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Posted October 20, 2017
Director of Education & Training
Science Museum Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
ASTC 2017 Conference Special
This post will be removed Tuesday, October 24

This position is responsible for driving research, development, and implementation of educational programs and facilitator training, and for ensuring departmental goals and strategic objectives are met. All programs are guided by our mission to “Reveal the Wonder and Relevance of Science” and based around inquiry pedagogy. Additional responsibilities: curriculum writing, workshop presentations, exhibit development, bringing discovery education experiences to the public.

This is a FT position that is eligible for our generous leave, benefits and retirement package.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Education, or related field
  • 5 years informal education museum experience
  • 1 year management and project management experience

Visit link for full details: www.sciencemuseumok.org/careers

Posted October 20, 2017
Science Engagement Director
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
ASTC 2017 Conference Special
This post will be removed Tuesday, October 24

We are looking to appoint a Science Engagement Director to be a key member of the executive management team.Reporting to the Chief Executive, yourprimary responsibilities will be tocontribute actively to the overall mission, to manage a comprehensive Science engagement programme and to develop further Life’s international reputation for science engagement.

Science in the 21st century is fast moving, potentially life-enhancing and certainly controversial. As someone who is forward looking and an experienced science communications professional, you will excel in offeringcutting edge science in a form that is easily accessible to everyone. You will be a strong leader,capable of developing a team that is both creative and effective. You will develop strategic alliances and partnerships with cultural and commercial organisationsand buildlong term plans for exhibitions, programmes and education.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in a senior management role, will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in an appropriate science discipline, have excellent people management and organisational skillsand be a team player.

This role offers potential for someone looking for a senior role with new challenges and wanting to work in an innovative place that is passionate about science. Salary is negotiable for the right candidate dependent on experience.

For an informal chat or more information about the role, please contact Linda Conlon, Chief Executive on 0191 243 8212 or email linda.conlon@life.org.uk. To see full job description and person specification please access at jobs.life.org.uk.

To apply, please send a letter of application and current CV to Claire Adams, Property and Corporate Services Director, International Centre for Life Trust, Management Suite, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EPor claire.adams@life.org.uk. Closing date for applications is Friday, 24 November 2017.

Please note that the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check. Details of our DBS policy are available on request.

The International Centre for Life is an equal opportunities employer and is accredited with the quality Standard Gold Award.

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
Fab Lab Specialist
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito, California

The Bay Area Discovery Museum houses the world’s first early childhood Fab Lab. The Fab Lab Specialist will oversee all aspects of BADM’s Fab Lab, including ordering, prep, and technical support, and will contribute to conversations on long-term vision and strategy. Additionally, the Fab Lab Specialist will be responsible for designing and fabricating unique projects using digital and hand tools, developing training and curriculum, and maintaining all Fab Lab equipment. The Fab Lab Specialist will regularly facilitate programming, including regularly scheduled weekends, for the public, for camps, and for school groups. For more information and to apply, please visit workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM.

Posted October 11, 2017
Vice President STEM Learning
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland, Ohio

The Vice President of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Learning provides vision, strategic direction, and oversight for the educational activities of the Science Center. The position is responsible for a dynamic portfolio of educational experiences that maximize the guest experience and support our partnerships with school districts and others in our community. The Vice President of STEM Learning builds the Science Center’s role as a trailblazer in informal STEM education and provides inspirational leadership for a creative, dedicated team of educators. Working closely with the rest of the Senior Leadership Team, he or she will collaborate on strategic fulfillment of organizational priorities in ways that provide learning experiences that inspire our guests to come back again and again. He or she is an experienced education leader who stays abreast of new developments in STEM learning, with a positive approach to team building and collaboration. This is an opportunity to join a mission-oriented, experienced, and passionate leadership team that is launching a new strategic business plan. The Vice President of STEM Learning is a high-visibility, high-impact position that will directly contribute to the strength of the Science Center. This is an opportunity to work and to lead in an environment that fosters a sense of fun, community service, and data-driven decision making. Application details are available at www.greatscience.com.

Qualifications

Candidate Minimum Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree in education, science education, learning sciences, science or a related field required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
  2. Eight years of leadership experience in education program development, non-profit management, evaluation, and development of grants and budgets. At least five years of people management experience, with a proven track record of developing staff.
  3. A passion, understanding, and strong commitment to the mission and vision of Great Lakes Science Center.
  4. Ability to strongly represent the Science Center and advocate for informal STEM education.
  5. Experience working with children, youth, and families of diverse backgrounds and income levels.
  6. Knowledge of the latest learning theories, STEM education research, and learning technologies.
  7. Demonstrated success in setting and achieving annual, multi-year strategic goals.
  8. Ability to implement financial plans and budgets, identify, secure, and ensure compliance with a variety of funding sources.
  9. Ability to write and edit compelling materials.
  10. A personal style that is positive and supportive. Strong personal integrity and work ethic, as well as a sense of humor and perspective.
  11. Proven success in managing and motivating a high functioning diverse staff.
  12. Superior communication skills to express the mission and education program innovations with clarity, passion, and persuasion.

Additional Information

Responsibilities

The Vice President of STEM Learning supervises and develops a passionate team of educators that lead a range of educational activities in strong alignment with the organization’s strategic business plan. She or he is responsible for a Science Center-wide plan for research-based program design and implementation, evaluation, and staff training to ensure every guest has a great STEM learning experience.

  • Maintains and strengthens a welcoming, supportive learning environment for staff and guests.
  • Advocates for and oversees evaluation efforts that improve the quality of the organization’s education programming and measures its impact.
  • Provides strong communication and builds partnerships with the preK-20 formal education community (including the 9th grade of the MC2STEM school, which is based at the Science Center), learning researchers, and other organizations in the local STEM learning ecosystem.
  • Oversees or leads the development and dissemination of content and learning experiences that meet state and national education standards for schools, assessment, and public programming.
  • Serves as an advocate for informal STEM education in general and disseminates and promotes the informal STEM education achievements of the Science Center.
  • Provides strong leadership to all STEM Learning Department staff, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well defined and communicated while also encouraging a positive team environment.
  • Works with other Senior Leadership Team members, especially Human Resources, to identify and mentor museum staff across the organization for career development and promotion opportunities.
  • Oversees STEM Learning Department finances and budget activities, meets fiscal goals, and fulfills reporting commitments as needed on grants and other funding.
  • Works closely with the Development team to identify funding opportunities for new and innovative education programs that fulfill the Science Center’s strategic business plan.
  • Works closely with the Marketing team to develop compelling PR.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works with the Board of Trustees on education-related efforts and general organizational initiatives.
  • Establishes a communications plan to keep the Senior Leadership Team, Science Center staff, and the Board of Trustees current on education strategies, activities, and results.

A competitive salary with attractive benefits is offered.