Looking for that one in a million job? The one that makes you jump up and down in excitement at the mere thought of it?
We’ve rounded up some of the most amazing museum jobs currently available. These are positions where you’ll lead innovation, work with incredible collections, and help create impactful programs for audiences that inspire, educate, and entertain. But hurry – we’re sure these positions won’t stay open long!
Director of Exhibits and Programming at Air Zoo
Do you love aviation? Want to work in a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere full of exhibits, aircrafts, and simulations? The Air Zoo of Kalamazoo, Michigan – voted the “Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family” three years in a row – is looking for a new Director of Exhibits and Museum Programming. You’ll lead all aspects of the learning experience at this awesome aviation museum, including exhibition development, collections management, and developing engaging, educational, and inspirational programs. This position also assists with expanding and diversifying partnerships and leading strategic planning, marketing, and team building.
Manager of Program Development: Innovator at The Adler Planetarium
Want a job that’s out of this world? Join the Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, as their newest Innovator. You’ll be their resident “think tank,” flushing out crazy ideas, brainstorming new ones, and always on the lookout to improve existing programs and cultivate strong relationships internally and externally. Bonus: you don’t need to be a scientist! Applicants should be passionate about communicating and sharing science. So if your heroes are Bill Nye, Carl Sagan, or Neil DeGrasse Tyson; you know that passion comes from actually doing science (not just reading textbooks); and can play a good game of devil’s advocate to improve programs and inspire audiences, then learn more and apply here.
Mirken Coordinator of Academic and Public Programs at Colby College Museum of Art
We absolutely loved working with Colby College Museum of Art students to brainstorm new, innovative programs to attract student and adult audiences to this awesome museum. Even better – they’re now hiring for the Mirken Coordinator of Academic and Public Programs, a role that supports the museum’s educational and public programs. You’ll work closely with museum staff to develop new programs for students and adult audiences, implement the museum’s plan for diversity and inclusion, and lead curricular and collections outreach programs with faculty and students. You’ll also work closely with the Student Advisory Board to brainstorm new ways to foster interaction, dialogue, and long-term relationships with Colby College students and alumni.
Development Manager at Kenosha Public Museum
Are you committed to fundraising and strategic planning to propel museums into sustainable futures? Join the Kenosha Public Museum, with its collection of over 80,000 amazing natural science and fine and decorative arts objects, as their Development Manager! You’ll join their team to oversee all aspects of fundraising, assist with strategic planning, and develop a culture of philanthropy within the museum. The Development Manager also develops and implements events, cultivates long-term relationships with prospective donors and sponsors, and oversees all aspects of donor relations.
Exhibition Assistant for Immortal: Warhol’s Last Works
Do you love Andy Warhol? Want to help showcase his legacy – and the incredible works of his later life – to the public? The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is seeking a part-time Exhibition Assistant to help lead an interactive Screen Printing activity to engage visitors with this incredible exhibition. You’ll also have the chance to assist with other aspects of developing and maintaining this exhibition.
Project Manager at Local Projects LLC
Do you love making exhibits and public projects come to life? Join Local Projects – a media design firm for museums and public spaces – as a Project Manager. You’ll lead teams and projects from concept to launch and warranty phases, shaping the future of museum and public spaces by fusing technologically advanced media catalysts into a drive towards collaborative storytelling.
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