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Director of Education [World Science Fair]

Director of Education, World Science Festival

This new position at the World Science Festival will be responsible for
establishing the educational agenda and extending the impact of WSF
Programming into ongoing initiatives that engage young people in
learning about and actively participating in science.

Working closely with the Executive team, the individual in this role
will be responsible for overseeing all educational aspects of WSF
Programming including: augmenting festival programs with educational
extensions, adding educational wrappers to core programs, leading
outreach to the education community, and supporting the efforts of the
Development team to cultivate STEM sponsors.  He/she will articulate the
organization¹s educational mission and goals, cultivate key strategic
alliances with other organizations, develop pilot programs and
full-fledged initiatives, and position the organization as a leading
player in STEM and STEAM initiatives worldwide.

* Create and implement educational initiatives that offer new
approaches for teaching science through the arts
* Lead development of supplemental curriculum materials based on
the high-quality content of WSF original programs
* Develop and execute digital learning initiatives in partnership
with internal technology team and external technology partners
* Augment WSF Programs with digital extensions including teacher
guides, webcasts, educational games and other content that expand
learning and impact
* Establish partnerships and networks with relevant organizations
in the public and private spheres to extend the reach of WSF and enhance
the development of WSF¹s educational programs and agenda
* Develop assessment method for new initiatives that can be used to
report results to the science, education and funder communities as well
as the general public
* Stay current on and serve as a resource for the organization on
the latest research, trends and best practices in science education and
learning, especially digital learning


* Graduate degree in Education or Educational Technology preferred
* Knowledge of the latest research and trends in formal and
informal education, especially digital learning and STEM education
* Proven track record of program development, taking the seed of an
idea and creating a new program through strategic planning, ongoing
communication with key stakeholders, the cultivation of strategic
alliances and detailed project management
* Experience working with content and creative people greatly
* Exceptional verbal, written, social and organizational skills

About the Organization:

The World Science Festival is a production of the Science Festival
Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in New
York City. The Foundation¹s mission is to cultivate a general public
informed by science, inspired by its wonder, convinced of its value, and
prepared to engage with its implications for the future.  The Board
includes Alan Alda, the actor/author/director; Ann Ziff, managing
director and co-chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Opera and a
vice chairman on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center for the
Performing Arts, Inc.; Lee Bollinger, the President of Columbia
University; Brian Greene, Professor of Physics and Professor of
Mathematics at Columbia University, and author of The Elegant Universe;
Tracy Day, CEO and Co-founder of The World Science Festival, who is a
four-time National News Emmy award-winning journalist; and Judith Cox,
the President of the Science Festival Foundation, who was Deputy
Director of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and instrumental in its
New York and international operations.

The World Science Festival¹s signature event is an annual week-long
celebration and exploration of science that launched in 2008.  Hailed a
³new cultural institution,² by the New
York Times, the Festival has
featured such luminaries as:  Stephen Hawking, E.O. Wilson, Sir Paul
Nurse, Harold Varmus, Daniel Dennett, Eric Lander, Steven Chu, Richard
Leakey, Sylvia Earle, Yo-Yo Ma, Oliver Sacks, Mary Claire King, Chuck
Close, Philip Glass, Charlie Kaufman, Glenn Close, Anna Deavere Smith,
Bobby McFerrin, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Liev Schrieber, John Lithgow, Bill T.
Jones, Charlie Rose, John Hockenberry, Elizabeth Vargas and Walter
Isaacson.  The first four Festivals attracted over half a million
visitors, and millions more have viewed the programs online. The World
Science Festival has recently commenced year-round live programming in
New York City, nationally and internationally.

Please email resume with a cover letter to:

No phone calls please.

Emily Fisher Landau Fellow [Museum of Modern Art]

Emily Fisher Landau Fellow (2 year grant funded) | Education*
Evaluates and assesses education programs and interpretive resources
(written, audio, multimedia) for a wide range of audiences, including
family, teacher, and access audiences. Support relevant
studies (with Departments of Marketing, Development, Visitor Services,
etc.). Facilitates multi-part and ongoing program evaluation using
formative, observational, and summative methodology and practice.
and administers evaluation questionnaires. Performs tabulation and
extrapolation of collected data, and creates reports outlining
Assembles presentations of research findings, and updates
about MoMA Education Department¹s research initiatives. Coordinates
projects for the Cross Departmental Working Group on Visitor Learning
consultation with the Director of Interpretation and Research and
Director for Education. Coordinates special research projects for the
Director that have impact across the department as a whole and for the
of museum education. Reports to the Director of Interpretation and
and the Deputy Director for Education.

*Requirements:* MA/MS in art education, museum studies, art history,
education, or studio/media art or related field. Background in art
and museum education and/or research. Minimum two years¹ experience
in a museum or education setting. Knowledge of qualitative research
including: data collection, organization, and tabulation. Knowledge of
quantitative methods preferred. Strong computer skills, including
proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and survey software.
organizational and project management skills including: keen attention
time-sensitive tasks, details, and follow-up; ability to multi-task on
several projects simultaneously. Excellent verbal and writing. Ability
work with other museum staff. Knowledge of modern and contemporary art
preferred. Application deadline is October 28, 2011.

Director of Education [Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum]

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum seeks a dynamic and
forward-thinking Director of Education who will provide long and
short-range planning for all exhibition-related and museum-related
programs including those for students, educators, families, children,
scholars, and the general public. With the opening of its world-class
museum, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid in
Spring, 2012, Michigan State will emerge as one of a handful of
University museums devoted to international contemporary art. The
Director of Education will join an energetic and professional group led
by the Founding Director, developing and implementing educational
programs for the Broad Art Museum. He/she will be a creative thinker who
can foster new ways of thinking about museum education. This is an
extraordinary opportunity to be a key player in the creation of a new
museum of contemporary art. The Broad Art Museum/MSU is unique among
contemporary museums in that it possesses an historical collection
dating back to Greek and Roman art. The museum’s exhibition program will
actively engage dialogues across the centuries with the benefit of this
historical collection.

Pursue and develop relationships with university faculty and administrators
across a
range of disciplines to co-create collaborative programs with the
Museum Develop, plan, and implement educational programs for
diverse audiences, including children, educators, community groups, the
public and those with disabilities and/or special needs;

Work in close collaboration with the Curator to develop tours and
programs around the exhibitions and permanent collection; Work
with Museum staff to develop new venues and formats for interchange,
programs for various audiences, and educational publications including:
books, guides, videos and/or software, and international
conferences/seminars for teachers, Broad Art Museum Web educational
materials. Develop detailed budgets and forecasts for educational programs;

Work closely and cooperatively with private and state school systems in
scheduling tours and programs and ensure that all school-targeted
programs will reinforce MSU’s curriculum standards;

Engage in outreach activities that will further the breadth and scope of the
Museum; Provide management, supervision to all educational programming, as
well as
on-going training to educational staff, museum docents, interns and
volunteers; Foster curricular engagement with the Museum’s
collections, exhibitions, programs and initiatives, associated research
materials, and staff resources;

Act as a conduit between faculty
and museum staff to facilitate the development of museum programs and
exhibitions within the galleries that support the research and teaching
mission of the university;

Regularly attend and participate in
relevant meetings, symposia, workshops, and other forums of
brainstorming, information exchange and logistical planning within the
Museum and across the university;

Maintains a global perspective
on the university’s teaching, learning and research resources; and acts
as an ambassador for the Museum at various venues.

Education and Work Experience:
Minimum, MA; PhD preferred; at least five years’ museum experience.
Broad knowledge of art history and how the contemporary can be
contextualized in the larger scope of world art history are strongly
Skills and Abilities: Applicants must possess the
ability to generate and implement educational programs with a local,
national and international reach. The Director of Education will have
demonstrably strong connections to museum educator peers, and other
institutional connections across the U.S. and internationally. The
Director of Education must be eager to fully explore and work within a
university environment, making connections between art and a very
extensive pool of academic disciplines.

At the same time, the Director
of Education needs to be an outgoing member of the local community,
willing and able to make strong connections with the museum’s local
neighbors and visitors. Ability to work varied hours including evenings
and/or weekends depending on program needs.

The Director of
Education will be a consummate professional and team player. Ideally,
the Director of Education will be able to dream big dreams while being
fully grounded in the day to day life and work of the museum.
Position closing date: 10/20/11

All applicants must apply on Michigan State University, Human Resources via
the link at .*Under Faculty and Academic Staff postings
search posting number 5221. All applicants must also send resume and cover
letter to the department contact Abbey Parks at
Apply Here:

Registrar [New York Botanical Garden]



The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s
premier cultural institutions, seeks a Registrar to join their Education
department. The Registrar provides services to Ault Education’s
constituents; students, instructors, and Garden staff.
* Provides administrative oversight to the Registration Office Aides and
Midtown Coordinator, to assure customer service consistent with its role as
“the public face” of the NYBG Education Division. Coordinates satisfactory
resolutions for customer service issues. Hires, trains, schedules and
supervises Registration Office Aides and Midtown Coordinator.
* Monitors and manages the Adult Education web presence. Oversees the
accuracy, continual updating and HTML formatting of the Adult Education
scheduling and registration database.
* Develops, complies, and disseminates analytical reporting on registration
and revenue statistics. Uses the Informer reporting tool creatively to
research trends and investigate anomalies.
* Proposes, implements, and maintains efficient systems and procedures to
effectively manage the Registration Office.
* Analyzes and improves systems and procedures for greater efficiency and
effectiveness. Continually updates procedure manual to assure policies and
procedures are clearly defined and articulated.
* Insures that registration policies and records are maintained in
accordance with Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision standards. Insures
the integrity and accuracy of the Education databases.
* Assures the effective administration of registrarial services and
procedures; administers and delivers registration services, including the
management of all academic records, receipt of grades, issuance of grade
reports and transcripts, preparation of record audits for certificate and
college-level programs.
* Maintains and operates lecture hall a/v systems, implements procedures to
ensure correct use by other staff members, and assures that all equipment is
maintained in good working order. Maintains the scheduling of classroom and
lecture hall inside and outside reservations.
* Ensures confirmation letters, materials lists, syllabi, transcripts, and
other student-related information is organized, recorded accurately and
distributed to students in a timely manner.
* Coordinated timely and accurate communication with instructors regarding
class administration. Coordinates communication with offsite venues
regarding class administration, equipment needs, rosters, evaluations and
other customer service issues.
* Communicates with instructors and offsite facilities regarding possible
inclement weather postponements, and makes recommendations to the Associate
Director of Student Services.
* Coordinates the successful operation of all Adult Education events,
including Certificate Ceremonies, Open Houses and Career Information


* Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
* Registrar experience in a collegiate or continuing education environment,
including customer service, instructor coordination, and records management.
* Experience overseeing computerized student registration and records
systems. Excellent computer skills.
* Strong HTML programming knowledge preferred.
* Must be able to analyze and evaluate registration data to better
understand results/trends and offer support to the programming of class
curriculum and schedules.
* Strong organizational, supervisory, and interpersonal skills required;
ability to work well with students, instructors, staff.

Excellent benefits including 4 weeks vacation a year, 401k savings and
pension plans, paid sick days and holidays, free employee parking on
premises and more!

To Apply:

Please indicate Registrar, E-0051 on cover letter and e-mail along with a
resume to HR@NYBG.ORG or visit our website at WWW.NYBG.ORG and click on

The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Exhibits Designer [Musem of History, Miami]

Exhibits Designer―Museum of HistoryMiami.
The Museum of HistoryMiami (MHM), located in downtown Miami, is a
well-established institution with approximately 35 full and part-time
employees and an annual budget of $3 million.  MHM maintains active
permanent, changing and traveling exhibition programs, dedicated to
interpreting the history and contemporary life of South Florida and the
Caribbean.  The new Exhibits Designer will collaborate with curators and
other museum staff to create innovative exhibitions for diverse
audiences.  He/she will supervise staff preparators and various
temporary assistants, and coordinate relationships with suppliers and
contractors.  Will also provide design support to other museum
departments.  By October 31, send letter of interest, resume, salary
requirements, electronic portfolio and names of three references to
Joanne Hyppolite, Chief Curator, HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St.,
Miami, FL 33130, or email

Job Responsibilities
Design development and research, including exhibit architecture,
interactive experiences, three-dimensional exhibit elements and
interiors from conceptual stage through final drawings, while working
closely with the exhibits team throughout the process.
Prepare conceptual sketches, preliminary drawings, computer renderings,
and design and construction drawings for various audiences.
Train and supervise staff and temporary preparators and graphic
designers involved in exhibit design projects.
Supervise outside contractors and designers in the progress and
implementation of specific projects, including oversight of quality and
accuracy of work, and monitoring schedules.
Other duties as directed.
Position Specifications
● Education―Requires a minimum of B.S. or B.A. in architecture,
industrial design, exhibit design, graphic design or equivalent
experience. Three years’ experience in exhibit design or related field
and minimum of two years’ management experience.
● Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process,
including conceptualization, design development and CDs.
● Special knowledge and skills―Strong knowledge of materials,
fabrication techniques and construction processes. Knowledge of graphic
● Demonstrated ability to work in a team, with leadership
● Strong Project management skills are essential as is the ability
to multitask.

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