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Posted May 9, 2022
Project Coordinator for Science Festival Alliance and Cambridge Science Festival
Salary Range: $60,000 minimum, with benefits
Join us at the MIT Museum in a role that we’ve dreamed of for a while. One half of the responsibility is to care for the Science Festival Alliance as we reimagine the network together with our membership of inspiring community-level initiatives across the US and Canada. The other half of the job is to work from within the Cambridge Science Festival to remake the traditions of this cherished annual celebration. The dream? A candidate that works with us to fuse these two halves into one fantastic combination of national organizing and local action! Read the full job posting on the MIT Museum website: https://mitmuseum.mit.edu/about/careers
Posted May 6, 2022
Chief Marketing and Business Officer
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
Salary Range: $200,000 with the potential for small bonus based on operational surplus
The Computer History Museum (CHM) seeks applications and nominations of highly qualified individuals for the position of Chief Marketing and Business Officer. From the heart of Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum stewards the world’s foremost collection of artifacts and oral histories chronicling the story of computing and technological innovation. The Museum advances knowledge and the exchange of ideas through research that encompasses historical insights with forward-looking perspectives. CHM convenes dialogue and stimulates debate to promote civic discourse and creative ideas at the intersection of technology and humanity.
Working in partnership with CHM’s CEO and executive leadership team, the Chief Marketing and Business Officer (CMBO) will play a significant role in leading the development of creative new business approaches to grow, monitor and measure audience and marketplace impact. This is an exciting and pivotal moment to drive the next chapter and beyond for an organization that celebrates and showcases the critical importance of digital impact on humanity and the globe. The CMBO will partner and align with the executive team to propel the Museum toward realizing its strategic goals. The Chief Marketing and Business Officer embodies the organization’s visionary spirit and operates as a strategic business partner to the CEO, board, and executive team, providing leadership, insight, inspiration and counsel for the development of creative new business approaches to measure audience and marketplace impact. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with a genuine passion for technology, its impact on humanity, and how the relationship between the two has transitioned over time.
The CMBO will bring strategic vision and agility for the organization to thrive and innovate in the face of disruption. The successful candidate will join an organization with a strong foundation of resources upon which to build. They will partner and align with executive leadership and Edelman to realize the CHM 3.0 strategy– to reach millions worldwide. While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit a resume for the position as soon as possible. All nominations and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to: Dayna Keene, Senior Associate, Global Nonprofit, Philanthropy & Social Enterprise Practice, Dayna.email@example.com.
CHM believes that diversity and inclusion among their teammates is critical to their success. CHM provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CHM will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Posted May 6, 2022
Coordinator of Operations and Special Projects
Association of Science and Technology Centers
Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000
ASTC is seeking a Coordinator of Operations and Special Projects to support the daily management of ASTC’s operational and finance functions, support special projects, and assist with all aspects of ASTC’s management as a nonprofit educational organization working at the intersection of science engagement, STEM learning, and cultural institutions. This role is ideal for someone looking to work with and learn from senior leaders about all aspects of nonprofit management. Read the full job description. Apply by May 20.
Posted April 25, 2022
Senior Curator for Scientific Exhibits
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Salary Range: $52,208
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center seeks an experienced individual to lead the Scientific Exhibits team in developing and maintaining engaging interactive exhibits, gallery soundscapes, and lighting plans that enhance the Aquarium experience. Interested candidates can review the job posting and apply on the City of Virginia Beach’s Careers Site https://www.vbgov.com/employment. Please note, this posting is classified as a Senior Curator – Scientific Exhibits and closes on 5/11/22.
Posted April 20, 2022
Senior Director/Vice President of Museum Experiences
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Salary Range: $50,000 – 75,000
Nature and Scope of Position
The Vice President of Museum Experiences is a member of the museum’s senior staff and is responsible for the development and management of Discovery Center’s educational initiatives with programs and exhibits. This position requires vision, a collaborative approach, and oversight for the development of staff and innovative and inquiry-based approaches to STEAM education.
Key areas of responsibility
- Lead the strategic vision and goals for the education department aligned with the museum’s mission through both revenue-based and access-based programs.
- Lead and grow a strong team of educators, including professional development, performance reviews, leave requests, staffing budget and staff duties and assignments.
- Work with the department on development, integration and evaluation of new and existing public programs, early childhood program (SPARK!) field trips, and mobile labs.
- Work closely with exhibits and marketing to develop and promote excellent STEM outcomes for school groups and the public throughout the program spaces in the museum.
- Serve as a primary communication link between the museum and the regional education community.
- Work closely with the museum’s Philanthropy department to initiate funding opportunities for new and innovative educational programs in line with the museum’s overall strategic goals.
- Create and manage a departmental budget and program-based grant budgets with the CEO, CFO, and VP of Audience and Community Engagement.
- Maintain and develop new relationships with informal learning institutions.
- Serve as an advocate for informal education.
- Represent the Discovery Center to the public and media regarding educational programs and events.
Education and/or Experience Required
- Doctorate or advanced degree in natural or physical sciences, science education, STEM education, museum studies, or related field or a combination of education and experience.
- Prefer 10 years of progressively responsible experience leading teams in the development of educational programs.
- Experience with a major cultural institution strongly preferred.
Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone calls not accepted. Discovery Center is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable workplace in which all employees have a chance to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. A workplace where employees of all races, religions, political affiliations, sexual orientations, gender identities, ability, and age find an opportunity.