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Hall of Human Origins Lab Manager

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American Museum Of Natural History

Hall of Human Origins Lab Manager

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) seeks an individual to manage and advance its educational programs in evolution, genetics, and neuroscience, with a specific focus on programming in the Hall of Human Origins Lab. This individual reports to the Director of Public Programs and Exhibition Education.

Overarching responsibilities


* Develop and implement programming for the Hall of Human Origins Lab, including classes for various audiences such as school groups, adults, teachers, youth, museum visitors and families.


* Oversee all operational aspects of the HHO Lab, including scientific assets, staff management, budget and maintenence.


* Primary liaison for the HHO Lab programming and activities with Museum science and education personnel.


* Support integration of HHO Lab programming with public programs and exhibition education opportunities.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

* Science & Teaching


* Prepare and teach high school and middle school lab classes during the week, plus additional classes to special student groups as needed, with the support of two part-time teaching assistants


* Lead weekend drop-in facilitation as needed, with the support of volunteers and part-time teaching assistants


* Create up-to-date and scientifically accurate curricula for weekday and weekend programming in the HHO Lab


* Research, vet, and create programming for Brain Bench public programs, including the identification and review of timely and salient content and speakers


* Provide expertise on current scientific studies and research to inform the broader public programs slate


* Provide educational tours and talks to specific audiences of students, teachers, and donors as requested


* Design and oversee evaluation for HHO Lab programs, synthesize findings and use these findings to inform future work


* Engage with scientists inside & outside the building

* Administration


* Manage full-time and part-time staff


* Develop and manage budgets for the lab, and associated programs and projects


* Oversee room usage by other museum programs and departments


* Document and present the work of the HHO Lab programs, through written reports and live presentations to senior Museum staff and donors

Required Qualifications:

* Ph.D. in a biological science with a focus on human evolution, physical anthropology, or human genetics


* Experience teaching science content, preferably in informal environments


* Experience in developing partnerships with individuals and organizations


* Fluency with writing proposals and reports


* Impeccable organization, coordination, and communication skills


* Record of working effectively with colleagues and external parties


* Record of working in fast-paced environment and multi-tasking


* Experience with creating systems, and maintaining records


* Experience with managing budgets

Preferred Qualifications:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: careers.amnh.org

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.


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Document ID: AD373-50HO  
Ad Number: 1618926
Job Type:  Regular

Job Schedule: Full-time


Published in:  JobElephant
Published on: 2019-10-1610/16/2019
2019-11-15
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