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Posted July 5, 2019
Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Museum of Life and Science
Durham, North Carolina
Salary Range: $100,000–$120,000

The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham.

The Museum seeks candidates for the role of Vice President for Administration and CFO. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President is a member of the Executive Team and has primary oversight of the Accounting and Finance, Human Resources (including volunteer coordination), and Information Technology functions which consist of seven talented staff members and an information technology services vendor.

The position leads, executes, or provides oversight for budget, accounting, human resources, risk management, and information technology initiatives, and acts as the liaison for the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors. 
The Vice President provides strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership on all financial, human resources, and risk management topics and is responsible for supporting an organizational culture of integrity and transparency.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to jobs.opportunities@ncmls.org.

The Museum of Life and Science is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Please note: all applicants must pass a criminal background check prior to receiving a firm offer of employment.

Posted June 24, 2019
Program Manager
Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)
Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $55,000–$65,000

The CAISE Program Manager is primarily responsible for administering project budgets, timelines, and meetings and ensuring compliance with NSF and ASTC policies and reporting requirements. The Manager’s responsibilities include overall project, financial, and file management, meeting and event coordination, and communication support. The Program Manager reports directly to the Project Director and works closely with the CAISE Communications and Community Manager. Applications will be accepted through July 1. 

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

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 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 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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