Director, Exhibit Development & Conservation

Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Director, Exhibit Development & Conservation Museum of Science, Boston Innovation and creativity come from the unique perspectives of a diverse staff. We value your perspective. SUMMARY STATEMENT: The Museum of Science, Boston--one of the nation's leading science museums--is looking for a talented individual to direct all aspects of the planning, creation, and maintenance of the Museum's exhibit components and provide leadership regarding the overall look and feel of our three-dimensional educational environment. This person will work with an experienced and dedicated team of colleagues to develop the vision, direct the resources, and create and implement work plans to deliver and maintain educationally effective, high-quality exhibits. The Museum of Science aspires to create one of the most effective, accessible, and attractive informal learning environments. This will be accomplished by developing exhibit experiences that connote excitement, beauty, whimsy, and attention to aesthetic details, while being scientifically robust and accessible to the widest possible audience. With several major gallery renovations underway over the next several years, the Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation can immediately have a major impact on the institution's visitor experience--while simultaneously helping craft a long-range vision of how the Museum conveys themes in STEM topics through the permanent exhibit experiences we create. To be successful in this role, a candidate should have knowledge of, and experience in, the world of science center exhibits; should be an advocate for creating fun, interactive, and accessible exhibits; should understand the power that a positive museum experience can have on a visitor; be a skilled writer and passionate communicator; champion the work processes that create successful projects; and be an accomplished manager who can help lead a talented team to do great things. The Exhibit Development and Conservation department includes approximately 30 full- and part-time staff, including project managers, exhibit content developers, exhibit design (3D, graphic, and technical), exhibit maintenance, technical services, and exhibit fabrication. Leading this team, collaborating with colleagues across the institution, and representing our institution to external constituencies will ensure the Museum of Science continues to play a major role in STEM education. WORK SCHEDULE: This position is full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. REPORTS TO: Vice President, Education MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelors of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred. • More than five years of project management experience. Museum experience preferred. STARTING SALARY: Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience. BENEFITS: Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 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! TO APPLY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN OUR DIVERSE AND DYNAMIC WORK ENVIRONMENT, SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: Human Resources Department Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114 Fax: (617) 589-0362 Email: Although we are actively accepting applications, interviews will not be held until February 2014. Visit for our most up-to-date employment listings. No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application. The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.