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POSTED 7/9/2014
J4170. Director of Exhibits
The Health Museum, Houston, TX

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

General Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Exhibits leads the Exhibits Department and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. This is a full-time, exempt position with direct reports. Primary responsibilities are to manage and maintain full functionality of all exhibit experiences with respect to both permanent and traveling exhibits. The director is responsible for budget management as it relates to maintenance, repairs, logistics and install/strike of permanent and traveling exhibits, as well as serve as the primary contact for all related vendor relationship.
  • In conjunction with museum senior leadership, the Director of Exhibits will serve as a lead for exhibit development and design as it relates to the museumís capital campaign and future exhibits. The director of exhibits will also act as project manager and primary contact for all exhibit-related construction projects within the capital campaign.

For application and requirement details, visit www.thehealthmuseum.org/jobs.

Development Listings

POSTED 7/14/2014
J4179. Business Development Director
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic museum professional to both service and grow its licensing and exhibit services lines of business. The Business Development Director will be responsible for growing existing revenue streams, building concepts and models to grow these areas, and developing new products.

This position is responsible for maximizing leasing revenue from The Franklin Instituteís owned traveling exhibitions in order to meet revenue goals. The individual will also review and present RFP opportunities for exhibit services including development, design, and exhibition touring services. This position will also assist in managing The Instituteís ownership interest in exhibition and film product, explore and develop licensing opportunities for Institute intellectual property and seek to grow The Franklin Instituteís catalog of museum and science center products and services available to third parties. Must be highly proactive to market and sell both existing and new museum products and services. Will research and negotiate with potential host venues and attend appropriate conferences and expos. Negotiates and prepares contracts for project fulfillment and fulfills the role of project manager.

Requires a Bachelorís Degree or equivalent experience including a minimum 4-8years in the museum, zoo, aquarium or attraction industry. Science-based museums preferred. Should have proven relationships with other science institutions and the demonstrated ability to sell such institutionsí products and services. Experience in museum product and service sales both domestically and internationally a plus, along with an understanding of intellectual property licenses. Must have experience with multi-disciplinary project management and the ability to create business plans and implement them cross-departmentally in a team oriented structure. Must be a self -starter with demonstrated success in driving new business by cultivating internal consensus and forging new external relationships.

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: employment@fi.edu or fax 215-448-1121. EOE.

POSTED 7/1/2014
J4165. Director of Development (DoD)
Michigan Science Center, Detroit, MI

MiSci is a unique non-profit, hands-on museum in Detroit offering programs that inspire families to explore and appreciate science, technology and math in a fun, dynamic learning environment.

DoD is responsible for developing/directing current fundraising campaign of $3-$5M that includes corporate, foundation and individual giving, as well as developing strategies to grow campaign over the next 3 years. DoD works with President/CEO and in collaboration with Board of Trusteesí fundraising committee to:

  • Develop fundraising priorities to support MiSc growth,
  • Plan and supervise all cultivation and solicitation activities,
  • Manage strategies to attract, retain and increase MiSci membership and volunteer base.

The DoD is a strong ambassador position interacting with a diverse group of stakeholders (foundations, corporations, individual donors, government officials, and general public).

Message from the President/CEO: This position requires a person who has a passion for the mission of MiSci and a proven track record of highly effective fundraising and skill in strategy and process development who is willing to make direct solicitations. H/she must balance the pressures of a dynamic Development Department with community and programmatic support expectations.

Must have:

  • Strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of fundraising while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in grant writing, annual giving, sponsorships and major gifts with a track record of success. Ability to prepare financial reports and manage database.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving and planning skills.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Development, or related field with a minimum of 5 years development experience.

Refer to www.mi-sci.org/employment for more information. Include cover letter with salary requirements, references and resume to execinquiries@mi-sci.org. No phone calls.

POSTED 6/24/2014
J4159. Director of Development
Mobius Spokane, Spokane, WA

Mobius Spokane is looking for a talented, creative individual to help lead the development effort for the organization. Mobius Spokane consists of two individual facilities, Mobius Childrenís Museum and Mobius Science Center. The Director of Development currently answers to the CEO and is part of the leadership team for the organization. The Director of Development is responsible for planning and coordinating all fundraising efforts for the organization. This includes memberships, annual fundraising events, the annual campaign, grant research and writing, event sponsorships, donor cultivation and record keeping, and working with the CEO and the rest of the team to create a stable and easily manageable fundraising portfolio. The perfect candidate will be flexible, innovative, and willing to be part of a team dedicated to the mission and vision of Mobius. This position is responsible for building relationships and communicating with individual donors, foundation program officers, and Board/Committee members. This position will be the staff leader for the Board Development Committee and will act as liaison between the committee and the staff.

The perfect candidate should have knowledge of current ďbest practicesĒ of the museum and science center field, but will have the opportunity to think outside the box. This position will help build a new and sustainable organization that reflects the community of Spokane and the Inland Northwest Region, a community in transition. The perfect candidate will also help enlist and train the entire staff to be part of the development process, through customer service, being positive spokespeople for the organization and by being available to work with donors and potential donors as needed. The perfect candidate should be self guided and motivated, but also be comfortable working in a highly collaborative environment, and be comfortable taking the time to be out with our audiences to stay in touch with the communities we serve. This position will be asked to be part of the creative process as well, in looking at new ways to reach our audience, and how to leverage our mission to gather the support for these audiences. This position will also be asked to be one of the public faces of Mobius Spokane, and be an ambassador in the community.

For more information, please refer to our web site http://mobiusspokane.org/mobius-science-center/about or email resume and cover letter to: plindsey@mobiusspokane.org
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Education Listings

POSTED 7/14/2014
J4178. Elementary Science Teacher
Harlem Village Academies, New York, NY

Harlem Village Academies seeks a smart, passionate elementary science teacher. We are committed to progressive education and believe in rich, hands-on, inquiry-based science education. The ideal candidate will bring a track record of high performance in your past teaching and commitment to progressive pedagogy. At HVA, youíll receive the finest professional development, including personalized coaching from master educators with the Progressive Education Institute (http://progressiveeducationinstitute.org/), and a fully equipped science lab and library. Interested candidates should review and apply through our website, www.harlemvillageacademies.org.

POSTED 7/1/2014
J4166. Science Interpretation Program Supervisor
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA

The Pacific Science Center seeks a Science Interpretation Program Supervisor to facilitate and promote educational interactions between floor staff or volunteers and Pacific Science Center guests that inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology, especially supporting the equipment and programming related to earth and space science education. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position.

The ideal candidate will have a college degree in education, science (Earth and Space Science, Astronomy), museum studies or related fields. Experience working for a museum or non-profit, presentation skills, and experience working with youth preferred. The candidate should also demonstrate computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office and planetarium software systems such as Uniview or Powerdome.

To read a full description and to apply visit http://bit.ly/V2Qv50.

POSTED 6/26/2014
J4164. FT Education Coordinator
Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Science Center seeks FT education coordinator to supervise daily operations of Highmark SportsWorks. Hire, train, schedule, and supervise front line staff; develop and deliver interactive demonstrations; oversee program budget; coordinate facility resources with CSC team members. Potential candidates will demonstrate strong leadership skills, have excellent customer service and communication skills, be well organized, able to function effectively in a team environment, and be able to manage many projects at the same time. Ideal candidate must have a passion for the values of first-hand engagement with science. Minimum Bachelorís Degree +3 years experience working in education or service related industries recommended. Supervisory experience is a must. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/hr. EOE: veterans/disabled/all protected classes.
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Exhibit/Curatorial Listings

POSTED 7/17/2014
J4180. Exhibit Designer
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI

Working independently, produces exhibit design specifications in two and three dimensional design techniques. Researches, develops and produces interactive prototypes through floor exhibits. Creates clear, detailed, and concise plan drawings for builders to utilize for fabrication. Plans and organizes project-related budgeting and scheduling tasks. Organizes and assists with exhibit fabrication and installation. Collaborates on division-wide projects, programs, and initiatives, such as events and website.

Must have minimum 3 yearsí experience with design and production of exhibits, demonstrating an understanding of professional museum practices and conservation standards. Strong experience with drawing and other design programs especially Vector Works. Experience with html markup and scripting. Familiarity with office and project management software.

To APPLY: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9922371

POSTED 7/9/2014
J4173. Exhibition Design Specialist
National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

This position requires an organized and creative individual to work closely with the exhibition development team in the planning, coordination, and implementation of exhibitions. The primary responsibilities will be to design exhibit layouts and architectural components, create presentation drawings and produce comprehensive construction drawings for fabrication, utilizing both 2D and 3D applications. This person will serve as a liaison between design and production shops to ensure specifications and fabrication details reflect design intent. Must be a creative and collaborative thinker, able to produce on tight deadlines and versed in construction techniques and software.


  1. Design Conception
    -Interpret exhibition content into 3D elements that work in concert with content and graphics to communicate exhibition messages
    -Develop and iterate 3D ideas into workable elements using hand-sketches, illustrations, models, renderings, etc.
    -Produce 3D renderings, including animation, for use in project visualizations and presentations (30%)
  2. Design & Detailing:
    -Produce design drawings and shop-ready detailed construction drawings for in-house exhibitions
    -Ensure all plans meet accessibility, bid, and feasibility requirements
    -Layout existing exhibitions in a variety of spaces, this includes laying out a rental exhibition in NG Museum and NG shows in traveling venues (40%)
  3. Production & Installation
    -Serve as liaison with third-party contractors and in-house production groups (i.e. carpenter shop, electronics; ) to communicate design intent and coordinate specifications and ordering of materials and equipment
    -Under supervision of Director of Museum Operations, participate in installation and de-installation of exhibitions, effectively communicating design details to all parties (20%)
  4. Administration
    -Follow NG Museum design standards and guidelines and propose ways to continue improving best practices
    -Work with exhibit managers to establish estimates, detailed schedules, and budgets
    -Create an accurate, organized, well-documented archive of work to be accessible to future users (10%)

Minimum Education Required
Four-year college degree in exhibit design, architecture, industrial design, or related field; masters preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Experience
3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced collaborative design environment, museum or similar arena preferred. Candidate needs to include a portfolio of their work and a cover letter.

Knowledge and Skills Required
Candidate should be creative, flexible and able to work well with people. He or she should be organized, diligent and capable of working under tight deadlines. Should be curious, enjoy learning new content, and committed to iterative processes. Proven experience with architectural CAD programs, particularly VectorWorks (2D and 3D), is a must. Working knowledge of construction techniques also required. Knowledge of exhibition development, exhibit materials and production technologies, visitor studies, a plus.

To be considered for this position all applicants need to go to www.nationalgeographic.com and apply online.

POSTED 7/9/2014
J4170. Director of Exhibits
The Health Museum, Houston, TX

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

General Responsibilities:

  • The Director of Exhibits leads the Exhibits Department and reports to the Chief Operating Officer. This is a full-time, exempt position with direct reports. Primary responsibilities are to manage and maintain full functionality of all exhibit experiences with respect to both permanent and traveling exhibits. The director is responsible for budget management as it relates to maintenance, repairs, logistics and install/strike of permanent and traveling exhibits, as well as serve as the primary contact for all related vendor relationship.
  • In conjunction with museum senior leadership, the Director of Exhibits will serve as a lead for exhibit development and design as it relates to the museumís capital campaign and future exhibits. The director of exhibits will also act as project manager and primary contact for all exhibit-related construction projects within the capital campaign.

For application and requirement details, visit www.thehealthmuseum.org/jobs.

POSTED 7/3/2014
J4168. Exhibits Designer and Fabricator
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD

Work collaboratively while taking the lead on exhibit design and fabrication. Design and build single, stand-alone units and larger interactive exhibits for temporary and permanent galleries. Candidate should have knowledge of museum audiences, including all ADA and safety requirements, must be able to operate and maintain in-house fabrication shop, and have working knowledge of exhibit electronics and component design. Machine shop skills helpful. Knowledge of various materials and construction techniques, methods and procedures when working with wood, metal, plastics, laminates, carpet, drywall, mechanical and electrical components. 3-5 years related experience required. Bachelorís Degree or equivalent experience.

To apply visit http://bit.ly/TDOXgA.

POSTED 7/2/2014
J4167. Planetarium Manager
Longway Planetarium, Flint, MI

Longway Planetarium in Flint, MI seeks an energetic manager to move our facility to the next level.

The full-time Planetarium Manager is responsible for furthering the use of the planetarium as an instrument in the cultural literacy process by bringing about a fuller and clearer understanding and appreciation of the knowledge of the universe.

For additional information, go to www.fcccorp.org.
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Management Listings

POSTED 7/8/2014
J4177. Director, Blakemore Planetarium
Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

The Museum of the Southwest seeks a dynamic and motivated individual to join its highly collaborative team as the Director of the Marian West and William Blanton Blakemore Planetarium. Responsibilities include scheduling and running dome shows and star talks; working in concert with the curator of education and Creative Team to develop and implement all educational and scientific programs; organizing presentations and exhibitions at the Blakemore Planetarium, including curriculum that contributes to the efforts of educators of youth and adults.

For a complete description, please see: http://bit.ly/1rUbncb

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, rťsumť or CV and three references (phone and email contacts) via email to Brian Lee Whisenhunt, executive director, Museum of the Southwest, ebwhisenhunt@museumsw.org. Review begins immediately; open until filled.

POSTED 7/8/2014
J4172. President/CEO
Duluth Childrenís Museum, Duluth, MN

A challenging position with an opportunity to live in a great location on Lake Superior!
Duluth Childrenís Museum seeks a new President/CEO to lead a capital campaign and relocation effort.

Position priorities: Fiscal management; fundraising; external relations and creative leadership.

For full details of the organizational situation, position description and application process please go to www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org and check out the employment tab under ďjoin usĒ.

POSTED 7/7/2014
J4169. Executive Director
Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Frisco, TX

Sci-Tech Discovery Center provides a dynamic, hands-on experience for families in the rapidly growing North Texas region. Within a very brief timespan, the Center has become a premier venue located in Frisco, Texas, one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. With the dedicated support of the community, including city government and the Center for Economic Development, the Center has expanded to include space for permanent and temporary exhibits. Earned income combined with individual, corporate and foundation support provides a stable financial base and great potential for future growth.

The Executive Director has a special opportunity to lead the growth of this non-profit organization designed to inspire people to embrace discovery and innovation through the exploration of math, science and technology. The Executive Director provides leadership and management that guide the organizationís consistent achievement of its educational and financial objectives. The Executive Director will lead and oversee the work of Sci-Tech Discovery Center, focusing on Center management and development and also including educational programming, marketing/public relations, and strategic planning.

For complete job description, visit www.mindstretchingfun.org. To apply, send letter of interest, resume and salary requirement to ed2014search@gmail.com.

POSTED 6/23/2014
J4162. Executive Director
Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, State College, PA

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania seeks a dynamic, experienced professional committed to the mission of Discovery Space with a demonstrated interest in the importance of experiential science learning in the development of children and youth. We are seeking an Executive Director who will engage community leaders, collaborate with Penn State University faculty and staff, lead fundraising efforts and provide overall leadership for all aspects of organizational development.

This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelorís degree in Business, Education, a STEAM focus area, or the equivalent in experience
  • A minimum of 3 years non profit organizational Leadership experience preferred
  • Demonstrated transparent and high integrity leadership and expertise in business, and management
  • Demonstrated knowledge in one or more STEAM areas
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational strategies

For more information and instructions to apply for this position, please visit www.MyDiscoverySpace.org under the ďGet InvolvedĒ tab.

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Programs Listings

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Miscellaneous Listings

POSTED 7/21/2014
J4181. Collections Database Manager
American Registry of Pathology, Silver Spring, MD

ARP, in support of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, seeks a dynamic, creative, initiative-taking Collections Database Manager.

Working with the NMHM Collections and Information Technology staffs, the Collections Database Manager is a key member responsible for providing technical advice and maintaining, troubleshooting, and enhancing the NMHMís collections database (including the primary EMu system.) The Collections Database Manager maintains, implements, and updates policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of the EMu system. Collections Database Manager manages and undertakes the technical and procedural responsibilities to ensure the utilization of EMuís functionality to advance collections information management and collections-related tasks. The Collections Database Manager is the sole staff person responsible for the day-to-day management of the database including, but not limited to, training and assisting users, developing and writing customized reports and providing ongoing database support.

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelorís degree in computer science or similar field, and a minimum of two (2) years relevant experience as a Database Administrator with Security+ certification and at least one (1) year of Linux 5.0 or above operating system experience. Emu database experience is preferred, but not required. (Emu certification will be required within 6 months of hire.)

For a complete job description, email sshelley@arpoffice.net.
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