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Posted May 17, 2022
Exhibit Technician
Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City, New York
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

Long Island Children’s Museum’s Exhibits Department seeks a motivated, highly organized Exhibit Technician to join our team. Do you love to make sure that items are working properly? Are you passionate about your work? If so, we want to talk to you. Our department needs someone to help ensure our exhibits operate at peak efficiency. We’re looking for an experienced Exhibit Technician who enjoys working with other employees to constantly keep the museum’s exhibits in tiptop shape.

Exhibit Technician responsibilities and duties include:

  • Repair and upgrade exhibit components.
  • Fabricate exhibit components, back-up components, and prototypes.
  • Work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Keep woodshop, tools and supplies in good condition and organized.
  • Purchase the necessary supplies, and keeps records of purchases.
  • Assure exhibits are properly stocked and in working order on an ongoing basis.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3+ years’ repair experience
  • Extensive knowledge of hand and power tools, hardware and repair methods.
  • Museum experience a plus.

Please submit your resume to: resumes@licm.org. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. The Long Island Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit interactive learning laboratory that inspires children and adults to explore and discover new things in 14 exhibit galleries featuring interdisciplinary, hands-on, fun experiences. THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Posted May 10, 2022
Director of Exhibits
Long Island Children’s Museum
Garden City, New York
Salary Range: $80,000 – $100,000

The Long Island Children’s Museum is a not-for-profit interactive learning laboratory that inspires children and adults to explore and discover new things in 14 exhibit galleries featuring interdisciplinary, hands-on, fun experiences. We are currently seeking a Director of Exhibits.

The Director of Exhibits is a senior Museum position responsible for all aspects of museum exhibition production including the design, construction, installation, maintenance and acquisition of all temporary, traveling and permanent exhibits. Responsible for assembling, facilitating, and participating with a team to envision and plan new exhibits. Will participate in establishing overall museum strategy, policies and programs. Must be able to work effectively with employees at all levels within the organization and individuals, including Board members, outside the organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent “people” skills, be creative and innovative, self-motivated, organized and able to work independently while still being a team player.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualize and develop exhibits as part of a team.
  • Manage prototyping and fabrication of exhibits and exhibit upgrades.
  • Hiring exhibit developers, artists and consultants, as needed.
  • Plan and manage the budget for all phases of exhibits.
  • Manage maintenance of all existing exhibitions
  • Write exhibit proposals and descriptions.
  • Participate in creating activities to expand use of exhibits.
  • Develop supplemental background materials for exhibits.
  • Provide leadership, direction and training for all Exhibit Department staff.
  • Create and manage the budget for the Exhibits Department.
  • Work with the Education Department to ensure the educational quality and content of new exhibitions and exhibit components.  Collaborate with the Education Department to be responsive to programming needs.
  • Work with the Development and Marketing Department to participate in identifying and planning for funding opportunities for new exhibits including the creation of background materials and preliminary designs.

The minimum requirements for this position are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in Design or related field; plus 3 – 5 years interactive exhibit design/development experience and management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of exhibit design and development. 
  • Excellent speaking, writing, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with construction tools and machinery.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter to: resumes@licm.org. THE LONG ISLAND CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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Posted April 25, 2022
Senior Curator for Scientific Exhibits
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Salary Range: $52,208

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center seeks an experienced individual to lead the Scientific Exhibits team in developing and maintaining engaging interactive exhibits, gallery soundscapes, and lighting plans that enhance the Aquarium experience. Interested candidates can review the job posting and apply on the City of Virginia Beach’s Careers Site https://www.vbgov.com/employment.  Please note, this posting is classified as a Senior Curator – Scientific Exhibits and closes on 5/11/22.

Posted April 20, 2022
Natural Science Curator
Museum of Science and History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

The Natural Science Curator will expand the museum’s extensive natural science holdings and provide all aspects of research, exhibitions, and program development. The Curator of Natural Science will have the intellectual vision and practical skills necessary to present, interpret and build a vibrant collection of natural history specimens to be utilized in thought-provoking exhibitions. In collaboration with the collections and exhibits staff, the curator will assist in digitizing MoSH’s geological, paleontological, and biological specimens, including classifying, describing, and photographing the specimens and uploading these records to the Museum’s open collection web module. The Curator of Natural Science is a key member of the curatorial team and will be instrumental in working with the Exhibits and Collections Department in the long-term strategic redesign of the natural history exhibits at MoSH, focusing on our geographic region, researching and writing the texts for graphic panels. The curator will be responsible for the acquisitions of specimens to re-design the exhibits. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism and collaboration, a positive demeanor, and the ability to learn new skills quickly. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

For more information, visit Careers | Museum of Science & History (moshmemphis.com)

Posted April 20, 2022
Conservator
Museum of Science and History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary Range: $50,000 – $60,000

The conservator will manage, preserve, treat, and document the artifacts, specimens, and art in the museum’s extensive natural science and cultural history collection. In partnership with the collections and exhibits staff, the conservator will coordinate exhibit installations, assist with design, construct displays, dioramas, display cases, and models, and ensure the availability of necessary materials. The conservator is a vital member of the museum’s Exhibits & Collections staff and will direct and supervise curatorial and technical staff in the handling, mounting, care, and storage of artifacts. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism and work collaboratively with colleagues and staff. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

For more information, visit Careers | Museum of Science & History (moshmemphis.com)

Posted April 20, 2022
Preparator
Museum of Science and History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary Range: $40,000 – $50,000

The Preparator at MoSH will plan, design, and construct permanent and temporary museum exhibits and displays. In collaboration with the Exhibits and Collections staff, the preparator will develop exhibit floor plans for installing and de-installing permanent and temporary exhibits. The preparator will work closely with curators, registrars, conservator, and other museum staff to produce high-quality exhibitions. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to work as part of a team, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees and vendors. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professionalism, be able to work collaboratively, and have a positive demeanor. We look at each candidate in terms of combined skills; different combinations of skills can serve to qualify for the position.

For more information, visit Careers | Museum of Science & History (moshmemphis.com)

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