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Posted October 7, 2019
Executive Director
Powerhouse Science Center
Sacramento, California
Salary Range: $160,000–$200,000

The Company

Powerhouse Science Center is poised for a major relaunch!

2021 is going to be a game changer when Powerhouse transitions to a 40,000 ft2 revitalized historic site on the Sacramento River. The mission is to continue to provide higher level STEM and Space experiences to inspire the next generation of STEM workers.

The Role

The Executive Director will be the strategic and tactical operations head of Powerhouse Science Center, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. This role has oversight of Finance, Marketing and Development, Education and Programs, and Operations. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Operations Oversight
  • Fund Raising and Financial Sustainability
  • Communication

The Candidate

If you match the following qualifying criteria, you are probably a great fit for this role!

Executive-level leadership and operations experience in the services industry

  • A successful track record of developing winning teams and driving a dynamic but collaborative work place culture leading to organizational excellence.
  • Experience in benchmarking, evaluation, and development of winning programs for visitors/customers based on the latest and best in the scientific knowledge field.
  • Past success in driving revenue with focus on improving visitor/customer experience.
  • Exhibit high interpersonal, communication and networking skills.
  • Demonstrate high integrity, with an ability to generate and build trust and long-term partnerships.
  • An advanced degree in Business, Education, or Engineering/Science is preferred.

Click here to view the complete job description. For further details, please contact sherry@wbpca.com.

Posted October 2, 2019
Director of Experience and Education
Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience
Portage, Michigan
Salary Range: $55,000–$75,000

What We Do

With over 100 rare aircraft & spacecraft, amazing hands-on exhibits, amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, a state-of-the-art theater experience, educational programs, and much, much more, the Smithsonian-affiliated Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience in Portage, MI, is unlike any you’ve ever seen! The Air Zoo brings science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to life through our roots in history and aerospace science and provides guests with an unmatched experience each time they walk through our doors. Voted the #1 Museum in Michigan by AmericanTowns Media and, most recently, one of the 10 Best Aviation and Aerospace Museums in the country by USA Today, the Air Zoo is one of southwest Michigan’s top attractions for families, military/history/aerospace enthusiasts, educational service providers and special event coordinators.

Our Core Values

  • Our guests’ needs, wants and desires come first, always
  • A can-do and will-do attitude from every team member
  • Invested in momentary and long-term success
  • Learning oriented in BOTH directions
  • Fearlessly innovative

Position Summary

Oversee all aspects of sales, programming, and overall experience for the Air Zoo. This position is the inspiration for exceptional delivery of internal and external events by engaging inter-team support on-site and being the external connection between the Air Zoo and our local, regional, and national community driving new educational and special event groups to come to and connect with the Air Zoo. Assist the Education team to develop and assess new programs as the tie to our surrounding communities, providing learning experiences to young people throughout the region and the Guest Experience/Membership team to develop and implement a best-in-class “show” for our internal and external guests.

Primary responsibilities include creating and implementing the sales strategy for the Air Zoo; expanding and diversifying the Air Zoo’s Education and Event sales opportunities; developing and delivering the Air Zoo value proposition to all guests, staff, volunteers and community stakeholders; and inspiring a high functioning team of fearlessly innovative managers and providing them with strategic thought and action.

You’ll help to create and support a culture that fosters leadership growth and empower and engage the leaders of the Air Zoo by creating a strategic direction for the Guest Experience, Membership, Events, and Education teams through opportunities both at the Air Zoo and throughout our community, and provide strategic thought and action across a broad array of Air Zoo activities including regular functions of the Air Zoo’s Leadership team and the Board of Trustees.

You must be a motivated, energetic, innovative leader ready to creatively build and deliver every facet of the Air Zoo’s experience and educational value to everyone in southwest Michigan and beyond. This is a great opportunity for a self-driven, high-energy, highly accountable person to significantly impact a very unique, exciting, and continuously growing organization.

To Apply

Visit www.airzoo.org/jobs for more information. Email cover letter and resume to careers@airzoo.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans welcome to apply.

Posted September 26, 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Pasadena, California
Salary Range: $150,000–$200,000

The CEO is responsible for the strategic leadership and involved management of Kidspace Children’s Museum, leading the museum through articulating vision, strategic planning, management of daily operations, fundraising, development of staff, relations with volunteers, program development and management, financial management, and relations with the broader community and other institutions. The CEO works in partnership with, and reports to, the Board of Trustees. A demonstrated successful track record of astute financial operations oversight, data-driven decision making, and delegation is expected, as well as a passion for and understanding of early learning. The ideal candidate will integrate a culture of creativity and innovation with successful business operations.

For full description, please visit: www.kidspacemuseum.org/about/jobs.

Posted September 12, 2019
Executive Director, Scientific Citizenship Initiative
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000

The Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI), a new initiative at Harvard Medical School that aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible, is seeking an Executive Director. This is a new, cross-institutional effort aimed at the important intersections of science, leadership, policy, ethics, and civic life. Key responsibilities include partnering with the Faculty Director on strategic planning, vision, and fundraising; developing curricula to integrate skills for effective civic engagement into scientific training; linking these skills to multiple careers in the innovation ecosystem; and creating incentives to encourage scientists to engage collaboratively with their communities. The Executive Director will also develop independent, scholarly activities such as research, writing, and teaching and will often represent SCI at conferences, networking, and outreach events. For more details on this position visit careers.insidehighered.com/job/1855802/executive-director/?LinkSource=PromotedJob.

To apply, send CV, cover letter, and a five-page writing sample to SCI_Jobs@hms.harvard.edu. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted August 14, 2019
Planetarium and Program Specialist
Roper Mountain Science Center
Greenville, South Carolina
Salary Range: $54,666–$81,530

Roper Mountain Science Center seeks a creative and driven leader who demonstrates a passion for astronomy and education. The ideal candidate will have proven astronomy experience in formal or informal science education with experience managing staff. They should possess a strong commitment to student education, customer service, and creative problem solving and experience using technology related to space sciences.

For a full job description and application, please click here.

Posted August 2, 2019
Director of Facilities & Exhibits
Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, Washington
Salary Range: $68,000–$75,000

Hands On seeks a Director of Exhibits and Facilities to enhance the visitor experience by ensuring high-quality exhibits, a well-maintained building, and beautiful grounds. The Museum offers a state-of-the-art LEED Gold facility with 150 indoor exhibits, a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center and nature play space, Arts Studio, a MakeSpace for tinkering and inventing, café, gift shop, and award-winning education programs.

The successful candidate will show a commitment to the museum’s core values, while demonstrating they are innovative, accountable, and partnership-driven with a desire to learn new things and remain current on trends in exhibits and facilities management. The successful applicant will have applicable director-level experience, be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and dedicated about creating a memorable visitor experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Click here for more information.

EOE

Posted August 1, 2019
Director of Development
Nauticus
Norfolk, Virginia
Salary Range: $70,000–$85,000

Nauticus, a maritime-themed museum located on the scenic Elizabeth River waterfront in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia, is seeking a Director of Development. This position serves as the fundraising leader for Nauticus; plays a highly visible role in raising dollars; and is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing all of Nauticus’ fundraising and membership activities.

The Director of Development must build donor confidence in Nauticus’ plans, secure major gifts, and increase the amount raised annually. This position will also oversee the management and execution of a proposed capital campaign effort, working in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and campaign counsel.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Successfully manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors. Prospects for both capital campaign and annual support. Conduct two to four in-person cultivation and solicitation visits per week. Engage the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the fundraising cycle. (60%)
  • Manage department staff responsible for annual giving, fundraising events, membership, and data management. Set specific, measurable goals for fundraising staff and metrics to track progress. (25%)
  • Oversee grant proposal submissions and grant reporting. (10%)
  • Prepare a comprehensive annual development plan for Nauticus’ fundraising activities to support the short- and long-term philanthropic needs of the organization. Create budget, ensuring alignment with strategies and tactics outlined in development plan. (5%)

For a complete job description and to apply, please visit bit.ly/2STw21G.

Posted June 20, 2019
President & CEO
Exploration Place,
The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
Wichita, Kansas
Salary Range: $145,000–$155,000

Exploration Place seeks a creative and visionary leader who demonstrates a passion for education and life-long learning. The ideal candidate is a proven leader with multiple aptitudes who understands the impact of interactive, informal learning environments, which may include children’s museums and science centers. S/he has extensive experience and success leading high-performing teams that deliver financially sustainable results.

For a full job description and application, please click here.

Posted May 3, 2019
COSI SCIENTIST ON STAFF
COSI (CENTER OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY)
COLUMBUS, OHIO
Salary range: $45,000-$55,000

Support COSI’s mission and strategic plan by supporting the development of quality educational experiences with a focus on science discovery and learning at COSI. This includes primary responsibility to refine and communicate key messages using COSI’s exhibitions, educational programming, and content marketing as the principal conduits. Ideal candidate will possess strong communication skills; excellent verbal and written communication; ability to prioritize, balance, and meet multiple goals/projects simultaneously; enjoy working in a flexible, often fast-paced, team-oriented environment; and be able to plan for and meet deadlines. Must be able to make clear decisions while being a team player, work on both a large and small scale, and establish and follow fundamental objectives. Individual with a broad knowledge of current trends, scientific research, exhibition development, and community engagement. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field. In addition, a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience is required in public science engagement with a museum, government agency, NGO, or equivalent with sound scholarship and broad community relevance and appeal.

To view the complete job description and apply, visit www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2437068&B_ID=5&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=17143A&SearchScreenID=357&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2.