requirements) to: ASTC, Attention: Jamie Bell, 818 Connecticut Avenue NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; email: jbell@astc.org. No phone calls, please. EOE