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Posted September 13, 2019
Curator of Science and Technology
South Carolina State Museum
Columbia, South Carolina
Salary Range: $35,000–$40,000

The South Carolina State Museum seeks a creative individual with a working knowledge of science and technological history as it relates to South Carolina for the position of Curator of Science and Technology.

This aspect of the museum’s collection includes important artifacts including automobiles, telescopes, space exploration, textile machinery, televisions and radios, and more.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc/jobs/2461438/science-and-technology-curator-i?keywords=museum&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

Posted August 15, 2019
Exhibit Designer
Gyroscope, Inc.
Oakland, California
Salary Range: $50,000–$80,000, depending on experience

Gyroscope, Inc., is an award-winning museum design firm offering comprehensive services in planning, architecture, and exhibit design for cultural organizations. We are seeking a full-time creative and collaborative exhibit designer to work as part of our team in Oakland, California, to develop and design innovative projects that redefine museum and educational environments.

For more details, please see full job description: www.gyroscopeinc.com/jobs.

Posted August 9, 2019
Animal Care and Exhibit Specialist
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Burlington, Vermont
Hourly Rate: $16.86

The Animal Care and Exhibit Specialist is an experienced team player who will support the Animal Care Department to provide state of the industry animal care and husbandry for ECHO’s reptile, amphibian, and fish collection that promotes optimal health and longevity for our animal ambassadors. In addition, this position creates, maintains, and repairs animal exhibits; and assists with building maintenance to ensure a positive visitor experience.

ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, the wonder of nature, and the care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is an innovative science and nature center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant, and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. This position requires demonstrated experience in animal husbandry consistent with ECHO’s mission.

This position will be full time, non-exempt and will be scheduled for five, eight hour days per week, including weekends. Occasionally, this position will be required to work holidays and overtime. For a full job description please visit http://echovt.org/jobs.html

ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates for employment who will contribute to our diversity.

Please submit cover letter and resume to jobs@echovermont.org. with Animal Care and Exhibit Specialist position in the subject line. Apply by August 20, 2019.

Posted August 9, 2019
Director of Exhibitions and Facilities Operations
Adventure Science Center
Nashville, Tennessee
Salary Range: $67,000–$100,000

Our organization is seeking a dynamic, creative, full-time individual to oversee, guide, and manage the exhibitions and facilities operations. This is a director level position and will be responsible for overseeing the creation of engaging exhibitions that inspire our audience. This position oversees two primary departments, exhibits and facilities, with a unique opportunity to grow an exhibition and exhibits department in a 60,000 square-foot space.

See the full job description at http://www.adventuresci.org/join-the-team


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Posted August 2, 2019
Director of Facilities & Exhibits
Hands On Children’s Museum
Olympia, Washington
Salary Range: $68,000–$75,000

Hands On seeks a Director of Exhibits and Facilities to enhance the visitor experience by ensuring high quality exhibits, a well-maintained building, and beautiful grounds. The Museum offers a state-of-the-art LEED Gold facility with 150 indoor exhibits, a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center and nature play space, Arts Studio, a MakeSpace for tinkering and inventing, café and gift shop, and award-winning education programs.

The successful candidate will show a commitment to the Museum’s core values, while demonstrating they are innovative, accountable, and partnership-driven with a desire to learn new things and remain current on trends in exhibits and facilities management. The successful applicant will have applicable director level experience, be detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and dedicated about creating a memorable visitor experience.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references. Click here for more information.



Posted June 14, 2019
Vice President, Design & Exhibits
Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois
Salary Range: $130,000–$160,000

Shedd Aquarium seeks an experienced and creative leader as Vice President, Design & Exhibits. This position provides strategic vision and effective leadership to teams in communication design, integrated media, as well as in exhibit and experience design. As a key leader of Shedd’s in-house design agency, the VP coordinates the creation of media and experiences for the public—collaborating within their teams and across a broad spectrum of departments at the aquarium. The VP provides leadership in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation to ensure consistency with Shedd’s experiential brand principles and excellence in guest experiences.

To learn more: sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a23xwy5t9qoo.


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Posted May 24, 2019
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.



Posted May 7, 2019
Museum Curator – Exhibits
Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences (Children’s Museum & Science Center)
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Salary Range: $42,357.95–$63,536.92

The City of Rocky Mount Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for a full-time Curator of Exhibits for the Children’s Museum & Science Center (CMSC). Part of the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, the CMSC features a live animal gallery, planetarium, traveling exhibits, interactive permanent exhibits, and more.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits and displays and the care of the museum’s live animals.

The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops, installs, repairs, and maintains museum exhibits and equipment.
  • Coordinates the shipping and receiving of traveling exhibits, exhibit components, exhibit related materials, and supplies; installs, maintains, and dismantles traveling exhibits.
  • Works with Museum Director to plan and develop permanent and traveling exhibits.
  • Assists with the development of the annual budget; maintains budget account balances for exhibit related accounts.
  • Oversees the daily care of live animals; coordinates activities with veterinarians; makes repairs to life support equipment and animal habitats.
  • Designs or obtains designs for new exhibits; redesigns or refurbishes existing exhibits; secures and maintains storage for exhibits and exhibit materials.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in museum studies, graphic or industrial design, or related.
  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position.
  • Possession of a current and valid driver’s license and an active and consecutive three-year verifiable driving history. (Must be able to be licensed in the State of North Carolina).

To learn more and apply, visit www.rockymountnc.gov and www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rockymountnc/jobs/2426720/museum-curator/apply?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.