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Posted February 13, 2020
Volunteer Programs Assistant
Space Center Houston
Houston, Texas
Wage Range: $12.00–$15.00/hour

The mission of Space Center Houston is to inspire all generations through the wonders of space exploration. We aspire to be the world’s leading science and space exploration learning center. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, we are the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate and a Certified Autism Center. The center features more than 400 space artifacts, hands-on interactive educational exhibits, and robust youth programs interpreting the exciting future and remarkable past of America’s human spaceflight program.

We are currently seeking a part time Volunteer Programs Assistant responsible for supporting and maintaining volunteer programs and initiatives that support the mission of Space Center Houston.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or 30 hours of college-level credit toward a degree in business, communications, education, or a related field and a minimum of one year’s experience coordinating and/or supervising a team of volunteers or employees, preferably at a nonprofit organization. Experience leading trainings, presentations, and/or orientations is strongly preferred as well as experience using and maintaining a volunteer database system. To read more about this position visit: spacecenter.org/careers.

 

Posted February 7, 2020
Senior Science Writer
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
Salary: ~$67,000/TBD

SUMMARY

Science Writers are responsible for translating complex scientific concepts into accurate, interesting, concise, and audience-appropriate language. They have a deep understanding of science but are also strong communicators with editorial expertise. Science writers independently research, write, curate, and evaluate science content for exhibition and exhibit labels and signage; digital projects including websites, apps, blogs, and social media; events; projects; and programs. They collaborate with scientists, artists, teachers, exhibit and digital developers, engineers, and graphic and digital designers. They are expected to contribute ideas to projects and programs, and to contribute their expertise to institutional communication that includes science content.

The Senior Science Writer position differs from the Science Writer position in its emphasis on self-direction and independent production of high-quality science writing. This position reports to the Manager, Editorial.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Writing: Research, curate, edit, interview, and consistently develop engaging, accurate, and current science content for a variety of projects with minimum supervision.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with scientists, artists, developers and designers, visitor research and evaluation, and other staff on exhibitions, digital projects, activities, and programs.
  • Iteration: Incorporate feedback and edits from others and rewrite copy as needed.
  • Consultation: Provide science content, science writing, and consulting expertise to other staff and departments as well as partner institutions locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Flexibility: Adapt to project constraints with proactive solutions; work comfortably and productively on a range of projects including grant-based work, exhibits and exhibitions, events, digital projects, and projects with external partners.
  • Judgment: Make timely science writing and editorial decisions; show strong creative discernment and good discipline in editing ideas.
  • Concept Development and Planning: In collaboration with Creative Director, Project Lead, Principal Investigator, Lead Science Writer, and/or Project Director, define and articulate conceptual frameworks for exhibition projects, including organizational structures and storylines. Propose, research, and vet scientific content. On Global Collaborations projects, participate as needed in client meetings and presentations. Assist in revising conceptual documents based on client feedback.
  • Exhibit Content Development and Curation: Propose ideas for exhibits, informational graphics, videos, and other elements of an exhibition, and work with exhibit developers, designers, and media producers as needed to research, validate, and develop such elements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree or higher in a scientific field, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years’ professional science writing experience including researching, interviewing, rewriting, editing, and proofreading
  • Experience translating complex science content for a non-scientist audience, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Experience planning and developing content for museum exhibitions or other large-scale science communication projects
  • A professional portfolio of published pieces and/or museum credits
  • A tactful, cooperative attitude when editing, and willingness to be edited by others
  • Demonstrated dedication to accuracy and detail; willing to work through multiple revisions of projects
  • Talent for collaboration and effective teamwork, and demonstrated ability to work with people at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Ability to build work estimates for projects and complete work within budgeted hours 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

This position is open until February 14th, 2020.

HOW TO APPLY

*We have two (2) fixed-term, full-time, exempt, union positions that include benefits. One position has an end date of 3/31/22 and the other position has an end date of 1/31/23. Your cover letter is a writing sample. Find a way to grab our attention, while still maintaining an informal yet professional tone. Also, please send *three samples of your science writing*, ideally for a museum exhibition or similar audience. Include these in a PDF together with your cover letter. Please, no phone calls in regards to this job.

To apply, please visit the Exploratorium job page. exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/YG6CJM25Sy/Senior-Science-Writer?source=ASTC

The Exploratorium is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity, inclusion and respect.  We welcome and strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Posted February 4, 2020
Two positions—
Researcher
Research Coordinator
Slover Linett Audience Research
Chicago, Illinois
Salary Range (Researcher): $55,000–$67,000
Salary Range (Research Coordinator): $43,000–$50,000

Slover Linett Audience Research is growing! We’re hiring for both the Researcher and Research Coordinator positions, looking for folks with a foundation in research from a wide range of backgrounds and social-science disciplines. Researchers need experience in both qualitative and quantitative methods, while Research Coordinators should bring excellent research administration and communication skills. Bilingual Spanish speakers and people who are great at working with historically marginalized communities are a plus.

For more information on both positions, please visit sloverlinett.com/careers.

 

Featured Job—

Posted January 26, 2020
Grant Administrator
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Poughkeepsie, New York
Salary Range: $50,000–$55,000

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, an interactive children’s museum that will soon be expanding to create a new science museum in Poughkeepsie, New York, seeks an individual experienced in federal and foundation grant administration, proposal development, and grant writing to serve as Grant Administrator.

The Grant Administrator is involved in all aspects of securing and administering grants at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum including identification of new funding sources; proposal development, grant writing, and submission; budget development and tracking; and billing and reporting.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), salaried position with full Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum benefits.

For complete position description and application instructions visit mhcm.org/about/employment.

 

Posted January 22, 2020
Director of Visitor Services and Operations
Discovery Museum
Acton, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $42,000–$52,000

The Director of Visitor Services and Operations is a critical member of the Discovery Museum’s management team and the Museum Experience team. S/he is responsible for directing daily operations, overseeing an excellent visitor experience, supervising customer service staff, maintaining operations budgets, ensuring campus security, and managing income streams of birthday parties and museum rentals.

See full job description at tinyurl.com/v7ab829.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to bmuniappan@discoveryacton.org with position title in the subject line.

 

Featured Job—

Posted January 15, 2020
Front of House Manager
Scott Family Amazeum
Bentonville, Arkansas
Salary: $45,000

The Front of House Manager will be a passionate champion for the guest and responsible for setting the stage for an incredible experience. This position is responsible for leading a guest-focused front line team, which includes admissions, museum store, café, and other business centers (birthday parties, etc.).

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, this position provides hands-on and visionary leadership necessary to welcome and delight museum guests and the community and support the sustainability of the museum.

Qualified applicants may apply on our website at www.amazeum.org/about/career.

 

Featured Job—

Posted November 20, 2019
Operations Director
The Rabbit hOle
North Kansas City, Missouri
Salary Range: $50,000–$60,000

Overview

The Rabbit hOle seeks a dynamic, mission-driven team member to help oversee and manage operations as we build the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, a new museum experience, national in scope, where children’s books come to life and visitors become explorers in a multi-sensory narrative landscape filled with discoverable environments.

Job Overview

The successful candidate must have two to three years’ experience in a museum operations leadership position, be comfortable in a start-up culture, be passionate about literature, and capable of navigating new construction. Once open to the public, the Operations Director will oversee and manage day-to-day museum operations, including facilities management, financial oversight and budgeting, HR, and visitor services. The candidate should be a creative thinker with the ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-moving environment. The Rabbit hOle offers the right candidate a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help create an unprecedented institution around literature and the arts, and to share in the success of the organization as it grows.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Pete Cowdin at bitterman@rabbitholekc.org.

 

Posted August 15, 2019
Graphic 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 graphic designer to work as part of our team in Oakland, California. The Graphic Designer will be an integral member of project teams, leading the graphic development from concepts and standards to design and production.

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