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Posted September 18, 2019
Museum Researcher
Thinkery
Austin, Texas
Salary:$52,000

Thinkery is where Austin’s children and their families come to enjoy play-based, inquiry-rich, hands-on learning experiences. We believe that innovative, play-based, STEAM learning experiences are a powerful way for children to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and curiosity about the world around them.

The Museum Researcher will support the museum by serving as a project manager to implement new processes and procedures intended to bolster adult engagement in children’s learning in the museum. Successful candidates will have strong research, evaluation, and project-management skills. A passion and experience with informal science education is a plus. The position is a full-time, benefitted, exempt role, funded through an IMLS funded project titled “Supporting Adults as Children’s Learning Facilitators: A Museum-University Research Partnership”. This is a temporary position beginning October 1, 2019, and it runs through September 30, 2021, with the possibility of extensions based on continued grant funding.

For more information and to apply, check Thinkery’s website at thinkeryaustin.org/careers.

Posted September 12, 2019
Director of Education
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Salary Range: $45,000–$55,000

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring seeks a Director of Education responsible for directing and advancing the center’s mission by overseeing a vibrant Education Department. Candidate must possess high-level leadership qualities, the ability to present to the public in a dynamic fashion, and a proven track record of leading a team to achieve success. You can review the full job description, and application requirements, at the bottom of this webpage: www.explorethedc.org/about-us. Position closes November 15, 2019.

Posted September 5, 2019
Science Educator (Americorps Opening)
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks a Science Educator to join our experienced STEM education team in leading innovative, inquiry-based learning for K–8th grade students. Duties would include museum and planetarium classes indoors, outdoor education and field trips, and some work at local schools. Benefits include a living allowance of $13,992 (pre-tax), education award of $6,095 (pre-tax), and housing at the museum.

Find out more at: www.fairbanksmuseum.org/about/employment.

Posted September 5, 2019
STEAM Early Education Educator (Americorps Opening)
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks a STEAM Early Education Educator to join our experienced STEM education team in leading innovative, inquiry-based learning for K–4th grade students. Duties would include our Balch Nature School (preschool), museum classes indoors, and outdoor field trips. Benefits include a living allowance of $13,992 (pre-tax), education award of $6,095 (pre-tax), and housing at the museum.

Find out more at: www.fairbanksmuseum.org/about/employment.

Posted August 19, 2019
Planetarium Program Presenter (Part-Time)
Framingham State University
Framingham, Massachusetts
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $18–20

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.

 

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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.

 

Posted August 12, 2019
Bilingual Museum Educator
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $56,700-$90,300

Reporting to the Director of Education, Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Bilingual Museum Educator will lead, develop, and support museum science programs for schools, families, and youth. This position will focus, in part, on community programming delivered in both English and Spanish.

This position will expand community engagement by developing partnerships and providing outreach activities that support organizational priorities. Another major part of the work will be greeting visiting groups and teaching museum classes for school groups. Additional responsibilities include caring for the museum’s live animal and preserved specimen collections and participating in department-wide activities to support educational goals. The schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday.

Please apply here: https://bit.ly/2Trd56J

Posted July 26, 2019
Education Director
Science Central
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Salary: $35,000

This is a senior-level position reporting to the Executive Director. Responsible for all onsite and outreach programs (demos, camps, birthdays, clubs, workshops, special events, etc.). Requires significant experience in program development, presenting, project planning, staff management (full- and part-time), grants, revenue generation. Must have strong skills in time-management, multi-tasking, planning, data analysis, scheduling, staff supervision, writing, ability to drive.

More information and application at sciencecentral.org/about-us/2013-01-09-18-11-02/job-opportunities/722-education-director.html.

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