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Posted April 19, 2018
Gift Shop Manager
Lowell Observatory
Flagstaff, Arizona

Lowell Observatory is currently seeking applications for Gift Shop Manager.

Lowell Observatory’s Steele Visitor Center welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually. The Starry Skies Shop has annual sales exceeding $500,000. The Observatory seeks a Gift Shop Manager with management experience and the skill set necessary to increase the net income of the Starry Skies Gift Shop.

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit

Posted April 17, 2018
Chief Experience Officer
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

TELUS Spark’s predecessor organization began in 1967 promoting curiosity, innovation and collaboration, and encouraging children and youth to pursue higher education and careers in science and technology. In 2011, they opened the first new science centre built in Canada in over 25 years; a reimagined science centre – one ready to activate curiosity, enable courage, and highlight collaboration. TELUS Spark is a place for people of all ages and abilities, and particularly families, to take risks and embrace the desire to explore, discover and ask great questions.

TELUS Spark is Calgary’s science centre and a not-for-profit organization with a mission to bring people together to learn, play and create with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. They are excited by the next stages in their strategic development and seeking to expand the leadership team.

The Chief Experience Officer is a creative and innovative leader accountable for the development, design, delivery and operations of content in exhibits and public programming for a wide range of audiences both inside and outside of TELUS Spark. This includes both ensuring the integrity of scientific information, leading the effectiveness of design and fabrication, and the quality of the visitor interactions with exhibits, public programs and related activities.

The ideal candidate has approximately 15 years of progressive experience in the field of exhibits and public programs, including but not limited to museums, zoological, aquarium, or amusement environments, with previous responsibility and authority for operational and business drivers, strategic development, budget, and fostering a culture of excellence around audience experience. Interested individuals will have related undergraduate degree and a minimum of 10 years of leadership experience, including team development and mentorship, coupled with an understanding of or exposure to the governance practices of a volunteer board of directors. Relationship development with community and stakeholders including the academic/education, business, and the not-for-profit sectors, is expected.

The salary range for this position is $140,000 to $167,000 per annum and will be negotiated based on the candidate’s skills and experience.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to and please state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Posted April 13, 2018
BeAM Director
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

BeAM (Be A Maker; at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce an opening for its first Director. BeAM is a university-wide makerspace initiative that incorporates making into research, education, and entrepreneurship. The BeAM Director will be responsible for implementing the BeAM Strategic Plan and ensuring that BeAM is operating under the highest standards of safety, quality, inclusiveness, and fiscal responsibility.

We are incredibly excited about this position, which is central in the planning of a new 15,000 square foot BeAM facility that will be the showcase of the new Institute for Convergent Science building. The BeAM Director will collaborate with other stakeholders to continue the ascendance of BeAM as a program of national prominence and plan for the resources, staffing, facilities, and assessment for a growing BeAM network (including current and future spaces) totaling over 20,000 square feet within five years.

For more information, please view the full posting at Please share this posting widely among your colleagues and community.

UNC-Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Posted April 11, 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts

The EcoTarium, one of New England’s leading science and nature centers, is seeking its next President. The President will lead this award-winning, mid-sized museum to its next level of growth and excellence. For more information and directions on how to apply, please visit

Posted April 6, 2018
Vice President of Operations
McWane Science Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Celebrating its 20th year, McWane Science Center is seeking a Vice President of Operations to lead, support and expand its earned revenue areas which account for 70% of the organization’s $8+ million budget. Areas of supervision include Visitor Services, Food and Beverage, Retail Operations and Events (including Overnight Adventures and Birthdays). As a member of the senior management team actively participating in and supporting the center’s strategic plan, this position is also responsible for collaborating across departments to strengthen all aspects of the visitor experience and establish organization-wide practices supporting the highest level of customer service.

To learn more and apply, please visit us at

Posted April 3, 2018
Vice President, Tech for Global Good
The Tech Museum of Innovation
San Jose, California

The Tech seeks a Vice President to lead the Tech For Global Good initiative. The new VP will use all of the assets of The Tech – its exhibits, education team, convening/broadcasting capabilities, and global brand – to produce the next generation of innovators ready to tackle the toughest challenges facing our planet. This unique opportunity offers the successful candidate the ability to build their own enterprise by leading a comprehensive program and its associated strategies.

Significant leadership experience with vision and strategy of social entrepreneurship programs required and a track record of success building partnerships with foundations and global non-profits.

Bachelor’s with 5+ years senior management experience required. Master’s preferred.


Posted March 29, 2018
Museum Director/COO
National Veterans Memorial & Museum
Columbus, Ohio

National Veterans Memorial & Museum, $75 million project in Columbus, OH, opening in Fall 2018, seeks Museum Director/COO reporting to President/CEO.

Experience with start-up or organization with tremendous growth highly desired. Background launching programs resulting in long-term funding/stable revenue streams helpful. Ability in developing financial/operating strategies in museum setting; experience developing staffing plan including selecting/directing senior leaders, financial, operational and program analysis, earned income and philanthropic revenue enhancement.

Bachelor’s with 10+ years senior management experience required. Master’s preferred. Public/private museum leadership experience in education, history, historic preservation valued. Experience working with, or serving on, nonprofit Board.