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Posted March 15, 2017
Pink Palace Family of Museums
Works under general direction of Pink Palace Family of Museums Director within Division of Parks & Neighborhoods to plan, develop, and administer programming. Programming activities include: exhibits, collections, education, 3D giant screen theater, Lichterman Nature Center, planetarium, historic properties, and Coon Creek Science Center. Interviews, hires, supervises, evaluates, manages and provides leadership to these departments. Selects and develops exhibits, educational programming, films, planetarium shows, and other informal education experiences. Works closely with marketing, philanthropy, and business teams to support programming initiatives. Ensures Museum programs meet strategic goals. Creates and reviews departmental revenue and expense budget for both City of Memphis funded programs and those funded jointly with the City as part of ongoing evaluation; while also drafting capital budgets. Master’s degree in History, Science, Education, Museum Studies or a related field and seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in museum management, or any combination of experience and training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Working experience with capital projects strongly preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) abilities are preferred, but not required. To see the complete job description and to apply online go to www.cityofmemphis.org and ref. Position #2016-00459 before April 19, 2017.
Posted February 23, 2017
Director of Museum Programs
Midland Center for the Arts/Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art
The Midland Center for the Arts is a regional cultural destination. Our museum, housed within the Center, is on a growth trajectory. The board has set forth a bold vision to re-invent and re-invigorate the museum toward a goal of becoming a thought-leading science museum. It will be a cultural, educational and entertainment destination in our state that exemplifies our community, a community fascinated with science, innovation, and solution-oriented creativity. We will be seen as a must-visit museum, a driver of visitors to the Great Lakes Bay Region, and a vibrant community gathering space that enhances quality of life for residents. In addition, the museum will increase it efforts as a collaborative hub for regional STEM-based initiatives, through field trips, teacher training programs, school visits and after school opportunities.
The Director of Museum Programs is the Senior Management Team member responsible for oversight of all museum programming in science, art and history; and oversight of the museum education program in order for us to achieve our new vision. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic leader with experience in museum exhibition and education program management. The position requires strong experience in museum operations and exhibitions, a commitment to creating unique experiences for guests, and exceptional maturity, leadership, and an energetic, collaborative, team-oriented work style.
To view complete job description and how to apply, please visit our website at www.mcfta.org/about-us/employment/.
Posted February 17, 2017
Chief Programs Officer
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Responsibilities: Leads the Kidspace team on education and exhibit program development, testing, execution, and evaluation. Briefs and advises the CEO on key educational and exhibit strategies and initiatives.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in education related field, Masters preferred
Fields of Expertise: Demonstrates successful leadership in early childhood educational programming, creation of programs, oversight of vendor-led exhibit design, fabrication, and installation.
Minimum Experience: 6 years in an education and exhibits related senior staff leadership position.
Skills: Team focused leadership attitude, attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, excellent understanding of early childhood education, ability to supervise & motivate staff, and must play well with others.
Benefits: Kidspace offers a generous benefit package. See our website, http://www.kidspacemuseum.org/about/jobs for full job description. This is a full-time exempt position. Email your resume, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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