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Posted May 7, 2019
Director of Experience Fulfillment
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 and science museum in Portage, Michigan, is unlike any you’ve ever seen! The Air Zoo brings science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to life through our roots in aerospace science and provides guests with unique experience each time they walk through the doors. Recently voted the #1 museum in Michigan as well as “Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners” and “Best Place to Spend the Day with Your Family,” the Air Zoo is one of southwest Michigan’s top attractions for families and museum enthusiasts.

Our Core Values:

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

Position Summary:

Lead all aspects of the experience fulfillment functions for the Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Experience, including guest experience (customer service), event management, buildings and grounds, operations and maintenance, and museum store activities. Primary responsibilities include creating and implementing the experience fulfillment strategy for the Air Zoo; delivering the highest-quality experience to every guest with every action and interaction; expanding and diversifying the Air Zoo’s event and store offerings; ensuring every aspect of the Air Zoo’s buildings and grounds and attractions is functioning at its highest level; building and inspiring a high-functioning team of fearlessly innovative managers; assisting in developing and delivering the Air Zoo’s value proposition to all guests and community stakeholders; and, as a key leadership team member, providing strategic thought and action across a broad array of Air Zoo activities, including exhibits and collections, education, marketing, development, 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 guest experience to everyone in southwest Michigan and beyond. This is a great opportunity for a self-driven, high-energy, high-accountability person to significantly impact a very unique, exciting, and growing organization.

Visit for more information and to download the full job description. To apply, email cover letter and resume to by May 30, 2019. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted May 7, 2019
Vice President of Museum Experiences
Ithaca, New York
Salary Range: $70,000–$85,000

The Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in Ithaca, New York, seeks a creative and visionary team leader with a strong commitment to building dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative experiences that positively impact the local community, and national constituencies that the Sciencenter serves. The Vice President of Museum Experiences is a key member of the staff involved in developing, implementing, and overseeing the museum’s products/environments including exhibitions, “virtual” online experiences, live collections, building, and grounds. A proven ability to conceptualize innovative museum products and exciting, interactive visitor experiences are viewed as essential components of the role.

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit

Posted May 2, 2019
Chief Executive Officer
San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio, Texas
Salary Range: $160,000–$180,000

Seeking leader with demonstrated career moving an organization forward in pursuit of vision; garnering broad community support; increasing visibility; and carrying forward major new projects/programs.

Exceptional communicator who can articulate vision to constituents including donors, businesses, civic groups, public officials, visitors, and members; and track record obtaining major individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, foundation support, and government grants. Project management experience, from infrastructure improvements to large-scale capital construction, is ideal.

Public gardens experience not required; passion for public gardens’ mission must be demonstrated. Senior-level leadership in destination venue delivering extraordinary visitor experience highly desirable. Bachelor’s required; master’s preferred.


Posted April 25, 2019
PHOENIX, Arizona
Salary: $90,000 DOE

The University of Arizona seeks a dynamic leader to direct the planning, implementation and operation of a re-envisioned museum located adjacent to the State Capitol Mall in Phoenix. The Arizona Mining, Mineral and Natural Resource Education Museum (AMMNREM) was recently established to promote Arizona’s natural resource heritage and future through education, research, and outreach. The Museum’s end-state vision is to create a recognized destination for lifelong experiential learning, showcasing current knowledge, cutting-edge research, and industry innovation. This vision includes the transformation of a dormant 1921 building into interactive galleries, idea labs, maker spaces, offices, and public engagement spaces.

For a complete position description, please visit

Posted March 7, 2019
Executive Director
Discovery Trail
Ithaca, New York
Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000

The Discovery Trail is located in Ithaca, NY, home of Cornell University. We are a dynamic collaboration of seven museums and a public library that is unique worldwide. Our flagship program, Kids Discover the Trail!, provides field experiences for most of Tompkins County’s 5,600 elementary students at all eight sites of the Discovery Trail.

The Discovery Trail is seeking an energetic individual to serve as Executive Director (ED) who will provide vision, leadership, and administration for the two primary activities of the Discovery Trail: 1) educational outreach with local schools, mainly through the Kids Discover the Trail! program, and 2) developing new countywide educational programming to expand our reach and impact. The ED will be the primary relationship builder who leverages the capacity of member organizations to accomplish the mission of the Discovery Trail.

The ED will report to the Discovery Trail’s Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (higher degree preferred); excellent written and oral skills; excellent judgement and demonstrated people skills; strong initiative and ability to work both independently and collaboratively; and ability to multi-task and work with a wide variety of people, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Experience in education and fundraising strongly preferred. Must have car and valid license. Salary $50-55K, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Position Description:

Application Instructions: Please submit the following items in one PDF to

  1. Letter of application (including an explanation of how your previous experience relates to the duties and responsibilities of the Position Description)
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for 3-4 references

Application Deadline: March 21, 2019, or until the position is filled. Screening will begin immediately.

The Discovery Trail is an Equal Opportunity Employer.