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Posted September 20, 2021
Eugene Science Center
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 3, 2021
Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
Salary Range: $150,000–$175,000
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) is seeking a visionary Executive Director with a passion for children and their development to channel the collective strength of its membership to chart a course for the future.
The Executive Director will have at least eight years of leadership experience that demonstrates the ability to innovate, think strategically, and facilitate collaborative decision making. The annual salary range for this role is $150,000 to $175,000 plus benefits.
ACM has retained Morris & Berger to conduct this search. To view the full position description and apply, please visit: https://www.morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2166.
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 August 31, 2021
President/Chief Executive Officer
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)
Salary Range: $125,000–$150,000
A fast-growing growing hub of creativity, Florida’s Tampa Bay region is ready to welcome a new President/CEO to lead the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). Located in North Tampa, MOSI is a scientific playground offering more than 100 hands-on activities, permanent and temporary exhibitions, a planetarium, ropes course, virtual reality simulator, and makerspace. The museum attracts 147,000 visitors each year, has an annual budget of $3.4 million, and an endowment of $2.1 million. The new President/CEO will have a history as a successful museum leader, a passion for science, and experience with all facets of museum management, specifically finances, fundraising, museum operations, facilities, and exhibition enhancement. To learn more, go to www.mosi.org/get-involved/employment/.
Posted July 14, 2021
President & CEO
Morristown, New Jersey
Salary Range: $160,000–$175,000
The Morris Museum seeks a President & CEO to continue its transformation integrating exhibition, collection, and performing arts programs. Museum comprises 75,524 square feet, eight acres of grounds, diverse collection of 40,000 objects. Bickford Theatre offers vibrant performances and presentations. Museum is Smithsonian Affiliate with newly opened Spark!Lab. Annual budget $2.1 million, 30 full/part-time staff, endowment of $8 million. The President & CEO will develop new programs, establish financial stability for operational/capital needs, refine collection, and advance theme of art, sound, and motion. Must be eligible to work in United States. Details: museum-search.com/open-searches.
Posted July 11, 2021
Vice President, Learning Experience
Museum of Discovery and Science
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Salary Range: $100,000–$120,000
Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is seeking a key leadership team member to oversee our STEM education programs, exhibits, and life science collections. Join our team in building dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative experiences that positively impact the local community and national constituencies that the museum serves.
Click here for the full job description and to apply.
Posted July 11, 2021
Head of Schools and Community Engagement
International Centre for Life
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Salary: around £37,000 (dependent on experience)
Would you like to join a charitable trust that’s unlike any other in the world? The International Centre for Life (or “Life” as we’re known) is a pioneering science village in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are proudly independent, entrepreneurial, and quirky—and we are always interested in hearing from people with the talent, drive, and skills to help us continue to make a difference.
We are looking to recruit an innovative and versatile leader experienced in informal learning settings, science engagement, and community development to develop and deliver a unique, high-quality, schools and community program.
Full details are available at jobs.life.org.uk. Apply by Friday, July 30.
Posted June 15, 2021
Community Engagement Director
Museum of Science & History (MoSH)
Salary Range: $60,000–$95,000
Located in Memphis, Tennessee, MoSH is a well-established 501(c)(3) seeking to create a community of people who share a richer understanding of one another and the world around us. The Museum consists of the Pink Palace Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, the Coon Creek Science Center, and other historical properties. We inspire discovery through collecting, preserving, and interpreting the cultural histories and natural sciences that shape our region.
As a senior team member, the Director of Community Engagement sets programming to comprehensively engage the community and implement the museum’s strategic initiatives for engagement and learning through onsite and outreach programming. Programming includes meeting the museum’s goals of audience type and content range and focus. The museum has identified three ways audiences desire to engage: (1) learners and facilitators, (2) community event makers, and (3) curious explorers. Our content will be regionally grounded and focus on the intersection of cultural history and natural science.
To apply, submit one document with cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org/join/employment/jobs-at-the-pink-palace-museum.
Posted May 26, 2021
Director of Sales and Visitor Experience
Da Vinci Science Center
Salary Range: $70,000–$75,000
The Director of Sales and Visitor Experience will oversee the operation of the science center’s Cedar Crest facility, including the Museum Experience Department (Public Programs, Museum Education, and Exhibits); Sales Department (Marketing, Group Sales, Reservations, Membership, Retail, Facility Rentals, and Educational Program Sales); and Facilities Department (Safety, Maintenance, and Housekeeping). These teams currently consist of approximately 10 full-time staff and a core of approximately 30 casual/hourly employees who report primarily to department managers.
The Director will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategies to maximize educational impact, guest satisfaction, and earned revenue. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and act as an intermediary between the teams that they supervise and senior leadership to apply a focus on institutional priorities and bring a customer-centric perspective to operational and strategic planning.
The Director will be a leader who drives their team towards operational excellence and who proactively identifies opportunities to enhance the experience and delivery of the science center’s mission to all visitors who engage with the science center.
To review the complete job description and application procedures, please visit www.davincisciencecenter.org/about/careers-and-internships.
Posted May 5, 2021
Director of Communications and Engagement (DCE)
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago
Salary Range: $80,000–$90,000
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago seeks a Director of Communications and Engagement (DCE). Among IMSI’s three strategic pillars (Science, Communications, Broadening Participation), Communications is key to advancing IMSI’s societally relevant scientific mission by building audience for IMSI activities, translating IMSI science for broad audiences, and lowering barriers to participation from groups historically underrepresented in the mathematical sciences. The DCE will be a leader in developing and executing IMSI’s communications and public engagement plan. To learn more, go to uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Director-of-Communications-and-Engagement_JR10843.
Posted April 19, 2021
President & CEO
The National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Salary Range: $220,000–$230,000
The National Corvette Museum (NCM) was established as a not-for-profit foundation with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette and preserving its future.
NCM seeks an accomplished nonprofit/museum leader with experience in growing the capacity of an organization that focuses on guest and member engagement. Ideally, this individual has background working in a volunteer-driven organization and/or has focused on stakeholder experience.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate success in fundraising and sustaining strong community partnerships. High integrity and sound judgment are essential to this role.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university is required. A master’s degree is preferred.
To review the full position guide and to apply, please visit bit.ly/3uVcRX1 (please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC, when clicking on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page).
If you would like to learn more about the National Corvette Museum, please visit www.corvettemuseum.org.
Posted April 7, 2021
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Salary Range: $84,929.98–$118,664.00
The City of Mesa, Arizona, is seeking a new director after the retirement of long-time director Tom Wilson. The Director (City title: Museum Administrator) is a senior manager within the City’s Arts and Culture Department and reports to the Director of Arts and Culture. This position leads the museum staff, setting programmatic, research, and operational priorities; articulating and leading the implementation of vision and long-term strategies; and acting as the liaison to the AZMNH Foundation, a 501(c)3 support organization. AZMNH’s next director should be an experienced, visionary, creative, and skilled leader, able to work with staff and volunteers to enhance the museum’s programs and facilities. Significant knowledge of anthropology/archeology, paleontology, natural history, and museum practices are strongly desired, with an advanced degree in one of those fields at the master’s level required.
The ideal candidate will have substantial experience in senior museum management, as well as fundraising and audience development. Experience in municipal government is a plus. The City of Mesa seeks an innovative thought leader, an outgoing and articulate spokesperson, and a community-engaged advocate.
Posted March 24, 2021
Aspen Science Center
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000
Small nonprofit serving both resident and visiting youth, adults, and families in the Roaring Fork Valley is seeking enterprising and energetic professional to advance organization’s mission and vision for public understanding and engagement in science and engineering. Successful candidates will have a minimum five years’ experience developing and delivering innovative STEM educational programs as well as a proven record of successful nonprofit management, fundraising, grant writing, and community engagement. Send letter of introduction, resume, and three references to: email@example.com.
Posted March 18, 2021
The Nature Museum
Salary Range: $55,000–$65,000
The Nature Museum is searching for a strategic and innovative leader for our small but ambitious environmental education organization. We seek a dynamic professional who will share our determination to guide the museum forward in fulfilling its mission to be a champion of the natural world by facilitating interactive, immersive experiences in the outdoors.
Our compact museum is located in an historic building in one of the most charming towns in Vermont. In addition to indoor exhibits, we have teaching habitats that include woods, a pond, meadows, and gardens. Currently we are expanding our trail network and constructing a new nature playscape for our younger visitors.
- Minimum of three years of advancing leadership positions in museums, nature centers, or closely related organizations.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- A career trajectory of progressively more responsible roles that illustrates readiness for organizational leadership.
- Additional desired qualifications are listed in job announcement on the website, below.
Position open until filled, with review of applications beginning in early April 2021.
For complete information on position responsibilities, qualifications, compensation, and application instructions, please visit nature-museum.org/executive-director-21.
Posted February 16, 2021
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chicago Zoological Society-Brookfield Zoo
Salary Range: $400,000–$500,000
The Chicago Zoological Society (CZS), which operates Brookfield Zoo, a world-class, 216-acre zoological park and conservation center, seeks an inspirational and visionary President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Brookfield Zoo opened to the public in 1934 and over time has grown to attract more than two million visitors annually, ranking it among the top five zoos in the country in attendance. With 2019 operating revenues and support totaling $70 million, and a workforce of 300 full- and part-time staff, supported by more than 250 seasonal workers, CZS is an enterprise of considerable complexity and diversity.
The CEO must be a strategic leader who is passionate about CZS’s mission and especially excited to meet the challenges of operating a dynamic cultural, scientific, and educational institution in the 21st century. The successful candidate will bring very strong communication, collaboration, fundraising, and managerial skills to this challenging leadership role. This person will ensure financial sustainability for CZS and Brookfield Zoo, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic; will address major infrastructure improvements in coming years; will ensure exciting and up-to-date exhibits and programming and the highest quality animal care; and will continue to build a strong and positive culture and experience for guests and staff alike.
An eight-member Trustee Search Committee is working with the national executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to identify the next CEO. Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed in confidence to the search firm:
The Chicago Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.
Posted February 10, 2021
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Santa Cruz, California
Salary Range: $115,000–$125,000
The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), seeks an experienced leader to serve as the next Director of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center (SMDC). SMDC, whose mission is to educate “people about the role scientific research plays in the understanding and conservation of the world’s oceans,” serves as the public outreach arm of UCSC’s Institute of Marine Sciences and a bridge to the surrounding community. The next SMDC Director will build upon the organization’s significant strengths while providing a new vision for the future that will grow and deepen visitor engagement, strengthen ties to UCSC, and ensure long-term financial sustainability. Download the job description here.