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Posted September 20, 2021
Education Director
Eugene Science Center
Eugene, Oregon
Salary Range: $32,500 with full benefits

Eugene Science Center seeks an enthusiastic individual experienced with engaging individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes in science education to serve as its new Education Director. Eugene Science Center is on the cusp of a major transformation and is looking for a community leader in STEM education to help us have a greater impact on our community and beyond by successfully creating innovative new programs and collaborating with Eugene’s growing STEM community.

For a full position description and application instructions, visit https://eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment/.

Posted September 14, 2021
Membership and Marketing Manager
Museum Education Roundtable
Remote / Washington, DC
Salary Range: $19/hour

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) seeks a part time, remote Membership and Marketing Manager to manage communications, membership, and organizational materials. This position plays an essential role in caring for MER’s members, communicating MER and the Journal of Museum Education (JME) through multiple platforms, coordinating with MER board members and staff as well as with JME’s publisher Taylor & Francis, and supporting MER’s equity and inclusion work. Ideal candidates will have strong communication and organizational skills, a growth mindset, and commitments to museum education, equity, and inclusion. This position is estimated at 38 hours a month and does not include benefits. Compensation is $19/hr. Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S., and ideally will live or have easy access to the DC metro area where MER is incorporated (position is remote). Applications due by September 24, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST. For more information and to apply: http://www.museumedu.org/about/jobs/

Posted September 3, 2021
Director of Museum Programs and Experiences
Buffalo Museum of Science / Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
Buffalo, New York
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000

The Director of Museum Programs and Experiences provides leadership in creating “Wow” experiences for guests and program participants at the Buffalo Museum of Science. The position leads the development and implementation of all public-, community-, and school-based programs offered by the Museum. This position will demand both strategic leadership and hands-on execution.  As part of the staff leadership team, the Director will contribute to developing and implementing organization-wide strategies and protocols. The position supervises a team of professionals and will serve as the organization’s leading resource in informal learning methods.

For full position description, click here.

Posted September 3, 2021
Program Manager, STEM Classes and Camps
Empow Studios
Newton or Lexington, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $45,000–$55,000

You’ll be a key member of the team ensuring our STEM classes and camps are delivered to high-quality standards. With the Senior Program Manager’s support, you’ll lead programs (camps or school partnerships), geographies within our region, and/or parts of the team’s efforts (i.e., recruiting/training teachers); responsibilities will grow as you develop to prepare you for more senior roles. This is ideal for an ambitious manager with a passion for STEM education to make a difference in the lives of youth.

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Posted August 31, 2021
Director of Education & Visitor Experience
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Salary Range: $55,000–$70,000 annually

Lead and oversee the growth, evolution and operations of the Avampato Discovery Museum at the Clay Center. The Director is a key member of the leadership team involved in institution-wide vision, design, development and implementation of the museum’s experiences including STEAM programing, exhibits, both internal and traveling, and the Caperton Planetarium and Theater.

Requirements: At least 5 years of significant experience in education in museum settings or closely aligned institutions. Must be passionate about public education relating to STEM programming with expertise in hands-on STEAM and alternative approaches to conveying knowledge, and a deep understanding of the diverse needs of learners of different ages and backgrounds. Must have strong administrative, managerial, and organizational background that includes successful budgeting, planning, and interdepartmental coordination.

Education: Must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably Masters, in the field of science, science education, or closely related work experience. 

For full job description, visit https://www.theclaycenter.org/about/employment/

Applicants may submit resumes to akidder@theclaycenter.org.

Posted July 30, 2021
Vice President of Educational Programs
Thinkery
Austin, Texas
Salary Range: $91,000–$106,000

Thinkery has an incredible opportunity for a transformational executive leader at Thinkery. This individual will drive the strategy and direction of the organization’s educational programs inspiring lifelong learning for ALL children in central Texas through hands-on, play-based STEAM experiences. These programs will further the museum mission to provide informal STEAM education experiences to the next generation of creative problem solvers through the development of programs within the Meredith Learning Lab and external programs though community partnerships, offsite experiences, and educator engagement. This position will oversee our professional development programs for educators, our camp and afterschool programs, as well as our preschool. We are looking for an experienced and empathetic leader who values and promotes diversity and equity at Thinkery and in our community.

For more information and to apply, please see Thinkery’s careers page at thinkeryaustin.org/careers.

Posted July 29, 2021
Public Lab Program Manager
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Salary Range: $45,000–$50,000

We are seeking a dynamic Public Lab Program Manager to relaunch and re-energize two public hands-on labs, Nature and MicroWorlds. The position develops hands-on lab programs, trains and supervises university student program facilitators, manages lab operations, and collaborates on exhibits in the labs. The position must have informal education, program development, and lab experience and the ability to create an inclusive environment.

To apply, and for more details, click here.

Posted July 23, 2021
Planetarium Manager
Eugene Science Center
Eugene, Oregon
Starting Salary: $30,000 with full benefits

Eugene Science Center (ESC) seeks an enthusiastic individual experienced with engaging individuals of all ages and groups of all sizes in science education—with a strong emphasis on astronomy—to serve as Planetarium Manager.

The Planetarium Manager is an experienced, reliable, upbeat individual who primarily works with children grades K–8, along with their parents, teachers, and caregivers, within ESC’s planetarium.

Duties include managing planetarium operations, including presentation of educational programs and laser light shows; maintenance of planetarium equipment; and facilitation of indoor and outdoor age-appropriate activities and STEM-based programming.

For a full position description and application instructions, visit eugenesciencecenter.org/visit/about/employment.

Posted July 14, 2021
Youth and Family Engagement Manager
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Richmond, Virginia
Salary Range: $45,000–$50,000

The Youth and Family Engagement Manager is actively engaged with the community in advancing the garden’s mission through the development and implementation of effective, nature-based, learning experiences, fostering a sense of wonder, curiosity, and interest in the natural world.

The Youth and Family Engagement Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Children’s Garden and leads a team of full-time and part-time staff, volunteers, and interns who support the development and implementation of dynamic programming, horticultural planning and maintenance, and interpretation.

This individual is responsible for the vision, development, implementation, oversight, and evaluation of K–12 programs, public programs, work-based learning initiatives, community partnerships, and outreach. Embedded in each of these initiatives is support for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities, grounded in principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@lewisginter.org.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Posted June 16, 2021
Early Childhood Education Specialist
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Wage: $21.00/hour, Full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours/week

CuriOdyssey inspires love for science, curiosity about the world and supports the next generation of critical thinkers. We are a youth centric interactive STEM education center and zoo and have a fantastic opportunity for a an individual passionate about STEM education for young learners as an Early Childhood Education Specialist.

The Early Childhood Education Specialist develops STEM content, leads a preschool summer camp and engages learners 3–5 years old in robust learning experiences. Early childhood programs utilize our approach of learner-driven experiences that leverage the curiosity and imagination of youth and are inclusive of diverse learning styles.

We see someone who reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and has excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. An effective Early Childhood Education Specialist respects children as intelligent learners and is committed to a learning process that is rich, authentic and safe.

For more information visit our website at curiodyssey.org/about/employment/early-childhood-education-specialist.

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 June 11, 2021
Education Specialist
Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado (remote work possible)
Salary Range: $44,600–$56,100

The Space Science Institute (SSI) is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the universe, increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds, and inspiring youth to pursue science-technology education and career opportunities. SSI’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) has an immediate need for an individual with experience in creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning resources and training others in their use.

The successful applicant will increase the capacity of informal/community educators across the nation to facilitate STEAM learning, including through projects described on the STAR Library Network website. This position reports to the Senior Education Associate/Principal Investigator and is dependent upon availability of grant funding. Applicant must be able to travel nationally to facilitate workshops and support conferences and other education events.

This is a full-time, exempt position; salary is commensurate with experience. The position may be based at SSI headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, or remote with broadband access.

For detailed job description, please visit our website: www.spacescience.org/opportunities.php. Apply and submit materials to: Jobs@spacescience.org.

The Space Science Institute is a non-profit, public benefit corporation and operates as an equal opportunity employer.

Posted June 4, 2021
Director of Environmental and Outdoor Education
Discovery Museum
Acton, Massachusetts
Salary Range: $50,000–$55,000

The Director of Environmental and Outdoor Education is responsible for developing and implementing an innovative education plan aligned with the Museum’s mission, strategic goals, and sustainability plan; building visitors’ comfort with being outdoors and cultivating ideas of environmental responsibility; delivering an annual suite of experiences focused on conservation and advocacy; building relationships with relevant local and national partners; and providing a comprehensive and excellent visitor experience. For more information and to apply: bit.ly/3iv9Xph.

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Posted May 26, 2021
Education Program Manager
Da Vinci Science Center
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Salary Range: $45,000–$55,000

The Da Vinci Science Center is seeking a collaborative and creative Education Program Manager to lead the planning, development, implementation. and cross-departmental coordination of all in-house reserved education programs, including but not limited to summer camp, school’s out science camp, science club, scout programs, and workshops and live science shows for group visitors.

These reserved programs are designed to engage participants on a deep level with science, deliver great impact, and drive earned revenue. The Manager will lead a team of two to three coordinators, twenty or more part-time staff, and education volunteers and interns.

The successful candidate will play a key role on the science center’s Public Program Committee, collaborating with the Public Programs Manager and other managers from Marketing, Reservations, and Visitor Services, to develop and implement an annual programmatic plan comprised of public programs and reserved educational programs. The Education Program Manager will be a leader who loves to work with people, has a science and/or education background, and is driven by a passion for helping others learn science.

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

Posted May 25, 2021
Assistant Curator, Planetarium Education
New Jersey State Museum
Trenton, New Jersey
Salary Range: $65,565.90–$93,195.36

Description

Under the general supervision of the Curator of Education in the State Museum, Department of State, initiates, designs, implements, and evaluates planetarium programming; creates planetarium shows; monitors the operation of planetarium instruments and equipment; initiates, designs, plans, implements, and evaluates exhibitions related to astronomy and space sciences; assists with the marketing and promotion of planetarium shows; and does other related duties as required.

Requirements

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in astronomy or astronomy education. NOTE: All college degrees (both U.S. and non-U.S.) and/or transcripts from a college or university must already be evaluated for accreditation by the closing date of the posting. Transcripts must be submitted with your resume. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in ineligibility.

EXPERIENCE: Two (2) years of experience performing duties related to planetarium programming, including astronomy education and public events related to astronomy and space science.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 {L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011, who transfer from within the Executive Branch or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.

AUTHORIZATION TO WORK: Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States according to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.

APPLICANT INFORMATION: Applicants should submit a cover letter with announcement number (#STA-2021-010), resume, professional writing sample, employment application (employment application can be found here) and college transcripts by the closing date to Employment.Recruiter@sos.nj.gov.

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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 April 15, 2021
Director, Public Programs
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $100,000–$110,000

The Exploratorium is seeking a collaborative, creative, and data-driven Director of Public Programs to lead the development and design of a public program strategy and operating plan that aligns with and amplifies our mission as a leader in creating transformative learning experiences that spark curiosity, empower individual learning, and increase personal efficacy.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, programmatic thought leader with strong communication skills, the ability to foster inter and cross-departmental synergy, and a passion for connecting people of all ages and backgrounds with science, art, and human perception. Additionally, they will lead by example on issues of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion and will align the audience engagement strategy and its people, processes, and policies with the Exploratorium’s organizational values and aspirations to create a culture where anti-racism permeates every aspect of the work. This position reports to the Senior Director of Visitor Experience.

Please, no phone calls in regards to this job. For more information and to apply, please click here.

Posted February 23, 2021
Assistant Director of Professional Development
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary: Starting at $63,000 annually

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

The Assistant Director of Professional Development will be responsible for strategic oversight of professional development initiatives and partnerships with informal and formal organizations locally, regionally, and nationally. This position will also be responsible for the design of resources that support the execution of conferences, trainings, and webinars for local, regional, and national grant-seeded initiatives, in addition to processes related to technical assistance for trainers, educators, and other program participants.

To view the complete job posting and application procedure click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

EOE.

Posted February 23, 2021
Director of Education Programs
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary: Starting at $96,000 annually

The Franklin Institute, the most visited museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, strives to be the world leader in promoting science and technology education and literacy through inspiring and engaging experiences that cultivate curiosity, critical thinking, and an understanding of the crucial role science plays in our lives.

At The Franklin Institute, we provide an environment that is as nurturing as it is dynamic. Our team-oriented approach allows for ample learning and career growth opportunities. We think you will find the Institute offers the ideal atmosphere in which to best use your skills and talents. We are eager for your input, ideas, and inspiration.

The Director of Education Programs will be responsible for all aspects of design, development, and implementation of education programs for informal and formal settings. The successful candidate will lead a team that collaborates with other departments across the organization. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the execution of on-site and digital education experiences for local, regional, and national contexts.

To view the complete job posting and application procedure click here. We look forward to hearing from you!

EOE.

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