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Posted May 6, 2022
Chief Marketing and Business Officer
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, California
Salary Range: $200,000 with the potential for small bonus based on operational surplus

The Computer History Museum (CHM) seeks applications and nominations of highly qualified individuals for the position of Chief Marketing and Business Officer. From the heart of Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum stewards the world’s foremost collection of artifacts and oral histories chronicling the story of computing and technological innovation. The Museum advances knowledge and the exchange of ideas through research that encompasses historical insights with forward-looking perspectives. CHM convenes dialogue and stimulates debate to promote civic discourse and creative ideas at the intersection of technology and humanity.

Working in partnership with CHM’s CEO and executive leadership team, the Chief Marketing and Business Officer (CMBO) will play a significant role in leading the development of creative new business approaches to grow, monitor and measure audience and marketplace impact. This is an exciting and pivotal moment to drive the next chapter and beyond for an organization that celebrates and showcases the critical importance of digital impact on humanity and the globe. The CMBO will partner and align with the executive team to propel the Museum toward realizing its strategic goals. The Chief Marketing and Business Officer embodies the organization’s visionary spirit and operates as a strategic business partner to the CEO, board, and executive team, providing leadership, insight, inspiration and counsel for the development of creative new business approaches to measure audience and marketplace impact. The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with a genuine passion for technology, its impact on humanity, and how the relationship between the two has transitioned over time.

The CMBO will bring strategic vision and agility for the organization to thrive and innovate in the face of disruption. The successful candidate will join an organization with a strong foundation of resources upon which to build. They will partner and align with executive leadership and Edelman to realize the CHM 3.0 strategy– to reach millions worldwide. While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit a resume for the position as soon as possible. All nominations and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to: Dayna Keene, Senior Associate, Global Nonprofit, Philanthropy & Social Enterprise Practice, Dayna.keene@kornferry.com.

CHM believes that diversity and inclusion among their teammates is critical to their success. CHM provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CHM will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Posted May 3, 2022
Visitor Services Manager
University of Nebraska State Museum
Lincoln, Nebraska
Salary Range: Minimum $42,000

This position provides strategic leadership and planning of the Museum’s Visitor Services team, alongside the Museum’s mission and strategic goals. The position is responsible for managing Visitor Services operations at Morrill Hall (University of Nebraska State Museum) to include admissions, gift shop, K12 visits, and private event rental. The Visitor Services Manager provides strategic input to the operations of the museum, including assisting with the development of sales plans. This person manages, hires, trains, and schedules staff (including students) to operate front desk admissions and gift shop. The position will be responsible for managing inventory and other related activities such as, sourcing and ordering merchandise, sales/promotions, cash management, PCI compliance, processing deposits, and providing customer service. This position will also be responsible for overseeing staff who manage K12 visits, and private event rentals. This requires ensuring University policies and procedures are implemented and working with Museum Communications to promote these rental opportunities. The Visitor Services Manager will be responsible for creating and implementing visitor amenities (such as birthday parties, visitor scavenger hunts) to compliment other museum programming. Participation in special events and activities will also be required. This position will be responsible for the development of the Visitor Services budget, as well as planning and tracking expenditure.

Additional details about position requirements and how to apply can be found online: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/78633.

Posted April 28, 2022
Visitor Experience Manager
National Children’s Museum
Washington DC
Salary Range: $60,000 – $75,000

The Visitor Experience Manager ensures that daily interactions with Museum visitors are engaging, playful, and filled with high-quality learning. You will train and manage a team in providing dynamic facilitation and educational engagements for a variety of audiences. The Visitor Experience Manager is a full-time salaried position that reports to the Director of Exhibits and Education. For a full description of the position, qualifications, and application instructions please visit https://nationalchildrensmuseum.org/careers/. Must be available to work onsite from 8:30am to 5pm five days per week. Occasional weekend and evening shifts may be required.

Posted April 20, 2022
Senior Administrative Director of Exhibits and Media Studio
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $110,000 – $115,000 DOE

The Exploratorium is seeking a Senior Administrative Director to provide high-level administrative process and systems management and leadership to the Exhibits and Media Studio groups. The Exhibits group and the Media Studio collectively comprise a team of ~90 designers, writers, engineers, and artists who bring scientific phenomena to exhibits, graphics, text, and media for our museum visitors in San Francisco, our network of educators, and our partners globally. The Exhibits group (Developers, Engineers, Technicians, Environmental Designers, Production Managers) researches, conceptualizes, prototypes, designs, and fabricates 100+ interactive exhibits and environments a year, while the Media Studio (Graphics, Editorial, Multimedia, Online Media, Photo) produce everything from exhibit labels, exhibition graphics, and museum signage, to programs, brochures, and award-winning websites. Both groups intersect with almost every department in the institution, and the Senior Administrative Director serves as an important linchpin for those relationships.

They work closely with the Shop and Media Studio Directors and team, as well as stakeholders across the organization to support programmatic planning efforts and department initiatives, as well as budget, HR, and other administrative functions. The position requires a hands-on, proactive administrative leader experienced in managing processes, projects, and people, with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills. The ideal candidate is flexible, adaptable, and thrives in a collaborative and complex environment, working with creative staff. The Senior Administrative Director reports jointly to the Director of Exhibits and the Director of Media Studio. No phone calls and for more information and to apply, please visit https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/8vYThu32rC/Senior-Administrative-Director-Exhibits-And-Media-Studio?source=ASTC

Posted April 20, 2022
Senior Administrative Director of Science, Arts, & Research and Public Programs
Exploratorium
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $110,000 – $115,000 DOE

The Exploratorium is seeking a Senior Administrative Director to provide high-level administrative process and systems management and leadership to the Science, Arts, & Research (SAR) and Public Programs (PP) groups. The Science, Arts, & Research and Public Programs groups comprise a team of scientists, artists, Project Directors, Program Developers, and visitor researchers who are collectively responsible for animating the Exploratorium’s museum floor and stewarding the visitor experience. Science, Arts, & Research staff drive the content strategy for the museum floor and focus heavily on R&D of innovative learning experiences. This group also conceptualizes, writes, and directs large federal and foundation grants (portfolio of $10M) across content areas such as the social sciences, climate science, and living systems. The Public Programs currently curates 2-3 temporary exhibitions per year, artist installations, as well as dozens of public programs and events including the popular After Dark series of programs, every Thursday night. The group is currently developing both a programmatic and growth strategy for the future.

The Senior Administrative Director works closely with the SAR and PP Directors and team, as well as stakeholders across the organization to support programmatic planning efforts and department initiatives, as well as budget, HR, and other administrative functions. The position requires a hands-on, proactive administrative leader experienced in managing processes, projects, and people, with outstanding problem-solving and communication skills. The ideal candidate is flexible, adaptable, and thrives in a collaborative and complex environment, working with creative staff. The Senior Administrative Director reports jointly to the Director of Science, Arts, & Research and the Director of Public Programs.

No phone calls and for more information and to apply, please visit https://exploratorium.applytojob.com/apply/Nk8OcdnWg0/Senior-Administrative-Director-Science-Arts-Research-And-Public-Programs?source=ASTC

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Posted April 20, 2022
Senior Director/Vice President of Museum Experiences
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Salary Range: $50,000 – 75,000

Nature and Scope of Position

The Vice President of Museum Experiences is a member of the museum’s senior staff and is responsible for the development and management of Discovery Center’s educational initiatives with programs and exhibits.  This position requires vision, a collaborative approach, and oversight for the development of staff and innovative and inquiry-based approaches to STEAM education.

Key areas of responsibility

  • Lead the strategic vision and goals for the education department aligned with the museum’s mission through both revenue-based and access-based programs.
  • Lead and grow a strong team of educators, including professional development, performance reviews, leave requests, staffing budget and staff duties and assignments.
  • Work with the department on development, integration and evaluation of new and existing public programs, early childhood program (SPARK!) field trips, and mobile labs.
  • Work closely with exhibits and marketing to develop and promote excellent STEM outcomes for school groups and the public throughout the program spaces in the museum.
  • Serve as a primary communication link between the museum and the regional education community.
  • Work closely with the museum’s Philanthropy department to initiate funding opportunities for new and innovative educational programs in line with the museum’s overall strategic goals.
  • Create and manage a departmental budget and program-based grant budgets with the CEO, CFO, and VP of Audience and Community Engagement.
  • Maintain and develop new relationships with informal learning institutions.
  • Serve as an advocate for informal education.
  • Represent the Discovery Center to the public and media regarding educational programs and events.

Education and/or Experience Required

  • Doctorate or advanced degree in natural or physical sciences, science education, STEM education, museum studies, or related field or a combination of education and experience.
  • Prefer 10 years of progressively responsible experience leading teams in the development of educational programs.
  • Experience with a major cultural institution strongly preferred.

Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to vbosnak@explorethedc.org. Phone calls not accepted. Discovery Center is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable workplace in which all employees have a chance to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. A workplace where employees of all races, religions, political affiliations, sexual orientations, gender identities, ability, and age find an opportunity.

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