Education and Operations Coordinator

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the role of Education and Operations Coordinator. Job responsibilities would be split equally between both the Outreach and Visitor Services departments. In Outreach these include developing, implementing and evaluating educational programs (mainly but not exclusively at the Museum of the Earth), coordinating and assisting with special events, scheduling programs for school and community groups, maintaining education supplies, and working with other Outreach and Visitor Services staff to manage the Museum’s Discovery labs and train and oversee volunteers. Visitor Services responsibilities include opening and closing the Museum, working at the admissions desk and Museum store, assisting with Museum store orders, training and overseeing Visitor Services staff, and contributing to the overall logistics of daily operations. Daily reporting and oversight is provided by both the Museum Education Manager and Director of Visitor Services. Institution-wide, cross-departmental collaboration is required for additional tasks as assigned. Excellent attitude and people skills, Bachelor’s degree, and weekend availability required; informal science education experience preferred.

Send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Director, Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

About PRI

Founded in 1932, PRI is an independent natural history museum holding one of the nation's largest fossil collections and publishing its oldest paleontological journal. It operates two public educational venues in Ithaca, NY -- the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center -- and is a national leader in informal Earth science education. PRI is affiliated with Cornell, but is independent of the University. The Institution has a paid staff of approximately 30, a physical plant of approximately 80,000 square feet on two campuses, and an annual operating budget of approximately $2.5 million.

Associate Director for Operations

The Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) has an immediate opening for an Associate Director for Operations. This person will be a member of the senior leadership team of the Institution, responsible for oversight of finance, facilities, and human resources, and supervising administrative (finance, facilities) and operations (visitor services) staff.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years experience in finance and/or operations at an organization (for-profit or not-for-profit) of comparable or larger size and complexity. Abilities to solve problems creatively and flexibly, work and communicate well with people, and thrive in a stimulating, demanding, fast-paced organizational environment are essential. Salary commensurate with experience.

Send letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Director, Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

About PRI

Founded in 1932, PRI is an independent natural history museum holding one of the nation's largest fossil collections and publishing its oldest paleontological journal. It operates two public educational venues in Ithaca, NY -- the Museum of the Earth and the Cayuga Nature Center -- and is a national leader in informal Earth science education. PRI is affiliated with Cornell, but is independent of the University. The Institution has a paid staff of approximately 30, a physical plant of approximately 80,000 square feet on two campuses, and an annual operating budget of approximately $2.5 million.