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Exhibition Research and Development Manager [Monterey Bay Aquarium]

Exhibition Research and Development Manager

The nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium has a single mission: to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through world-class living exhibits, education programs, wildlife research and by advocating for ocean policy reform, we work to help people know more, care more and do more on behalf of the oceans. Everyone who works at the aquarium, no matter what their job, has a critical role to play in helping us achieve a vision of a world in which the oceans are healthy, and people are committed to protecting the integrity of Earth’s life-sustaining natural systems. If your background and skills are in line with our Exhibition Research and Development Manager opening, and you can bring your passion and talents to an organization with this vision, we invite you to apply for this opportunity through the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s web site located at

The Exhibition Research and Development Manager is responsible for overseeing the planning, scheduling, budgeting and implementation of all Exhibition research and development projects and systems. The ERD Manager works with the Vice President of Exhibitions, Project Manager and core-team members to develop and managing the creative concepts and communications involved with new temporary and permanent exhibitions and programs, as well as the ongoing improvements to existing exhibits and programs. This position functions as a lead developer as well as supervising departmental staff and contractors involved with exhibition development. The ERD Manager serves as the spokesperson to internal and external audiences for the Exhibition team and is an active participant in the museum field through publishing and presenting at local, regional and/or national conferences, events or other professional activities.
Job Requirements
Position requirements:

BA in natural sciences, writing/composition, museum studies or related field; minimum of five years experience developing exhibitions; supervisory experience with an emphasis on overseeing a creative staff with diverse responsibilities under constant deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills; exceptional exhibition writing, copyediting and proofreading skills; excellent team building skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and related databases.


To apply for an open position at the Monterey Bay Aquarium please log on to our website click on jobs on the bottom of  the web page, register and apply to the position you are interested on online. Only those applicants that register and apply online will be considered for an interview. Thank you for your continued interest in employment opportunities at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Education Specialist [National Park Service, Boston Harbor Islands]

Job Title:Education Technician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:NESHRO-KA-595343-12-28


$34,234.00 to $34,234.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 24, 2012 to Monday, February 06, 2012




Full Time – Term NTE 13 months




1 vacancy(s) – Boston, MA United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations. For more information about the National Park Service, click Boston Harbor Islands NRA Official Website.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all qualified U.S. citizens.

Position Information: This is a TERM position not to exceed 13 months, but may be non-competitively extended up to four years total.  Work schedule is full time; however incumbent may be placed on intermittent status for up to 60 days per year.  Position generally requires working weekdays during standard working hours; however will occasionally require evening or weekend work, including overnight stays on Thompson Island with youth groups.


  • U.S. Citizenship Required.
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • This is a uniformed position.
  • Valid state driver’s license required.


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The Education Technician at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area works with both the Youth & Visitor Services Program Manager and the Education Program Specialist by assisting with the development of educational materials.  This position may regularly present or assist in the presentation of curriculum-based educational activities to applicable audiences in both classroom and field settings at this full performance level; however, such instructional presentation activities will not exceed 20% of the positions duties if such presentations are performed independently.  In addition, the incumbent assists park staff, through liaison efforts, to establish sound and sustainable educational programming partnerships with outside organizations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Research and writing are sedentary and entail the ability to concentrate and write for extended periods.  Program implementation requires physical exertion; standing for long periods of time while teaching in classrooms, carrying programming supplies and materials to the classroom or outdoor programming area, and facilitating a variety of extended outdoor activities for student groups, including overnight programs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is conducted both in and out of doors and is subject to variables including high humidity, rain, cold, heat, and hazardous plants and animals.

AREA INFORMATION: Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation area was established in 1996 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Park is located throughout the Boston Harbor area, encompassing both the north and south shore communities around Boston.  Its purpose is to preserve for public use and enjoyment of the 34 islands and waters comprising the Park, which is spread over a 50 square mile area.  Boston Harbor Islands is significant for containing – within close proximity of a major urban population – a complex array of cultural and natural resources and opportunities for a broad range of recreation, from water sports to tours of historic forts. The Park includes three National Historic Landmarks, and contains the only cluster of island drumlins in the North America.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Monday, February 06, 2012.  Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors.

QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and/or education as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

A. Experience – one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level in the federal service.  This experience includes presenting curricula-based education programs; the research and development of curricula-based support materials and activities; OR

B. Successful completion of four years of education above high school level from an accredited college or university in any field; OR

C. Combination of education and experience.

Education – if qualifying based on education at all you must provide transcripts with your application. Failure to provide will result in an ineligible rating.

You must possess a 4 year course of study above high school leading to a bachelor’s degree. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours.

To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .

Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.

You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.


1. Required to serve a one year trial period.

2. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform.

3. You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year, or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you. Please indicate in your application whether you possess a valid State drivers license.

4. Incumbent will be subject to shift rotations (occasionally required to work evenings and weekends including overnight stays on Thompson Island with youth groups.  Term appoint, full-time work schedule; however may be placed in intermittent status for up to 60 days per year.

5. Upon consideration of all qualified applicants, a tentative offer will be made pending the favorable outcome of a background investigation.


Your rating will be based on both your responses to the Job Assessment Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. The assessment questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) that are required to perform the work of this position. Only education and experience acquired by the closing filing deadline will be considered.

Please Note: All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated in your application package. Upon review, if it is determined that your work history, KSAs, narrative responses, and/or supporting documents do not support your answer choices, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified or your score may be modified. Please ensure that your work history and narrative responses provide enough detail to support your answers to the KSAs.

  • Skill in developing education programs.
  • Skill in presenting classroom-based and place-based environmental education programs.
  • Knowledge of natural and cultural history of New England, particularly maritime history.
  • Knowledge and ability to staff an on-island overnight facility.
  • Skill in using multi-media equipment and various computer software programs.
  • You must include months, years and hours per week worked to receive credit for your work experience. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. You will not receive any credit for experience that does not indicate exact hours per week or is listed as “varies”.

    Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:
    Category Group I (Best Qualified) – applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position.
    Category Group II (Well Qualified) – applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job.
    Category Group III (Qualified) – applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran’s preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran’s preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

    For more information, please see the Park Service’s website.

    School Programs Manager [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston]

    School Programs Manager, MFA Houston

    Position Available at the MFAH

    *School Programs Manager*

    Accepting Applications

    Law Building, a non-smoking facility

    *Reports To:*
    W.T. and Louise J. Moran Education Director

    *Pay Type:*
    Salaried, Exempt, Full Time, 35 hours/week

    Commensurate with Experience and Education

    Group Medical and Dental Insurance, Life and Long Term Disability
    Insurance, Pension Plan, Credit Union, Flexible Compensation Plan, Paid
    Time Off, Reserve Time Off, Holiday Pay, Museum Membership and Discounts

    *Work Schedule:*
    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    *Job Code:*



    A part of the Education department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the
    School Programs division is the liaison between the museum and elementary
    through high public and private schools, and state and local teacher and
    education organizations.
    Working with a team of educators, this position plans and implements
    professional development programs for educators, researches and writes
    curriculum materials, and works collaboratively with the MFAH´s Kinder
    Foundation Education Center, a lending-library of teaching resources. The
    primary goals of the School Programs division is to develop educator and
    school partnerships and other initiatives that position the museum as a
    center for teaching and learning for educators and students.


    €Plan, implement, and evaluate professional development programs for
    educators including Evenings for Educators, teacher workshops, an annual
    teacher conference, a summer course for teachers, and special requests

    € Plan, implement, and evaluate select programs for elementary ‹ high
    school students

    € Research and write select curriculum materials on the permanent
    collection and exhibitions

    € Research and understand the needs, interests, and concerns of
    public/private school educators and administrators to ensure the MFAH´s
    offerings are relevant and reflect best practice in teaching and learning

    € Oversee the development and distribution of an online newsletter,
    announcements, and other marketing material that seek to maximize
    participation in museum activities to maintain existing and develop new

    € Works with others in education department to manage budgets, grant
    reports, program statistics,
    and other administrative responsibilities as necessary


    *Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:*

    € Proficient gallery and/or classroom teacher

    € Excellent management and interpersonal skills

    € Familiar with current education theories and trends

    € Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage numerous projects

    € Must be able to work evenings and weekends as program schedule demands


    *Education and Experience:*

    € MA., M.Ed., or MAT in art education, art history or education

    € 3-5 years experience in museum education or classroom teaching

    € Demonstrated management and administrative abilities

    € Experience teaching from works of art

    On line application on the MFAH website.

    Public Programs Coordinator [American Museum of Natural History]

    American Museum of Natural History
    Job Title: Public Programs Coordinator (Education/Public Programs)

    Responsibilities & Duties:
    This position assists with all operations and programming to implement the
    full calendar of public programs. This position is split equally between
    general public programs and coordinating the Margaret Mead Film Festival.
    position is the main coordinator for the Margaret Mead Film Festival.
    Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
    € Researching and requesting possible films for festival, and researching
    potential program speakers and resources for exhibition-related programming

    € Overseeing and coordinating entire festival submission process
    including: creating and disseminating guidelines and entry forms,
    maintaining festival database, previewing and reviewing festival entries

    € Manage all aspects of Mead Traveling Festival

    € Training festival and public programs volunteers and interns. This
    includes: database training, film trafficking, marketing and
    promotions, etc.

    € Coordinating all guests speaker and filmmaker needs which often involves
    continuous communication.

    € Gathering/compiling of assets for festival program and
    other supplementary documents

    € Coordinate all technical aspects of the festival. Managing, processing,
    and tracking Mead Festival
    and Mead Traveling Festival budgets

    € Coordinating internal and external advance logistics for programs

    € Coordinating day-to-day relationship with A/V, Photo Studio,
    and Institutional Advancement

    € Stage management and day-of support for programs

    € Researching potential funding opportunities and in-kind donations

    This position sits within the Public Programs division of the Education
    Department, and reports to the Senior Manager of Public Programs.


    This position requires someone with exceptional organizational skills
    and the
    ability to juggle many tasks. Candidates must excel in time management,
    writing, and verbal communication.  Bachelor¹s Degree required.

    € Knowledge of international documentary film and film history

    € Interested in all aspects of public programming, from adult lectures
    to family workshops to non-festival film screenings

    € Extensive knowledge of current audio visual technology and
    exhibition standards

    € At least 2 years experience working with film festivals or
    public programs and events

    € Excellent written and oral communication skills

    € Highly organized and detail oriented

    € Team player who can juggle multiple projects and work well under
    tight deadlines

    € Ability to work some nights/weekends a must

    € Proficiency in using MS Excel and FileMaker Pro

    Send resume and cover letter to

    Cambridge Heritage Trust Tour Development Internship [Cambridge Historical Society]

    Cambridge Heritage Trust Tour Development Internship

    Summer internship to work on a grant funded project
    $1,500 stipend
    3 month internship, 12 hours a week (minimum)
    Contact: Gavin W. Kleespies (
    Applications accepted until February 3, 2012

    We are looking for a summer intern to develop and lead an original walking tour on an aspect of
    the history of Cambridge and then give a lecture on the same subject. The tours will take place
    as a part of the Cambridge Discovery Days* (August 4 and August 11), and the lectures would
    be given at the Public Library or another central location that is accessible to the city’s residents.

    The tours can be on a wide variety of subjects, worked out by the intern and CHS staff. The
    two main conditions are that the tours will A) advance the understanding of Cambridge History
    and B) that they will be guided tours that are given as a part of the Cambridge Discovery
    Days program. Other than these two conditions, the format and the content of the tours will be
    relatively openly defined. They can be walking tours, bicycle tours, or smart phone tours. The
    subject of these tours is also relatively open.

    Working with the Cambridge Historical Society staff, the intern will be expected to develop, plan,
    research, write, and presentation of a tour. The intern will also gather historic images and take
    contemporary photos of the sites and we will use these images to produce a self guided tour to
    be distributed in print and/or on-line.

    To apply, please submit a resume, writing sample, schedule of your availability over the summer
    of 2012, and a statement of why you would be a good fit for this internship. Please also let us
    know if you are available for an interview in person or if we should set up a telephone interview.
    The selection will be made by the Executive Director.

    The internship will be for a three month period and will include 12 hours a week at CHS,
    although they can volunteer additional hours if they choose. For their efforts, the intern will
    receive a $1,500 stipend.

    *The Cambridge Discovery Days are two days in August when there are a series of free tours
    of Cambridge given across the city by a wide variety of different non-profit groups, including but
    not limited to: the Cambridge Historical Commission, the Longfellow House, the Mount Auburn
    Cemetery, and numerous independent tour leaders. This will be true as long as the Cambridge
    Discovery Days continue. If this program ceases to exist, the Cambridge Historical Society will
    offer a tour every August as a part of our regular program schedule.

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