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Posted April 19, 2018
Director of Education
Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia

Summary of Position
The Science Museum of Virginia seeks an experienced, visionary, and collaborative leader to become the next Director of Education. The Science Museum aims to be pre-eminent in informal STEM learning in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Director of Education will become part of a dedicated team within an organization supportive of new ideas and creative risk-taking. Guided by a core belief that compelling science inspires, the Director of Education will be charged with re-invigorating the Education Department and working with the Experience Development Team (Museum scientists and exhibit designers) to create meaningful and impactful learning experiences for a broad audience.

About The Museum
The Museum is a catalyst for inspiration and a place that sparks curiosity and generates ideas. The museum’s mission is to inspire Virginians to enrich their lives through science. Housed in the historic John Russell Pope-designed Broad Street Station, the Museum offers experimental and innovative exhibits, programs, and live demonstrations, as well as astronomy presentations in a 76 foot Dome theater. The Museum is an agency of the state of Virginia, which provides 50% of the $10 million operating budget. The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is the museum’s nonprofit fundraising partner and the steward of a $15 million endowment. A recently completed capital campaign has allowed the museum to reinstall and refresh its exhibits, the last of which will come online in late 2018. Committed to informal learning which is playful and relevant, the Museum welcomes 400,000 visitors including 80,000 school-aged guests each year.

Qualifications
A minimum of three years of leadership and management experience in a science museum or center. Possession of a Master’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience is required.

Download a complete job description here.

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to mmc@museum-management.com.

Position is open until filled.

Posted April 18, 2018
Director of Exhibits
Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

BS degree in design, fabrication, project management or related. 10 years’ experience managing staff and working with exhibits, preferably in a Museum setting. Range of building maintenance and fabrication skills. Familiar with exhibit design processes including evaluation and prototyping. Collections management and loan documents. Familiarity with hand tools, stationary or power tools, computers, software, audio/visual tools and equip. Work on or in exhibit structures with constrictive space or heights. Various hours. Lift more than 50 lbs. May stand all day.

Manages traveling exhibits program. Knowledge in mechanical, electrical, and technological systems. Forklift certified. Familiarity with paints and other finishes. Good organizational and delegation skills.

Send cover letter and resume in MSWord or PDF to jobs@mods.net.

DFWP / EEO

Posted April 17, 2018
Senior Science Educator: Environmental Scientist
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is seeking a PhD scientist with expertise in environmental science, preferably with a background in the physical sciences, who is passionate about teaching and learning with secondary science teachers, enjoys thinking through human-driven impacts and solutions to challenges to our environment, and consistently applies their deep research knowledge more broadly across multiple disciplines. The Exploratorium Teacher Institute is a nationally recognized teacher professional development center that promotes inquiry-rich teaching and learning in middle and high school science classrooms. TI’s mission is to create and support a collaborative community of teachers, at all levels of their careers, through professional development that joyfully emphasizes the teaching and learning of science as a process for understanding the world around us.

For more information and to apply: exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/gfn9GbWisT/Senior-Science-Educator-Environmental-Scientist?source=ASTC

Posted April 16, 2018
Kellogg Observatory Manager/Astronomy Facilitator of Learning
Buffalo Museum of Science
Buffalo, New York

The Buffalo Museum of Science is seeking an observatory manager/astronomy educator dedicated to providing outstanding astronomy experiences to all ages. We are pursuing a dynamic professional with program facilitation experience and excellent communication skills to build, deliver and manage all aspects of astronomy programs including the Museum’s Kellogg Observatory and historic Lundin telescope, other astronomical instrumentation and a portable planetarium. To view the complete job description, click here.

Posted March 22, 2018
Director of Education
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito, California

The Bay Area Discovery Museum—a nationally-recognized children’s science museum and research center—seeks a Director of Education to champion STEM learning in children’s first decade of life. The Director of Education will serve as a leader in designing new exhibits with strong education elements; collaborate closely with visitor experience to ensure exceptional visitor engagement; and oversee special event and donor programming. Reporting to the Vice President of Education and managing a team of five, this person will be a key senior staff member of the organization, shaping policies and procedures for successful operation of the museum as well as direction and strategy for education initiatives. For more information and to apply, please visit workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=BADM.