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Posted August 10, 2020
Facilities and Exhibits Manager
Exploration Place
Wichita, Kansas
Salary Range: $50,000–$55,000

Exploration Place, a science and technology museum, seeks a full-time Facilities and Exhibits Manager. This position will be responsible for all aspects of maintaining the facility, exhibits, and grounds. Several of the job responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of all HVAC, electrical, and plumbing equipment; supervision of the technical services and custodial staff; compliance with all building codes, ordinances, and laws; and the planning and oversight of traveling exhibit installations and de-installations. Contribute to the design and fabrication of new exhibits. This position requires a good work ethic, attention to detail, strong management and organizational skills, and a positive attitude. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Prior experience in facilities management required. Work schedule is generally Monday through Friday, with a 40-hour week but must be able to respond to emergencies and be flexible to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. Please send resume to Careers@exploration.org. EOE.

Posted July 17, 2020
Exhibit Technician
Scott Family Amazeum
Bentonville, Arkansas
Wage: Starting at $16/hour, Full-time with Benefits

The Scott Family Amazeum is looking for an experienced Exhibit Technician. The Exhibit Technician supports the mission of the Amazeum by ensuring the exhibits are safe and managed cost-effectively. This individual conducts routine scheduled maintenance and improvements to the entire collection of exhibits and is also responsible for installation and strike of temporary exhibitions. This individual is responsible for ongoing development and fabrication of new exhibits and provides support for all departments and museum activities, including special events. Interested applicants should visit our website at www.amazeum.org/about/careers to apply.

Posted July 16, 2020
Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Visitor Services
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH or Museum) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Visitor Experience (ADEOVE). As the nation’s premier museum of natural history, the NMNH works to inspire a lifelong curiosity and appreciation for science and the natural world among all of the audiences who visit and who access the resources of the museum.

NMNH has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. For more information, as well as all applications, inquiries, and nominations, which shall remain confidential, please visit www.imsearch.com/7538.

The Smithsonian Institution does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

The Smithsonian provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the contact person listed on the search website. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Posted July 14, 2020
Coordinator, Experimental Practice
MIT Museum
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $55,000–$65,000 plus benefits

This position will support the general activities of a newly created area at the MIT Museum devoted to advancing the museum’s portfolio of work involving experimental practices in public engagement. The Experimental Practice team will foster, implement, and evaluate creative approaches to civic engagement in science and other areas that are both relevant to the museum’s work and have broader implications for professional practitioners everywhere. Much of this work is conducted via collaborations with organizations throughout North America, so a major focus of this position is attending to professional relationships and networks external to the museum, and to coordinating and supporting work undertaken with numerous collaborators. The successful candidate for this position will have project coordination experience, strong communication skills, including the ability to provide clear guidance to independent contractors and collaborators, and have a passion for supporting and investigating innovation approaches to science engagement.

Please find out more here: mitmuseum.mit.edu/about/careers.

Posted July 7, 2020
Project Manager – Interactive Exhibits
Creative Machines Inc.
Tucson, Arizona
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000 plus benefits

Creative Machines is a design and fabrication firm that creates interactive exhibits, rolling ball sculptures, and high profile public art installations around the world. As project manager you would be the primary point of contact between clients, in-house team members, subcontractors, and suppliers. You will assume primary responsibility for the budget and timetable of complex projects—primarily interactive exhibits. You will work hand-in-hand with our designers, fabricators, other managers, and company president. In a given year you may work with one to 10 clients on relatively complex jobs that span six to 18 months.

Over 25 years, we have consistently demonstrated a commitment to gender equity. We have made strides towards racial diversity, but we would like to do more. We encourage all highly qualified applicants to consider applying to Creative Machines with the promise that we are an equal opportunity employer.

To view the full job description, click here.

Posted March 31, 2020
Executive Director
Don Harrington Discovery Center
Amarillo, Texas
Salary Range: $70,000–$100,000

The Don Harrington Discovery Center, a dynamic science center and museum, seeks an Executive Director to promote its mission to spark curiosity, inspire lifelong learning, and bring families and communities closer together. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a master’s degree in a scientific disciple, science education, education, business administration, or similar field with preference for a higher degree. They will also have a passion for science, education, excellence, and informal learning. Areas of responsibility include all aspects of museum operations, i.e., fundraising, administration, finance, programming, exhibitions, marketing, and community outreach. The successful candidate will both lead and serve an amazing and capable staff and report to a supportive and engaged Board of Directors.

Application package should include a full resume or C.V. and a cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the position, his or her qualifications, and response to the position’s expectations. Applicants should provide a list of at least three professional references. Please send application package to jobs@dhdc.org with “Executive Director” in the subject line.

The full detailed job description and requirements can be found at discoverycenteramarillo.org/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities.

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