Museum of Science and Industry
Job Title:
Manager, Specialized Experiences

Description:

The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science centers in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive science experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else to Live Science Experiences that make you the scientist undefined a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), MSI offers a variety of student and teacher experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science related disciplines, with a vision to fulfillment of the Museum’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, engineering and medicine. If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Indu stry is the right place for you.

This individual will manage, develop, and implement educational programming, presentations, activities, events, and guest experiences with a focus on revenue generating opportunities. Works across departments to support the vision by ensuring science content is communicated to guests in an engaging capacity. Could include, but is not limited to guest, community, and school-based audiences
• Researches, develops, and implements revenue generating programs in accordance with the Center for Advancement of Science Education (CASE).
• Conducts thorough business analysis of existing Snoozeums and presents business models for increasing number of Snoozeums.
• Develops and presents business plans for increasing revenue generating opportunities within CASE.
• Partners, collaborates and coordinates with departments museum wide to develop and launch new products and events.
• Continually monitors programs, activities, and events for quality assurance, revenue opportunities and operational effectiveness.
• Proposes creative solutions to problems.
• Performs administrative duties pertaining to the scheduling and operations of overnight public programs.
• Tracks and analyzes budget allocation for revenue generating programming.
• Positively leads teams in the creation, development, and implementation of new exhibit content and activities in a team environment.
• Supports collaboration with leadership, facilitation, and volunteer teams within Guest Experiences to help determine and enhance facilitated guest experiences.
• Develops and delivers training plans for facilitation staff, volunteers, and interns on program content, logistics, engagement strategies, and best practices.
• Develops and maintains detailed program development, project implementation plans, ongoing training materials, and coaching logs.
• Assists with coordinating programs, tours, and presentations for special guests as assigned by Director of Guest Experiences.
• Communicates and collaborates with internal staff and external partners regarding program logistics.
• Organizes, plans and facilitates meetings with leadership, facilitators, and volunteer teams.
• Proven track record of strong project management skills
• Experience with teaching (classroom and informal setting), professional development, program/curriculum development, and technology-based learning/teaching
• The ability to be flexible, successfully juggling various priorities and multiple projects
• Prior improv, teaching and/or program or curriculum development experience a plus.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
• Must be detail oriented, and effectively manage deadlines.
• Strong team work and interdepartmental collaboration skills.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent; from four-year college or university and/or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Master’s degree in Business Administration a plus. 

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirement:

human.resources@msichicago.org

The Museum of Science and Industry is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

___________________________________________________________________

Museum of Science and Industry

Job Title:
Coordinator Floor Development

Description:  
The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science centers in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive science experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else to Live Science Experiences that make you the scientist undefined a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), MSI offers a variety of student and teacher experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science related disciplines, with a vision to fulfillment of the Museum’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, engineering and medicine. If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Indu stry is the right place for you.


This individual will coordinate, develop and implement education based presentations, current news demonstrations, activities, events and guest experiences. Could include, but is not limited to visitor, community, and school audiences:
• Research, develop and implement floor development presentations and curricula in accordance with the Education and Guest Experiences Division.
• Review existing content material, strategies, and research/evaluation to make recommendations and implement approved modifications.
• Continually monitor floor development activity or event for quality assurance and relevance to applicable state and national education standards.
• Partner and collaborate with staff, volunteers, and guest experiences team to determine program methodology.
• Facilitate meetings with staff, volunteers, and guest experiences team.
• Train staff, volunteers and interns on program content, interpretative strategies and best practices.
• Develop and maintain detailed program development and implementation project plans.
• Coordinate with all necessary museum divisions to develop facilitated experiences.
• Coordinate programs and interview special guests.
• Communicate and collaborate with internal staff and external partners regarding program logistics. Act as liaison with HR, Volunteer Office, Education and other MSI departments.
• Compile financial reports and maintain program budgets.
• Track and report program attendance.
• Maintain program documents, including photographs, anecdotal evidence and progress.
• Assist with other guest programs as assigned.

Required qualifications are as follows:
• Bachelor’s degree in Science or Education; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Theatre training or experience is critical.
• Computer design experience is a plus.
• Prior informal teaching and curriculum development experience required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong project management skills.
• Evidence of proactive problem solving skills.
• Evidence of creative and innovative thinking.

Additional experience that is recommended:
• Bi-lingual is a plus.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirement:

human.resources@msichicago.org

The Museum of Science and Industry is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

__________________________________________________________________________

Museum of Science and Industry

Job Title:
Senior Coordinator

Description

The Museum of Science and Industry, one of the largest science centers in the world, offers world-class and uniquely interactive science experiences that inspire inventive genius and foster curiosity. From groundbreaking and award-winning exhibits that can’t be found anywhere else to Live Science Experiences that make you the scientist undefined a visit to MSI is where fun and learning mix. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE), MSI offers a variety of student and teacher experiences that deepen the engagement of students and teachers in science and science related disciplines, with a vision to fulfillment of the Museum’s larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, engineering and medicine. If you are equally passionate about our vision and want to be surrounded by a team of dynamic, smart and innovative people, the Museum of Science and Industry is the right place for you.

This individual leads the Coordinator and Facilitators in providing exhibit content in a positive, fun, inclusive and educational capacity. Works with team members to ensure exhibit content is being communicated to guests in an engaging capacity, that staff members are proactive about addressing guest needs throughout the Museum, and that staff perform core operational job requirements.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Ensures Facilitators and Coordinators are engaging guests with exhibit content in assigned museum spaces.
 Manages staff in performance of core operational functions of exhibits, wayfinding and opening and closing of Museum.
 Provides coaching, professional development and immediate performance feedback to Coordinators and Facilitators.
 Assembles teams based on skills, exhibit content and museum needs.
 Proposes creative solutions to problems.
 Assists in managing organizational change.
 Positively leads teams in the creation, development and implementation of new exhibit content and activities in a team environment.
 Supports collaboration with educators and volunteers to enhance or create facilitated exhibit experiences.
 Tracks and rewards outstanding team members.
 Conducts daily team meetings prior to opening.
 Proactively greets guests and addresses any guest questions or needs.
 Ensures Museum opening and closing procedure requirements are met.
 Develops and delivers facilitated experience training and standard ongoing training.
 Performs administrative duties pertaining to Guest Experiences operations.
 Assists the Coordinator with developing and maintaining Facilitators schedule and daily rotations in accordance with departmental budget.
 Administers payroll and analyzes monthly payroll expenses against budget allocation.
 Assists Manager of Guest Experiences and HR staff in the continual improvement of Guest Experiences teams.
 Assists scheduling Special Group Tours with Marketing Department.
 Oversees exhibit staffing and museum operations, including hiring and training of Coordinator and Facilitator 1s.
 Responsible for managing a Coordinator and a team of up to 25 Facilitators.

Required qualifications are as follows:
 Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
 Must have a minimum of two years of experience supervising diverse teams.
 Excellent communication skills are required.
 Proficiency of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required.
 Ability to research and learn exhibit content grounded in the fields of science, technology, engineering, medicine and aviation.
 Ability to creatively problem-solve.
 Strong team work and collaboration skills.
 Ability to lead teams using positive management strategies.
 Team performance maximization skills.
 Ability to talk to and engage guests.
 Ability to handle several activities at one time.

Additional experience that is recommended:
 Bilingual ability a plus.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirement:

human.resources@msichicago.org

The Museum of Science and Industry is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Application Deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

Visit our sister sites:
                         
©IMTAL  
IMTAL c/o NEMA, 22 Mill Street, Ste 409, Arlington, MA 02476




Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software