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POSTED 11/13/2014
J4233. Director
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, DC


The Smithsonian Institution is seeking an individual to lead its major outreach program – the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Founded in 1952, SITES has long established itself as one of the largest, most trusted traveling exhibition services in the world, and serves as the Institution’s main exhibits ambassador beyond Washington, D.C. SITES shares the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people through a wide range of exhibitors – from major museums and universities, to schools, libraries, and rural community centers. SITES collaborates with museums and national organizations with like-minded missions to extend the reach of the Smithsonian.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, multi-disciplinary thinker to develop and oversee a pan-Institutional outreach program. The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising and managing a complex budget, possess core exhibition knowledge and entrepreneurial instincts, be able to build coalitions internally and externally, and have strong project and staff management skills.

SITES is reinvigorating its program and embarking on change. New adapted strategic and business plans are guiding the transition. There remains extensive latitude to further refine the business model in support of the Smithsonian’s mission and strategic plan.

At the Smithsonian, the Director of SITES is considered a peer to the Directors of the national museums, research and education centers, and zoological park. Unlike an independent organization, SITES is part of a unique community of practice: the SITES Director is part of a cohort of leaders of some of the most visited and revered museums in the world, along with major programs devoted to education and access beyond Washington.

This position represents the chance to develop and refine business management and fundraising skill sets in a unique environment with a national, and potentially global reach. In this position, an individual will develop a strategic vision, raise the organization’s profile, and lead organizational change in a museum and research organization – skill sets that translate well to future opportunities.

This is a Trust position with a salary range of $120,749 to $181,500. The Director reports to the Under Secretary for Education and Access and is a member of Smithsonian leadership team. This position is located in the heart of Washington, D.C with an office comprised of approximately 45 FTEs and 10-15 interns/contractors.

The Smithsonian Institution receives approximately 70% of its funding through Congressional appropriations and the remaining 30% comes from Trust funds – revenue generated by the Smithsonian’s business enterprises and non-government funding. SITES operates a combined Federal, Trust, Gift and Grants annual budget of approximately $9 to 10M.

The Smithsonian offers excellent benefit to its Trust employees. Highlighted below are:

  • Smithsonian offers a Defined Contribution retirement plan with TIAA-CREF and contributes 12% up to the social security wage base rate of $118,500 for tax year 2015. Once the social security base rate is reached for the specific tax year, then the employer contribution increases to 17% up to maximum salary of $265,000. You are immediately vested in your employer contributions.
  • Smithsonian offers various health insurance plans and pays a portion of the health insurance premiums. Life insurance, long-term disability insurance, voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance (VADD) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) are additional insurance options available to employees.
  • The Smithsonian provides Transit Pass Program and Pretax Commuter benefits. The transit subsidy for eligible enrolled participants is $130/month. Under the pretax commuter plan, Smithsonian allows pretax deductions for parking (up to $250/month).
  • There are 10 paid holidays; annual leave is accrued 8 hours per pay period; and sick leave is accrued 4 hours per pay period.
  • The Smithsonian also offers rich programs of services and opportunities to balance and enhance your work life. They include: professional interest groups and committees, employee advocacy groups, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, lectures and events, discounts on museum shops and restaurants. These and other programs have made the Smithsonian one of the top 10 places to work in the government.

Resumes can be submitted directly to Suleyka Lozins at LozinsS@si.edu; (202) 633.6334 or Greg Bettwy at BettwyG@si.edu; (202) 633.6287.

POSTED 11/7/2014
J4228. Director
Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX


Job Description: Tyler Junior College is seeking a dynamic communicator and team builder that will lead the effort in implementing a strategic direction for the Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College Tyler, Texas. The successful candidate must possess the following verifiable leadership skills.

  1. A history of leading successful campaigns for funding and cultivating new revenue streams.
  2. Planning and executing visitor growth and loyalty.
  3. Providing direction for program planning and identification of future exhibits.
  4. Directing and overseeing CESSE permanent staff and volunteers.
  5. Participating in community activities to strengthen ties to political, civic, and philanthropic organizations.
  6. Developing strong relationships with local and regional colleges and universities that will enhance the academic and business acumen of CESSE.
  7. Developing initiatives to strengthen educational opportunities with regional Independent School Districts that support the expansion of STEM programs.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in business, education or related field of study preferred.
  2. A minimum of five years mid or executive level managerial experience; museum, non-profit or educational background.
  3. Proven track record and knowledge of the workings and best practices in broad-based non-profit fundraising and direct solicitation.
  4. Experience with strategic planning, conceptualization and implementation.
  5. Familiarity with NASA and National Science Foundation programs.

To apply and to see a complete job description, please visit https://employment.tjc.edu.

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Education Listings

POSTED 11/12/2014
J4234. STEM Teacher Institute Coordinator
Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, TX


The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas is looking for a full-time STEM Teacher Institute Coordinator.

Details on our website: www.perotmuseum.org/careers.

Please apply online.

POSTED 11/12/2014
J4232. Outreach Coordinator
Center for Aquatic Sciences, Camden, NJ


The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium believes that connecting people with the natural world promotes an understanding and appreciation for aquatic life thereby encouraging the public to make positive environmental decisions. We accomplish these beliefs by utilizing experiential and engaging programs that focus on STEM fields and early childhood experiences. The Center serves aquarium visitors as well as nearly 17,000 students in outreach, over 4,000 in overnights, nearly 14,000 in school visits, over 16,000 urban families, and hundreds of camp children.

Job Summary
The Outreach Coordinator develops and implements engaging, science-oriented education programs and services to school, youth and other organized groups at the groups’ own institution. He/She develops materials and evaluations, which support the lessons' themes and organizational mission. The candidate will provide an exceptional experience for our clients and be an integral member of the STEM Engagement Team.

For a detailed description visit http://aquaticsciences.org/get_involved/job_postings.html.

How to apply
Email resume and cover letter to hr@aquaticsciences.org.
Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits package is generous.

The Center for Aquatic Sciences is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity.

POSTED 11/12/2014
J4231. Educational Services Director
Explora, Albuquerque, NM


Explora seeks an Educational Services Director to lead, develop, and manage a team that includes 12 full-time staff and 30 high school interns, with direct supervision of five program coordinators. The Educational Services Director will oversee development, facilitation, and evaluation of a wide variety of curriculum and educational programs, serving over 60,000 students and teachers a year, both on-site at Explora and throughout the community. Responsibilities include setting and managing the Educational Services budget, writing program contracts, and tracking and reporting program results. The Director will develop and nurture relationships with other educational entities and networks throughout the state and will manage both small- and large-scale projects with community partners, in order to work systemically to affect change. Minimum qualifications include a BA/BS degree, professional experience with both personnel and project management, excellent writing and organizational skills, flexibility, imagination, and a passion for lifelong learning. Some weekends and evenings required.

Send cover letter and resume to:

Explora
Attn: Kristin Leigh, Deputy Director and Director of Community Engagement
1701 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
kleigh@explora.us

POSTED 11/10/2014
J4230. Education Specialist (School Programs Coordinator)
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC


The Office of Education and Outreach at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is seeking an Education Specialist to develop, coordinate, promote, and deliver educational programs (both onsite and online) that support student understanding of high priority museum topics, and provides services to Museum visitors, particularly K-12 students and their teachers.

The job posting closes on Thursday November 20, 2014. For full job description and application instructions, please visit https://my.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386000500.

POSTED 11/3/2014
J4226. Camp and Camp-in Manager
Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery), Reno, NV


Position Summary
Reporting directly to the Education Director, the Camp & Camp-in Manager develops interdisciplinary, exhibit-based curricula for a variety of programs, including, but not limited to, seasonal camps, camp-ins, parents night out, birthday parties and museum wide programming. The Camp & Camp-in Manager assists in program planning, logistics, and supervising and training of staff that facilitate these programs. In addition, the Camp & Camp-in Manager is a team member in building community relationships, developing and maintaining program materials, working on the exhibit floor, providing excellent customer service, and conducting ongoing research and development to maintain exciting and innovative programs. The Camp & Camp-in Manager is expected to support the museum’s vision and share the values of excellence, collaboration, innovation, respect, commitment, accountability, and ownership.

How to Apply
Please visit our website at www.nvdm.org for more information and a full job description. Please e-mail cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@nvdm.org. No phone calls please.

The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, political affiliation or disability. The Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum is a drug-free workplace.

POSTED 10/22/2014
J4222. Science Action Club Education Specialist
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA


The SAC Education Specialist helps develop and expand the SAC program by designing innovative science curricula, maintaining effective communication with partners, and providing logistical support for the successful implementation of SAC events and initiatives. This position provides the opportunity to bring meaningful and relevant science into the afterschool arena, help provide professional development opportunities for afterschool staff, and engage youth with science.

Please apply at http://calacademy.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=qKls8.
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Management Listings

POSTED 11/13/2014
J4233. Director
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Washington, DC


The Smithsonian Institution is seeking an individual to lead its major outreach program – the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Founded in 1952, SITES has long established itself as one of the largest, most trusted traveling exhibition services in the world, and serves as the Institution’s main exhibits ambassador beyond Washington, D.C. SITES shares the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people through a wide range of exhibitors – from major museums and universities, to schools, libraries, and rural community centers. SITES collaborates with museums and national organizations with like-minded missions to extend the reach of the Smithsonian.

This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, multi-disciplinary thinker to develop and oversee a pan-Institutional outreach program. The ideal candidate will have experience in fundraising and managing a complex budget, possess core exhibition knowledge and entrepreneurial instincts, be able to build coalitions internally and externally, and have strong project and staff management skills.

SITES is reinvigorating its program and embarking on change. New adapted strategic and business plans are guiding the transition. There remains extensive latitude to further refine the business model in support of the Smithsonian’s mission and strategic plan.

At the Smithsonian, the Director of SITES is considered a peer to the Directors of the national museums, research and education centers, and zoological park. Unlike an independent organization, SITES is part of a unique community of practice: the SITES Director is part of a cohort of leaders of some of the most visited and revered museums in the world, along with major programs devoted to education and access beyond Washington.

This position represents the chance to develop and refine business management and fundraising skill sets in a unique environment with a national, and potentially global reach. In this position, an individual will develop a strategic vision, raise the organization’s profile, and lead organizational change in a museum and research organization – skill sets that translate well to future opportunities.

This is a Trust position with a salary range of $120,749 to $181,500. The Director reports to the Under Secretary for Education and Access and is a member of Smithsonian leadership team. This position is located in the heart of Washington, D.C with an office comprised of approximately 45 FTEs and 10-15 interns/contractors.

The Smithsonian Institution receives approximately 70% of its funding through Congressional appropriations and the remaining 30% comes from Trust funds – revenue generated by the Smithsonian’s business enterprises and non-government funding. SITES operates a combined Federal, Trust, Gift and Grants annual budget of approximately $9 to 10M.

The Smithsonian offers excellent benefit to its Trust employees. Highlighted below are:

  • Smithsonian offers a Defined Contribution retirement plan with TIAA-CREF and contributes 12% up to the social security wage base rate of $118,500 for tax year 2015. Once the social security base rate is reached for the specific tax year, then the employer contribution increases to 17% up to maximum salary of $265,000. You are immediately vested in your employer contributions.
  • Smithsonian offers various health insurance plans and pays a portion of the health insurance premiums. Life insurance, long-term disability insurance, voluntary accidental death and dismemberment insurance (VADD) and flexible spending accounts (FSA) are additional insurance options available to employees.
  • The Smithsonian provides Transit Pass Program and Pretax Commuter benefits. The transit subsidy for eligible enrolled participants is $130/month. Under the pretax commuter plan, Smithsonian allows pretax deductions for parking (up to $250/month).
  • There are 10 paid holidays; annual leave is accrued 8 hours per pay period; and sick leave is accrued 4 hours per pay period.
  • The Smithsonian also offers rich programs of services and opportunities to balance and enhance your work life. They include: professional interest groups and committees, employee advocacy groups, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, lectures and events, discounts on museum shops and restaurants. These and other programs have made the Smithsonian one of the top 10 places to work in the government.

Resumes can be submitted directly to Suleyka Lozins at LozinsS@si.edu; (202) 633.6334 or Greg Bettwy at BettwyG@si.edu; (202) 633.6287.

POSTED 11/13/2014
J4227. Executive Director
Children’s Creativity Museum, San Francisco, CA


Children’s Creativity Museum (CCM) provides hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experiences and education for kids of all ages (0-100). Encouraging kids to imagine, create and share, we help to build creative confidence for nurturing core 21st century skills.

CCM is searching for a new Executive Director to take the lead at this pivotal moment within the organization. For a full job description and details on how to apply, please go to www.creativity.org/executive-director-position-fall2014.

POSTED 11/12/2014
J4176. Executive Director
Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT


The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, consisting of more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The building is located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, and the Museum's outdoor environment is a large part of the visitor experience. Fostering informal science and early childhood education for children and adults of all ages, the Museum is one of the busiest museums in northern New England, typically attracting more than 150,000 visitors annually from across the nation while reaching more than 20,000 schoolchildren in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of the entire organization including strategic direction, finances, fundraising, programs, staff, partnerships and external relations. The Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a manner that is fiscally sound, responsive to effective practices in nonprofit management and reflects established standards for museum operations.

We seek an accomplished leader with vision, creative inspiration and a proven ability to build upon the organization’s success. Experience working in an organization that values and sustains strong community partnerships in both public and private sectors and a high level of community engagement and impact is a must. This person must eagerly and enthusiastically take on the role as the public face of the Museum. A background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection. The desire and ability to authentically blend into the community culture is expected, including a desire to reach out to multiple and diverse populations in the Upper Valley.

This person must demonstrate consistent success in selecting highly-qualified staff and developing a cohesive team of professionals. A keen understanding of what it takes to promote highly-effective, customer-centric services and attitudes among all staff, i.e. enhancing the visitor experience, is a must. A strong desire to build and support volunteer resources is highly valued.

A passion for science education programming in a setting like the Museum will be highly advantageous. A business-principled approach demonstrating a successful track record of astute financial and operations oversight and delegation is expected. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Evidence of continuing education in museum studies, general business, finance, marketing or related disciplines would be a plus.

Applications and nominations are being received by Kittleman & Associates, LLC.
To apply, please send a current resume and letter of interest to resumes@kittlemansearch.com.

For more information, please see our website at www.kittlemansearch.com or the Montshire Museum of Science’s website at www.montshire.org.

POSTED 11/7/2014
J4228. Director
Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX


Job Description: Tyler Junior College is seeking a dynamic communicator and team builder that will lead the effort in implementing a strategic direction for the Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College Tyler, Texas. The successful candidate must possess the following verifiable leadership skills.

  1. A history of leading successful campaigns for funding and cultivating new revenue streams.
  2. Planning and executing visitor growth and loyalty.
  3. Providing direction for program planning and identification of future exhibits.
  4. Directing and overseeing CESSE permanent staff and volunteers.
  5. Participating in community activities to strengthen ties to political, civic, and philanthropic organizations.
  6. Developing strong relationships with local and regional colleges and universities that will enhance the academic and business acumen of CESSE.
  7. Developing initiatives to strengthen educational opportunities with regional Independent School Districts that support the expansion of STEM programs.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in business, education or related field of study preferred.
  2. A minimum of five years mid or executive level managerial experience; museum, non-profit or educational background.
  3. Proven track record and knowledge of the workings and best practices in broad-based non-profit fundraising and direct solicitation.
  4. Experience with strategic planning, conceptualization and implementation.
  5. Familiarity with NASA and National Science Foundation programs.

To apply and to see a complete job description, please visit https://employment.tjc.edu.

POSTED 10/24/2014
J4224. Director of Content
At-Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom


At-Bristol Science Centre is a registered charity and one of the UK’s leading science and discovery centres, where exploration and education go hand in hand with an unforgettable, fun day out. At-Bristol are looking to appoint a Director of Content, a newly created role, to push the creative boundaries of the centre whilst effectively delivering growth and enhancements in science inspiration and learning.

Reporting to the CEO the Director of Content will be responsible for leading creative input and challenging existing models of engagement. They will drive the development and introduction of the content which At-Bristol delivers to its audiences; this can be interactive exhibits, events, arts/science content, exhibitions and learning programmes, both physical and digital, in line with At-Bristol’s vision ‘making science accessible to all’.

The role:

To deliver At-Bristol’s vision to make science accessible to all, the Director of Content will:

  • Work with the CEO to take a fresh look at the learning, exhibition and event content for the organisation, and explore additional creative approaches to meet the needs of existing and future audience groups in novel ways
  • Review At-Bristol’s approach to learning for schools and the general public whilst leading the work of the Learning and Exhibitions functions
  • Collaborate with Fundraising to seek and secure funds for projects and programmes
  • Manage a team of diverse professional abilities whilst demonstrating good management practice, including the application of appropriate policies for staff recruitment and retention

The person:

  • A proven track record of creative thinking, innovation and implementation in a visitor-facing organisation the appointed individual will have an understanding of the importance of content to the audience experience
  • An experienced manager and leader this individual will have worked at a senior management strategic level
  • An effective communicator the appointed candidate will have a track record of partnership building with other stakeholders such as education providers, cultural organisations, business and industry

For more information and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1uGdnBN.
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Programs Listings

POSTED 10/22/2014
J4223. Learning Initiatives Program Manager
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA


The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is currently seeking a Full Time Learning Initiatives Program Manager (Job ACE.3.3) to support the Associate Director, Learning Initiatives in the organization's Audience and Civic Engagement Center.

OMCA is one of the Bay Area's leading cultural institutions and the only museum devoted to the art, history, and natural sciences of the state.

Position Summary

The Learning Initiatives Program Manager develops, implements, and evaluates Museum education programs primarily for students, teachers, youth, and families based on the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and California theme. The Program Manager produces and manages disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs that advance the Museum as a 21st century learning resource with dynamic educational opportunities across various platforms, including tours, workshops, outreach, curriculum materials, online resources, field-study programs, etc.

For more information, please go to http://museumca.org/employment-internships.
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Miscellaneous Listings

POSTED 11/10/2014
J4229. Grant Writer
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ


Grant Writer will report to the Chief Development Officer and work with the Development Team/program staff to develop viable proposals for institutional donors, to cultivate and maintain institutional donor relationships, and to ensure that proposals in development reflect Arizona Science Center’s needs and priorities. S/he will play an important role in working with program staff to design viable initiatives that meet the needs of our constituents and that are competitive.

Qualifications:

  • BA from an accredited college or university.
  • 3+ years of solid experience in fundraising, including experience working directly with donors; demonstrated successful grant writing experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques, and ethics; understanding of nonprofit environments.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative skills; good research, planning, analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills; excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sensitivity with respect to prospect and donor information.
  • Proficiency in MS Office; knowledge of Tessitura or similar donor database and presentation software desirable.
  • Availability to work nights and weekends as needed for deadlines.

Please submit resumes to Human Resources at hr@azscience.org using subject line Last Name, First Name – Grant Writer. No phone calls please.
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