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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 15, 2021
External Tank Hardware Installation Specialist/Restoration Assistant
California Science Center
Los Angeles, California
Wage: $50.00/hour

The External Tank Hardware Installation Specialist/Restoration Assistant is responsible for operating boom lifts and installing hardware to match the original configuration of the external tank, ET-94. The External Tank Hardware Installation Specialist/Restoration Assistant will be primarily responsible for installation work to prepare the tank for display in a vertical launch configuration with Endeavour and its solid rocket boosters in the new Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center. They will also assist the External Tank Foam Restoration Specialist with restoration and installation of the foam onto ET-94.

Click here to review the job description. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to HR@cscmail.org.

Featured Job—

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 5, 2021
Exhibit Technician
Buffalo Museum of Science
Buffalo, New York
Salary: $35,000 (commensurate) Full Time / Non-Exempt

The Buffalo Museum of Science believes that science creates opportunities and shapes our world. We take pride in providing an environment that inspires curiosity, self-directed learning, and fun for our guests of all ages.

The Exhibit Technician supports the exhibits team ensures exhibits, and signs are in excellent condition.

  • Maintains and repairs more than 60,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and signage, ensuring working order.
  • Regularly updates exhibits information and reporting systems.
  • Looks for ways to improve exhibit functionality and upkeep with increased efficiency.
  • Collaborates with contractors and staff to develop, build, and implement exhibit experiences.
  • Experience in fabrication (carpentry, painting, electrical, digital).
  • Competence working with hand tools, power tools, and equipment.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Understands and acts upon directives from supervisors.
  • Self-motivated, team player.Evenings, weekends as necessary.

Please send cover letter, resume, references to David Cinquino, Director of Exhibits, dcinquino@sciencebuff.org.


Posted March 22, 2021
Exhibit Designer
Farmington Museum
Farmington, New Mexico
Wage: $20 hourly, varied schedule, full-time temporary

The Farmington Museum is a municipal museum system of four facilities including the main museum overlooking the Animas River, the Riverside Nature Center, the E3 Children’s Museum, and the new Museum of Navajo Art and Culture. Although currently offered as a “temporary position” due to COVID 19 budget restrictions, we anticipate this to transition to a regular, full-time position within two years.


Responsible for the conceptual design, construction, installation, and maintenance of all permanent, temporary, and traveling exhibits for the museum system utilizing museum exhibition standards and best practices. May include working with and coordinating with outside exhibition design firms.

Mounts, installs, and dismounts museum exhibitions, resolving problems of design and installation.

Works as a member of the exhibit development team in the long-range planning of exhibits, content, and concepts for the museum system. Assists with and designs all visual aspects including but not limited to: exhibitions, river interpretive signage, informational signage, marketing, etc.

Works as an administrative staff member to assist with various museum/city-wide special events.

Required to perform shift work in a rotation of days and evenings, including weekends and holidays.

Valid driver’s license required.

Please reference the City of Farmington’s Human Resources page for additional information and qualifications at: fmtn.applicantpro.com/jobs/1708962.html.


Posted March 18, 2021
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
Bristol, Rhode Island
Wage Range: Grade 9 (Hourly, $23.59 – $37.95)

The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology at Brown University seeks a Conservator to participate in a major project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to perform a condition survey and prepare the collections for a move to a new museum setting.

The Conservator will report to the Deputy Director/Chief Curator and work with a team including the Museum’s Registrar, Curator, Photographer, and project-funded Collection Assistants to undertake a collection assessment for preservation planning in preparation for a move of 125,000 archeological and ethnographic objects to a new location in Providence, Rhode Island. As a member of the Museum’s Collection Committee, the Conservator will advise on preventive conservation needs, implementing best practices and supporting team training needs following a risk management framework. The Conservator will assess current collection needs in relation to the move plan, undertake occasional treatment to stabilize objects too fragile to move, develop a prioritized plan for future conservation needs, and document conservation priorities in the collection management database, MuseumPlus. The Conservator will help to identify sources of funding and contribute to grant proposals that will expand the museum’s capacity to undertake future conservation projects.

This is a full-time, hourly, Grade 9 (exempt), grant-funded position with full university benefits. The current grant is funded at least through the end of December 2022. Work will be done primarily at the museum’s Collection Research Center in Bristol, Rhode Island.

We require a master’s degree (or certificate) in conservation, expertise in ethnographic and archaeological conservation, and at least two to three years of experience as a conservator in a museum with similar collections. Experience using Articheck and a collection management system is required, with knowledge of MuseumPlus preferred. Candidates with B.A./B.Sc. degrees in fields related to anthropology, archaeology or museum studies, experience using pXRF in conservation, and experience in grant-writing are preferred.

Applications will only be accepted through Brown University’s online hiring system and will not be considered without a current CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references. Multiple documents, not exceeding 5 MB (total) can be attached to your application by clicking the “upload” button at the bottom of the “My Experience” page of the application. All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Full job description and application link: brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Haffenreffer-Museum/Conservator_REQ169688.

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