Featured | Development | Education | Exhibit/Curatorial | Management | Programs | Other

ASTC FEATURED JOB LISTINGS go here… Learn how to post a job!

Job seekers and employers may wish to check out MuseumExpert.org, a free service which is helping connect museum professionals who are out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic with employment opportunities within and beyond our field.


Posted January 14, 2022
Exhibit Designer
The DoSeum
San Antonio, Texas
Salary Range: $50,000–$60,000

The Exhibit Designer will design and at times fabricate interactive exhibits for the museum’s permanent exhibit galleries and The DoSeum Design Studio, creating DoSeum-like exhibitions for external clients. Participating in a culture of tinkering and prototyping, they will ensure the exhibits are learner-focused, joyful, innovative, durable, and maintenance-friendly. The Exhibit Designer will be an independent learner with strong attention to detail and an interest in current technologies and techniques. Proficient in CAD software, they will create exhibit drawings from concept to fabrication. Capable in CNC routing, they will assist in the construction of prototypes and exhibit components.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include and are not limited to: 

  • Reporting to the Vice President of Exhibits, lead the design of interactive in-house exhibits and external clients through DoSeum Design Studios
  • Create drawings of exhibits through various phases: from Schematic Design, Design Development, and Exhibit Control Drawings
  • Use the in-house workshop to build basic prototypes and play an active role in the iterative process
  • Offer ideas and concepts for exhibit elements based on research and technical expertise

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS include:

  • Museum work or education preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience
  • Experience managing a dynamic and diverse technical team
  • Experienced in A/V systems and integrations such as projectors and touch screens
  • Proficiency in various fabrication materials and processes including wood, metal, and plastics, and experience with a variety of finishing techniques.
  • Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of tools and workshop equipment: table saw, skills saw, pneumatic tools, CNC router, etc.

For more information and a complete position description, visit the DoSeum website.

Posted December 23, 2021
Executive Director
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Salary Range: $90,000–$94,000

American Alliance of Museums-accredited museum seeks exceptional individual with in-depth knowledge and passion for natural history and science. Seeking experienced, hands-on manager, effective leader and builder of collaborative, inspired teams who brings knowledge of the latest museum trends; innovative collaborations, compelling virtual programming, vibrant social engagement, balancing research activities with public programming, and strategies for support of formal and informal science education. A strategic thinker with authentic diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion (DEAI) commitment and exceptional interpersonal and public relations skills, the director will cultivate enthusiastic, sustained development, quality operational strategies, and profound community impact. Read the full job description.

Posted December 16, 2021
GSK Science in the Summer Coordinator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Salary Range: $42,913–$49,500

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is seeking a creative, motivated, and organized individual to coordinate the GSK Science in the Summer program and assist other K-12 outreach programs. This position will coordinate the implementation of Science in the Summer activities in the field, primarily by organizing summer camps and executing site visits, interviewing camp staff, coordinating professional development workshops, and related events that promote quality summer science learning for all students. Additionally, the Science in the Summer Coordinator will supervise the GSK Science After School program including its staff. This person will report to the Science Programs Outreach Manager.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Read the complete description and application information.

Posted December 16, 2021
Exhibit Technician
Clark Planetarium
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salary Range: starting at $52,217 (starting salary may be higher depending on experience and education)

Clark Planetarium is seeking a technician to create, improve, and maintain our public exhibits. Responsibilities include:

  • Designs, develops, and constructs exhibits for public use in the planetarium.
  • Designs and builds electrical and mechanical systems for use in exhibits.
  • Programs and troubleshoots custom control and interfacing software for use in both physical and digital exhibit interactives.
  • Updates current exhibits and designs new experiences to keep the planetarium’s exhibits fresh and relevant.
  • Participates in discussions that further strategic planning for the exhibits program using best practices.
  • Maintains exhibits by establishing maintenance schedules, tracking and following maintenance issues and solves problems with exhibits as they arise to keep exhibits operational.
  • Coordinates with commercial exhibit vendors and other fabricators to secure new exhibits and to maintain existing exhibits.
  • Leads project management operations for assigned individual exhibits and exhibit sales events including setting project schedules, managing logistics operations, and coordinating with other staff and third-party vendors to ensure successful project completion.
  • Supports digital interactive sales by assisting with the design of digital interactive exhibits as pertains to visitor engagement, scientific accuracy and integration, and user interfaces.
  • Provides engineering and design recommendations and technical support to internal and external clients.

Read more information and apply.

Posted December 15, 2021
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Knight Vice President of Education
Miami, Florida
Salary Range: $125,000–$150,000

Frost Science is seeking a strategic leader to join the senior staff as the museum’s next Knight Vice President of Education. This position is responsible for the development and management of all educational initiatives within the museum and those that serve the community at large. Join the Frost Science team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that includes oversight of innovative, inquiry-based approaches to STEM education and exhibits that increase people’s understanding of and interest in science. Apply today!

Posted November 30, 2021
Director of Museum Operations
The Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
Salary Range: $95,000–$125,000

The Science Museum of Virginia is seeking a dynamic Director of Museum Operations, who will be directly responsible for the guest experience at the Science Museum of Virginia. This position will provide leadership and oversight through hands-on management of the museum floor operation departments, leading the business and service operations of these departments, developing operational strategies that achieve quality results and ensure a superior guest experience. Strategic and thoughtful, this position advocates for and implements new and innovative ideas for service and welcoming engagement.
Read the full position description and application instructions.

Posted October 26, 2021
Producer for Festivals and Events
MIT Museum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $70,00–$80,000

The Producer for Festivals and Events will lead the strategy, planning, and execution of the annual Cambridge Science Festival and other high profile public festivals and events produced by the MIT Museum. The successful applicant will excel at: relationship building with university, corporate, and community partners; managing complex projects with multiple stakeholders; and collaborating with internal and external program providers and contractors. They will have a passion for engaging all members of the public in STEAM through a diversity of programs and events incorporating both traditional methods of science engagement and embracing new and experimental methods; they will excel at community organizing that supports the production of inclusive festivals and events created by, for, and with the diverse members of the Cambridge community.

The Producer for Festivals and Events is a member of the MIT Museum’s Engagement department and reports to the Director of Engagement. This is a full-time, exempt position, with full benefits. View the full job description. To apply, visit the MIT HR website.

Posted October 18, 2021
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
Salary: $540,000

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 September 30, 2021
Executive Director
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
Executive Director
Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
Arlington, Virginia
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
Curator
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 jhayden@nuclearmuseum.org.

Scroll to Top