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Posted May 6, 2020
Network Weaver
SciComm Trainers Network
Remote Office
Salary Range: $35,000–$42,000 (half-time) depending on qualifications, plus benefits

The SciComm Trainers Network is a newly formed national network of individuals and groups committed to advancing science communication training. We’re seeking our first staff person, a half-time Network Weaver, to help us cultivate our community, professionalize our field, and grow participation to broaden our diversity and inclusion. The Network Weaver will play a critical role in facilitating the network’s development and growth. The Network is housed at the Institute for Learning Innovation.

To learn more about the position, please visit:

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 with “Executive Director” in the subject line. The best deadline for applications will be June 30, 2020.

The full detailed job description and requirements can be found at

Posted March 3, 2020
Individual Giving Manager
Virginia Air and Space Center
Hampton, Virginia
Salary Range: $40,000–$50,000

The Virginia Air and Space Center (VASC), celebrating 28 years of educational excellence as the official visitor center for NASA Langley Research Center, features interactive aviation exhibits spanning 100 years of flight, more than 30 historic aircraft, a hands-on space exploration gallery, unique space flight artifacts, and more.

The Individual Giving Manager advances the philanthropic mission of VASC by leading in partnership with the Executive Director, using a variety of direct fundraising initiatives designed to acquire new individual donors as well as retain and steward current individual donors toward higher levels of giving. The Individual Giving Manager will participate in the development, coordination, and implementation of all individual donor philanthropic strategy, actions, and tactics, including the funnel for major-gift donor acquisition, nurturing, and solicitation.

Click here for a full description of the position and to apply.

Posted January 26, 2020
Grant Administrator
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum
Poughkeepsie, New York
Salary Range: $50,000–$55,000

Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum, an interactive children’s museum that will soon be expanding to create a new science museum in Poughkeepsie, New York, seeks an individual experienced in federal and foundation grant administration, proposal development, and grant writing to serve as Grant Administrator.

The Grant Administrator is involved in all aspects of securing and administering grants at the Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum including identification of new funding sources; proposal development, grant writing, and submission; budget development and tracking; and billing and reporting.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), salaried position with full Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum benefits.

For complete position description and application instructions visit

Posted December 17, 2019
Outreach Scientist
Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
Baltimore, Maryland
Salary Range: $68,743–116,863

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) seeks a scientist for our Office of Public Outreach (OPO). This position will primarily support the public engagement activities for the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as the Hubble Space Telescope and the NASA’s Universe of Learning science education program.

As an outreach scientist, you will work with a multi-disciplinary team, including scientists, educators, writers, designers, developers, and more. You will contribute your scientific expertise and creativity to products, programs, and experiences for a wide range of audiences. You will act as a liaison between OPO staff, STScI staff and partners, and the science community and serve as a scientific expert in product and program development incorporating discoveries, missions, and people from across NASA Astrophysics.

Are you passionate about communicating astronomy and enabling science learning?

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work in areas such as: video and online products, exhibits, hands-on activities, large-scale public events, and engagement of audiences traditionally underserved/underrepresented.

Your major responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying and leading development of key scientific storylines and messages for public engagement and science education resources
  • Incorporating NASA Astrophysics science and missions into creative and scientifically accurate products, programs, events, and professional development
  • Crafting and delivering scientifically accurate presentations and demonstrations of astrophysics science stories at a range of audience levels
  • Leading development and organization of STScI’s exhibit presence at scientific conferences, working in close collaboration with STScI’s science community
  • Reviewing and ensuring scientific accuracy of OPO products

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders, in order to define project requirements and scope and report on project status
  • Ability to communicate and effectively work with members of both the science and education/outreach communities
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multi-disciplinary teams and projects involving individuals from different organizations, disciplines, and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently, as well as to work collaboratively and effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. This includes ability to contribute as part of a team and build consensus by actively listening, and giving and receiving constructive feedback
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to plan, manage, and execute multiple tasks within schedule and scope
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems, with an attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable of HST, JWST, other NASA Astrophysics missions and research programs, and ground-based astronomical observatories and surveys

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Astronomy or Physics
  • Three years of related experience in science education or outreach preferred

Desired Qualifications:

  • Science expertise in infrared astronomy, high redshift universe, and/or exoplanet research
  • Two to three years postdoctoral experience

This is a five-year term contract position providing comprehensive medical benefits, generous leave and retirement! There could be an option for extension. Your office will be located on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus. There are flexible schedules and free parking. Due to the nature of the work, this is not a position that easily lends itself to teleworking.

Are you interested in applying?

Submit an on-line application, including resume and cover letter to the direct link below. Applications received by February 18, 2020, will receive full consideration.

Direct Link:

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to build a premier scientific community. We reflect that deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.

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Posted October 23, 2019
Vice President of Education
Museum of Flight
Seattle, Washington
Targeted Compensation: $150,000

The Museum of Flight seeks a strategic and visionary executive to guide the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning through its next phase in history. Founded in 2015, the Academy ($4 million) is the world’s largest educational department across all air and space museums, providing unparalleled learning opportunities for students to explore and prepare for education and career pathways in flight, engineering, and space.

Click here to view the full job description. To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Phil DeBoer at

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