Position and Responsibilities: The Bruce Museum is seeking an experienced and hardworking Curator of Science, reporting to the Deputy Director, who is responsible for documentation, interpretation, and maintenance of the museum's permanent collection.
- The Curator of Science will develop and implement two to four temporary science exhibitions each year.
- S/he will also be part of a team planning programming about the environment of Long Island Sound at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point and coordinating joining projects with partners such as the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.
- S/he is the primary liaison between the Museum's Education Department and local schools in instituting new STEM initiatives in educational programs.
- S/he serves on the Science Committee and the Collection Committee, advising and making recommendations about acquisitions to the science collections.
- S/he is a critical member of the executive team, working with the Board, Science Committee, and staff in a supportive, direct, collegial, and congenial manner.
- Master of Science with a thesis in a natural science field, PhD and publications strongly preferred
- 3-5 years curatorial experience
- Working knowledge of curatorial practices and the natural sciences
- Experience managing a departmental budget and restricted funds
- Demonstrate excellent writing and speaking skills
- Ability to supervise part-time science curatorial staff, volunteers, and interns
- Ability to handle collection objects without supervision and travel
- Independent judgment, common sense, and authority in making decisions
- Ability to eloquently and dynamically foster and advise local collectors and cultivate donors and sponsors
Send resume & cover letter attention Science Curator Job to: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: 203.869.0963; Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Dr, Greenwich CT 06830. No phone calls, please.
The Bruce Museum, located in Greenwich, Connecticut, seeks two seasonal, full-time Co-Naturalists for the Seaside Center, an environmental education facility located in Greenwich Point Park, Old Greenwich, CT.
The Naturalists are responsible for the co-management and daily operation of the Museum’s Seaside Center.
- Supervision of numerous high school volunteers and interns.
- Development and implementation of environmental educational activities for public visitors and families.
- Assisting with the upkeep of the facilities large marine aquariums and touch tank.
- The position will include occasional collaboration with ongoing research programs involving the Long Island Sound.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a science, education, or relevant subject required.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Current driver’s license.
The two positions are seasonal full-time starting on June 4, 2014 and continuing to September 5, 2014 with hours usually being 10 am - 6 pm, Wednesday-Sunday. There may be exceptions to these hours in the beginning and end of the season. The Co-Naturalists are compensated $15 per hour.
The Museum will provide individualized training for the position. For more information or to send cover letter and resume, please contact Cynthia Ehlinger, Science Curatorial Associate, by email: email@example.com
The Bruce Museum, located in Greenwich Connecticut, seeks Instructors for the Brucemobile, an educational outreach program that travels to classrooms to conduct science enrichment. Offered to students in grades Pre-K to 12, each program is developmentally appropriate and consists of a lesson and hands-on learning activity. All programs are inquiry based and include Museum artifacts and specimens. The Brucemobile Instructor is a per diem position with variable hours. Instructors can expect to work approximately 25 hours per week and will receive payment on a per-class basis.
• Bachelor’s Degree in art, science, history, education or museum studies required. Teaching experience preferred.
• Unattended mobility required in object handling, ability to drive the museum vehicles and visit facilities unequipped.
• Current driver’s license.
The Instructor is responsible for teaching the Museum’s outreach programs. This includes:
• Researching background information to build an understanding of program content and materials.
• Preparing for each class; including assembly and return of materials in a careful and timely fashion.
• Loading, unloading and driving Brucemobile vehicles with collection objects and program materials.
The Bruce Museum offers outreach educational programs Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
The Museum will provide individualized training for the position. For more information or to send cover letter and resume, please contact Peter Linderoth, Manager of Seaside Center and Outreach Education, by phone (203) 413-6742 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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