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Posted May 11, 2017
Director, Teaching and Learning
San Francisco, California

The Exploratorium seeks a new Director, Teaching and Learning. The position is responsible for creating a strategy and operating plan that supports the Exploratorium’s historic role of developing educators, tools and unique learning experiences for formal and informal settings while fulfilling the new challenge of developing state-wide program impact.

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Posted May 5, 2017
Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
University of Kansas Natural History Museum
Lawrence, Kansas

The KU Natural History Museum, a part of the KU Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, welcomes more than 50,000 visitors each year through its doors and reaches many more through off-campus outreach and its website. Families, school groups, tour groups, prospective KU students, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and visiting scholars make the museum a destination in northeast Kansas. The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for cultivating a vibrant community around the KU Natural History Museum. Both on campus and off campus, the coordinator develops programs that inspire and educate diverse audiences through nature and science. The coordinator should have the ability to provide museum audiences with exceptional service and present themselves as an outstanding representative of the museum in the public arena.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in science (biology, geology, chemistry, or related field) or science education.
  • Three years of experience in an education, museum or community outreach environment.
  • Evidence of experience working successfully in a busy, fast-paced environment requiring juggling many projects at once in application materials.
  • Experience in work or educational situations that required working with diverse constituencies.
  • Prior work history or education that required working well with staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated interest in museum exhibitions and public programs as outlined in application materials.

For more information: Jennifer Humphrey at

Online Application is required to Review of applications begins May 15, 2017.

Posted May 3, 2017
Senior Vice President, Science and Education
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Franklin Institute aspires to become the best science museum in the world and seeks applications and nominations for its next Senior Vice President, Science and Education.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Vice President for Science and Education (the Senior Vice President) serves the mission of The Franklin Institute by overseeing an integration of science recognition and communication, educational programming and innovative ideas within The Franklin Institute community. The Senior Vice President for Science and Education manages science learning research, program development, educational services, and innovative program conception and implementation with focus areas in technology, education, school partnerships, gender and family learning, youth leadership. This position includes the complete oversight and management of the partnership with the School District of Philadelphia for the magnet high school, Science Leadership Academy. He or she also oversees the lauded scientist recognition program, The Awards Program as well as the historic science communication vehicle, The Journal of The Franklin Institute. The Senior Vice President assures the operation and provides strategic leadership within the Leadership Council of The Franklin Institute for the effective integration of the above areas within the larger Institute community. The Senior Vice President will need to evaluate the merits and effectiveness of over 50 educational programs and will manage an operating budget of $7 million that includes a $2 million federal grants budget.

The Senior Vice President will possess scientific credibility, demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, and promote transparency and collaboration. The Senior Vice President will need to have the credibility, gravitas, and relationship building skills to create and maintain partnerships and collaborations with academic, research, industry and donors. This individual will demonstrate strong leadership, collegiality, judgment, communication, commercial acumen and the ability to engage with diverse partners. The successful candidate will display a strong sense of sophistication and a collaborative, thoughtful, and strategic team approach to partnering with development. An ability to motivate, mentor, and motivate a team of over 60 people including scientists and educators is imperative.

For more information on The Franklin Institute, visit

The Franklin Institute retained Diversified Search to assist in this search process. Confidential nominations, recommendations or expressions of interest and should be directed electronically to

The Franklin Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted April 26, 2017
Chief Learning Officer
Discovery Place
Charlotte, North Carolina

m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Discovery Place in the search for a new Chief Learning Officer (CLO). For more information, please review the complete Position Description.

Discovery Place seeks a STEM and science education visionary to create and present interactive experiences that inspire love of science and lifelong learning. Reporting to the President & CEO, the CLO leads the institution-wide vision, design and implementation of educational programs and physical experiences, including senior responsibility to ensure that all exhibits, programs, community impact, publications and materials are shaped to optimally convey STEM knowledge to viewers and visitors.

The CLO oversees the Learning Experiences division organized into six operating departments (Public & Community Engagement, STEM/School Programs, Teacher Professional Development, Early Childhood, Exhibitions and Design, and Exhibit Development). In addition to experiences for the general public, the CLO leads the delivery of learning experiences for school audiences to more than 188,000 students through field trips, more than 63,000 through off-site outreach at schools, and professional development for more than 3,000 teachers annually.

Discovery Place is a network of museums that expose children and adults to science through exhibitions, educational programs and community experiences that inform, challenge and attract audiences of all ages. Its mission is to inspire curious thinkers to discover the wonders of science, technology and nature, and the concept of hands-on/minds-on learning is central to the organization’s education approach.

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For additional information or to apply, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Lee Kappelman at