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Posted June 21, 2019
Vice President of Learning & Community
Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000

Shedd Aquarium is a nonprofit organization dedicated to animal care and welfare, conservation research, and public education. Shedd Aquarium seeks an experienced Vice President of Learning & Community. This position provides the vision, strategic direction, and leadership to ensure all programs within the division carry out the aquarium’s mission and strategic plan, are coordinated and communicated both internally and externally, and meet institutional goals and budgets. The Vice President of Learning & Community serves a member of the aquarium’s senior leadership team and contributes to organization-wide planning, goal setting, and policy direction.

For more information and to apply: sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy593hgq

Posted June 20, 2019
Director of Education
Discovery Center of Idaho
Boise, Idaho
Salary Range: $45,000–$50,000

Support DCI’s mission by planning, developing, implementing, and assessing all educational programs and provide our community with impactful, engaging, hands-on STEM-based experiences. This position requires experience developing and adhering to budgets, grant management, and grant reporting. The Education Director supervises the Education Manager, Camp Managers (seasonal) and contractors. The ideal candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication, the ability to prioritize and meet multiple goals/projects simultaneously and be able to plan for and meet deadlines. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, advanced degree preferred. A minimum of five years of demonstrated experience is required in program development and assessment.

To view a complete job description and apply, visit www.dcidaho.org/about-us/employment.

Posted May 29, 2019
Director of Education
Montshire Museum of Science
Norwich, Vermont
Salary Range: $70,000–$75,000

The Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont, is seeking a full-time Director of Education to provide leadership, vision, and oversight in developing, implementing, evaluating, and growing all aspects of the Montshire’s educational program offerings for children, teen, adult, family, and school and university audiences. The person in this position is a key strategist for developing partnerships with community stakeholders, university researchers, and other collaborators in supporting science education and family learning while broadening the Montshire’s relevance and impact in our community and the region. As part of the senior administrative leadership team, the Director of Education participates in the organization-wide consideration of ideas and issues, and provides leadership for improvement of all aspects of the Museum.

For more information visit: www.montshire.org/about/join-our-team.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest by July 1 to education.search@montshire.org with the subject heading “Director of Education.”

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 www.stsci.edu/institute/opportunities. Resumes received by April 27, 2019, will receive full consideration.

Direct link: 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

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.

Posted March 14, 2019
Youth Teaching Artist – Museum Lab
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $27,900–$28,600

For more than 30 years, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has provided “innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity”. In April 2019 we will grow with the creation of Museum Lab, a new museum for kids 10+ where they can work with makers to create everything from furniture to apps, experiment with cutting edge technology in the creation of art, climb three stories on a unique sculpture, collaborate on one-of-a-kind art installations and more.

Youth Teaching Artist:

  • Acts as a visible and accessible, caring adult for youth visiting Museum Lab during outside of school time.
  • Serves as a liaison between youth, their interests and potential programs of Museum Lab; generating projects that respond in a dynamic and self-generating manner.
  • Is a working artist, technician, or fabricator, and is consistently engaged in personal growth of process, technique, fluency with materials, etc.
  • Exemplifies culturally relevant practices with youth.
  • Participates in reflective practice, including research-oriented discussions with partners, artists, and youth.
  • Experience working with children, teens, and/or families in formal and/or informal learning environments.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in appropriate field (e.g. education, sociology, fine art, engineering, design, industrial design, interactive media, etc.) required. Graduate degree or equivalent preferred.Interested in learning more? Please apply on our website: pittsburghkids.org/job/jobs or send your cover letter and resume to hr@pittsburghkids.org.