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Vice President of Education

  • January 31, 2019 11:32 AM
    Message # 7139223

    Posted Jan. 31, 2019


    Schenectady, NY | miSci (museum of innovation and science)

    About miSci

    miSci is Tech Valley’s leading science center, providing multi-media hands-on STEAM learning to visitors of all ages. Located in New York’s Capital Region, miSci is mission-driven to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present, and future. The museum explores the area’s rich technological heritage, through an internationally-recognized archive and collection related to the regional and global history of innovation, the region’s finest interactive STEAM exhibits, a Challenger Learning Center, the Dudley Observatory, the Suits-Bueche Planetarium, dynamic standards-based education programs and outreaches, and soon the Vale Park Conservancy Trail. Operating without public funding, miSci engages patrons, donors, and strong community partnerships to deliver dynamic “edutainment” that fosters public understanding of scientific subjects, promotes STEM careers, and encourages scientifically informed citizenship.

    Position Description

    miSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science seeks a Vice President of Education, whose role is integral to miSci’s mission to inspire people to celebrate and explore science and technology, past, present, and future. The Vice President of Education provides leadership in the creation and implementation of dynamic, current, outcome-based school and public learning programs that meet the needs of miSci’s community.

    Full time salaried position.

    Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Develop strong relationships with school districts and professional and community organizations to ensure miSci’s programs address the STEAM educational needs of our local and greater communities.
    • Establish the strategic direction of miSci’s programming based on miSci’s changing exhibit plan, Common Core and the Next Generation Standards, and set annual goals and objectives for the staff.
    • Work closely with the Vice President of Exhibits, Archives and Collections to develop collections and/exhibits-based programming that includes outreach, in-exhibit live activities, and public programs.
    • Ensure quantifiable and qualifiable assessments of miSci’s school and public programs.
    • Develop and oversee the department’s budget.
    • Research, write and oversee the implementation of grants supporting the education department and work closely with the VP of Development to ensure funding of programs and initiatives.
    • Recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate direct-report departmental staff.
    • Work closely with the VP of Marketing and Communications to ensure timely and targeted marketing of Education programs and the creation of materials for miSci’s website and other marketing materials.
    Required Experience
    • Five years supervisory experience
    • Proven history in grant awards
    • Preferred Qualifications and Experience
    • PhD in either Education or the Sciences/EdD in Education
    • Research-oriented and outcome driven
    • Prior experience in the development of collaborative and outreach programs with school districts and other educational NGOs
    • Experience working in under-resourced communities
    • Increasing revenue through programs and resources

    Please submit resume and/or CV, 3 references (which we will only contact with your prior permission), and a philosophy of teaching and learning statement to careers@misci.org. Application deadline is Friday, February 8, 2019.

    miSci is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

    If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call Amy Burns in our Office of Human Resources at 518.382.7890, ext 251.

The Museum Association of New York strengthens the capacity of New York State’s cultural community by supporting professional standards and organizational development. We provide advocacy, training, and networking opportunities so that museums and museum professionals may better serve their missions and communities.

Museum Association of New York is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. 

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