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Posted November 21, 2022
Salary Range: $75,000 — $90,000
The Astrobotic Foundation, a new Pittsburgh-area nonprofit, seeks a passionate and visionary Executive Director to lead the operations and growth of the Moonshot Museum, the first museum in Pennsylvania dedicated to space exploration and the first museum on the planet dedicated to career readiness for the 21st century space industry. Working alongside the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have the exciting opportunity to shape the Museum and its exhibits, programs, messaging, fundraising, and operating strategy in its first full year of operations.
The Executive Director will join Moonshot Museum at a unique moment for this young organization. Having recently completed a nearly $3M capital campaign, built up its operations and nonprofit infrastructure, established its founding team, and opened to the public in October 2022, the Executive Director will be responsible for continuing to strengthen the Museum’s operations, build on a successful track record of fundraising, establish innovative local and national partnerships, and oversee all aspects of day to day management of a nonprofit organization with five employees, a budget of approximately $500,000 annually, and estimated attendance of between 50,000-70,000 visitors in 2023.
Posted November 21, 2022
Grant Projects Manager
Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum
Poughkeepsie, New York
Salary Range: $55,000 — $68,000
For more than 33 years, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum has provided early learners impactful and nurturing programs and spaces that help foster imagination, creativity, socialization skills and the ability to understand the world around them. Now, as a result of a strategic assessment and visioning process, we have extended the age range of the children we serve. With the addition of a new interactive science exhibition and richer and more relevant STEM programming, we aim to elevate a child’s ability and appreciation for learning through age 12. Reflecting this bold move, the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum has rebranded ourselves as the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum.
Additionally, the Museum operates a 7,000 square foot pavilion on the waterfront of the Hudson River that features a farmers’ market. Our museum is the first children’s museum in the country to operate a public farmers market as a strategy for fighting food insecurity and advancing community health. Our Market, the recipient of a meaningful grant, is a key growth initiative for our institution.
The Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum (MHDM) seeks an individual with experience in grant writing, grant administration, and project management to serve as Grant Projects Manager. The Grant Projects Manager is a member of the Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum’s senior leadership team and is involved in all aspects of grant-funded projects, including: grant prospecting, proposal development, project management, budgeting, grant administration, and collaboration with project partners. This position has primary responsibility for securing and administering federal, foundation and corporate grants ranging in size from $5K to $1M and providing overall project management for select grant-funded projects.
Posted November 9, 2022
Chief Development Officer
Michigan Science Center
Salary Range: $125,000 — $175,000
The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) is a top draw in Detroit’s growing cultural district and considered one of the top science museums in the US. MiSci is seeking its next Chief Development Officer (CDO), someone who can guide its strategic advancement growth by helping shape its Board of Trustees, developing a giving culture, and tapping into new sources of funding from membership growth, annual and capital giving, and foundation grants. The CDO will be one of four members of the executive leadership team guiding its growth from a Detroit-centric institution to Michigan-centric while aligning on a national level with the Smithsonian and other institutions to advance the cause of STEM education and instilling love for science among students, families, and adults. More information can be obtained by writing to the search team at DHR Global/JobPlex at CDOfficer@jobplex.com.