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Posted February 25, 2020
Senior Director of Museum Experiences
Carnegie Science Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SALARY RANGE: $85,000–$100,000

Carnegie Science Center is seeking a passionate leader to direct the strategic development, design, implementation, and daily operations of the on-site museum experience, including exhibitions, programs, live demonstration theaters, planetarium, giant screen cinema, camps, and classes—all while nurturing and advancing team vision, goals, and strategies aimed at inspiring science and technology learning.

Candidates must have experience in a museum, informal education setting, or similar environment; a proven track record of leadership, collaboration, innovation, growth, efficiency, and creation of positive team and visitor experiences; and a strong business acumen with a demonstrated record of developing and managing revenue-generating programs.

For a full description of responsibilities and requirements, visit www.carnegiemuseums.org/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.


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.

Posted October 23, 2019
Executive Director
Museum of Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
Salary Range: $120,000–$150,000

Seeking inspiring director to lead major research university museum with 8M-object collection covering sciences, history, visual arts. Dynamically grow museum operations and support, integrate diverse operations, excel at managing interdisciplinary teams, engage university and community audiences. Required: 8+ years’ in museum executive-leadership position; master’s degree in relevant field. Fundraising track record. Full qualifications/how to apply: www.museum-search.com/open-searches. Inquiries/nominations: SearchandRef@museum-search.com. Apply by 11/18/19, preferred. Position open until filled. EOE/AA

Posted September 30, 2019
Director, Science Gallery Detroit
Michigan State University
Detroit, Michigan
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000

Science Gallery Detroit is a new initiative of Michigan State University (MSU) in Detroit with the mission to act as a super collider of people and ideas via art and science. Initiated in 2017, the project aligns with MSU’s goal to create the next generation of public engagement and learning to support the land-grant mission. Science Gallery Detroit seeks a new Director who will be a key university leader in building connections among MSU, the local Detroit community, and the greater global community via the Science Gallery International Network. As one of only seven members in the network and the first in the Americas, Science Gallery Detroit is poised to be an international leader in engaging young people in innovative and interdisciplinary conversations that reimagine what education looks like in the 21st Century.

Science Gallery seeks to engage people, particularly 15- to 25-year-olds, in connective, participative, and surprising ways. Science Gallery’s informal learning model is not about providing answers but about working with others to formulate big questions and spark new ways to answer them. Science Gallery also serves as a bridge between Detroit and the MSU campus, and through the international network, a bridge to a global community of creative problem solving. Science Gallery Detroit has created two summer exhibitions at pop-up locations. With a permanent location scheduled to open in the fall 2020, Science Gallery is entering a new phase with a strong foundation for the vision of the new Director. This is an extraordinary opportunity to provide leadership to a highly regarded academic institution and serve as a global trailblazer through the unique collaboration and considerable potential of the growing Science Gallery Network.

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a leading land-grant university and an innovator in research, teaching, and the application of knowledge. The university was established to make higher education broadly available for the benefit of the public good and served as a model for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act of 1862. MSU has evolved into a world-class university, offering a full spectrum of programs and attracting gifted professors, staff members, and students. The university is part of the Big Ten Conference and since 1964 has been one of 62 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities.

MSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted online: www.imsearch.com/7187.

Andrew Lee, Partner
Ryan Leichenauer, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
1300 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

Michigan State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively works to enhance its diversity. Applications from a diverse range of candidates are encouraged.

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