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Engineering Education Associate I [Museum of Science, Boston, MA]


The Engineering Education Associate will facilitate programs to engage large numbers of museum visitors (often 150 guests per hour or more) in activities and interpretations presenting engineering design, “maker” skills, and computational thinking. The Engineering Education Associate will help maintain materials and spaces, and assist with the ongoing professional development for part-time staff and volunteers – developing and delivering briefings, and help develop innovative activities and experiences for introducing museum guests to technologies in our designed world.


  • Facilitate engineering and computational thinking activities, interpretations and presentations for Tech Studio (up to 3-5 hours working directly with the public daily)
  • Develop 4-9 briefings for Tech Studio volunteers per year
  • Deliver 3-5 briefing sessions for Tech Studio volunteers per week.
  • Develop and implement 3-5 new engineering and design-based learning activities/workshops annually.
  • Assist in the training of 20-30 volunteers and 2-6 part time staff annually.
  • Work with other museum departments to organize and coordinate continuing research on engineering and computational thinking education in informal environments. (1-2 research efforts per year)
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager and Coordinator, supervise programs and mentor staff to ensure the proper presentation of programs and activities (daily programs with 20-30 volunteers per week)
  • Work one weekend day per week and some holidays as agreed on with Program Manager.


This position is full- time, 40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday or Sunday-Thursday. One weekend day and some holidays required.


Manager, Informal and Engineering Computer Science Learning


  • One (1) year or more of Science and technology education experience.
  • Bachelors of Science or Arts degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (verbal/oratory and written).
  • Proven ability to provide customer service in a high volume environment as well as comfort working in large groups.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in science and technology education.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously, paying close attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in collaboration with a team (1 – 8).


Non-Exempt (Hourly). Commensurate with experience.


Benefits for full-time, non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 15 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Curator of Education [The Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas, TX]

Job Title: Curator of Education FLSA Status: Salaried/Exempt
Department: Collections & Interpretation Job Grade G20
Reports To: Director of Collections & Interpretation Position Type: Full-time
Positions Supervised: Education Programs Coordinator

The Curator of Education is a vital team member of the Collections and Interpretation Division and is responsible for all aspects of the Museum’s education programming initiatives. This position provides strategic vision and leadership in the development, implementation and delivery of robust educational programming for formal and informal audiences, on-site at the Museum as well as through distance learning and outreach programs. Additionally, this position plays a key role in maintaining and strengthening existing partnerships with educational agencies, school districts and educators, while cultivating additional strategic relationships to support the Museum’s educational initiatives.

Essential Responsibilities: 
• Research, develop and implement creative, dynamic and engaging educational programs that resonate with new and existing audiences.
• Oversee development of formal and informal learning programming for all audiences in collaboration with the Education Programs Coordinator and curatorial team.
• Ensure relevant education school programs meet appropriate TEKS or other education curriculum standards.
• Manage delivery of education programs: including promotion, staffing, speaker coordination, and setup.
• Deliver effective internal communication to ensure broad staff awareness of programming activities and needs.
• Coordinate evaluation of education programs.
• Evaluate and disseminate audience response data to determine program effectiveness.
• Supervise the Education Programs Coordinator and oversee the hiring and supervision of additional Education staff, interns, volunteers, and/or contractors.
• Prepare and monitor annual Education budget, in consultation with Director of Collections & Interpretation.
• Maintain and cultivate relationships with partner institutions.
• Articulate partnership arrangements to other staff.
• Collaborate with appropriate staff on development of audience-specific interpretive projects and accessibility/creative access initiatives.
• Further develop the “hands-on” Education Collection to support education programming, in consultation with the Curator of Collections.
• Work in conjunction with Marketing staff to develop brochures, advertisements, press releases, web resources and other materials that effectively promote programs.
• Work with development staff on proposals and reports for program-related grants.
• Research and implement outreach strategies in consultation with marketing and curatorial staffs.
• Oversee the Teacher Advisory Committee to guide program planning and development for educators and students.
• Serve as a leader in the educational, outreach, and professional communities through participation in local, regional and national committees, presenting on panels, and representing the Museum at symposia and conferences, publishing and consulting with other institutions.
• Model effective leadership practices and institutional values.
• Other duties and projects as assigned by Director of Collections & Interpretation and Executive Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
• Master’s Degree required (education or museum studies preferred).
• Minimum of 3 years of museum education experience or leadership experience with educational programs and curriculum development or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience working with a wide-range of audiences, including adults and youth, as well as professional educator community.
• Knowledge of standard museum education, evaluation, and curriculum development concepts, principles and practices.
• Knowledge of collections as a central medium for designing educational experiences.
• Demonstrated excellence in crafting and communicating an overarching strategic vision for educational programming.
• Strong interpersonal skills and leadership ability to succeed through positive influence and persuasion.
• Proven ability to attract community partners and motivate staff and volunteers.
• Ability to organize and manage multiple projects and tasks, prioritize workflow, and consistently meet deadlines.
• Excellent written and oral communication, presentation and public speaking skills.
• Ability to interact in positive and effective manner with both internal and external parties.
• Ability to accomplish work goals both independently and in a team environment.
• Strong computer skills; including familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Skilled in creative thinking.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Nicola Longford, Executive Director
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75202-3308


Collections Manager [Grand Valley State University Art Gallery, Allendale, MI]

The Grand Valley State University Art Gallery in Allendale, Michigan (Grand Rapids) is seeking an experienced Collections Manager to be responsible for the day-to-day management of more than 15,000 prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and textiles in the university’s permanent collection.  Approximately 11,000 are on long term view in multiple buildings on several campuses. This diverse and wide-ranging collection requires an active Collections Manager that is able to move quickly between tasks while fulfilling responsibilities with a high degree of detail. This position provides administrative and curatorial support for the department and works with a variety of faculty, staff, and students from around the university’s various campuses around Michigan.

High proficiency in communication and multi-tasking is required. Work involves acquisition, registration, cataloging, environmental control, loan processing, records computerization, storage maintenance, cleaning and preservation, arrangement, handling requests for photographic reprints, conducting periodic collections inventory, and retrieving materials in response to research requests. This position will also have a strong public component to it, including presenting to the community, building donor relationships, and working collaboratively with team and community members. An M.A. degree in Art History, Museum Studies, Public History, or related humanities field combined with a minimum of five year’s collection and museum related experience is required. The gallery’s web site is found at www.gvsu/edu/artgallery.

Grand Valley State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for racial and ethnic minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. University policy extends protections to additional identities. See For a detailed listing of required qualifications, education, and responsibilities, and to apply for this position please visit Please attach cover letter, CV and/or resume to your application. Applications will be accepted until August 16, 2017.

Education Fellowship at Fitchburg Art Museum

The Education Fellowship at the Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) is designed to launch emerging art museum educators into substantial museum careers by providing a 12-month, half-time, immersive professional experience in the Education Department of a regional art museum.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is the leading cultural institution in North Central Massachusetts. FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections of over 4,000 objects, as well as special loan exhibitions focused on New England contemporary art. Collection strengths include American Art, photography, and African Art. Area schools, community groups, and artist organizations organize shows for FAM’s Community Gallery, and the Museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools, and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy. FAM is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

The FAM Education Fellowship is a 12-month, 20-hour per week appointment for a recent M.A. in museum studies, art education, or art history. The FAM Education Fellow will participate in the full range of art museum educational activities, with primary responsibilities for overseeing the translation of our Egyptian gallery labels into Spanish, writing and producing exhibition brochures, administering programs, and generally assisting the Director of Education. Opportunities to participate in docent training, public, school, and community programs, teacher workshops, accessibility issues, and exhibition interpretation will be made available whenever possible.

The Fellow will work with a wide range of audiences, and engage in writing, public speaking, research, and planning.

The Education Fellow will report directly to Director of Education Laura Howick, and will work closely with the Director of Docents and other members of the FAM team. Fellows will benefit from daily mentoring by Ms. Howick, and enjoy a supportive, collaborative, and creative work culture. As the fellowship progresses, the Fellow will have increasing responsibilities and autonomy.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to the future career aspirations of each Fellow.

FAM staff will actively participate in job searches for Fellows with direct advocacy, references, and professional networks.

The FAM Education Fellow will be paid a stipend of $15,000, with an option to purchase health care. The Fellow must be able to work at least one weekend day a month during the school year.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV, three writing samples (1-5 pages each), and the names and contact information for three references by email to Director of Education Laura Howick  (, and put “Education Fellowship” in the subject line. We seek to fill this position by September 1, 2017.

For general information about FAM, please visit

Native American Fellowship at Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to announce a post-graduate curatorial fellowship for 2017-2018, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Beginning in mid-September 2017, this twelve month fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections and exhibitions of the Peabody Essex Museum. The Native American Fellow is fully integrated into the Exhibition Research and Publishing (ERP) team of PEM’s Curatorial department with duties comparable to those of assistant curator. This position supports collection curators on exhibition planning, implementation, and other curatorial projects. ERP team members manage a portfolio of specific curatorial projects that require them to: develop exhibition proposals; research and implement exhibitions, publications, and interpretive materials; and research and/or facilitate collection-related projects. The position interfaces across many PEM departments, especially with Collection Services, Registration, Exhibition Planning, Interpretation, and Conservation, regarding the implementation of projects.

Applications deadline is Friday, July 28, 2017. To access the full position description, application guidelines and application, please visit:

Please contact Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné), Native American Fellowship Program Specialist, with any questions:  by phone at 978-542-1894 (direct line) or by email at

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