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Posted October 31, 2019
Director, Science Experience
TELUS World of Science Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Salary Range: $80,000–$100,000 (Canadian)

The Director, Science Experience provides leadership and oversight to the development and implementation of exhibits and programs which result in science experiences that positively impact local communities, schools, and the general public. Leading the Science Experience team, the Director, Science Experience oversees the development of innovative exhibits, products, and environments from concept to design, fabrication, remediation, and maintenance.

The Director, Science Experience has significant budgetary and supervisory responsibilities and, as a member of the Senior Leadership team, helps to shape the long-term exhibition schedule and the permanent galleries, in support of TWOSE’s strategic plan. This position has a key role in fostering organization-wide innovation, learning, and experimentation through expert knowledge, research, and leadership.

The Director, Science Experience is a highly motivated individual with a history of taking initiative, generating creative solutions, and inspiring others. They have a demonstrable passion for science, programs, and community engagement. They are skilled in managing multiple projects with competing priorities, can mobilize a team in a collaborative environment, and are flexible in a rapidly changing environment.

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Posted October 24, 2019
Vice President, Education and Engagement
San Diego Natural History Museum
San Diego, California
Salary Range: $110,000–$115,000

As Vice President for Education and Engagement, you will lead vital public-facing museum activities for one of San Diego’s most popular and beloved museums. Overseeing student classes and activities, adult-only evenings, exhibitions and on-the-floor engagement, community partnerships, and special programs, the VPEE heads up a dynamic and talented team of 20+ staff and 700+ volunteers. If you love a diverse portfolio this is an ideal position. Our volunteers work in the Museum, on San Diego County’s unparalleled hiking trails, and on whale watching ships. Our exhibitions focus on our research region of Southern California and the Baja California peninsula. Our work studying, preserving, and promoting the understanding of the most biodiverse area in the lower 48 states is more critical than ever.

We seek a candidate with an active and creative mind, a passion for education, biodiversity, and conservation, and a talented leader. You will be joining a convivial and dedicated team, and will help shape strategic direction, growth, and financial stability of the Museum. We seek a champion for visitor-centered culture at the Museum, who will find new ways to engage our binational public in environmental education and science. As a member of executive management team, you will report directly to the President and CEO, and work directly with the Board of Directors and relevant committees to develop and implement Museum policy.

Application Information

Please submit resume, writing sample, cover letter including salary expectation to No phone calls or drop–ins, please.

The Hiring Committee will start reviewing applicants on November 18, 2019.

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Posted October 23, 2019
Executive Director
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
Salary Range: $120,000–$150,000

Seeking inspiring director to lead major research university museum with 8M-object collection covering sciences, history, visual arts. Dynamically grow museum operations and support, integrate diverse operations, excel at managing interdisciplinary teams, engage university and community audiences. Required: 8+ years’ in museum executive-leadership position; master’s degree in relevant field. Fundraising track record. Full qualifications/how to apply: Inquiries/nominations: Apply by 11/18/19, preferred. Position open until filled. EOE/AA

Posted October 17, 2019
Non-Profit Partner Executive Director
Fort Collins Museum of Discovery
Fort Collins, Colorado
Salary Range: $100,000–$125,000

Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) is not like any other museum you have experienced. Our exhibits and collections are broad and diverse, seamlessly weaving together scientific phenomena with historical reflection. Our programs are innovative and intriguing, inspiring generations of life-long learners. And our organizational model is different from most, featuring a pioneering public/private partnership. All of these elements come to life every day at FCMoD to ensure that the museum, its staff, its supporters, and visitors experience the best we have to offer. We seek a new Non-Profit Partner Executive Director and would love to hear from you if you are ready to take on this exciting challenge. Please visit for details about the job, qualifications, and application instructions.


Featured Job—

Posted October 7, 2019
Executive Director
Powerhouse Science Center
Sacramento, California
Salary Range: $160,000–$200,000

The Company

Powerhouse Science Center is poised for a major relaunch!

2021 is going to be a game changer when Powerhouse transitions to a 40,000 ft2 revitalized historic site on the Sacramento River. The mission is to continue to provide higher level STEM and Space experiences to inspire the next generation of STEM workers.

The Role

The Executive Director will be the strategic and tactical operations head of Powerhouse Science Center, reporting directly to the Board of Directors. This role has oversight of Finance, Marketing and Development, Education and Programs, and Operations. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Operations Oversight
  • Fund Raising and Financial Sustainability
  • Communication

The Candidate

If you match the following qualifying criteria, you are probably a great fit for this role!

Executive-level leadership and operations experience in the services industry

  • A successful track record of developing winning teams and driving a dynamic but collaborative work place culture leading to organizational excellence.
  • Experience in benchmarking, evaluation, and development of winning programs for visitors/customers based on the latest and best in the scientific knowledge field.
  • Past success in driving revenue with focus on improving visitor/customer experience.
  • Exhibit high interpersonal, communication and networking skills.
  • Demonstrate high integrity, with an ability to generate and build trust and long-term partnerships.
  • An advanced degree in Business, Education, or Engineering/Science is preferred.

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Featured Job—

Posted October 2, 2019
Director of Experience and Education
Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience
Portage, Michigan
Salary Range: $55,000–$75,000

What We Do

With over 100 rare aircraft & spacecraft, amazing hands-on exhibits, amusement park rides, full-motion flight simulators, a state-of-the-art theater experience, educational programs, and much, much more, the Smithsonian-affiliated Air Zoo Aerospace & Science Experience in Portage, MI, is unlike any you’ve ever seen! The Air Zoo brings science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to life through our roots in history and aerospace science and provides guests with an unmatched experience each time they walk through our doors. Voted the #1 Museum in Michigan by AmericanTowns Media and, most recently, one of the 10 Best Aviation and Aerospace Museums in the country by USA Today, the Air Zoo is one of southwest Michigan’s top attractions for families, military/history/aerospace enthusiasts, educational service providers and special event coordinators.

Our Core Values

  • Our guests’ needs, wants and desires come first, always
  • A can-do and will-do attitude from every team member
  • Invested in momentary and long-term success
  • Learning oriented in BOTH directions
  • Fearlessly innovative

Position Summary

Oversee all aspects of sales, programming, and overall experience for the Air Zoo. This position is the inspiration for exceptional delivery of internal and external events by engaging inter-team support on-site and being the external connection between the Air Zoo and our local, regional, and national community driving new educational and special event groups to come to and connect with the Air Zoo. Assist the Education team to develop and assess new programs as the tie to our surrounding communities, providing learning experiences to young people throughout the region and the Guest Experience/Membership team to develop and implement a best-in-class “show” for our internal and external guests.

Primary responsibilities include creating and implementing the sales strategy for the Air Zoo; expanding and diversifying the Air Zoo’s Education and Event sales opportunities; developing and delivering the Air Zoo value proposition to all guests, staff, volunteers and community stakeholders; and inspiring a high functioning team of fearlessly innovative managers and provide them with strategic thought and action.

You’ll help to create and support a culture that fosters leadership growth and empower and engage the leaders of the Air Zoo by creating a strategic direction for the Guest Experience, Membership, Events, and Education teams through opportunities both at the Air Zoo and throughout our community, and provide strategic thought and action across a broad array of Air Zoo activities including regular functions of the Air Zoo’s Leadership team and the Board of Trustees.

You must be a motivated, energetic, innovative leader ready to creatively build and deliver every facet of the Air Zoo’s experience and educational value to everyone in southwest Michigan and beyond. This is a great opportunity for a self-driven, high-energy, highly accountable person to significantly impact a very unique, exciting, and continuously growing organization.

To Apply

Visit for more information. Email cover letter and resume to

Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans welcome to apply.


Posted September 30, 2019
Director, Science Gallery Detroit
Michigan State University
Detroit, Michigan
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000

Science Gallery Detroit is a new initiative of Michigan State University (MSU) in Detroit with the mission to act as a super collider of people and ideas via art and science. Initiated in 2017, the project aligns with MSU’s goal to create the next generation of public engagement and learning to support the land-grant mission. Science Gallery Detroit seeks a new Director who will be a key university leader in building connections among MSU, the local Detroit community, and the greater global community via the Science Gallery International Network. As one of only seven members in the network and the first in the Americas, Science Gallery Detroit is poised to be an international leader in engaging young people in innovative and interdisciplinary conversations that reimagine what education looks like in the 21st Century.

Science Gallery seeks to engage people, particularly 15- to 25-year-olds, in connective, participative, and surprising ways. Science Gallery’s informal learning model is not about providing answers but about working with others to formulate big questions and spark new ways to answer them. Science Gallery also serves as a bridge between Detroit and the MSU campus, and through the international network, a bridge to a global community of creative problem solving. Science Gallery Detroit has created two summer exhibitions at pop-up locations. With a permanent location scheduled to open in the fall 2020, Science Gallery is entering a new phase with a strong foundation for the vision of the new Director. This is an extraordinary opportunity to provide leadership to a highly regarded academic institution and serve as a global trailblazer through the unique collaboration and considerable potential of the growing Science Gallery Network.

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a leading land-grant university and an innovator in research, teaching, and the application of knowledge. The university was established to make higher education broadly available for the benefit of the public good and served as a model for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862. MSU has evolved into a world-class university, offering a full spectrum of programs and attracting gifted professors, staff members, and students. The university is part of the Big Ten Conference and since 1964 has been one of 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

MSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted online:

Andrew Lee, Partner
Ryan Leichenauer, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively works to enhance its diversity. Applications from a diverse range of candidates are encouraged.


Featured Job—

Posted September 26, 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Kidspace Children’s Museum
Pasadena, California
Salary Range: $150,000–$200,000

The CEO is responsible for the strategic leadership and involved management of Kidspace Children’s Museum, leading the museum through articulating vision, strategic planning, management of daily operations, fundraising, development of staff, relations with volunteers, program development and management, financial management, and relations with the broader community and other institutions. The CEO works in partnership with, and reports to. the Board of Trustees. A demonstrated successful track record of astute financial operations oversight, data-driven decision making and delegation is expected, as well as a passion for and understanding of early learning. The ideal candidate will integrate a culture of creativity and innovation with successful business operations.

For full description, please visit:


Featured Job—

Posted September 12, 2019
Executive Director, Scientific Citizenship Initiative
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000

The Scientific Citizenship Initiative (SCI), a new initiative at Harvard Medical School that aims to make science more socially responsive and responsible, is seeking an Executive Director. This is a new, cross-institutional effort aimed at the important intersections of science, leadership, policy, ethics, and civic life. Key responsibilities include partnering with the Faculty Director on strategic planning, vision, and fundraising; developing curricula to integrate skills for effective civic engagement into scientific training; linking these skills to multiple careers in the innovation ecosystem; and creating incentives to encourage scientists to engage collaboratively with their communities. The Executive Director will also develop independent, scholarly activities such as research, writing, and teaching and will often represent SCI at conferences, networking, and outreach events. For more details on this position visit

To apply, send CV, cover letter, and a five-page writing sample to Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2019.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted September 6, 2019
College Park Aviation Museum
College Park, Maryland
Salary Range: $61,000–$104,000

The College Park Aviation Museum in College Park, Maryland, seeks a Director. Located at the nationally significant College Park Airport, the museum interprets the history of this active general aviation airport and incorporates STEAM into exhibits, programming for all ages, school tours, and outreaches for schools and community organizations.

The Director provides professional museum management, leadership, and vision for the museum, as well as superb personnel management for dynamic team of full-time and part-time staff.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Working knowledge of aviation history and/or experience managing an aviation or science museum.
  • At least 5 years of advanced experience with museum management, administration, exhibits, collection management, and supervising staff.
  • Proven successful track record of managing teams is essential.
  • Diplomacy in achieving consensus across organizational divisions is a plus.

For more information or to apply, please visit

Posted August 20, 2019
Executive Director
Natural History Museum of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary Range: $165,000–$210,000

Candidates must have deep understanding and connection to the natural world through collections-based science. Experience necessary in building/sustaining public and private partnerships.

Successful fundraising leadership or aptitude to be successful acquiring major gifts/grants from foundations, corporations, individuals, and public sector at local, state, and national levels. Background launching programs resulting in long-term funding and stable revenue streams, world-class research, and public engagement highly valued.

Master’s degree required. Formal science education preferred. Leadership experience in public or private institutions concerned with informal education, natural history/science, or related professions highly valued.

Position will remain open until filled, but applicants are highly encouraged to submit materials by September 10 to ensure full consideration. Apply:

Posted August 9, 2019
Division Director
Clark Planetarium
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary Range: $100,215–$150,323

Job Summary:

Directs, plans, oversees, and evaluates all programs and services for Division. This includes short- and long-range strategic planning, talent management, fiscal accountability, quality management, and process improvement. Develops, recommends, and implements strategic organizational policies and procedures. Manages, directs, and coordinates activities through managers and supervisors. Performs/participates in high level policy development and implementation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, plus six years of related progressively more responsible experience, four years of which must have been in a leadership or managerial capacity; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Education may not be substituted for the required supervisory experience. Preference may be given to a Master’s degree in Business, Administration, Museum Studies, one of the Physical Sciences, or other closely related field.

See full job description here

Posted July 30, 2019
President & CEO
DuPage Children’s Museum
Naperville, Illinois (Chicagoland)
Salary Range: $150,000–$180,000

DuPage Children’s Museum seeks a proven leader with a passion for early childhood education and understanding of the impact of interactive, informal learning environments. This person is skilled in creating and sustaining partnerships with other organizations, locally, and nationally, and has demonstrated success in fundraising, including major gifts and grants from foundations, corporations, individuals, and the public sector at the local, state, and national level.

Keen understanding of what it takes to enhance visitor experience a must. Strong desire to build and support volunteer resources highly valued. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.


Posted June 5, 2019
Executive Director
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Salary Range: $125,000-$150,000

The Betty Brinn Children’s Museum is seeking a dynamic, visionary leader with a proven track record of success in management to serve as its next Executive Director. The Executive Director will provide leadership, vision, and direction for all aspects of the organization to achieve the museum’s mission and goals. Ideal candidates will have a passion for early childhood education in all its forms, and the maker movement, with a focus on learning by doing, an appreciation for creativity, and the ability to embody and communicate that passion as a primary ambassador for the museum in the community. If you or someone you know may be interested, you can view the full position profile with directions to apply here: