Director, Exhibit Development & Conservation


The Museum of Science, Boston—one of the nation’s leading science museums—is looking for a talented individual to direct all aspects of the planning, creation, and maintenance of the Museum’s exhibit components and provide leadership regarding the overall look and feel of our three-dimensional educational environment. This person will work with an experienced and dedicated team of colleagues to develop the vision, direct the resources, and create and implement work plans to deliver and maintain educationally effective, high-quality exhibits.

The Museum of Science aspires to create one of the most effective, accessible, and attractive informal learning environments. This will be accomplished by developing exhibit experiences that connote excitement, beauty, whimsy, and attention to aesthetic details, while being scientifically robust and accessible to the widest possible audience. With several major gallery renovations underway over the next several years, the Director of Exhibit Development and Conservation can immediately have a major impact on the institution’s visitor experience—while simultaneously helping craft a long-range vision of how the Museum conveys themes in STEM topics through the permanent exhibit experiences we create.

To be successful in this role, a candidate should have knowledge of, and experience in, the world of science center exhibits; should be an advocate for creating fun, interactive, and accessible exhibits; should understand the power that a positive museum experience can have on a visitor; be a skilled writer and passionate communicator; champion the work processes that create successful projects; and be an accomplished manager who can help lead a talented team to do great things.

The Exhibit Development and Conservation department includes approximately 30 full- and part-time staff, including project managers, exhibit content developers, exhibit design (3D, graphic, and technical), exhibit maintenance, technical services, and exhibit fabrication. Leading this team, collaborating with colleagues across the institution, and representing our institution to external constituencies will ensure the Museum of Science continues to play a major role in STEM education.

Although we are actively accepting applications, interviews will not be held until February 2014.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science or Arts and additional course work preferred.
  • More than five years of project management experience. Museum experience preferred.

Additional Details

Work Schedule

This position full-time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday.


Exempt (Salaried). Commensurate with experience.


Regular, full-time

Benefits and Perks

Benefits for full-time, exempt (salaried) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, 23 vacation days, 12 holidays, 5-10 sick days, medical, dental, and vision insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, tuition assistance, professional development, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

How To Apply

In order to be considered for a position, please email with the following:

  • The exact position title in the subject line
  • A resumé and cover letter

Emails are preferred and can be processed more quickly. However, we are also able to accept cover letters and resumés by mail or fax if necessary:

Mail to:

Human Resources Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114

617-589-0362 (FAX)

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.