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Posted April 12, 2019
Director of Education
Wade Institute for Science Education
Salary range: $65,000-$70,000
The Wade Institute for Science Education provides professional learning programs and resources for K–12 formal and informal educators. The Director of Education administers and maintains the Wade Institute’s programs, supervises education staff, maintains collaborations with partner organizations, and assists with developing new initiatives. Qualifications: master’s degree in education, science, or related field; experience providing professional development for in-service teachers; familiarity with the Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Framework and/or NGSS; experience working with school administrators; formal and/or informal teaching experience using inquiry-based, hands-on methods; at least two years of program management experience.
Posted April 5, 2019
Museum Education Specialist II- #026458a
Space Telescope Science Institute
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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Posted March 7, 2019
Senior Director of Guest Engagement
The Health Museum
Salary Range: $85,000 – $100,000
Our mission is to foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body. We are the only Museum in the Houston Museum District that has been awarded the Smithsonian Affiliate designation.
Senior Director of Guest Engagement:
- Leads a dynamic team that prioritizes, develops, and executes a highly integrated, quality customer experience from start to finish.
- Oversees all touch points of the customer experience, through both the delivery of content and excellent customer service, aimed at moving visitors beyond mere transactions at the points of sale to museum patrons.
- Directs and coordinates the work of the Education, Exhibits, and Visitor Services Departments.
- Creates visitor-centered experiences that transform the ways our patrons connect with our unique content and the work of our staff.
- Develops the exhibition strategy and execution.
- Ideally has at least 5 to 7 years management-level museum experience in exhibits, visitor services, and educational programming.
Interested in learning more? Please send your resume and cover letter to us at Lsellier@thehealthmuseum.org.