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Posted July 28, 2021
Exhibit Designer
Gyroscope, Inc.
Oakland, California
Salary Range: $50,000–$80,000 (depending on experience)

Gyroscope, Inc., is an award-winning museum design firm offering comprehensive services in planning, architecture, and exhibit design for cultural organizations. We are seeking a full-time creative and collaborative exhibit designer to work as part of our team in Oakland, California, to develop and design innovative projects that redefine museum and educational environments.

For more details, please see the full job description: www.gyroscopeinc.com/jobs.

Posted July 27, 2021
Director of Talent Development
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Burlington, Vermont
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.

Full job description is available at echovermont.org/jobs. Send cover letter and resume to jobs@echovermont.org with Director of Talent Development in the subject line.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021.

ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity.

Posted July 27, 2021
Senior Manager Database & Member Services
Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City, New York
Salary Range: $60,000–$65,000

This position is responsible for managing constituent database operations to provide high-quality customer service and support to internal clients and to provide technical leadership and oversight of the constituent data management applications and analysis to identify business opportunities. The Museum’s primary database is Altru by Blackbaud.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Oversees database system process workflow
  • Manages the integrity of the database by insuring that all end-users are properly trained and correctly using the database. Assigns rights and privileges within the database, and maintains system checks for duplicate, incomplete and/or inaccurate records.
  • Reviews and inputs data to ensure consistency and accuracy
  • Manages Altru system upgrades, updates, and troubleshoots problems
  • Develops and maintains database policy

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years’ experience as database manager for museum or equivalent organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer analytics, or management information systems
  • Well-versed in different types of database and computer security programs; experience with Altru database required

Please visit our web site at www.licm.org/about/jobs for complete position details.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to resumes@licm.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Long Island Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted July 26, 2021
Director of Advancement
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Salary Range: $110,000–$125,000

The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (MPSC) at UNC Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic fundraising, marketing, and communications leader as its next Director of Advancement. This position will report to the Director of MPSC and will serve as chief development officer while also overseeing marketing and communications efforts at MPSC.

The Director of Advancement will serve on the MPSC senior management team and will lead a five-person advancement team – an assistant director of development, a membership/special events coordinator, a marketing manager, and a communications assistant. Working closely with MPSC’s Executive Director, the advancement team is responsible for raising approximately one-third of MPSC’s annual operating budget, which is currently $6 million. The new Director of Advancement will join a dynamic team: Support and revenues for MPSC have tripled over the past 10 years and the organization is on-track to reach its $20 million comprehensive campaign goal one year ahead of schedule.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • At least five years of progressively responsible fundraising experience
  • History of meeting or exceeding ambitious revenue targets including a record of high-end fundraising results from individuals ($100,000+), in addition to success securing major gift support from corporations and foundations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to speak passionately about MPSC offerings in a sophisticated, but not overly academic way
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships quickly, with the appropriate level of assertiveness to solicit and follow up with donor prospects in a timely manner
  • A strategic, visionary, entrepreneurial, and driven leader
  • Seasoned leader with a record of managing collaborative work environments and volunteer boards
  • Goal, results, and detail-oriented, with exceptional planning and time-management skills
  • Working knowledge of computer-related office tools and database management required
  • Communications and marketing experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Interested candidates can apply through the following portal: unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196331.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted July 23, 2021
Visitor Services Manager
McDonald Observatory
Fort Davis, Texas
Salary Range: $46,000–$54,000

McDonald Observatory is located in the beautiful Davis Mountains, with a Visitors Center that serves 80,000 annually. We seek a Visitor Services Manager to create a welcoming and engaging environment; manage reservations, admissions, special events, and membership services; and use a data-driven approach to foster visitor engagement and support the observatory’s education and outreach mission, increase audiences, and generate revenue. This position is security sensitive. Go to utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff for a complete description and to apply for job requisition number R_00014373.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity.

Posted July 14, 2021
Evaluation Manager
Creative Discovery Museum
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Wage: $17.00/hour; full-time with benefits

Creative Discovery Museum seeks a full-time Evaluation Manager to work across all departments of the Museum to embed evaluation practices in all we do and maximize usage and understanding of all data being collected. This person will lead the implementation of consistent and sustainable evaluation processes to understand the effectiveness of exhibits, the success of education programs, audience preferences, and the impact of museum programs and exhibits on visitors.

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting evaluation with children and families and have a passion for preparing evaluation reports, data visualization, and analyzing data. Capacity to use an array of research tools, survey platforms, and statistical software is also important. Out-of-the box thinking to make methodology fun and interactive (when appropriate) is a plus. A master’s degree in museum studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, statistics, education theory, or a related field of the humanities or social sciences is preferred.

To view the full job posting and submit an online application visit www.applicantpro.com/openings/cdmfun/jobs/1873731-149661.

Apply by Sunday, August 8, 2021.

Posted July 13, 2021
Senior Director of Exhibits
California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $180,000–$220,000

California Academy of Sciences seeks a Senior Director of Exhibits to lead the creative development process for inspiring exhibits using engaging, innovative storytelling.

For full details and to apply: koyapartners.com/search/cal-academy-senior-director-of-exhibits.

Posted July 11, 2021
Head of Schools and Community Engagement
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Salary: around £37,000 (dependent on experience)

Would you like to join a charitable trust that’s unlike any other in the world? The International Centre for Life (or “Life” as we’re known) is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are proudly independent, entrepreneurial, and quirky—and we are always interested in hearing from people with the talent, drive, and skills to help us continue to make a difference.

We are looking to recruit an innovative and versatile leader experienced in informal learning settings, science engagement, and community development to develop and deliver a unique, high-quality, schools and community program.

Full details are available at jobs.life.org.uk. Apply by Friday, July 30.

Posted July 11, 2021
Science Experience Manager
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Salary: around £28,000 (dependent on experience)

Would you like to join a charitable trust that’s unlike any other in the world? The International Centre for Life (or “Life” as we’re known) is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are proudly independent, entrepreneurial, and quirky—and we are always interested in hearing from people with the talent, drive, and skills to help us continue to make a difference.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic professional with experience managing programs and teams in an informal learning environment or visitor attraction. You will manage the development and delivery of an innovative and high-quality experience for visitors.

Full details are available at jobs.life.org.uk. Apply by Friday, July 30.

Posted July 11, 2021
Vice President, Learning Experience
Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Salary Range: $100,000–$120,000

Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is seeking a key leadership team member to oversee our STEM education programs, exhibits, and life science collections. Join our team in building dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative experiences that positively impact the local community and national constituencies that the museum serves.

Click here for the full job description and to apply.

Posted July 7, 2021
Retail Assistant Manager
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, Florida
Salary Range: $40,000–$52,000

If you’re looking for a fun work environment that inspires learning and conservation, Frost Science is a great place to build your career, and you’ll be joining a world-class institution embarking on its future in a new, state-of-the-art location.

Frost Science is seeking an Assistant Manager to run the day-to-day operation of the retail store and the retail inventory at a world-class museum in a diverse community. Join our team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that supports employees as they manage priorities such as finances, retirement planning, and health care.

The museum is committed to our employees’ professional growth, offers competitive benefits, and understands the value of work-life balance.

Apply today at www.frostscience.org/careers!

Posted July 2, 2021
Education Director
Wade Institute for Science Education
Quincy, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $65,000–$72,000

The Wade Institute for Science Education provides inquiry-based science, engineering, and technology professional development programs and resources for K–12 and informal educators. The position involves bringing together museums, science and technology centers, cultural institutions, institutes of higher education, STEM industries and business, and other STEM-related organizations to develop and implement graduate-level institutes, workshops, seminars, and customized professional development programs for school districts.

The Education Director administers and maintains the Wade Institute’s programs, supervises the education staff, oversees our collaborations with partners, and develops new initiatives. This is a full-time position based in Quincy, Massachusetts, with some travel throughout Massachusetts. Qualifications include a master’s degree in science, education, or related field; experience teaching in both formal and informal settings; supervisory and administrative skills; and experience providing professional development for educators.

To see the full job description, and apply online, visit our website at www.wadeinstitutema.org/jobs.

Posted June 29, 2021
Floor Programs Specialist
Exploration Place, The Sedgwick County Science and Discovery Center
Wichita, Kansas
Salary Range: $36,000–$42,000

Exploration Place seeks a full-time Floor Programs Specialist, responsible for implementing interactive programming in various departments of the museum, enabling each guest to have a memorable experience.

Over the last decade, Exploration Place has emerged as the largest science and discovery center and a sought-after destination in the state of Kansas. Our team’s achievements include excellent exhibits, robust fundraising, solid financials, and deep community partnerships. Exploration Place is poised for further growth, having approved an ambitious, new, five-year strategic plan that includes a capital campaign. The Floor Programs Specialist will present programs in the Live Science Theater, museum galleries, the digital dome theater, during special events, birthday parties, and for the media.

The successful candidate must have exceptional customer service, presentation, and communication skills. Must be adept at problem-solving, multi-tasking, and comfortable working with large crowds and the media. A bachelor’s degree and experience working with the public in an arts/science/cultural setting are required. Previous work with volunteers, supervisory experience, and fluency in Spanish are pluses.

This position is typically 40 hours per week, Tuesday–Saturday. Weekend and holiday availability are required. Please submit a cover letter and resume on our website: exploration.org/employment. No phone calls please.

EOE

Posted June 29, 2021
Education Program Coordinator
I.M. Systems Group (IMSG)
Rockville, Maryland
Salary Range: $60,000–$70,000

IMSG is hiring an Education Program Coordinator to support NOAA’s Science On a Sphere facility and program based at NOAA’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. This is an exciting opportunity for a technically oriented individual who is passionate about and has experience in exhibit management, education, and data visualization and who will work across NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Lab and NOAA’s Office of Education. This position fuses skills from education, earth and environmental science, and communications, and also requires the operation and maintenance of the display systems, associated computers and networks, and other exhibit technologies.

Click here to see the full job description and to apply online. Questions can be sent to Sara Crowell at CrowellS@imsg.com.

Posted June 25, 2021
Director of Collections and Exhibits
Museum of Science & History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary Range: $60,000–$95,000

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, MoSH is a well-established 501(c)(3) seeking to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us. The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

The Director of Collections and Exhibits aligns the activities of the registration, conservation, and exhibitions of the museum with respect to collection care and preservation, loan activity, procurement, set up and maintenance of temporary exhibitions, community engagement, and interaction with the permanent collection. Working with the Program Administrator, the Director guides, supervises, and mentors staff and manages the budgets of the department. The Director assumes responsibility for all areas of collections and exhibitions stewardship, including the documentation, storage, handling, packing/unpacking, transportation, and insurance of all works entering and leaving the museum, and for ensuring proper care of items within the museum.

Applications accepted until Friday, July 30. To apply, submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to alex.eilers@memphistn.gov. More information can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org/join/employment/jobs-at-the-pink-palace-museum.

Posted June 15, 2021
Community Engagement Director
Museum of Science & History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary Range: $60,000–$95,000

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, MoSH is a well-established 501(c)(3) seeking to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us. The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.

As a senior team member, the Director of Community Engagement sets programming to comprehensively engage the community and implement the museum’s strategic initiatives for engagement and learning through onsite and outreach programming. Programming includes meeting the museum’s goals of audience type and content range and focus. The museum has identified three ways audiences desire to engage: (1) learners and facilitators, (2) community event makers, and (3) curious explorers. Our content will be regionally grounded and focus on the intersection of cultural history and natural science.

To apply, submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to alex.eilers@memphistn.gov. More information can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org/join/employment/jobs-at-the-pink-palace-museum.

Posted June 11, 2021
Director of Educational Programs
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, Florida
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000

Frost Science is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to lead operations of educational programs at a world-class museum in a diverse community. Join our team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that includes exciting opportunities on several upcoming projects as well as oversight of a fantastic team of educators.

Apply today at www.frostscience.org/careers!

Posted May 26, 2021
Director of Sales and Visitor Experience
Da Vinci Science Center
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $70,000–$75,000

The Director of Sales and Visitor Experience will oversee the operation of the science center’s Cedar Crest facility, including the Museum Experience Department (Public Programs, Museum Education, and Exhibits); Sales Department (Marketing, Group Sales, Reservations, Membership, Retail, Facility Rentals, and Educational Program Sales); and Facilities Department (Safety, Maintenance, and Housekeeping). These teams currently consist of approximately 10 full-time staff and a core of approximately 30 casual/hourly employees who report primarily to department managers.

The Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategies to maximize educational impact, guest satisfaction, and earned revenue. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and act as an intermediary between the teams that they supervise and senior leadership to apply a focus on institutional priorities and bring a customer-centric perspective to operational and strategic planning.

The Director will be a leader who drives their team towards operational excellence and who proactively identifies opportunities to enhance the experience and delivery of the science center’s mission to all visitors who engage with the science center.

To review the complete job description and application procedures, please visit www.davincisciencecenter.org/about/careers-and-internships.

Posted May 24, 2021
Full Time Head Instructor of STEM Sailing Programs
Treasure Island Sailing Center
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $45,000–$65,000

We seek an innovative and passionate sailor and educator to lead the development and implementation of our STEM Sailing Programs called Set Sail Learn. You will be primarily responsible for our 4th- and 5th-grade sailing and science programs which serve close to 2,000 youth per year.

To excel in this role, you should have a background in sailing instruction and education or science. We are looking for a person with strong interpersonal skills who enjoys a team environment yet is able to independently lead projects. For the full job posting, and to apply, please click here.

Posted May 5, 2021
Director of Communications and Engagement (DCE)
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Salary Range: $80,000–$90,000

The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago seeks a Director of Communications and Engagement (DCE). Among IMSI’s three strategic pillars (Science, Communications, Broadening Participation), Communications is key to advancing IMSI’s societally relevant scientific mission by building audience for IMSI activities, translating IMSI science for broad audiences, and lowering barriers to participation from groups historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. The DCE will be a leader in developing and executing IMSI’s communications and public engagement plan. To learn more, go to uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Director-of-Communications-and-Engagement_JR10843.

Posted April 7, 2021
Director
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa, Arizona
Salary Range: $84,929.98–$118,664.00

The City of Mesa, Arizona, is seeking a new director after the retirement of long-time director Tom Wilson. The Director (City title: Museum Administrator) is a senior manager within the City’s Arts and Culture Department and reports to the Director of Arts and Culture. This position leads the museum staff, setting programmatic, research, and operational priorities; articulating and leading the implementation of vision and long-term strategies; and acting as the liaison to the AZMNH Foundation, a 501(c)3 support organization. AZMNH’s next director should be an experienced, visionary, creative, and skilled leader, able to work with staff and volunteers to enhance the museum’s programs and facilities. Significant knowledge of anthropology/archeology, paleontology, natural history, and museum practices are strongly desired, with an advanced degree in one of those fields at the master’s level required.

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in senior museum management, as well as fundraising and audience development. Experience in municipal government is a plus. The City of Mesa seeks an innovative thought leader, an outgoing and articulate spokesperson, and a community-engaged advocate.

Please see the full job description for additional information. Apply at the City of Mesa, here; please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

Posted March 24, 2021
Executive Director
Aspen Science Center
Carbondale, Colorado
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000

Small nonprofit serving both resident and visiting youth, adults, and families in the Roaring Fork Valley is seeking enterprising and energetic professional to advance organization’s mission and vision for public understanding and engagement in science and engineering. Successful candidates will have a minimum five years’ experience developing and delivering innovative STEM educational programs as well as a proven record of successful nonprofit management, fundraising, grant writing, and community engagement. Send letter of introduction, resume, and three references to: dheil@aspensciencecenter.org.

Posted March 18, 2021
Executive Director
The Nature Museum
Grafton, Vermont
Salary Range: $55,000–$65,000

The Nature Museum is searching for a strategic and innovative leader for our small but ambitious environmental education organization. We seek a dynamic professional who will share our determination to guide the museum forward in fulfilling its mission to be a champion of the natural world by facilitating interactive, immersive experiences in the outdoors.

Our compact museum is located in an historic building in one of the most charming towns in Vermont. In addition to indoor exhibits, we have teaching habitats that include woods, a pond, meadows, and gardens. Currently we are expanding our trail network and constructing a new nature playscape for our younger visitors.

Requires:

  • Minimum of three years of advancing leadership positions in museums, nature centers, or closely related organizations.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • A career trajectory of progressively more responsible roles that illustrates readiness for organizational leadership.
  • Additional desired qualifications are listed in job announcement on the website, below.

Position open until filled, with review of applications beginning in early April 2021.

For complete information on position responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instructions, please visit nature-museum.org/executive-director-21.

Posted February 16, 2021
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo
Brookfield, Illinois
Salary Range: $400,000–$500,000

The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which operates Brookfield Zoo, a world-class, 216-acre zoological park and conservation center, seeks an inspirational and visionary President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Brookfield Zoo opened to the public in 1934 and over time has grown to attract more than two million visitors annually, ranking it among the top five zoos in the country in attendance. With 2019 operating revenues and support totaling $70 million, and a workforce of 300 full- and part-time staff, supported by more than 250 seasonal workers, CZS is an enterprise of considerable complexity and diversity.

The CEO must be a strategic leader who is passionate about CZS’s mission and especially excited to meet the challenges of operating a dynamic cultural, scientific, and educational institution in the 21st century. The successful candidate will bring very strong communication, collaboration, fundraising, and managerial skills to this challenging leadership role. This person will ensure financial sustainability for CZS and Brookfield Zoo, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic; will address major infrastructure improvements in coming years; will ensure exciting and up-to-date exhibits and programming and the highest quality animal care; and will continue to build a strong and positive culture and experience for guests and staff alike.

An eight-member Trustee Search Committee is working with the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to identify the next CEO. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm:

www.imsearch.com/7772

The Chicago Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.

Posted February 10, 2021
Director
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Santa Cruz, California
Salary Range: $115,000–$125,000

The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), seeks an experienced leader to serve as the next Director of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center (SMDC). SMDC, whose mission is to educate “people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans,” serves as the public outreach arm of UCSC’s Institute of Marine Sciences and a bridge to the surrounding community. The next SMDC Director will build upon the organization’s significant strengths while providing a new vision for the future that will grow and deepen visitor engagement, strengthen ties to UCSC, and ensure long-term financial sustainability. Download the job description here.

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