Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions

Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions

The California Science Center seeks a Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions, who is ready to make a meaningful impact through the development of science education and museum exhibits.


A family peers into a fiery-looking space behind a door in the Fire! Science & Safety exhibition.

The Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions, is a unique State of California civil service position under the classification Administrator, Science Programs. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Exhibits, the Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions, is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the science and technology/engineering exhibits for a new permanent gallery, and special and traveling exhibitions.

We seek a creative problem solver with a high level of emotional intelligence and professional ethics, and with a strong working knowledge of the informal science education field, excellent communication skills, an understanding of exhibit development, and the ability to lead collaboratively in a public/non-profit organization.

In collaboration with designers, exhibit developers, educators, fundraisers, and external partners, the Curator, Technology and Special Exhibitions, plays a critical role in delivering museum experiences that support our mission to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone.

Position Requirements

  • Possession of an earned doctorate in biology, chemistry, physics, or a related scientific field and Three years of experience in any of the following: teaching at the college or university level; exhibit and education program development at science museums; or equivalent educational experience in the public understanding of science, such as print or film media.
  • One year of experience in an administrative or supervisorial capacity, such as serving as administrator of a science program within a college, university, or museum of science and industry.
  • Expertise in the broad field of science with particular emphasis on those historical and recent developments in the field which are of special importance to the people of California is highly desirable.

Who should apply

Persons who meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the Classification Description (specification).

Salary and benefits

This position pays a salary of $8,923/month – $10,134/month and includes comprehensive benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in this job opportunity must first participate in an examination process to be considered. Please visit the CalCareers exam bulletin (PDF) for detailed instructions.

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