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POSTED 4/17/2014
J4123. Director, Membership
Museum of Science, Boston, MA


The Director of Membership must be able to juggle multiple projects, mentor staff and volunteers to do their best work, and demonstrate a strong understanding not only of membership marketing, sales, and service, but also of front-line operations. Successful candidates will be accomplished leaders with a track record of meeting goals and delivering measurable results. Ultimately, this position will oversee the Museum's membership program to meet annual revenue and sales goals, develop and implement sales, renewal and acquisition efforts, and serve as departmental team leader. Work Schedule: One regular weekend day is required. A Tuesday through Saturday work schedule is preferable. Visit http://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/92011-29459.html for details. Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED 4/7/2014
J4118. Director of Husbandry
California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA


The Director of Husbandry provides vision and is responsible for overseeing the Living Collection, Husbandry practices, appearance, living collection and operation of all assigned exhibits and support areas. This Assignments includes working in collaboration with the Veterinarian, Curator and Senior Vice President to provide proper husbandry for the living collections animals; acquiring new specimens; and collecting/participating in the sustainable management of the collection support tools, equipment, materials for the living collection. The Director oversees and fosters a team environment for a diverse team of professionals and volunteers including terrestrial, aquatic, dive staff and boating operations.

See official posting for more details: http://bit.ly/1luJZw9

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History (A Must) to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

Development Listings

POSTED 4/17/2014
J4123. Director, Membership
Museum of Science, Boston, MA


The Director of Membership must be able to juggle multiple projects, mentor staff and volunteers to do their best work, and demonstrate a strong understanding not only of membership marketing, sales, and service, but also of front-line operations. Successful candidates will be accomplished leaders with a track record of meeting goals and delivering measurable results. Ultimately, this position will oversee the Museum's membership program to meet annual revenue and sales goals, develop and implement sales, renewal and acquisition efforts, and serve as departmental team leader. Work Schedule: One regular weekend day is required. A Tuesday through Saturday work schedule is preferable. Visit http://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/92011-29459.html for details. Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED 4/10/2014
J4121. Director of Finance and Operations
EcoTarium, Worcester, MA


The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions at the EcoTarium. The DFO oversees a large support staff at the Museum, including finance and human resources, facilities management, information technology systems and audio/visual services. Serves as the CFO for the institution, managing financial matters. Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field required. Minimum ten years in senior level administration and/or financial management required, with five years in museum management preferred. Experience and successful record in grant management (Federal, State and Private Foundation experience preferred). Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; highest level presentation, negotiation, project management, and problem-solving skills required. Proficiency in financial software, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other related programs. Direct and coordinate museum’s financial and budget activities. Oversee management of the EcoTarium’s facilities, including the maintenance team and operations including the power plant and Explorer Express train. Oversee personnel-related functions, including payroll, recruitment, benefits planning and administration, compliance, reviews and terminations actions. Manage service contracts related to insurance, facilities, cleaning, rentals, information technology and food services. Coordinate the activities of the Finance, Investment, HR and Buildings & Grounds committees of the Board of Trustees. Full job description can be found on EcoTarium’s website: www. ecotarium.org. Please send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to: Human Resources, Attn: Director of Finance and Operations Search, EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604 or email: resume@ecotarium.org.
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Education Listings

POSTED 3/24/2014
J4115. Education & Program Manager
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA


Bachelor of Arts or Science degree, Masters preferred and two years of specialized study or training in education or subject related to art, history, forestry or natural science.

Teaching credential (Calif. desired, or the ability to acquire within one year) and classroom teaching desired.

At least two years demonstrated experience creating, implementing, and evaluating public, educational, or training programs for adults, families and/or special needs.

At least four years direct supervision experience.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to hr@turtlebay.org by April 15th.

POSTED 3/24/2014
J4114. Science Educator
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI


Full-time position; Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend and evening hours required. Present and teach science, STEM and culturally integrated education programs. Emphasis on technology support. Will assist in coordinating the Education Department's Online Learning Center, and provide technical support for project collaboration networks and Science on a Sphere programs.

For job description and to apply for this opportunity go to http://www.bishopmuseum.org/hr/ and select Science Educator.

Application Deadline: March 31st.
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Exhibit/Curatorial Listings

POSTED 4/7/2014
J4118. Director of Husbandry
California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA


The Director of Husbandry provides vision and is responsible for overseeing the Living Collection, Husbandry practices, appearance, living collection and operation of all assigned exhibits and support areas. This Assignments includes working in collaboration with the Veterinarian, Curator and Senior Vice President to provide proper husbandry for the living collections animals; acquiring new specimens; and collecting/participating in the sustainable management of the collection support tools, equipment, materials for the living collection. The Director oversees and fosters a team environment for a diverse team of professionals and volunteers including terrestrial, aquatic, dive staff and boating operations.

See official posting for more details: http://bit.ly/1luJZw9

Send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History (A Must) to the HR Dept. via fax at 213-744-2673, email to HR@cscmail.org, or mail to the California Science Center Foundation, H. R. Dept, 700 Exposition Park Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90037. No phone calls please. EOE.

POSTED 4/7/2014
J4117. Director of Exhibits
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI


The Milwaukee Public Museum is seeking a collaborative, creative, and organized person to join the MPM team as the Director of Exhibits. The Director of Exhibits oversees the general operation of the exhibit program; including supervising a highly skilled exhibitions staff as well as managing all exhibit areas (permanent exhibits, temporary and special exhibits and exhibit maintenance). The position is responsible for effectively planning and coordinating all aspects of exhibit development, planning, scripting, design, production and maintenance to ensure MPM’s exhibits achieve the highest standards of excellence in their content, technology, and aesthetics. He/she is responsible for the oversight and successful execution of all aspects of exhibit design and production, ensuring projects are on-time and on-budget. The Director of Exhibits works in conjunction and cooperatively with Curatorial, Conservation, Registration, Education and other staff to ensure appropriate feedback and front-end evaluation is integrated into MPM projects to propose and build consensus on issues such as content and pedagogy, visitor experience, object security, environmental controls and other such topics. In addition, he/she also coordinates the Traveling Exhibit program, including research into current exhibit availability and initial discussions and negotiations related to exhibit installation. The Director of Exhibits reports to the Senior Vice President/Academic Dean.

For more information and how to apply: Please visit http://www.mpm.edu/about-mpm/careers/open-positions. If you have specific questions, please contact Judy Atkinson, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations Atkinson@mpm.edu.

POSTED 4/1/2014
J4116. Exhibits Manager
Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX


The Exhibits Manager leads and participates in all aspects of exhibit work at the Discovery Center, this includes developing, prototyping and building, installing, repairing, and maintaining permanent and traveling exhibitions. The Exhibits Manager actively engages in communication with all DHDC staff members and supervises an Exhibit Technician, an Exhibit Volunteer, and exhibit contract workers. Salary commensurate with experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ Exhibits Management experience or 6+ consecutive years of Exhibits Management experience required.
  • Certified to operate forklift and man lift
  • Ability to regularly lift 50 pounds
  • Enjoys the challenge of solving problems
  • Positive attitude and works well as a member of a team

To read the job description please visit our website at http://dhdc.org/index.php?page=employment. E-mail cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Aaron Pan, at apan@dhdc.org (subject line: Exhibits Manager).
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Management Listings

POSTED 4/23/2014
J4128. Executive Director
Discovery Museum and Planetarium, Bridgeport, CT


The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of DMP, leadership in the fulfillment of the museum’s mission and vision; oversight and protection of its financial and physical assets, and ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and donor-imposed regulations. Above all, the new Executive Director will be expected to drive a fundamental reorientation of operations and to achieve significant institutional advancement within a very short period of time. The Executive director reports directly to the Board Chairman.

The primary responsibilities of the ED include overall responsibility for planning, fundraising, financial management, communications and marketing, internal and external communications and operational management to ensure quality and outstanding visitor satisfaction. The ED relies on the involvement and cooperation of all members of the staff and Board and works to ensure effective working relationships and communications at all levels of the organization.

Please send your resume and cover letter to gmesrobian@supportcenteronline.org

Full description at http://bit.ly/1f70peF.

DMP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
www.discoverymuseum.org

POSTED 4/23/2014
J4127. Senior Vice President of Exhibits and Program
Boston Children’s Museum, Boston, MA


Boston Children's Museum seeks a dynamic, creative, visionary, and highly experienced professional for the new position of Senior Vice President of Exhibits and Program. The SVPEP will unite BCM’s core mission-oriented departments into one high-functioning, innovative team. S/he will report directly to the CEO and will be part of the leadership team that will develop the future course of the Museum.

For job details & to apply, visit: www.museum-search.com. Apply by 6/2/14. Nominations welcome. EOE.

POSTED 4/22/2014
J4124. President & CEO
EdVenture Children’s Museum, Columbia, SC


EdVenture Children’s Museum is a 92,000 square foot, two-story facility with eight world-class exhibit galleries. The President & CEO is responsible for the executive leadership and day-to-day management of the museum. S/He works closely with and is accountable to the Board in the planning, development and implementation of the vision, mission and goals of the organization for both annual and multi-year components of its strategic agenda.

We seek an accomplished leader whose vision and proven ability to inspire others has resulted in the organization’s success in reaching a higher level of mission attainment. Experience working in an organization that values and sustains a strong public-private partnership and a high level of community engagement and impact would be ideal.

A background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection.

We seek a business-principled leader with a successful track record of astute financial administration and strong operations management. Knowledge and experience gained from working in cultural, entertainment or destination venues is highly desired.

This person must demonstrate consistent success in selecting competent staff and developing a cohesive team of professionals. An understanding of informal, hands-on education programs in a setting like the museum would be highly advantageous.

Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree(s) preferred.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at resumes@kittleman.net.

POSTED 4/22/2014
J4126. Executive Director
Columbia Memorial Space Center (CMSC), Downey, CA


CMSC is the official national memorial to the Space Shuttle Columbia. This innovative hands on learning center is in a 20,000 square foot, two-story building that features a Robotics Lab, High Definition Computer Lab, and a wide range of interactive exhibits that provide engaging insights into Space Shuttle operations, living and working on the International Space Station, exploration of our solar system, aerospace engineering, and the range of fields of study and jobs related to human and robotic space exploration. CMSC also hosts the only Challenger Learning Center in the greater Los Angeles area. It is owned and operated by the City of Downey, “Home of Apollo.” The position reports to the City Manager.

An ideal combination of education and experience would include a relevant master’s degree (e.g., management; education; or a related scientific, engineering or museum field) and five years of experience in a management/leadership position in a science-based learning center or museum, preferably with a non-profit corporation oversight or association. Experience marketing an organization is essential; experience obtaining grants is highly desired.

Detailed brochure at www.robertsrcg.com/15702/downeycmsc.pdf.

Apply by 5/19/14 (email preferred) to Roberts Consulting Group, Inc., email: robertsrcg@msn.com; fax (818) 783-6377; phone (818) 783-7752. EEO/ADA

POSTED 4/7/2014
J4119. Executive Director
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Inc., Monona, WI


The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to provide environmental, outdoor and climate science education programs in the spirit of Aldo Leopold. Located in the Madison, Wisconsin area, ALNC has a new, 11,000 square foot state-of-the-art interactive teaching and learning “green facility” including three “theaters in the round,” as well as an outdoor teaching campus of more than 100 acres including prairie and wetlands. Our focus is on environmental education, including climate change, renewable energy, and sustainable building.

This position has the following responsibilities:

  • Executive & Administrative
  • Budget and Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Human Resources
  • Community Engagement

We offer competitive pay and benefits, commensurate on background and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

For full description of this position, the qualifications required and how to apply, please visit aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org.

Application deadline: April 30, 2014
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Programs Listings

POSTED 4/10/2014
J4120. Afterschool Initiatives Coordinator
Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Chapel Hill, NC


Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hiring an Afterschool Initiatives Coordinator for its on and off-site afterschool programs. The Afterschool Initiatives Coordinator plays a vital role in the development, implementation, and expansion of our afterschool programs, as well as oversight of our Science Stage theater.

For more information, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/41859

To apply for this position, please visit our website: www.jobs.unc.edu. Please reference Position #0058861, Vacancy ID#P001706, and Department 8911 when applying. EOE: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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Miscellaneous Listings

POSTED 4/11/2014
J4122. Associate
Slover Linett Audience Research, Chicago, IL


JOB DESCRIPTION
Slover Linett is seeking an Associate for its Chicago office. The Associate is responsible for leading qualitative and quantitative audience research and consulting projects. Candidates should have significant expertise in arts & cultural organizations.

The full description is at SLaudienceresearch.com/contact/career-opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates will have proven expertise in four key areas:

  • The cultural sector
  • Research (audience or marketing research, evaluation)
  • Consulting
  • Communicating (written and verbal)

A Master’s degree and at least 8 years of work experience is strongly preferred.

TO APPLY
E-mail cover letter (within the body of the e-mail) and resume to Cheryl Slover-Linett at jobs@slaudienceresearch.com. No phone calls.