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Posted June 25, 2021
Director of Conservation and Research
Mt. Cuba Center
Salary Range: $125,000–$130,000
Mt. Cuba Center (MCC) is a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. Located in Hockessin, Delaware, near Wilmington, in the Delaware Piedmont region, MCC has more than 50 acres of display gardens and 1,000+ acres of natural lands. MCC’s team includes expert researchers, passionate horticulturists, and extraordinary staff who seek to expand the knowledge and appreciation of native plants. MCC collaborates with diverse organizations, researchers, and individuals who are working to help the public understand conservation through public programs, community outreach, landscape design and more.
The Director of Conservation and Research will lead all current conservation and research initiatives at MCC and will envision and develop new efforts consistent with the institutional mission. The Director will be responsible for producing results that advance understanding of native plants and healthy ecosystems, further conservation efforts, and effectively engage the public and professional community in MCC’s mission and vision.
To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC, at bit.ly/3xL4izN (click on the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page; click on the “Position Guide” text to review the full job description.
Posted June 7, 2021
Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre)
City of Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Salary Range: $66,064.05–$99,096.08
The City of Rocky Mount is looking for an ideal candidate to lead its Cultural Arts Programs, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, and Children’s Museum & Science Center at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.
Working closely with the Citizens, City Manager’s Office, Mayor and City Council, and Director of Parks and Recreation, the Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will provide leadership, create vision, and carry out strategic planning and programming for the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. The Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will be responsible for providing direct oversight and management of four divisions (Special Events, Children’s Museum & Science Center, Art Center, and Facilities). The Recreation Superintendent (Imperial Centre) will execute operating strategies and plans, manage administrative staff, lead fundraising efforts, and establish relationships within the local and regional communities.
All applications must be submitted online at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/rockymountnc.
Posted June 4, 2021
Chief of Staff
Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
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
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 13, 2021
Senior Director, Museum Operations, Science and Nature
Charlotte, North Carolina
Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000
Responsible for overseeing the museum operations for Discovery Place Science and Discovery Place Nature, including the personnel who work in those museums, budgets, policies and procedures, safety compliance, and customer service. This individual works in collaboration with the Senior Director of STEM and Museum Experiences to ensure that all experiences are exceptional experiences of the highest quality, that represent innovation and best practice in the industry, and are good stewards of the organization’s resources.
To learn more about this role, and to apply, 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
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 April 6, 2021
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
Wilmington, North Carolina
Salary Range: $76,381–$103,114
New Hanover County is seeking a Museum Director to lead the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science and steward the next phase of the museum’s growth. This leadership position will build on the museum’s century of service to the community and be a part of a dynamic, professional county organization that is looking to position the museum as a model for modern in-person and virtual museum experiences.
The museum director is responsible for leadership and vision, overall operations, and day-to-day management of the museum. This position directs and evaluates the work of 21 staff members; prepares and administers a $1.5 million county budget and $1.4 million in non-profit funds; directs the museum’s strategic plan and policies, as well as intellectual and programmatic direction in accordance with its mission; conducts oversight and maintenance of facilities; manages board relations and resources donated from the private sector; and communicates the museum’s activities to the Board of Commissioners, county management, staff, and the public.
For a more detailed description, and to apply, visit humanresources.nhcgov.com/job-opportunities.
Posted March 29, 2021
Assistant Director of Experience
Children’s Science Center
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.