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Posted January 5, 2020
Chief Philanthropy Officer
The Da Vinci Science Center
Salary Range: $90,000–$100,000
The Da Vinci Science Center seeks an experienced fundraiser to lead an ambitious private fundraising campaign to create a world-class, new science center in downtown Allentown and expand its educational programs and impact. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will have overall responsibility for annual and capital fundraising programs, planned giving, donor cultivation, stewardship, and building a strong fundraising team. They will manage a portfolio of leadership and major-gift prospects. A strong candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ fundraising experience, with five or more in a leadership role; demonstrated success securing five- and six-figure gifts; and passion for the science center’s mission. Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE desirable. Campaign experience preferred.
Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com. For more information about this position go to www.davincisciencecenter.org/about/careers-and-internships.
Posted December 18, 2020
President & CEO
Museum of Life and Science
Durham, North Carolina
Salary Range: $200,000–$225,000
The Museum of Life and Science seeks an inspiring, visionary, and innovative President & CEO with a passion for science and experiential learning and the team leadership skills to elevate the Museum to its greatest potential and impact. Located in Durham, North Carolina, the award-winning museum attracts more than 561,000 visitors a year to explore 84 acres of indoor and outdoor open-ended science and nature experiences and is one of North Carolina’s leading family destinations. The Museum’s next leader will exemplify a spirit of wonder and excitement along with the drive, relationship skills, and collaborative leadership style to meet ambitious strategic and revenue goals. Learn more at www.mossandross.com/active-job-searches.
Posted December 16, 2020
Vice President of Education
Orlando Science Center
Salary Range: $80,000–$90,000
The Vice President of Education at Orlando Science Center will assume a leadership role in the development and implementation of the science center’s educational and fee-based programs and oversee the daily operation of school programs, continuing education, and off-site experiences and associated programs that complement and enhance local, state, and national curriculum requirements.
- Education: Master’s degree with a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience, or 12 years’ relevant work experience.
• Broad education and community-organizing experience with a minimum of eight years’ experience in senior leadership roles in a science museum, aquarium, zoo, botanical garden, or related informal learning and educationally oriented facility.
• Proven track record fostering and managing dynamic partnerships with the community and stakeholders.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective rapport with all levels of management, employees, and museum visitors.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
• Excellent communication skills; presentation and public speaking.
• Reliable, organized, self-starter. Ability to work with little direct supervision.
• Enthusiastic, friendly, outgoing; must love working with people.
To learn more about this position, please visit www.osc.org/about/employment.
Posted December 8, 2020
Chief Executive Officer
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Juno Beach, Florida
Salary Range: $175,000–$190,000
The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), a treasured South Florida educational and scientific institution and a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of sea turtles, seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Center is located in Juno Beach, Florida, one of the most densely nested sea turtle beaches in the world. Over the last decade, the organization has expanded from a small local nonprofit to a conservation hub with international reach, working with more than 90 regional and global partners across six continents and 16 countries.
The Center features an onsite world-class sea turtle hospital and research laboratory as well as educational exhibits and aquariums. Open daily, it welcomes more than 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year, and its educational, scientific, and veterinary programming extends to hundreds of thousands of collaborators, practitioners, academics, and students worldwide. With the 2021 opening of an expanded campus, following an ambitious $20 million capital campaign, LMC is poised for even greater growth and impact in the years ahead.
Reporting to a 25-member Board of Directors, the CEO oversees an operating budget of approximately $6 million and a current full-time staff of more than 30, supported by dozens of part-time and seasonal staff and hundreds of volunteers. The position calls for a bold, strategic, and creative leader and spokesperson with passion for ocean conservation. Strengths in fundraising and communication are essential, as is a willingness to play an active, visible role in the local community. Candidates must bring a track record of collaborative and inclusive staff management, ideally within in a scientifically based enterprise, with particular expertise in leading through growth and change.
More information may be found at www.imsearch.com/7688.
Posted November 23, 2020
Retail Store General Manager
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Salary Range: $70,000+
Responsible for developing, operating and managing the physical and virtual retail sales experience at Frost Science. Must have buying, merchandising, and customer service experience and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Retail Store and online sales portal. Will also ensure efficient operations and excellent customer experience in order to maximize sales and amplify brand awareness for Frost Science.
We offer a competitive benefits package including healthcare, paid time off, and retirement plan.
Apply now at www.frostscience.org/careers.
Posted November 23, 2020
Chief Operating Officer – Birch Aquarium
UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Salary Range: $110,000–$135,000
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) position is responsible for developing and executing operating plans to support delivery on mission and strategic direction for Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The COO is responsible for oversight of organizational strategy, business development, and operational execution. The COO reports directly to the Aquarium’s Executive Director and is an integral member of the BAS senior leadership team. The COO manages all operational aspects of BAS including general administration, finance, human resources, IT systems, facilities maintenance, marketing, membership, visitor services (admissions, group sales, food service, first aid, parking), special events, and retail.
The COO provides strategic leadership by formulating a clear institutional plan that is thoughtfully orchestrated, through integrated departmental and individual plans, to achieve coordinated organizational outcomes. The COO leads annual and long-term strategic and budget planning and oversees and monitors an overall annual budget of approximately $10M. The COO embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and drives new business initiatives that contribute to BAS’s long-term fiscal sustainability.
Posted November 19, 2020
Space Education Specialist
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Salary Range: $48,000–$50,000
The Space Education Specialist develops and facilitates curriculum and programs that support space-inspired Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. This position involves curriculum writing and lesson plan development, facilitating all program curriculum, integration of technology, teaching strategies, implementation of 21st Century Essential Skills, and other cross-curricular collaboration efforts as directed by the Senior Manager – Education. This position supports the educational efforts of the Space Foundation’s Center for Innovation & Education’s partners across the country and around the world. This position also supports all educational initiatives that arise out of the continued development and implementation of the Space Foundation’s educational mission.
- In coordination with the Senior Manager – Education and the team of Space Education Specialists, create and teach curriculum (both in-person and virtually) for the following Space Foundation programs:
a. Space Foundation Academy
• Junior Space Entrepreneur Program
• Explore Mars Experience
• Discover the Universe Field Trips
• Space in the Community
• Future Space Scholars Meet
• HomeStudy Program
b. Space Foundation University
• Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development courses
• Teacher Liaison Program
• Leadership Exchange and mentoring programming;
• Team Building Programs
c. Space Foundation Discovery Center’s Public Programming
• Family Star Party
• Virtual Birthday Parties
• Space After Dark
• Public Outreach
d. Space Symposium, or other trade shows or conferences;
e. Virtual programs to serve individuals, including formal and informal educators; and
f. Other education programs or projects for our education partners across the United States or around the world.
- Assume responsibility of coordinating educational partnerships or programs as directed by the Senior Manager – Education, which may include:
a. Developing curriculum;
b. Partnering with Space Foundation teams in developing logistics for educational programs;
c. Maintaining relationships with educational partners through virtual and in-person meetings, which will include domestic and international travel.
d. Requires the ability to travel domestically and internationally without restrictions. Local, National and Global travel may occur up to 30% of allotted work time.
- Assist the team in the development and operation of labs, including:
a. Virtual Reality Laboratory;
b. Space Foundation Studio;
c. Northrop Grumman Science On a Sphere®;
d. Lockheed Martin Educational Activity Center;
e. Mars Robotics Laboratory;
f. Battelle Underwater Drone Laboratory;
g. AGI Space Missions Simulation Laboratory;
- May perform other duties as required or assigned.
• A four-year degree in education or a related field.
• Proven experience in STEAM-related curriculum development.
• Working understanding of technology for the purposes of videoconferencing with teachers and students around the world, as well as video recording for various virtual programs.
• Strong time management skills. Organized and effective in managing multiple competing priorities.
• Comfortable and effective in presenting information to top management, media, corporate partners, and public groups.
• Comfortable engaging individuals in a professional manner and in a business professional setting. Effective at relationship building and good interpersonal skills.
• Possesses a thorough understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards and 21st Century Essential Skills, and able to implement into curriculum development.
• Ability to quickly grasp new concepts and implement, as directed.
• Self-disciplined, a self-starter, and flexible in adapting to changing schedules and deadlines.
• Master’s degree in secondary education or a related field.
• A minimum of two years of middle and/or high school classroom experience.
• Proven experience in STEAM-related curriculum development with emphasis on upper-level Science, Engineering, Coding, and Robotics concepts.
Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply at spacefoundation.org/who-we-are/career-opportunities.
Posted October 16, 2020
Staff Fellow Position: Biologist
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies (DABCT)
Salary Range: $86,335–$133,465 plus benefits
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies (DABCT) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Biologist. The Division protects public and animal health through science and risk-based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology and cell- and tissue-based products for veterinary use. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is up to two years with opportunity for renewal.
As a member of this Division, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine. Specifically:
- You will provide cellular biology expertise in the review of data supporting the approval of animal cell- and tissue-based products, including but not limited to, data supporting the characterization, comparability, safety, and effectiveness of the product.
- You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology and regenerative medicine fields.
- You will also work closely with developers of cell- and tissue-based products to guide them through the unique approval process associated with these products, including extensive interactions early in the development of their product and provide expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of these products.
- You will collaborate with colleagues in FDA and other Federal agencies on interrelated programs.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and a combination of relevant education and experience. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in scientific writing and communication skills. Experience performing weight of evidence, risk-based evaluations of data and information relevant to cell- and tissue-based products such as stem cell biology, functional cell assays, immunology, comparability of cell- and tissue-products; evaluating donor selection criteria and infectious disease testing methods,; evaluating the safety and/or effectiveness of cell- and tissue-based products including methods for evaluating the immunogenicity and tumorigenicity risks; evaluating the characterization of these products; evaluating products for public health hazards; and evaluating current guidelines and policies for relevance to the biotechnology and regenerative medicine fields.
Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee’s contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment. Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required and telework when not at the Rockville duty station. ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.
The position is located in Rockville, Maryland, available immediately. Applicants are required to live in, or be willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area. The salary range is $86,335-$133,465 based on experience and education.
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “DABCT Biologist-ASTC.”
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 10, 2020
Facilities and Exhibits Manager
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 16, 2020
Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Visitor Services
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History
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 7, 2020
Project Manager – Interactive Exhibits
Creative Machines Inc.
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.