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POSTED 8/22/2014
J4193. Senior Director of Science & Education
Kansas City’s Science Center – Science City, Kansas City, MO


Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

The Senior Director will oversee all aspects of planning and operations for STEAM-related educational programs, content for exhibits and the overall customer experience at the science center. The science center serves a diverse range of lifelong learners and is committed to meaningful partnerships with K-12 schools, academia and business partners to advance science learning throughout the region. The position has broad responsibility for the oversight of the planning, research, development, implementation and evaluation of all education programs, exhibits and participant programs.

For a full description and to apply, visit http://www.unionstation.org/employment.

POSTED 7/25/2014
Online Producer
Association of Science Technology Centers, Washington, DC


The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education is dedicated to strengthening the field of informal STEM education (ISE) by supporting and building on the rich diversity of projects supported by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under a cooperative agreement with NSF, the Center provides resources and connectivity to practitioners, researchers and evaluators across the ISE sectors, i.e. science centers and museums, transmedia, afterschool and community programs, cyber learning and gaming. The Center has funding from NSF through May 2015 with the possibility of extension pending additional funding.

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Center based at the Association of Science-Technology Centers in Washington DC works with co-Principal Investigators at Oregon State University, and University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE), The Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio and KQED Public Media in San Francisco, CA. Inverness Research is the project's evaluator. The Center staff work from ASTC, reporting to the PI.

CAISE's activities include convening meetings, workshops and conferences, both face-to-face and online; contributing to a user-friendly repository of online resources, including a centralized database of NSF-funded projects, supporting and tracking the Center's initiatives and participating in a variety of communication and outreach efforts.

Position Summary:
The CAISE Online Producer's primary responsibility is to oversee and manage the website informalscience.org. The producer will work with the CAISE staff and co-Principal investigators to schedule resources to create new and updated content, ensure that it has passed quality assurance, and publish it with the assistance of contractors. The Producer will develop and deploy strategies to define and maintain the character of a website and will daily be looking for ways to boost the popularity of the website and increase user activity. She/he will bridge previously unconnected people, projects, and site content; identify gaps and prioritize related activities; and reach and engage CAISE target audiences. In the spirit of the site being a “one-stop shop” for informal STEM learning, the Producer will be sufficiently current about issues, trends, and connections within the informal STEM learning field.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage an overall strategy and vision for informalscience.org in the areas of 1) content development and curation and 2) site functionality and user interface (25% of time)
  • Assist CAISE staff and contractors to create original content for informalscience.org and social media sites (such as blogs, web pages, and audience engagement content such as polls) (25% of time)
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications campaigns to reach target audiences (25% of time)
  • Manage contracts relating to web development projects (10% of time)
  • Day-to-day management of the website, including troubleshooting (10% of time)
  • Attend relevant conferences, meetings, and workshops (both in-person and virtual) relevant to informal STEM learning with the aim of producing follow-up content (5% of time)
  • Contribute to and support other components of the CAISE project as needed, e.g. writing for funding proposal

Qualifications summary: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • B.S. or higher degree in computer science, design, communication, science and/or science education
  • At least 5 years experience working with an educational, social science or non-profit organization
  • Awareness of/familiarity with the STEM education landscape, especially informal and/or out of school time settings and experiences

Position Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with online content management systems, particularly Expression Engine
  • Excellent writer able to craft a variety of products—web pages, social media posts, blog posts—attuned to appropriate audiences
  • Experience in marketing, particularly through social media and other online strategies.
  • Proven web content producing skills, including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, RSS, as well as image manipulation and graphic creation
  • Ability to set and meet goals around site use and engagement for target audiences
  • Demonstrated experience managing contracts or projects relating to web development and/or online content production
  • Experience in or with the informal STEM learning field preferred
  • Familiarity with National Cataloging System (NCS) software a plus
  • Familiarity with U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) policies, procedures and grant reporting requirements would be helpful

Travel: Periodic travel is required.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Individual group health and dental insurance (85% employer paid); family coverage available at additional cost.
  • Life, accidental death, and short term disability insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Up to 10% match in 403 (b) after one year of service.
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 13 days annual leave
  • 13 days health leave

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@astc.org. EOE.

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Education Listings

POSTED 9/12/2014
J4203. Director of Education
Bishop Museum, Honolulu HI


The Director of Education is responsible for leadership of Bishop Museum's informal educational program development and implementation. Duties include management of staff, financial and operational aspects of the department to produce programs in the areas of on-site daily programs, on-site school-age programs, outreach educational and public programs, and on-line/ virtual educational opportunities. Works closely with public program teams, institutional advancement division, senior leadership and other managers to identify and secure grant funding support and beneficial partnerships for the Museum. S/he must be able to work effectively with the public programs departments and the collections and research areas of the Museum to create unique, relevant, and innovative educational outcomes.

Salary: $60,000-80,000

Qualifications

  • Excellent administrative skills and experience with preference to management in a museum educational setting or related organization.
  • Proven track record of educational and/ or informal learning program development and implementation in museum or related public environment.
  • Experience in formal education highly desired as well as experience in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to obtain significant levels of grant funding, and develop collaborations and community partnerships to extend and enhance program reach and quality.

Education

Advanced degree in education or related field required. Ph. D. or Education Doctorate preferred.

For more information and to apply for this job, please visit http://www.bishopmuseum.org/hr/.
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Exhibit/Curatorial Listings

POSTED 9/18/2014
J4209. Hall of Human Life Program Manager
Museum of Science, Boston, MA


The Hall of Human Life Program Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining training strategies for HHL staff and volunteer interpreters, and will oversee the daily running of the HHL exhibition. S/He will work closely with the HHL Manager to educate, inform, and motivate both staff and volunteers to ensure an overall positive, educational and fun experience for MoS visitors. The position requires enthusiasm about the science and topics that surround human biology, health and technology. S/he will engage in on-going information research with Museum staff and outside experts in order to assist in the development of new interpretations/programing and updating current interpretations in HHL. This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, and will require one weekend day. To apply, please visit https://mos.applicantpro.com/jobs/138510-29459.html. The Museum of Science is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability

POSTED 9/18/2014
J4206. Exhibits Maintenance Technician
Museum of Discovery and Science, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


Maintain, repair, refurbish and clean exhibits; set up and take down traveling exhibits. Conduct safety checks on motion simulators. Fabrication skills including woods, metals, plastics. Familiarity with power tools. Knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. Flexible schedule.

To apply and request a full job description, please email jobs@mods.net.

POSTED 9/12/2014
J4201. Senior Exhibit Designer
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL


The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) in Chicago is looking to hire a Senior Designer within our world class Design & Exhibit Development team. The Senior Designer is a key creative leader responsible for the design and art direction of permanent and temporary exhibitions from conception through installation. Additionally, the Senior Designer is a multi-faceted creative partner involved in a variety of other non-exhibit design projects throughout the Museum. The optimum candidate for this position will be an innovative and visionary designer with a wide variety of creative experience, design and drawings skills and content interests. This position is equal parts storyteller, designer, problem-solver and manager with an in-depth understanding of museum audiences, immersive environments, and the challenging role that design plays in supporting the Museum’s mission to inspire inventive genius in each of our visitors.

If this sounds like the right position for you, go to http://www.msichicago.org/about-the-museum/jobs/opportunities/full-time/senior-exhibit-designer/ to view the full job posting and apply.

The Museum of Science and Industry is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
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Management Listings

POSTED 8/25/2014
J4196. Director
North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden, whose mission is "to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature." The Garden comprises more than 1,000 acres, including Display Gardens, Allen Education Center, Coker Arboretum, Battle Park, Mason Farm Biological Reserve, UNC Herbarium, and other natural areas. It provides expertise on native plants and wildflowers, promotes plant conservation, protects and restores natural areas, and provides access to well-maintained and beautiful gardens.

For more information: http://provost.unc.edu/open-positions

POSTED 8/22/2014
J4193. Senior Director of Science & Education
Kansas City’s Science Center – Science City, Kansas City, MO


Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

The Senior Director will oversee all aspects of planning and operations for STEAM-related educational programs, content for exhibits and the overall customer experience at the science center. The science center serves a diverse range of lifelong learners and is committed to meaningful partnerships with K-12 schools, academia and business partners to advance science learning throughout the region. The position has broad responsibility for the oversight of the planning, research, development, implementation and evaluation of all education programs, exhibits and participant programs.

For a full description and to apply, visit http://www.unionstation.org/employment.
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Programs Listings

POSTED 9/12/2014
J4205. Manager, MAKE Program
Discovery Place, Inc., Charlotte, NC


Discovery Place, Inc. is a private 501©(3) not-for-profit education organization on Charlotte, NC dedicated to inspiring exploration of science and the natural world through extraordinary exhibits and educational programs that inform, challenge and engage audiences of all ages. This full time position will design and deliver initiatives in the philosophy of MAKE including fabricating exhibits. Coordinate internal and external partners to provide guest experiences in tinkering, design and iterative thinking, scientific and engineering habits of mind. Lead efforts to set up “maker/tinkering” space for use by Museum guests and facilitate training of staff and volunteers. Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Knowledge of Arduino, Scratch, Vernier Logger Pro, Lego NXT development software, Freeware 3D drawing platforms such as Autodesk 123D, Blender or SketchUP design software, and CAM software such a Makerware preferred. Bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience or equivalent combination. See resume to jobs@discoveryplace.org.

POSTED 9/12/2014
J4204. Portal to the Public Program Manager
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA


Pacific Science Center is looking for a Program Manager to join the Portal to the Public department. This department connects current regional research to on-site and off-site public audiences through face-to-face programs with scientists.

The Program Manager helps to design and implement an innovative public portal to science. The position is an integral part of Pacific Science Center’s role as a driving force in science education. The Program Manager oversees programmatic aspects of the Portal to the Public department to provide training for scientists and bring them face-to-face with public audiences in on-site and off-site events reaching a range of audiences.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in education, museum studies, science, visitor studies or related field; Experience with developing and implementing programs that facilitate public engagement with science, and in developing collaborative relationships and partnerships with other organizations;

Desired qualifications include:

Experience collaborating with scientists and/or other professionals; Work experience in museum education or other informal learning environments;

To apply and view a full job description please visit http://bit.ly/1r8pV5t.

POSTED 9/10/2014
J4202. Federal Grants Coordinator
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR


The Federal Grants Coordinator leads cross functional teams by defining strategy and providing project management support for large-scale grant proposal development. This position also manages federal grant submissions, review of procedural compliance, and reporting on active awards. The Federal Grants Coordinator is the lead liaison between OMSI and federal funding agencies. The position also supports Development Department work and goals as a whole through Gala, corporate and private foundation proposal writing, interim and final project reports and other work as needed. To apply for this opening please visit http://omsi.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-619819.html.
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Miscellaneous Listings

POSTED 9/4/2014
J4200. Multimedia Producer
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD


USRA seeks a full-time multimedia producer with a passion for science storytelling to create and manage content for a new generation climate and weather monitoring satellites. The producer will work with a world class team of science writers, animators, data visualizers and content creators to create a wide array of video and multimedia products for diverse audiences. The position is located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

All interested candidates must apply directly on our website at https://usracareers.silkroad.com/.

USRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

POSTED 8/21/2014
Sales Manager
Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), Washington, DC


The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is a global organization providing collective voice and professional support for science centers, museums, and related institutions, whose innovative approaches to science learning inspire people of all ages about the wonders and the meaning of science in their lives. Through strategic alliances and global partnerships, ASTC strives to increase awareness of the valuable contributions its members make to their communities and the field of informal STEM learning. Founded in 1973, ASTC now represents over 650 members in nearly 50 countries, including not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children’s museums, as well as companies, consultants, and other organizations that share an interest in informal science education.

ASTC seeks a Sales Manager who will be responsible for the generation of revenue through sales of: conference sponsorships, exhibit booths, and advertising; advertising in ASTC publications and on the Association’s website; and sponsorship of other ASTC programs, including professional development workshops and webinars. The sales manager will oversee ASTC's Exhibit Hall, and ensure fulfillment of all sponsor obligations. This individual will develop and foster partnerships with companies and institutions to provide support for ASTC initiatives, and identify new sources of, and strategies for, revenue generation.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated and documented ability to meet significant sales goals
  • Bachelor's degree and 4-5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven ability to conduct analysis of data and produce useful metrics and information
  • Strong understanding of budget process and forecasting
  • Facility in networking with sponsors, current/prospective exhibitors, partners, industry contacts, and members
  • Familiarity with museum, science, and/or education fields a plus.
  • Excellent written/oral communications, customer service, and negotiation skills
  • Strong creativity and problem solving ability
  • Knowledge of/experience with member database systems (iMIS experience preferred), Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and Adobe
  • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills, and attention to detail.

Salary: to mid $50s, commensurate with experience

Send your cover letter and resume (MUST include salary requirements) to: ASTC, Attention: Larry Hoffer, 818 Connecticut Avenue NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; email: lhoffer@astc.org. Closing date: September 5, 2014.

No phone calls, please. EOE

POSTED 7/25/2014
Online Producer
Association of Science Technology Centers, Washington, DC


The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education is dedicated to strengthening the field of informal STEM education (ISE) by supporting and building on the rich diversity of projects supported by the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Under a cooperative agreement with NSF, the Center provides resources and connectivity to practitioners, researchers and evaluators across the ISE sectors, i.e. science centers and museums, transmedia, afterschool and community programs, cyber learning and gaming. The Center has funding from NSF through May 2015 with the possibility of extension pending additional funding.

The Principal Investigator (PI) of the Center based at the Association of Science-Technology Centers in Washington DC works with co-Principal Investigators at Oregon State University, and University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out of School Environments (UPCLOSE), The Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland, Ohio and KQED Public Media in San Francisco, CA. Inverness Research is the project's evaluator. The Center staff work from ASTC, reporting to the PI.

CAISE's activities include convening meetings, workshops and conferences, both face-to-face and online; contributing to a user-friendly repository of online resources, including a centralized database of NSF-funded projects, supporting and tracking the Center's initiatives and participating in a variety of communication and outreach efforts.

Position Summary:
The CAISE Online Producer's primary responsibility is to oversee and manage the website informalscience.org. The producer will work with the CAISE staff and co-Principal investigators to schedule resources to create new and updated content, ensure that it has passed quality assurance, and publish it with the assistance of contractors. The Producer will develop and deploy strategies to define and maintain the character of a website and will daily be looking for ways to boost the popularity of the website and increase user activity. She/he will bridge previously unconnected people, projects, and site content; identify gaps and prioritize related activities; and reach and engage CAISE target audiences. In the spirit of the site being a “one-stop shop” for informal STEM learning, the Producer will be sufficiently current about issues, trends, and connections within the informal STEM learning field.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage an overall strategy and vision for informalscience.org in the areas of 1) content development and curation and 2) site functionality and user interface (25% of time)
  • Assist CAISE staff and contractors to create original content for informalscience.org and social media sites (such as blogs, web pages, and audience engagement content such as polls) (25% of time)
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications campaigns to reach target audiences (25% of time)
  • Manage contracts relating to web development projects (10% of time)
  • Day-to-day management of the website, including troubleshooting (10% of time)
  • Attend relevant conferences, meetings, and workshops (both in-person and virtual) relevant to informal STEM learning with the aim of producing follow-up content (5% of time)
  • Contribute to and support other components of the CAISE project as needed, e.g. writing for funding proposal

Qualifications summary: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • B.S. or higher degree in computer science, design, communication, science and/or science education
  • At least 5 years experience working with an educational, social science or non-profit organization
  • Awareness of/familiarity with the STEM education landscape, especially informal and/or out of school time settings and experiences

Position Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with online content management systems, particularly Expression Engine
  • Excellent writer able to craft a variety of products—web pages, social media posts, blog posts—attuned to appropriate audiences
  • Experience in marketing, particularly through social media and other online strategies.
  • Proven web content producing skills, including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, RSS, as well as image manipulation and graphic creation
  • Ability to set and meet goals around site use and engagement for target audiences
  • Demonstrated experience managing contracts or projects relating to web development and/or online content production
  • Experience in or with the informal STEM learning field preferred
  • Familiarity with National Cataloging System (NCS) software a plus
  • Familiarity with U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) policies, procedures and grant reporting requirements would be helpful

Travel: Periodic travel is required.

Benefits and Compensation:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Individual group health and dental insurance (85% employer paid); family coverage available at additional cost.
  • Life, accidental death, and short term disability insurance.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Up to 10% match in 403 (b) after one year of service.
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 13 days annual leave
  • 13 days health leave

To apply, please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirement to jobs@astc.org. EOE.
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