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Posted June 25, 2021
Director of Collections and Exhibits
Museum of Science & History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
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.

The Director of Collections and Exhibits aligns the activities of the registration, conservation, and exhibitions of the museum with respect to collection care and preservation, loan activity, procurement, set up and maintenance of temporary exhibitions, community engagement, and interaction with the permanent collection. Working with the Program Administrator, the Director guides, supervises, and mentors staff and manages the budgets of the department. The Director assumes responsibility for all areas of collections and exhibitions stewardship, including the documentation, storage, handling, packing/unpacking, transportation, and insurance of all works entering and leaving the museum, and for ensuring proper care of items within the museum.

Applications accepted until Friday, July 30. 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 alex.eilers@memphistn.gov. More information can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org/join/employment/jobs-at-the-pink-palace-museum.

Posted June 16, 2021
Early Childhood Education Specialist
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Wage: $21.00/hour, Full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours/week

CuriOdyssey inspires love for science, curiosity about the world and supports the next generation of critical thinkers. We are a youth centric interactive STEM education center and zoo and have a fantastic opportunity for a an individual passionate about STEM education for young learners as an Early Childhood Education Specialist.

The Early Childhood Education Specialist develops STEM content, leads a preschool summer camp and engages learners 3–5 years old in robust learning experiences. Early childhood programs utilize our approach of learner-driven experiences that leverage the curiosity and imagination of youth and are inclusive of diverse learning styles.

We see someone who reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and has excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. An effective Early Childhood Education Specialist respects children as intelligent learners and is committed to a learning process that is rich, authentic and safe.

For more information visit our website at curiodyssey.org/about/employment/early-childhood-education-specialist.

Posted June 15, 2021
Community Engagement Director
Museum of Science & History (MoSH)
Memphis, Tennessee
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.

Applications accepted until Friday, July 23. 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 alex.eilers@memphistn.gov. More information can be found on our website at www.memphismuseums.org/join/employment/jobs-at-the-pink-palace-museum.

Posted June 11, 2021
Director of Educational Programs
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, Florida
Salary Range: $65,000–$75,000

Frost Science is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to lead operations of educational programs at a world-class museum in a diverse community. Join our team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that includes exciting opportunities on several upcoming projects as well as oversight of a fantastic team of educators.

Apply today at www.frostscience.org/careers!

Posted June 11, 2021
Education Specialist
Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado (remote work possible)
Salary Range: $44,600–$56,100

The Space Science Institute (SSI) is shaping our future by enabling scientists to advance our understanding of Earth and the universe, increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and backgrounds, and inspiring youth to pursue science-technology education and career opportunities. SSI’s National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) has an immediate need for an individual with experience in creating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) learning resources and training others in their use.

The successful applicant will increase the capacity of informal/community educators across the nation to facilitate STEAM learning, including through projects described on the STAR Library Network website. This position reports to the Senior Education Associate/Principal Investigator and is dependent upon availability of grant funding. Applicant must be able to travel nationally to facilitate workshops and support conferences and other education events.

This is a full-time, exempt position; salary is commensurate with experience. The position may be based at SSI headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, or remote with broadband access.

For detailed job description, please visit our website: www.spacescience.org/opportunities.php. Apply and submit materials to: Jobs@spacescience.org.

The Space Science Institute is a non-profit, public benefit corporation and operates as an equal opportunity employer.

Posted June 11, 2021
Senior Exhibit Designer
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Raleigh, North Carolina
Salary Range: $39,611–$50,893

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is looking for an experienced exhibit designer, responsible for leading the exhibit design team through the development, design, production, and installation of exhibitions.

This lead designer is a hands-on leader who is passionate about design and is an effective mentor who inspires creative teamwork, project planning, management, and task distribution. The position will participate and oversee each project’s design and production, coordinating closely among developers, designers, digital specialists, and fabricators to execute the project strategy, goals, and design direction.

Apply by Wednesday, June 30. All applicants must apply through the State of North Carolina jobs site: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/3104086/senior-exhibit-designer?keywords=senior&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

Posted June 9, 2021
Fellow, Community Science Initiative (24-month resident fellowship)
Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $80,000 annual fellowship stipend and standard benefit package

ASTC is hiring a Fellow to support its Community Science Initiative and advance the practice of community science with ASTC members and partners. In community science, science-engagement practitioners and scientists collaborate with community members to do science that advances community priorities. This role requires strong project and community management skills, along with operational experience managing project budgets and reporting. This position is a two-year resident fellowship, made possible by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The Fellow will also be a member of the second class of the Civic Science Fellows Program.

Click here to see the full job description and application procedures. Apply by Wednesday, June 30.

Posted June 4, 2021
Chief of Staff
Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
Washington, D.C.
Salary Range: $85,000–$110,000

ASTC is hiring a Chief of Staff to support the functioning of core organization-wide business and governance functions, working closely with ASTC’s CEO, Board of Directors, various Board committees, the Finance and Administration team, and all ASTC staff. The role requires an experienced people and project manager who brings operational excellence to bear in designing and implementing processes that support the CEO, ASTC staff, and the Board of Directors in executing ASTC’s mission and priorities effectively and efficiently. Click here to see the full job description and application procedures. Apply by Monday, June 28.

Posted May 26, 2021
Director of Sales and Visitor Experience
Da Vinci Science Center
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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 25, 2021
Science Communications Specialist
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
Miami, Florida
Salary Range: $60,000–$80,000

Frost Science is seeking a dynamic science communicator with strong written and oral communication skills, a science background, and experience translating complex science topics for the public through different media. Join our team for a fast-paced, collaborative working environment that includes exciting opportunities on several upcoming projects. We encourage applications from individuals of all levels of experience.

Apply today at www.frostscience.org/careers!

Posted May 24, 2021
Full Time Head Instructor of STEM Sailing Programs
Treasure Island Sailing Center
San Francisco, California
Salary Range: $45,000–$65,000

We seek an innovative and passionate sailor and educator to lead the development and implementation of our STEM Sailing Programs called Set Sail Learn. You will be primarily responsible for our 4th- and 5th-grade sailing and science programs which serve close to 2,000 youth per year.

To excel in this role, you should have a background in sailing instruction and education or science. We are looking for a person with strong interpersonal skills who enjoys a team environment yet is able to independently lead projects. For the full job posting, and to apply, please click here.

Posted May 5, 2021
Director of Communications and Engagement (DCE)
The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
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 7, 2021
Director
Arizona Museum of Natural History
Mesa, Arizona
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.

Please see the full job description for additional information. Apply at the City of Mesa, here; please include a cover letter and resume with your application.

Posted March 29, 2021
Assistant Director of Experience
Children’s Science Center
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary Range: $50,000–$60,000

The Children’s Science Center is looking for a dynamic, multitalented individual interested in working with a collaborative team as we continue to grow our impact on the community.

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an entertaining and educational hands-on STEM learning experience to children and their families. We serve over 50,000 people annually at our Northern Virginia LAB location, and another 26,000 people off site with our outreach programs.

The Assistant Director of Experience oversees all day-to-day operations, programs, and personnel for the Experience department, including science center “LAB” operations, offsite programming, volunteer coordination, and outside vendors for IT, janitorial, and security. The Assistant Director ensures that we provide friendly, fun, safe, and meaningful hands-on STEM educational experiences for tens of thousands of family and school group visitors. This position works closely with the Director of Experience, and periodically with the rest of the leadership team.

For a more detailed description of the job requirements and responsibilities, go to www.childsci.org/get-involved/job-openings. Please submit resumes to jobs@childsci.org.

Posted March 26, 2021
Manager, Program Delivery
Museum of Science and Curiosity
Sacramento, California
Salary Range: $55,000–$60,000

MOSAC is looking for a key individual with a nose for talent, who is skilled at developing and managing visitor-engagement teams. The Experience team needs your skills and talents as we prepare to open the new science center this fall. We are seeking a Program Delivery manager to build the team of educators and science communicators who daily, will deliver programs to school groups, the visiting public, and after-hours special events audiences. This role is responsible for the hiring and training of team members, and scheduling of all daily programs staffing requirements.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Developing and managing daily, weekly and monthly program staffing schedules
  • Hiring and leading the training of Program Delivery team members
  • Hiring and managing the Registration team
  • Managing, assessing, and providing regular performance reviews to team members
  • Ensuring safe working conditions, and training in collaboration with the Manager, Exhibits & Theater
  • Building and managing annual staffing budget, with an emphasis on staff scheduling and cashflow

For more information, and instructions on applying, please visit: powerhousesc.org/careers.

Posted March 24, 2021
Camp Inclusion Specialist (Seasonal: May–August 20, 2021)
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Wage: $25/hour

CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground providing opportunities for all learners to explore and understand their world. We have a fantastic opportunity to work as a Camp Inclusion Specialist for our 2020 summer season helping all kids express the superpower of science.

The Camp Inclusion Specialist trains and works with camp staff and camper families, to support, integrate, and develop learners who may have autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, or other social emotional developmental needs.

The Camp Inclusion Specialist reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and is creative, curious, and responsible. An effective Camp Inclusion Specialist has completed or in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in education, special education, or related field from an accredited college or university, and has a minimum of one year of experience working with children particularly those with autism spectrum disorder.

For more information or apply visit our website.

Posted March 24, 2021
STEM Day Camp Director (Seasonal: May 10–August 20, 2021)
CuriOdyssey
San Mateo, California
Wage: $20/hour

CuriOdyssey is a serious science playground inspiring the next generation of critical thinkers. We have a fantastic opportunity to work as a STEM Day Camp Director for outdoor science camp in which we help children acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world.

The Day Camp Director develops and facilitates camp activities, in a way that is engaging, fun, and safe, and leads a staff and youth volunteer team who together provide tools for personal discoveries, model inquiry, and create meaningful learning experiences.

The Director reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values and is creative, curious, and responsible. An effective Day Camp Director understands and respects learners, recognizes that learning is a process, and leads campers through activities in a way that allows the camper to drive his/her own learning.

For more information or apply visit our website.

Posted March 24, 2021
Executive Director
Aspen Science Center
Carbondale, Colorado
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: dheil@aspensciencecenter.org.

Posted March 18, 2021
Executive Director
The Nature Museum
Grafton, Vermont
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.

Requires:

  • 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
Brookfield, Illinois
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:

www.imsearch.com/7772

The Chicago Zoological Society is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates.

Posted February 10, 2021
Director
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.

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