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#1415-157 Director, Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC)
Science Learning/Community Engagement, Full-time/Exempt EEO 1B

This job is cool because… the role of the Director of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC) is to provide strategic leadership, staff management/mentorship, budget/fiscal oversight for KAYSC programs which focus on the intersection of youth development, STEM and community engagement and to seek opportunities for collaboration within the Science Museum of Minnesota, the broader museum community and with local, regional/national youth development networks on current research and development relevant to youth experiences and youth programming within the context of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Share your talents by… providing strategic direction and guidance for the KAYSC and serve as a leader across the institution; serving as the Science Museum of Minnesota's chief advocate for youth by providing leadership locally and nationally to involve the Science Museum of Minnesota and other museums in innovative youth development/STEM, community education programs and services; designing, implementing and managing the operations infrastructure of the KAYSC, curriculum and/or philosophy, policies, program budgets and scheduling to assure programmatic success; building relationships across the division and the museum to establish and follow museum wide standards to ensure the most effective business strategy; and facilitating research and development tasks for programs and proposal development by supporting KAYSC Program Managers to fulfill the master schedule with Community Engagement Director, and others museum groups as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will… possess proven knowledge, skills and abilities in areas of complex problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, budget development, strategic thinking, supervisory skills, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, operational planning, organizational participation.

Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Museum Education, Community Organizing, Youth Development or other related field. Minimum of 5 years in a management role which includes budgeting, forecasting, program planning and development , youth and community development and supervisory and training preferred or equivalent in additional to experience in developing and articulating strong business practices and models that support organizational mission and financial goals.

The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action "Employer of Choice"
It is the museum's policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

Pay Rate: Based on experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

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#1415-1121 Director of Development Operations
Development, Operations. Full-time / Exempt EEO 1B

This job is cool because… you contribute to the general operation of development team by defining and implementing system strategies that align with the museum's mission. This role leads and understands all related operational/technical systems and processes in development to ensure alignment with the vision and mission of the organization. This position is responsible for consistent systems applications by providing user support, effective leadership, and training opportunities. The director leads and directs staff and consultants and serves as the primary point of contact for department vendors.

Share your talents by… providing strategic direction and guidance for department and serve as a leader across the institution, Educating peers and staff members of new developments and technologies, researching, developing, implementing, and managing operations infrastructure, philosophy, policies, and scheduling to ensure optimum operating efficiency, developing and managing communication to ensure consistent, coherent and effective messages, developing, preparing and maintaining budgets to ensure accountability while adhering to budgetary guidelines, Building relationships across the division and the museum to establish and follow museum wide standards to ensure the most effective business strategy and leverage internal and external resources to enhance perspectives, products and outcomes.

The ideal candidate will… possess proven knowledge, skills and abilities in areas of database analytics, donor engagement strategies, complex problem solving, critical thinking, customer service skills, software skills, supervisory skills, communication and interpersonal skills, judgment and decision making, time management, problem sensitivity and performs with a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.

Requirements: Bachelors Degree or higher in nonprofit leadership, management, finance, business or related field, or equivalent experience.

Experience: Minimum 10 years of operations leadership, management and supervisory experience. Donor operations experience required, Tessitura database experience preferred.

The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action "Employer of Choice"
It is the museum's policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

Pay Rate: Based on experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

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#1415-1032 Lifelong Learning Instructor
Science Learning Division, Full-time / Exempt EEO 2 B

This job is unique… because its purpose is to deliver high-quality, fun, and engaging science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) educational programs to museum and statewide learning environments and audiences. Currently offered programs which instructors are responsible for delivering include: large-group assemblies, learning labs, summer camps, in-school residencies, and other uniquely facilitated learning experiences. Instructors work collaboratively with museum personnel to inform and create the next generation of learning experiences, as well as support and implement program logistics. Furthermore, this job is responsible for presenting and field-testing learning experiences through the Lifelong Learning instructional philosophy and practice across all learning environments and audiences.

Share your talents by… working with us to provide engaging learning experiences based on the best practices in STEM education in support of our diverse audience of learners. Use program-specific content knowledge and key instructional strategies to ensure integrity and consistency in program delivery and development. Contribute to and support research and evaluation efforts to make data driven decisions that will improve and grow programs, projects, and our distinct Science Museum of Minnesota learning experiences. Our Lifelong Learning Instructors collaborate with internal and external constituents while following museum wide standards to ensure the most effect business plan. They manage communication to ensure consistent, coherent, and effective messaging to promote the positive positioning of the museum. Additionally, they attend to a broad range of activities, within time constraints, to meet the needs of our internal and external communities.

The ideal candidate will… will have 3-5 years of experience in K-12 STEM education or related field with shown expertise in facilitating formal/informal learning experiences with children ages 4-16, developing and writing curriculum, and an exhibited positive work demeanor in educational team settings. The ideal candidate will be reflective about their teaching and learning practice, be able to work collaboratively across multiple departments, and have the ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic, situation, or problem. Requirements include but are not limited to having a strong knowledge of K-12 STEM Education as well as informal science learning environments; a B.A. or B.S. in STEM related fields, Elementary Education, Middle School Science Education and/or museum studies is preferred. This position asks that one have the ability to travel statewide for several days at a time, including overnights and the occasional evening and/or weekend work. This position requires a valid driver's license for use of Science Museum of Minnesota vans. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a propensity for creativity and curiosity, enthusiasm and passion, integrity and a strong professional work ethic.

The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action "Employer of Choice"
It is the museum's policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

Pay Rate: Based on experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

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