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Posted October 21, 2021
Assistant Director for Science or Director of Science (title dependent on prior experience)
Yerkes Observatory/Yerkes Future Foundation
Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Salary Range: $150,000-$180,000 plus generous benefits
Yerkes Observatory is known globally as the birthplace of modern astrophysics and remains the home to the world’s largest refracting telescope. Since 1897, science luminaries who have walked the observatory’s halls include Edwin Hubble, Carl Sagan, NASA’s first Chief of Astronomy Nancy Grace Roman (after whom NASA’s next space telescope is named), and Nobel prize-winners Albert Einstein and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, among others. We are seeking an Assistant Director for Science or a Director of Science (henceforth, ADS/DOS). The final title and leadership role within the Observatory will depend on the background of the candidate hired. This leadership role will be responsible for advancing science and research at Yerkes in conjunction with partner institutions and astronomers, the oversight ongoing astronomy operations, and the development and delivery of science programming in conjunction with their colleagues. Read the full position description.
Posted October 18, 2021
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
San Francisco, California
The Exploratorium in San Francisco, a pioneering, world-class learning laboratory, seeks a creative, strategic, collaborative partner and servant leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO/ED). Working closely with staff and the Managing Director, and reporting to the Board of Trustees, the CEO/ED will join a vibrant intellectual community committed to the values of lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, community, iteration and evidence, integrity and authenticity, sustainability, and inclusion and respect. The Exploratorium is at the nexus of cutting-edge disciplines in art, science, education, and media/technology; the CEO/ED will guide this institution into the future, advancing its vision of a world where all people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them. Read the full position description.
Posted October 14, 2021
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity (GFSD)
Los Angeles, California
Salary Range: $115,000-$125,000
Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity, a 30-year national fellowship program, seeks an Executive Director whose main duty will be to recruit partners from among government agencies and STEM-related corporations. The ED may work remotely from anywhere in the United States. Desired qualifications include:
- Significant nonprofit or government experience
- Demonstrated ability to successfully expand a non-profit and to develop professional relationships
- Experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Experience working with one or more of: U.S. government agencies and laboratories, defense or other technology contractors, university development, etc.
- Ability to self-direct without the need for day-to-day supervision
For full position description and application instructions, visit: https://stemfellowships.org/ExecutiveDirector
Posted September 30, 2021
Upward Bound Education Project Director
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Salary Range: $60,000–$65,000
Frost Science is seeking a mission-driven and passionate individual to lead grant management of our educational Upward Bound program in a diverse community. Join our team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that includes exciting opportunities to make a difference in the lives of underserved youth.
Apply today! https://www.frostscience.org/careers/
Posted September 30, 2021
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Port Townsend, Washington
Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000 with full benefits
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC) is seeking a visionary and entrepreneurial leader who will guide the organization as it transitions into a new facility, ensuring PTMSC’s ability to meet its mission to inspire conservation of the Salish Sea. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director implements the science center’s strategic plan by leading people, leading change, exercising business acumen, and building coalitions.
The full position description and application instructions can be found at: https://ptmsc.org/exec_director_2021
Posted September 3, 2021
Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is seeking a visionary Executive Director with a passion for children and their development to channel the collective strength of its membership to chart a course for the future.
The Executive Director will have at least eight years of leadership experience that demonstrates the ability to innovate, think strategically, and facilitate collaborative decision making. The annual salary range for this role is $150,000 to $175,000 plus benefits.
ACM has retained Morris & Berger to conduct this search. To view the full position description and apply, please visit: https://www.morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2166.
Posted September 3, 2021
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Salary: $62,500, Benefits Paid
The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is the only congressionally chartered museum in the nuclear field. It tells the story of the Atomic Age, from early developments such as the Manhattan Project and Cold War, to today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology such as nuclear medicine and energy.
The Museum Curator will serve as the content expert for all areas of museum’s mission context as it relates to collections and exhibitions. This will include research, writing, editing, administration of technical advisory review process and setting curatorial collaboration of exhibitions, public programming, communications regarding collections, community engagement, participation in collections acquisition activities, and responses to external scholarly inquiry activities. Visit nuclearmuseum.org for more details, and send resume and cover letter to the museum’s Deputy Director at email@example.com.
Posted July 27, 2021
Director of Talent Development
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Salary Range: $64,100–$86,600
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed science and nature center committed to inspiring and engaging families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. Our vision is for a science-savvy community where people and nature thrive together.
ECHO seeks an experienced senior professional to guide the development and execution of strategies to strengthen and align ECHO’s culture with our strategic and growth objectives. The Director will define and establish performance standards and design, implement, and manage the end-to-end human resources and organizational development processes to support talent acquisition, retention, and leadership development.
The Director will create and execute a strategic talent investment roadmap focused on strengthening our workforce, amplifying employee experience, purposely distinguishing our culture, and developing leaders to live our values to deliver best in class results for a museum.
The Director will report to the Executive Director and will partner with the Senior Leadership Team, employees, and external partners to ensure ECHO lives its mission to “inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.