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Posted August 16, 2017
Chief Operating Officer
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is Utah’s state museum of natural history located in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. Housed in the spectacular, new Rio Tinto Center at the edge of the city and wildlands, the Museum is a major research center for biodiversity and archaeology, holds 1.6 million objects, and hosts almost 300,000 visitors annually. The Museum has been the #1-ranked paid attraction in Trip Advisor for the Salt Lake City area since opening in 2011. To help achieve the strategic goals set for 2017-2021, the Museum is seeking a new leadership team member to drive continued growth in visitors and revenues as well as achieve the highest quality in customer service.

The Chief Operating Officer will lead the Guest Services, Store, Café, Event Rentals, and Facilities programs of the Museum; work collaboratively with other departments to create and implement Museum-wide strategies for maximizing the quality of customer service; create and implement sales strategies to complement the Museum’s marketing program and maximize earned revenues; and lead the development of long-range facility and grounds strategies for the Museum. See the job posting below for further details.

Bachelor’s degree in Business, a related area, or equivalency and eight years of progressively more responsible management experience. Demonstrated skills in leadership, management, financial planning and budgeting, human relations and effective communication, and ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. MBA or related graduate degree and retail management experience preferred.

Please complete the application at and submit a cover letter outlining how your experience meets the job responsibilities, a resume, and a list of three references (these will not be contacted unless we notify you). Application review will begin September 5, 2017.

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see

Posted August 9, 2017
Director of Foundation and Government Relations
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks a senior level professional as its Director of Foundation and Government Relations. This position is responsible for leading all aspects of The Franklin Institute’s foundation and competitive government grants strategy for annual operations, restricted programs, strategic initiatives, and capital projects, as well as overall government relations strategy. The Director coordinates with leaders and staff in Science, Education, Digital, Exhibit and Program Development, and other units to acquire funding that advance strategic priorities. This individual also collaborates inside and outside The Franklin Institute to translate innovative ideas into competitive funding proposals by contributing to project visioning; identifying funding opportunities; developing grant proposals through tailored support, including coordinating preparation, authoring and coauthoring, and/or providing substantive feedback and editing. The Director of Foundation and Government Relations serves as the Institute’s main liaison for city, state and federal government officials. This position works closely with the Institute’s senior leadership and program staff across the organization to develop and execute a comprehensive overarching strategy to capitalize on private foundations, federal and other competitive grant opportunities. The Director of Foundation and Government Relations directs all aspects of the grant application and stewardship process.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and at least 7 years of progressive fundraising and government related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in fundraising for cultural and educational institutions preferred. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and careful attention to details. Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing essential plus ability to craft messages and present information in a compelling and effective manner. Must be able to interface effectively with Trustees and other high-level external relationships. Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, or similar fundraising program required along with strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with salary requirements to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA 19103, email: or fax 215-448-1121. EOE.

Posted August 2, 2017
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Saint Louis Science Center
Saint Louis, Missouri

Position Summary: Chief Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for areas related to the external support of the organization. Such areas include, but are not limited to marketing, communications, social media/website, public relations, design and creative services, community relations. This position will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Institutional Advancement and Education divisions in developing museum marketing and communication strategies.

Essential Functions:

Develop an integrated marketing and communications strategy that positions the Science Center as the regional leader in connecting people with science.

Manage the Marketing and Communications department, PR, Design and Creative Services (DCS) department, directing brand development and development of all marketing collateral pieces.

Develop and implement executive communications plan (both external and internal messaging) including email, social media, blog posts and speeches.

Manage enterprise-wide brand strategy, including refining and tracking brand success metrics and integration of the brand into all communications.

Work in partnership with other divisions to develop and execute on a targeted, proactive year-round communications and media strategy across traditional and on-line channels.

Oversee and manage crisis communications when and if necessary.

Create and manage a high performing team, providing supervision and support to direct reports and with the flexibility to pitch in and execute hands-on when necessary.

Build in a framework that accommodates and accounts for the ability to capitalize on unanticipated opportunities that arise during the year.

Participate in organization-wide problem-solving and decision-making as a member of the Strategy team and C-level team.

Share responsibility for strategic integration of activities within and between the Marketing and Communications Department and other departments.

Work closely with the following: catering/events and retail partners to market and execute successful events, programs and activities; the Institutional Advancement division to support new and existing partnerships and fundraising activities; Board of Commissioners, Trustees and appropriate committees to facilitate input and involvement on strategic marketing and communications issues.


  • 10-15 years of demonstrated success and senior level responsibility preferably in non-profit marketing/communications OR in corporate or agency environment.
  • A track record of building, managing and mentoring high-performing teams that produce timely, cost-effective, high-quality results.
  • Comprehensive understanding and success in effective use of traditional and new media.
  • Strong leadership, analytical, and strategic planning skills, including evidence of ability to work across organizational boundaries to achieve results.
  • Proven capacity for collaborative leadership of staff, vendors and outside advisors (board members, etc.).
  • Demonstrated excellence in communications – written and verbal; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate in a flexible, entrepreneurial, fast-paced and opportunistic environment.
  • Highly collaborative style; positive attitude; commitment to continuous improvement and strong work ethic guided by honesty and integrity.
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree; MBA or advanced degree in marketing preferred.

Language Skills:

  • English necessary, additional languages a plus

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Normal office environment; prolonged standing may be required when attending Science Center events, on- or off-site; attend on- or off-site meetings

To apply for this position, please go to and click on the Get Involved tab, then find job opportunities, click on that tab, which will take you to our application page. Click on the desired position and fill out the entire application. Thank you for your interest in the Saint Louis Science Center’s employment opportunities.

Posted July 18, 2017
Museum Director
Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Cartersville, Georgia

Summary of Position
The City of Riverside, known as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” is seeking an experienced, visionary, and visitor-centered museum professional to transform the Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM) with the goal of becoming exciting, relevant, and integral to its community. This transformation will include renovating and expanding the galleries of the Main Museum, located in the heart of Riverside’s growing arts and culture district, which will require the closure of the facility for approximately three years. During that time, community public programs will continue.

For a Complete Job Description click here.

About the Museum
RMM’s mission: “As a center for learning, Riverside Metropolitan Museum interacts with the community to collect, preserve, explore, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Riverside and its region.

The RMM opened in 1924 after the gift of a private collection of Native American artifacts to the City. Currently located in an historic former U.S. Post Office, the RMM maintains a collection of 200,000 objects. The Museum also owns and operates three historic properties, and provides programming for a City-owned nature center.

The Museum Director reports to an Assistant City Manager and will have full authority and responsibility to manage and implement change at RMM.

A minimum of five years of supervisory and senior management experience in a museum is preferred. Possession of a bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits package will also be provided.

Procedure for Application
Send a resume and letter of interest to

Position open until filled.