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Posted January 15, 2020
Front of House Manager
Scott Family Amazeum
Bentonville, Arkansas
Salary: $45,000

The Front of House Manager will be a passionate champion for the guest and responsible for setting the stage for an incredible experience. This position is responsible for leading a guest-focused front line team, which includes admissions, museum store, café, and other business centers (birthday parties, etc.).

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, this position provides hands-on and visionary leadership necessary to welcome and delight museum guests and the community and support the sustainability of the museum.

Qualified applicants may apply on our website at www.amazeum.org/about/career.

Posted January 7, 2020
Executive Director
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre, South Dakota
Salary Range: $52,000–$60,000, based on credentials and experience, plus health insurance

The South Dakota Discovery Center (SDDC) seeks an energetic, visionary, business-minded executive director for our vibrant, big-thinking little science center. SDDC is located in the state capitol, Pierre, South Dakota, in a historic building near the banks of the Missouri River. The committed and experienced staff have spearheaded projects funded by NASA, IMLS, National Geographic, and more. This leadership position offers creative independence to do great things.

General Duties: Provide strategic leadership using the unique resources and mission of SDDC to the maximum benefit of our community and state. Develop and carry out program, organizational, and financial plans. Conduct grant writing and fundraising. Promote the SDDC statewide.

See full job description at www.sd-discovery.org/job.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contacts for three references to execcommittee@sd-discovery.org.

Posted December 17, 2019
Outreach Scientist
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary Range: $68,743–116,863

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) seeks a scientist for our Office of Public Outreach (OPO). This position will primarily support the public engagement activities for the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as the Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program.

As an outreach scientist, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, educators, writers, designers, developers, and more. You will contribute your scientific expertise and creativity to products, programs, and experiences for a wide range of audiences. You will act as a liaison between OPO staff, STScI staff and partners, and the science community and serve as a scientific expert in product and program development incorporating discoveries, missions, and people from across NASA Astrophysics.

Are you passionate about communicating astronomy and enabling science learning?

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in areas such as: video and online products, exhibits, hands-on activities, large-scale public events, and engagement of audiences traditionally underserved/underrepresented.

Your major responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and leading development of key scientific storylines and messages for public engagement and science education resources
  • Incorporating NASA Astrophysics science and missions into creative and scientifically accurate products, programs, events, and professional development
  • Crafting and delivering scientifically accurate presentations and demonstrations of astrophysics science stories at a range of audience levels
  • Leading development and organization of STScI’s exhibit presence at scientific conferences, working in close collaboration with STScI’s science community
  • Reviewing and ensuring scientific accuracy of OPO products

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, in order to define project requirements and scope and report on project status
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work with members of both the science and education/outreach communities
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams and projects involving individuals from different organizations, disciplines, and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to work collaboratively and effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. This includes ability to contribute as part of a team and build consensus by actively listening, and giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan, manage, and execute multiple tasks within schedule and scope
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, with an attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable of HST, JWST, other NASA Astrophysics missions and research programs, and ground-based astronomical observatories and surveys

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics
  • Three years of related experience in science education or outreach preferred

Desired Qualifications:

  • Science expertise in infrared astronomy, high redshift universe, and/or exoplanet research
  • Two to three years postdoctoral experience

This is a five-year term contract position providing comprehensive medical benefits, generous leave and retirement! There could be an option for extension. Your office will be located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. There are flexible schedules and free parking. Due to the nature of the work, this is not a position that easily lends itself to teleworking.

Are you interested in applying?

Submit an on-line application, including resume and cover letter to the direct link below. Applications received by February 18, 2020, will receive full consideration.

Direct Link: recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=313ae6af-8944-47ff-a1ae-6863f6fab550

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to build a premier scientific community. We reflect that deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.

Individuals with disabilities, veterans or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu.

EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Explore careers at STScI: www.stsci.edu/opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Posted November 22, 2019
Program Manager, Try It Studio (Maker Space)
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Sausalito, California
Salary: $60,000

The Program Manager, Try It Studio (Maker Space) oversees the operation and use of BADM’s Try It Studio, with a focus on planning for and implementing the vision and strategy for the new Try it Studio. This position will develop curriculum and operate studio equipment, and partner with internal teams and local educational, social service, and STEM organizations in service of BADM’s mission “to transform research into early learning experiences that inspire creative problem solving.”

This full-time, exempt role requires one weekend day to be worked each week. Applicants can choose a schedule of either Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday.

Required:

  • Experience in STEM / Maker education
  • Experience/comfort working with children ages 10 and under and their families
  • Proficiency in digital design software Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD
  • In-depth knowledge of fabrication equipment such as a laser cutter, vinyl cutter, CNC router, and 3D printer

Click here to learn more about the position and apply.

Posted November 20, 2019
Operations Director
The Rabbit hOle
North Kansas City, Missouri
Salary Range: $50,000–$60,000

Overview

The Rabbit hOle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven team member to help oversee and manage operations as we build the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, a new museum experience, national in scope, where children’s books come to life and visitors become explorers in a multi-sensory narrative landscape filled with discoverable environments.

Job Overview

The successful candidate must have two to three years’ experience in a museum operations leadership position, be comfortable in a start-up culture, be passionate about literature, and capable of navigating new construction. Once open to the public, the Operations Director will oversee and manage day-to-day museum operations, including facilities management, financial oversight and budgeting, HR, and visitor services. The candidate should be a creative thinker with the ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-moving environment. The Rabbit hOle offers the right candidate a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help create an unprecedented institution around literature and the arts, and to share in the success of the organization as it grows.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Pete Cowdin at bitterman@rabbitholekc.org.

Posted November 18, 2019
Director of Education
UC San Diego
San Diego, California
Salary Range: $65,000–$90,000

Reporting to the Senior Director of Learning Design and Innovation, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Director of Education will be responsible for leading and inspiring the Education and Volunteer team to advance the mission of Birch Aquarium at Scripps with a spirit of collaboration and community service. With strong leadership, administrative, and entrepreneurial skills, supervise and mentor staff, expressing UC San Diego’s commitment to excellence, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Initial application review date: December 9, 2019. This position will remain open until filled.

To view full job description and submit an on-line application, click here.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Posted October 31, 2019
Director, Science Experience
TELUS World of Science Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Salary Range: $80,000–$100,000 (Canadian)

The Director, Science Experience provides leadership and oversight to the development and implementation of exhibits and programs which result in science experiences that positively impact local communities, schools, and the general public. Leading the Science Experience team, the Director, Science Experience oversees the development of innovative exhibits, products, and environments from concept to design, fabrication, remediation, and maintenance.

The Director, Science Experience has significant budgetary and supervisory responsibilities and, as a member of the Senior Leadership team, helps to shape the long-term exhibition schedule and the permanent galleries, in support of TWOSE’s strategic plan. This position has a key role in fostering organization-wide innovation, learning, and experimentation through expert knowledge, research, and leadership.

The Director, Science Experience is a highly motivated individual with a history of taking initiative, generating creative solutions, and inspiring others. They have a demonstrable passion for science, programs, and community engagement. They are skilled in managing multiple projects with competing priorities, can mobilize a team in a collaborative environment, and are flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

For more information, please visit our website at telusworldofscienceedmonton.ca.

Posted October 24, 2019
Vice President, Education and Engagement
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego, California
Salary Range: $110,000–$115,000

As Vice President for Education and Engagement, you will lead vital public-facing museum activities for one of San Diego’s most popular and beloved museums. Overseeing student classes and activities, adult-only evenings, exhibitions and on-the-floor engagement, community partnerships, and special programs, the VPEE heads up a dynamic and talented team of 20+ staff and 700+ volunteers. If you love a diverse portfolio this is an ideal position. Our volunteers work in the Museum, on San Diego County’s unparalleled hiking trails, and on whale watching ships. Our exhibitions focus on our research region of Southern California and the Baja California peninsula. Our work studying, preserving, and promoting the understanding of the most biodiverse area in the lower 48 states is more critical than ever.

We seek a candidate with an active and creative mind, a passion for education, biodiversity, and conservation, and a talented leader. You will be joining a convivial and dedicated team, and will help shape strategic direction, growth, and financial stability of the Museum. We seek a champion for visitor-centered culture at the Museum, who will find new ways to engage our binational public in environmental education and science. As a member of executive management team, you will report directly to the President and CEO, and work directly with the Board of Directors and relevant committees to develop and implement Museum policy.

Application Information

Please submit resume, writing sample, cover letter including salary expectation to hr@sdnhm.org.. No phone calls or drop–ins, please.

The Hiring Committee will start reviewing applicants on November 18, 2019.

For full job posting, please go to www.sdnhm.org.

Posted October 23, 2019
Vice President of Education
Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington
Targeted Compensation: $150,000

The Museum of Flight seeks a strategic and visionary executive to guide the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning through its next phase in history. Founded in 2015, the Academy ($4 million) is the world’s largest educational department across all air and space museums, providing unparalleled learning opportunities for students to explore and prepare for education and career pathways in flight, engineering, and space.

Click here to view the full job description. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Phil DeBoer at pdeboer@dhrinternational.com.

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 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.