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Full-Time Openings

Public Programs Manager

Job Summary

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is seeking a passionate, creative, and experienced creator of public programs to lead the development and management of programs for intergenerational audiences with a special focus on adult offerings. Reporting to the Senior Director for Creative Development and Partnerships and working in alignment and collaboration with colleagues developing public offerings within the Experiences and Engagement and Community Learning Divisions as well as other internal and external partners, the Public Programs Manager produces and presents a wide range of public experiences. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary approach they will research, conceptualize, develop, and facilitate a dynamic range of programs on and offsite including public conversation forums, evening events, film festivals, workshops, field excursions and more.

The ideal candidate should be a natural leader with some management experience, and a creative yet organized style of working. They should be passionate about the importance of instilling a sense of wonder, and curiosity for the natural world among the Academy’s diverse publics. They should be equally compelled by the importance of co-creation and developing dynamic forums to discuss the most challenging environmental issues of our time—climate change, biodiversity loss, etcetera—in the full complexity of their cultural, social, and political dimensions.  The Manager will develop compelling programs with external partners and represent the Academy to public audiences so should have a natural ability to collaborate, as well as to facilitate public conversations.

The Public Programs Manager reports to the Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships in the Experience and Engagement Division.

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Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships

Job Summary

The Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships of The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is an experienced, curator and creative producer who works closely with the VP Experience and Engagement to nurture a culture of creativity and innovation. Attuned to leading edge practices in informal art and science learning, adept at research and cross-disciplinary collaboration, the Senior Director will manage and guide the development of exhibitions, public programming, mediated experiences, and hands on learning.

The role requires a creative individual skilled and experienced in the creation of projects and programs that manifest in various forms—whether exhibition, film, public forum, interactive exhibit, public art project, or demonstration—to support the Academy’s mission of fostering meaningful public experience and engagement.

Drawing from art, science and design-thinking methodologies, the Senior Director will work with contributing collaborators, and organizational partners to shape indelible, impactful, inquiry based, user-directed experiences based in the Academy’s scientific research in the natural sciences. They will work closely with the Academy staff from Community Learning, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Collections, Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communication, Finance and Operations as well as Drexel faculty and staff to ensure shared alignment.

The Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships works closely alongside the VP Experience and Engagement and Senior Director of Public Environment, guiding project teams towards the realization of exhibitions and projects developed to achieve the Academy’s public engagement goals for intergenerational audiences. Key to the role is the management of leadership staff including the Manager of Public Programs; Manager of Mediated Experiences; Manager of the Urban Nature Lab; Senior Exhibition Designer, and Media Developer as well as volunteers within these areas, and the empowering of teams to build engaging experiences, and to continually evolve in dynamic ways.

The ideal candidate should be a natural leader with management experience, and a creative yet organized style of working. They should be passionate about the importance of instilling a sense of wonder, and curiosity for the natural world among the Academy’s diverse publics. They should be equally compelled by the importance of co-creation and convening dynamic forums to discuss the most challenging environmental issues of our time—climate change, mass extinction, biodiversity loss, etcetera—in the full complexity of their cultural, social, and political dimensions. The Senior Director must display excellence in their work and guide their teams to excellence as well.

The role requires an individual who is well versed in forward-looking contemporary art, design, education and ecological practices, and an advocate for STEAM learning, integrating the sciences with other disciplines, and connecting the Academy with local, regional, national and international partners.

The Senior Director of Creative Development and Partnerships reports to the VP Experience and Engagement in the Experience and Engagement Division

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Vice President of Collections and Research

Job Summary

The Vice President of Collections and Research (the VP) is a new position that has been created to provide support to, management of, and leadership for staff who steward and research the Academy’s remarkable specimen collections, books, archives, and artifacts.

The VP’s main deliverable is to make the Academy’s unrivalled collections and knowledge more accessible to, useful for, and integrated with a global network of scientists and conservationists by (a) securing increased funding for collections management (especially in support of the extended specimen concept), research, data management, and computation; (b) widening digital and physical access to and engagement with collections among researchers, students, educators, and the community scientists; (c) advancing a common purpose with nature conservation by devising and implementing a collections strategy and research initiatives in support of extrinsic environmental challenges; and (d) leading, managing, and supporting staff and faculty so that they can work more effectively, efficiently and enjoyably within an institution they care deeply about.

The VP must consistently provide collaborative leadership capable of shaping and delivering the Academy’s strategic and annual plans while ensuring the sustained growth and improved wellbeing of staff.  The VP must also establish and maintain a productive working relationship with the Chair of BEES, where most curators hold tenure-track joint appointments. To ensure optimal operation of the Academy’s taxonomic and systematic research enterprise, Curators and Collections Managers will work with the VP to provide clarity of management and maintain the strong link between Collection Managers and Faculty-Curators.

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Part-Time Openings

There are no Part-Time opportunities at this time.