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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: www.sctn.online/job-announcement.

Featured Job—

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 jobs@dhdc.org 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 discoverycenteramarillo.org/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities.

Posted February 20, 2020
Discovery Center Supervisor
City of Ocala
Ocala, Florida
Salary Range: $38,100–$66,700

This is a professional supervisory position that is responsible for directing facility operations and program development and exhibit implementation of a family science center.

For a more detailed description of the position interested applicants should visit www.ocalafl.org to access the employment application.

Hiring decisions are contingent upon results of alcohol/drug screening and physical examination.

EOE/M/F/D/V

Posted January 24, 2020
Vice President of Business Operations and Guest Experience
The DoSeum
San Antonio, Texas
Salary Range: $100,000–$110,000

The Vice President of Business Operations and Guest Experience is responsible for overseeing all business operations at The DoSeum, including guest experience and museum revenue businesses (café, gift shop, venue rentals, birthday parties and box office). This position supports The DoSeum CEO and Board of Directors in planning adaptively for internal and external challenges and opportunities. The Vice President also develops, models, and upholds the policies and procedures for guest experience through a well-trained workforce, ensuring the execution of a visible, hospitable, fun, and responsive program that meets the needs of all our guests. The Vice President will also inform and support higher-level decision-making, the prioritization of strategic operating work plans, and partner with the CEO and Board in setting strategy into practice. The candidate will provide an exceptional environment for our guests and employees and bring analytic rigor and a strong performance management to the museum’s business lines. The Vice President of Business Operations and Guest Experience will develop and utilize effective analytical and management tools that monitor and measure the success of the museum’s revenue businesses.

For more information please visit our website at www.thedoseum.org/careers.

Posted January 8, 2020
Executive Director
World of Speed Motorsports Museum
Portland Metro Area, Oregon
Salary Range: $150,000–$180,000

World of Speed seeks a dynamic and proven leader to set the course for one of Oregon’s most exciting and innovative new nonprofits. This is an opportunity to lead an organization that’s carving out a unique place on a local, national, and international stage with a clear sense of purpose and an eye towards the future. Having experienced steady growth since opening in 2015, the museum’s next Executive Director will be charged with leading the organization through its next stage of development and establishing a strategic roadmap for long-term sustainability.

Download the job description here.

To apply, send letter of interest and resume to mmc@museum-management.com.

Posted January 7, 2020
Chief Program Officer
Wisconsin Historical Society
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary Range: $110,000–$125,000

Wisconsin Historical Society ranks as one of the nation’s most diversified state historical societies. The new Chief Program Officer will unite the Society’s extensive programmatic channels including 12 historic sites and museums, publications, and education services.

Qualified candidates will have knowledge of best practices in public experience and attractions, museum operations, or museum theory. Other qualifications include:

  • At least five years of senior leadership experience.
  • Ability to travel regionally and nationally using a motor vehicle from the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required; a master’s degree is strongly recommended.

To apply, visit ww2.kittlemansearch.com/Jobs.

For more information about the Wisconsin Historical Society, please visit www.wisconsinhistory.org.

The Wisconsin Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted December 2, 2019
Chief Executive Officer
Science World
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Salary Range: $250,000–$375,000 (Canadian) + 15% Bonus

The role of CEO of Science World is an exciting opportunity for the right leader to join an important, successful, and growing science center, and bring it to the next level. It will require an individual who will embrace an ambitious mandate and sees the transformational opportunity that STEAM literacy has to ignite wonder and empower dreams in communities throughout British Columbia, with cascading effects well beyond provincial boundaries.

In this time of unprecedented change, the opportunity is for a new Chief Executive Officer to build on strong foundational groundwork, and to lead, define, and activate how it evolves and takes shape to ensure its vision is realized to its full potential. It will require a bold, visionary, and creative leader who can ignite its purpose and bring it to fruition.

Highlights of this opportunity include:

  • Provide vision and leadership to an award-winning, financially sound, and growing science center in one of the most vibrant cities in North America.
  • Launch a significant capital campaign, engaging the community and setting campaign goals to “reimagine an icon” through the vision of an improved dome theater and new multi-purpose innovation space.
  • Provide strong leadership and development opportunities for a passionate and engaged employee base of over 200 staff and volunteers.
  • Embrace an ambitious growth mandate that understands the opportunity STEAM has to address some of the largest and most complex challenges of both the present and future.
  • Fulfill the vision that within five years Science World will be known not only as an amazing learning resource for children, but also as an engaging place for older audiences to explore the pressing issues of our time, and to co-create positive visions of the future.
  • Help to lead the transformation of teaching and learning in British Columbia, through innovative programming and outreach promoting STEAM literacy throughout the province.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume here.

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