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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 12, 2019
Senior Development Director
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $85,000–$100,000

The Senior Development Director reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the overall coordination, development, and operation of the Children’s Museum’s fundraising efforts to achieve the Museum’s mission. Leading a high-powered team, the Senior Director will play a critical role as the museum maps its future as a creative learning institution. This position requires a demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

The successful candidate will embrace the mission of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh; have fundraising knowledge and experience in fund raising techniques; possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers and have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships. A minimum of 5 years supervisory/management experience required along with 5 years’ experience in professional fundraising including knowledge of Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Foundation/ Corporate solicitations, Individual Giving, including Deferred Giving and Special Events. Experience in a not-for-profit arts organization preferred.

In addition to the competitive salary, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh offers a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurances and a 403(b) Plan with company match.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete our online application found at: In addition, please submit a resume and cover letter. Please follow the instructions on the application site.

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.



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Posted July 5, 2019
Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer
Museum of Life and Science
Durham, North Carolina
Salary Range: $100,000–$120,000

The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top family destinations, located less than five miles from downtown Durham.

The Museum seeks candidates for the role of Vice President for Administration and CFO. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President is a member of the Executive Team and has primary oversight of the Accounting and Finance, Human Resources (including volunteer coordination), and Information Technology functions which consist of seven talented staff members and an information technology services vendor.

The position leads, executes, or provides oversight for budget, accounting, human resources, risk management, and information technology initiatives, and acts as the liaison for the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.  The Vice President provides strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership on all financial, human resources, and risk management topics and is responsible for supporting an organizational culture of integrity and transparency.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to

The Museum of Life and Science is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all to apply.  Please note: all applicants must pass a criminal background check prior to receiving a firm offer of employment.


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Posted June 20, 2019
President & CEO
Exploration Place,
The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
Wichita, Kansas
Salary Range: $145,000–$155,000

Exploration Place seeks a creative and visionary leader who demonstrates a passion for education and life-long learning. The ideal candidate is a proven leader with multiple aptitudes who understands the impact of interactive, informal learning environments, which may include children’s museums and science centers. S/he has extensive experience and success leading high-performing teams that deliver financially sustainable results.

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


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:

Posted May 30, 2019
Executive Director
Headwaters Science Center
Bemidji, Minnesota
Salary Range: $40,000–$45,000

Headwaters Science Center (HSC) in Bemidji, Minnesota, is seeking an Executive Director who will lead and strengthen HSC as a hands-on science museum. The Executive Director is accountable for managing grants and the day-to-day operations of the center consistent with the mission, plans, budgets, and governance as approved by the board of directors. The ideal candidate is flexible, results oriented, knowledgeable of best practices in the field, and able to adapt to a dynamic work environment. Complete description available: