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Posted May 24, 2019
Curator
Draper Natural History Museum
at Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Cody, Wyoming
Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000

We are seeking a dynamic leader who believes passionately in both environmental education and building partnerships with the scientific community to become the next Curator of the Draper Natural History Museum. The successful candidate will bring a passion for telling the story of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to more than 170,000 visitors a year. Working with a dynamic advisory board and talented staff, the curator will envision ways to expand the mission of the Draper within and outside the walls of the museum building.

This position is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys directing research, exhibition, and program while also providing strategic leadership on environmental education.

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is a leader in connecting people to the stories of the American West through the operation of the Draper Museum of Natural History, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Cody Firearms Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, and the McCracken Research Library. Located in beautiful Cody, Wyoming (a short drive from the spectacular eastern entrance to Yellowstone National Park), the museum is a national leader in teaching western history, science, art, and cultural heritage.

The Center offers competitive salary; full benefits package to include vacation, retirement plan, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; and other benefits. For a detailed job description, refer to the Employment Opportunities portion of the BBCW’s website: centerofthewest.org.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application to include current cover letter and resume to terryh@centerofthewest.org.

EOE

Posted May 22, 2019
Program Development Coordinator
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary range: $30,000–$33,600

The Program Development Coordinator conceptualizes, develops, and presents dynamic and diverse STEM educational experiences for family and youth audiences. This position will work independently and on a team dedicated to enriching guests’ interests through high-quality, exciting, and fun educational programs. This position plays a key role in evaluating and training for large-scale science demonstrations and a range of educational programming.

Apply at: smrtr.io/38DsF.

Great Lakes Science Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted May 7, 2019
Director of Experience Fulfillment
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 and science museum in Portage, Michigan, is unlike any you’ve ever seen! The Air Zoo brings science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to life through our roots in aerospace science and provides guests with unique experience each time they walk through the doors. Recently voted the #1 museum in Michigan as well as “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend the Day with Your Family,” the Air Zoo is one of southwest Michigan’s top attractions for families and museum enthusiasts.

Our Core Values:

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

Position Summary:

Lead all aspects of the experience fulfillment functions for the Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience, including guest experience (customer service), event management, buildings and grounds, operations and maintenance, and museum store activities. Primary responsibilities include creating and implementing the experience fulfillment strategy for the Air Zoo; delivering the highest-quality experience to every guest with every action and interaction; expanding and diversifying the Air Zoo’s event and store offerings; ensuring every aspect of the Air Zoo’s buildings and grounds and attractions is functioning at its highest level; building and inspiring a high-functioning team of fearlessly innovative managers; assisting in developing and delivering the Air Zoo’s value proposition to all guests and community stakeholders; and, as a key leadership team member, providing strategic thought and action across a broad array of Air Zoo activities, including exhibits and collections, education, marketing, development, 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 guest experience to everyone in southwest Michigan and beyond. This is a great opportunity for a self-driven, high-energy, high-accountability person to significantly impact a very unique, exciting, and growing organization.

Visit www.airzoo.org/jobs for more information and to download the full job description. To apply, email cover letter and resume to careers@airzoo.org by May 30, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Posted April 5, 2019
Museum Education Specialist II- #026458a
Space Telescope Science Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $70,000

The Space Telescope Science Institute, located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, seeks a Museum Education Specialist for our Office of Public Outreach. Are you passionate about exciting, engaging, and making sometimes complicated content understandable and relevant to diverse audiences? This position will primarily support the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program, as well as public engagement activities for the Hubble Space Telescope and James Webb Space Telescope.

You will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement creative and innovative NASA astronomy-themed products, programs, and professional learning experiences for a range of learning environments, audiences, and partners. Do you possess creativity and leadership skills in the field of informal education?

Your major responsibilities will include:

  • Developing approaches to use NASA science content to encourage free-choice learning in a variety of environments and contexts;
  • Ensuring programming and materials are equitable and support audience needs and NASA education goals;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with museums and other informal learning sites across the nation;
  • Working with external evaluators to support program evaluation, including formative and summative efforts;
  • Developing accessible materials for diverse audiences at museums, science centers, planetariums, libraries, out-of-school-time programs, youth-serving organizations, and community-based organizations;
  • Coordinating with scientists, educators, and others located at partner institutions to create, review, and maintain learning resources and products.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, education, American studies, urban studies, ethnic studies (can be specific to a cultural group), or a related field plus six years of program experience OR an advanced degree plus four years of program experience;
  • Experience developing desired learning outcomes and programming designed for audiences in a non-classroom environment
  • Experience developing or adapting materials and learning experiences for diverse and far-reaching audiences;
  • Actively demonstrates importance of professional growth in their work and the work of others, in particular with regard to audiences traditionally underrepresented within STEM;
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams and projects involving individuals from different organizations, disciplines, and backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of learning theory and application of that theory within museums, science centers, historical houses, zoos, botanical gardens, or equivalent informal learning environments;
  • Experience developing partnerships with audiences and organizations that serve those audiences that are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields;
  • Ability to coordinate projects and work with a variety of external organizations;
  • Experience using emerging technology, informal education research findings, evidence-based practices, and/or assessment techniques to achieve desired learning outcomes;
  • Experience advocating for accessibility and accountability.

STScI offers an excellent compensation package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment. If you are interested in this position you should submit an online application, including resume and cover letter, at http://www.stsci.edu/institute/opportunities. Resumes received by April 27, 2019, will receive full consideration.

Direct link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=0702e8cc-cff4-4915-a78e-9760b2e59e8a#top.

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

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