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Posted August 19, 2020
Science Center Supervisor
City of Monroe
Monroe, North Carolina
Salary Range: $44,034–$68,245

Planning, scheduling, coordinating, and supervising the activities and part-time staff of the New Monroe Science Center; overseeing the preparation and maintenance of files and records. Plans and administers a diversified program suited to the needs of the center’s participants and potential participants. Receives, receipts, and accounts for program fees. Promotes center activities by preparing and distributing promotional brochures. Works with outside agencies to plan and present programs aimed at a diverse population. Conducts science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related programs and seminars for participants. Recruits volunteers for various programs. Schedules and supervises use of City facilities by participant groups, enforces rules and regulations, and maintains order and discipline. Prepares information for program brochures. Prepares reports on activities; requests materials and supplies. Supervises or assists in the maintaining of cleanliness and order of the science center. Prepares facilities, equipment, and grounds for center activities; maintains security. Maintains personnel and activity reports; fills out accident reports and administers first aid. Performs related tasks as required.

Performs intermediate technical and administrative work in conducting a variety of specialized programs and activities in an activity center or similar facility; does related work as required. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Director of Communications and Tourism. Supervision is exercised over subordinate part-time center personnel.

General knowledge of the principles, rules, materials, and equipment requirements of a variety of science center exhibits and ability to give routine instructions; general knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of STEM programs; ability to adhere to program standards and objectives outlined and to lead and instruct groups in activities; ability to resolve disputes with firmness and impartiality; ability to meet and deal tactfully with the public.

For more information, and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/monroenc/jobs/2830605/science-center-supervisor.

Posted August 17, 2020
Executive Director
National Science Teaching Association
Arlington, Virginia
Salary Range: $200,000–$275,000

The National Science Teaching Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, preschool through college. NSTA’s membership includes approximately 40,000 science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business representatives, and others involved in science education.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operational management, strategic planning, and financial leadership of the organization. The full job announcement outlines the expectations for the position and the qualifications for those interested in submitting their application for consideration.

The application deadline is September 1, 2020. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent to NSTA.ExecDirSearch@gmail.com. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. For additional information, please contact Dr. Christine Royce, Search Committee Chairperson, at the above email address. EOE: M/F/disability/veteran.

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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