Featured | Development | Education | Exhibit/Curatorial | Management | Programs | Other

Do you want to post a position in the ASTC Job Bank? Learn how here.

Posted January 24, 2019
Science Educator
Richland, Washington
Salary Range: $40,000–$45,000

LIGO Laboratory seeks a highly motivated and skilled Science Educator to join the outreach team at its Hanford Observatory outside of Richland, Washington.

The successful candidate for this position will work with one other full-time outreach staff member, and with university faculty, students, K–12 teachers, community members, and LIGO scientists to continue, and advance, an active and innovative scientific and educational outreach program.

Job Duties

  • Teach primary and secondary students about the physical science related to LIGO, using interactive programs, demonstrations and both static and interactive exhibits
  • Organize student field trips and other events
  • Facilitate teacher professional development
  • Develop educational programs with K–12 teachers and students
  • Collaborate with personnel in LIGO Hanford partner institutions to develop and advance programs supporting our shared goal, to improve science education in Washington State
  • Maintain and develop relationships with schools, teachers, and allied organizations to improve our programs and to overcome barriers to their participation
  • Assist with various tours including once monthly tours on the second Saturday of the month
  • Develop and host special public events on site, such as star parties and public lectures
  • Occasional nights and weekends are required

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, education, or a related field
  • One year or more experience working in a science education or public science outreach environment
  • Experience teaching science or engineering content with a hands-on approach to learning
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Ability to lift greater than 20 pounds

Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter

To apply, please visit

Posted January 22, 2019
da Vinci Workshop Educator
Discovery Museum
Acton, Massachusetts
Wage Range: $14–$17/hour

The da Vinci Workshop Educator oversees the da Vinci Workshop, a permanent exhibit where visitors can tinker, design, build, and invent like Leonardo da Vinci. S/he works with the Director of STEAM Education to ensure that meaningful visitor experiences are provided in the workshop and supports the museum’s overall mission to spark delight in learning by igniting curiosity and creativity in children and adults.

See full job description at

To apply, send cover letter and resume to with position title in the subject line.

Posted January 22, 2019
Manager of Learning Experiences
Discovery Museum
Acton, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $38,000–$48,000

The Discovery Museum seeks an organized, team-minded self-starter with excellent interpersonal and managerial skills. S/he is responsible for supervising, training, evaluating, recruiting, and supporting the museum’s team of floor staff and gallery volunteers. The Manager will work with Education Directors to develop and manage visitor engagement opportunities in specific exhibit areas as well as throughout the museum’s campus.

See full job description at

To apply, send cover letter and resume to with position title in the subject line.

Posted January 22, 2019
Director of Environmental and Outdoor Education
Discovery Museum
Acton, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $45,000–$55,000

The Director of Environmental and Outdoor Education is responsible for developing and implementing engaging outdoor and environmental learning opportunities for all visitors, building relationships with relevant local and national partners, contributing to the museum’s long-term plans for sustainability, and working closely with other Education Directors to provide a comprehensive and excellent visitor experience.

See full job description at

To apply, send cover letter and resume to with position title in the subject line.

Posted January 17, 2019
Earth and Space Science Planetarium Educator (Americorps)
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium and the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation seek an educator for an innovative astronomy education position. The position will be 35 hours per week from February 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 (with opportunity to renew for the next year). Benefits include a living allowance of $6,000 (pre-tax), education award of $3,047.50 (pre-tax), training, and possible housing at the museum. Visit for a full position description and to apply. 

Posted January 17, 2019
Science Educator (Americorps)
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks a science educator to lead school programming for 35 hours per week from February 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020 (with opportunity to renew for the next year). This educator will develop and teach one-hour classes to inspire students in grades K–8. The position benefits include a living allowance of $6,000 (pre-tax), education award of $3,047.50 (pre-tax), training, and possible housing at the museum. Visit for a full position description and to apply.


Featured Job—

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:

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


Explore careers at STScI:

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)


Featured Job—

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 November 7, 2019
Vice President of Learning and Engagement
The Morton Arboretum
Lisle, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
Salary Range: $160,000–$180,000

The Vice President of Learning and Engagement will lead the Arboretum’s strategy for education, knowledge exchange, exhibits and interpretation, and major exhibitions.

Experience in interactive learning environments, which may include an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, science center, and/or another innovative, engagement-driven learning/education organization is highly preferred. Significant interest in and appreciation for the mission and purposes of an arboretum, including educational objectives, is required. Experience in effectively managing a program budget generating meaningful revenue is required.

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree, in a field relevant to the mission of the Arboretum, is preferred.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC, at


Featured Job—

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


Posted October 18, 2019
Senior Curriculum Developer
Great Lakes Science Center
Cleveland, Ohio
Salary Range: $36,000–$42,000

The Senior Curriculum Developer leads a team of writers and creatives to conceptualize, develop, and present dynamic and diverse science, technology, engineering, and math educational experiences for family and youth audiences. This position is a critical part of a team dedicated to enriching guests’ interests through high-quality, exciting, and fun educational programs.

Apply at:

Great Lakes Science Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Posted October 4, 2019
Program Operations Manager
Science Center of Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Salary Range: $34,000–$44,000

Manages day-to-day operations and logistics of planning, implementing, and scheduling live programs for general visitors, schools, and special markets. Position oversees development and implementation of Programs Department responsibilities and assists with Outreach and Camps scheduling and programming.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establishes and monitors staff schedules coordinating with the Director of Learning Experiences to ensure coverage of programs
  • Oversees daily programming communication with the public through printed and digital signage
  • Assists Program Coordinators; interfaces with the Director of Learning Experiences in planning, development, and implementation of new programs
  • Assists Director of Learning Experiences in the development of annual goals and objectives, operational needs, and staffing plans
  • Collaboratively works with management of program training schedules for employees, including maintaining staff training and safety documents

Please send resumes to

Posted August 19, 2019
Planetarium Program Presenter (Part-Time)
Framingham State University
Framingham, Massachusetts

The Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Integrated Science Learning at Framingham State University, manager of the Framingham State University Planetarium, seeks a part-time instructor to facilitate planetarium programs for K–12 school groups and similar groups. The Planetarium Program Presenter will independently operate all planetarium equipment and systems in order to facilitate daily planetarium activities that are educational, interactive, and responsive to the needs of a diverse range of visiting groups.

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


Featured Job—

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.