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Our Team.

Leadership.

MOXI is managed by a passionate team of professional staff and supported by a dedicated Board of Directors.

Staff

Robin Gose, Ed.D., President and CEO
Tom Blabey, CFO and COO
Gracia Andersson, People and Culture Manager
Elizabeth Brock, Administrative Coordinator

Education

Kaia-Joye Wesolowski, Director of Learning Experiences
Damaris Osuna, Camps and Outreach Manager
Rachel Hyppolite, Floor Staff Supervisor
Ron Skinner, Research and Evaluation Specialist
Charlie Galles, Reservations Associate

Operations

Dan Modglin, Director of Operations
Danielle Lafreniere, Guest Services Manager
Alyssa Marlen, Museum Store Supervisor
Julian Morales, Weekend Supervisor

Development

Amanda Allen, Director of Development
Melissa Motyer, Membership Manager
Jennifer Corcoran, Events Manager

Marketing and Communications

Angie Bertucci, Director of Marketing and Communications
Jacqueline Garcia, Marketing and Graphic Production Specialist

To contact members of the staff, use the email links provided, call 805.770.5000 or use our contact form.

Board of Directors.

Alixe Mattingly, Chair
Susan McMillan, Vice Chair
Justin Anderson, Treasurer
Andy Winchester, Secretary
Jill Chase, At Large
Jill Levinson, At Large
Kelly Almeroth
Kristen Blabey
Josh Blumer

Marcia Cohen
Naomi Dewey
Tyler Duncan
Donna Barranco Fisher
Lily Hahn
Richard Hutton
Angela Krablin
Mieko Kusano
Austin Lampson

Stephen Leider
Kirsten McLaughlin
Chetan Nayak
Deji Olukotun
Jackie Schaffer
Amber Kaplan Sprague, Ph.D.
Casey Summar
Noelle Wolf

Join Our Team

MOXI is a collaborative, creative place to work where the whole team is dedicated to our mission of igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. We are contagiously curious, see the opportunity in challenges and believe that work and fun need not be mutually exclusive.

Guest Services Representative

Full Job Description

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, dependable, and detail-oriented individual to deliver a high level of customer service at the front desk of our science museum. MOXI opened February 25, 2017 in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown community where it serves more than 150,000 visitors per year through its mission “to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.”

Duties will include but are not limited to: Greeting visitors, selling admission tickets and memberships, selling merchandise from museum store, monitoring visitor flow, and providing information about MOXI and Santa Barbara to our museum guests.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, customer service focused, familiar with proper cash handling techniques, and committed to positively impacting our guests’ experience.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Greet and welcome guests proactively in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Answer questions and provide information about MOXI and the surrounding area.
  • Responsible for selling general admission tickets, memberships, and programs to visitors.
  • Abide by all front desk and cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Learn and operate both point of sale (POS) systems (front desk and museum store) with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Disinfect exhibits and other areas around the museum.
  • Answer phone, screen, and direct incoming calls and messages.
  • Assist with crowd control and moving guests through museum to ensure safety and physical distancing.
  • Receive mail and packages and sort as appropriate.
  • Manage guest requests, complaints, and praises in a positive, helpful manner.
  • Monitor visitor flow throughout and notify supervisor of any concerns.
  • Effectively manage queue lines while interacting with guests.
  • Assist with special events at MOXI.
  • Replenish informational brochures and pamphlets as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of museum events, programs, and membership.
  • Assist with data entry.
  • Report all safety concerns to proper authorities.
  • Make periodic public announcements.
  • Implement guest surveys.
  • Support MOXI staff with light clerical duties, including sorting, document assembly, and mail stuffing.
  • Light cleaning and disinfecting exhibits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Experience, and Abilities

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Bilingual fluency a plus.
  • POS and cash handling experience.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, busy environment.
  • Desire to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to listen actively to guests and be responsive to their needs and expectations.
  • Capable of working a flexible schedule to accommodate the museum’s needs; work hours will include weekends, holidays, evenings, and occasional early mornings.
  • Employment background/criminal check is required.
  • Required Skill,s Experience, and Abilities
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.
  • POS and cash handling experience.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced, busy environment.
  • Desire to work as part of a team.
  • Capable of working a flexible schedule to accommodate the museum’s needs, including weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings or early mornings.
  • Ability to listen actively to guests and be responsive to their needs and expectations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • This regular, part-time position requires the ability to: work a flexible schedule of both weekdays and weekends, holidays, evenings, and some early mornings; be highly energetic and timely; bend, squat, and lift up to 20 lbs.; be able to stand for extended periods of time. Must maintain regular and predictable attendance.

MOXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:
Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
Retail sales: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Exploration Educator (Spark), Part-time

Position Summary

MOXI seeks part-time (12-25 hours per week) Educators (aka “Sparks”) to play an integral role in advancing MOXI’s mission during a dynamic and lively summer season. This role is perfect for students seeking summer opportunities to grow as educators and dive into a STEM museum. This position will be responsible for engaging guests of all ages in open-ended exploration and play; modeling curiosity and an enthusiasm for learning at all stages; and serving as an enthusiastic ambassador of MOXI by fostering connections with our guests. The ideal candidate will be a proactive, creative individual with a passion for hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning through play and exploration

Responsibilities

  • Facilitating playful interactions across museum exhibits and programs, including but not limited to:
  • Engaging guests in open-ended exploration with museum exhibits.
  • Guiding guests in the use of makerspace tools and materials.
  • Supporting engineering and design field trip programs.
  • Facilitating MOXI Program Cart experiences using demonstrations, challenges, and activities.
  • Curating a positive and inclusive environment.
  • Overseeing assigned volunteers and general floor flow.
  • Supporting the museum with after-hour/ early-hour events.
  • Running MOXI outreach activities offsite.
  • Supporting museum flow and operation.
  • Greeting and welcoming guests proactively in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Managing guest requests, complaints, and praises in a positive, helpful manner.
  • Monitoring visitor flow throughout the museum and notifying supervisor of any concerns.
  • Maintaining equipment and supplies related to exhibit operation and learning programs, communicating exhibit maintenance issues, and reporting all safety concerns.
  • Attend scheduled training sessions and meetings as needed.
  • Collaborate with members of management to ensure readiness for handling building evacuations, guest injuries, and other potential emergency situations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Abilities

· Engaging and energetic personality.
· Excellent customer service skills.
· Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
· Comfortable working independently as well as on a team.
· Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
· Ability to work on-site and in-person at the museum in accordance with MOXI’s COVID-19 protocols.
· Regular and predictable attendance.
· Capable of working a flexible schedule to accommodate the museum’s needs, including weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings or early mornings.
· Experience working in informal education, museums, or other related fields, is a plus.
· Spanish fluency a plus.

Position will be starting Friday, September 9

Minimum Qualifications

· This position requires the ability to stand or walk for extended periods of time.
· Applicant must be able to bend, squat, lift push/pull up to 50 lbs.
· Schedule reflects that the organization is a 7-day a week operation, with periodic early morning and evening programs.
· Regular, predictable attendance is required.
· Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
· Employment background/criminal check is required.

Reasons to apply

· Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
· Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
· Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $16.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Why are you interested in this position?

Work Location: One location

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Programs Educator

Position Summary

MOXI seeks a Program Educator to play a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission. This position will be responsible for supporting MOXI’s youth education programs, including field trips, exploration labs, after school programs, and museum floor Spark support. Additionally, this position offers curriculum support, education material coordination, and Spark leadership for the MOXI Education team. The ideal candidate will have excellent teaching and engagement skills; works well with collaborative programming as well as demonstrates independent problem solving; and have a proven track record in both peer and program leadership. Position is full-time with benefits, 32 hours per week, Sunday – Thursday.

Report to: Associate Director of Education

Responsibilities

  • Acts as lead educator for the Engineering Exploration Labs and After School programs and supports in material coordination as needed.
  • Facilitates playful interactions across museum exhibits and programs, including both at exhibits and in the Innovation Workshop
  • Curates a positive and inclusive environment for MOXI guests
  • Supports Overseeing assigned volunteers and general floor flow.
  • Supporting the museum with after-hour/ early-hour events.
  • Running MOXI outreach activities offsite.
  • Supporting museum flow and operation.
  • Greeting and welcoming guests proactively in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Managing guest requests, complaints, and praises in a positive, helpful manner.
  • Monitoring visitor flow throughout the museum and notifying supervisor of any concerns.
  • Maintaining equipment and supplies related to exhibit operation and learning programs, communicating exhibit maintenance issues, and reporting all safety concerns.
  • Attend scheduled training sessions and meetings.
  • Collaborate with members of management to ensure readiness for handling building evacuations, guest injuries, and other potential emergency situations.
  • Acts as support educator for MOXI 3-day Thanksgiving Camp, November 21-23, 2022
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills & Qualification

  • Strong organizational, leadership, and classroom management skills.
  • CPR, First Aid, or equivalent certification is a plus.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented; must have an appreciation of the necessity of following through with paperwork, record-keeping, and documentation.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in a manner that most effectively serves the needs of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different and conflicting concerns.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, the structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new systems and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build inclusive and accessible programs.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • College degree in Education, Sciences, or related field preferred, or 2+ years in STEM education
  • Minimum 1-2 years teaching experience in formal and/or informal education programs; credential preferred
  • Experience working with individuals with special needs and behavioral issues preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time position (Total 32 hours per week) expected to work onsite.
  • Working hours: Sunday-Thursday OR Tuesday-Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, with periodic availability required on nights, weekends, or early mornings to support MOXI programs.
  • Predictable and timely attendance is required.
  • Position must be able to bend, squat, and lift p to 50 lbs; work with multiple technologies; stand for extended periods of time; troubleshoot and problem solves; and communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in writing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasons to apply

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
  • Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

How to apply

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume.

Website: http://www.moxi.org/careers

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?

Work Location: One location

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Maker Education Specialist

Position Summary

MOXI seeks a full-time (32 hrs/week) creative and innovative Maker Education Specialist to play a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission. This position will be responsible for inspiring and engaging guests in MOXI’s makerspace, the Innovation Workshop. The Maker Education Specialist will oversee all aspects of the makerspace including curriculum development, staff training, program implementation, and material management. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and collaborative educator with a background in the maker movement, inquiry-based learning, design thinking, and a passion for hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) learning.

Report to: Associate Director of Education

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing MOXI’s Innovation Workshop, including program development and implementation, staff training, material management, and monthly themes.
  • Develop programming and curriculum aligned with MOXI’s play-based STEAM-learning educational objectives.
  • Serve as lead facilitator in the Innovation Workshop, supporting staff training + implementation, including equipment and tool usage (laser cutter, ED printers, soldering irons, etc)
  • Collaborate with the Education Programs Team, providing insights into incorporating innovation, design thinking, and making across MOXI programs.
  • Work cross-departmentally to support special projects for internal programs and events, managing deadlines and materials.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness in maker education to follow trends, technologies, and best practices to maintain a cutting-edge makerspace experience for MOXI visitors.
  • Maintain and build community partnerships to support projects and programs
  • Organize, curate, and maintain the Innovation Workshop space and materials, incorporating sustainable practices + upcycling when possible.
  • Oversee program and tool safety, assessing safety training and protocols as needed
  • Standardize workflows and train staff in best practices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent guest engagement skills; friendly, engaging, receptive problem solver.
  • Passion for play-driven STEAM learning and informal education; Experience working with children/youth/families of diverse backgrounds.
  • Personal experience with tool-based making processes as well as diverse materials (wood, cardboard, paper mache, fabric, etc); A background in craftwork, technology, arts or similar is preferred.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented; must have an appreciation of the necessity of following through with paperwork, record-keeping, and documentation.
  • Willingness to learn with demonstrated growth mindset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different and conflicting concerns.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, the structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office application and Adobe Creative Suite and ability to learn new systems and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build inclusive and accessible programs.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to STEAM education, innovation, and making; or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 2+ years in maker education
  • 2+ years of teaching experience preferred
  • Experience with makerspace and design thinking in the K-12 environment
  • Experience in STEAM maker curriculum design or similar (coding, robotic, etc)

Additional Information

  • This position required to work Sunday-Thursday.
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule of both weekdays and weekends, holidays, evenings, and some early mornings with a minimum of one weekend day schedule on site.
  • Predictable and timely attendance is required.
  • Position must be able to bend, squat, and lift p to 50 lbs; work with multiple technologies; stand for extended periods of time; troubleshoot and problem solves; and communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in writing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasons to apply

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
  • Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

MOXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • How is your previous experience relevant to this role?

Experience:

  • Education: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Associate Director of Exhibits

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Exhibits plays a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission and the next phase of strategic growth and execution of MOXI’s Exhibit Master Plan. This position provides leadership and supervision for all aspects of MOXI’s new and existing permanent and temporary exhibit installations, as well as across the Exhibits team. This is a position that requires both high-level creative vision as well as detail-oriented project management. The Associate Director works closely with the Director of Learning Experiences and the Associate Director of Education to integrate best practices of informal learning into a cohesive, immersive visitor experience. The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager with a demonstrated understanding of interactive museum exhibits and technical/general fabrication skills.

Report to: Director of Learning Experiences

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of exhibit projects with complex deadlines from small to large, including prioritization, developing project goals, work plans, schedules, budgets, and timelines. Supervise installations as needed.
  • Ensure the museum’s exhibits are fully operational and well-maintained by effectively and efficiently prioritizing maintenance needs and proactive identifying problems or anticipated repairs.
  • Establish and standardize annual and long-range work plans for both routine exhibit maintenance and exhibit enhancement, making the most efficient use of available resources.
  • Serve as project manager with vendors and external consultants, including the timely execution of the Exhibit Master Plan, providing both creative and tactical input to the development of new exhibits.
  • In collaboration with the Education team, ensure the exhibits align with MOXI’s educational objectives, and recommend and/or implement improvements and enhancements to existing exhibits to meet this goal.
  • Collaborate with education team to creatively develop temporary exhibit installations and/or supplemental exhibit fabrication materials that support education programs.
  • Identify and build local partnerships with fabricators, engineers, programmers, artists, and other relevant trades to support MOXI’s mission and maximize community impact.
  • Communicate and keep all parties involved in projects as well as other stakeholders up to date. Present plans for approval, intended purposes, budget requirements and fabrication restrictions.
  • Maintain close relationships with other museum/exhibitions professionals, consultants, and vendors; stay current with trends and best practices in exhibit design, including DEAI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. Creative approach to problem-solving, with an ability to interpret technical information and deal with several variables.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different needs.
  • Solid understanding of development life-cycle models, as well as knowledge of general project management principles and best practices.
  • Able to read and interpret schematics, blueprints, shop drawings, and design-intent sketches.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new systems and adapt with emerging technologies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build an inclusive and accessible visitor experience.
  • Experience with effective budget management and long-term planning and implementation.
  • Spanish fluency a plus

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Senior Exhibits Technician and Part-time Exhibits Engineer

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in project management for exhibitions or designed experiential spaces, preferably in science museums or informal learning institutions.
  • General fabrication knowledge and experience with a workshop environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in design, engineering, science, arts, or related field preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ management experience in a museum or similar setting
  • General fabrication knowledge and experience with a workshop environment

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time position expected to work onsite Monday-Friday.
  • Predictable and timely attendance is required.
  • Position must be able to bend, squat, and lift p to 50 lbs; work with multiple technologies; stand for extended periods of time; troubleshoot and problem solves; and communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in writing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasons to apply

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
  • Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

Compensation: $72,000 – $78,000

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance options including HSA, PPO Gold, and PPO Platinum plans
  • Affordable dental and vision
  • 100% employer sponsored EAP, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • 80 hours paid vacation, 7 days of paid sick leave, and 13 paid holidays each year

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $72,000.00 – $78,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location

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Associate Director of Education

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Education plays a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission. This position is responsible for broadly overseeing the development and implementation of MOXI’s informal STEAM learning programs. The Associate Director of Programs also provides leadership and supervision to the staff responsible for educational programs and oversees training of program facilitators. The ideal candidate will be an experienced and innovative informal STEAM educator and maker as well as a proven leader and manager.

Report to: Director of Learning Experiences

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development and daily implementation of educational programs, including school programs, camps, school and community outreach, MOXI makerspace, public programs, and staff facilitation to ensure an excellent experience for our guests.
  • Manage, develop, and implement training for the senior program staff.
  • Support the Director of Learning Experiences in the execution of MOXI’s Strategic Plan through the development and implementation of education programs aligned with the department’s educational objectives, grant-funded programs, and research goals.
  • Provide oversight of STEAM Team facilitators, developing and implementing trainings, supporting STEAM curriculum development, and STEAM Team program evaluation.
  • Oversee Public Programs Manager, supporting community partnerships to increase MOXI’s reach and impact
  • In collaboration with the exhibits team, ensure the exhibits align with MOXI’s educational objectives and recommend and/or implement improvements to meet this goal.
  • Collaborate with exhibits team to curate exhibit installations and/or supplement exhibits with programming or facilitation.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of staff training programs and program implementation and modify appropriately.
  • Manage Education budgets.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness in informal STEAM learning to follow trends and best practices, initiate relevant partnerships and serve new audiences.
  • Maintain close relationships with other museum/education professionals, consultants, and vendors.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven understanding of informal and formal educational practices, STEAM content, practices of science and engineering, and guiding principles of making. Knowledge of current research and best practices in informal STEAM learning.
  • Demonstrated innovative approach to informal learning. Ability to implement playful, engaging, and innovative experiences for a variety of learning styles and ages.
  • Proven track record of developing, building, motivating, training, and supervising a strong and diverse team of employees.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented; must have an appreciation of the necessity of following through with paperwork, record-keeping, and documentation.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in a manner that most effectively serves the needs of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different and conflicting concerns.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, the structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new systems and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build inclusive and accessible programs.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • 5+ years’ experience informal STEAM learning
  • 3+ years’ experience managing staff and volunteers
  • 3+ years’ experience managing educational programs. Proven success in implementing revenue-generating and/or grant-funded programs.
  • Master’s degree in science, education, museum studies, or related field; or 7+ years’ experience in informal STEAM learning

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time position expected to work onsite.
  • Predictable and timely attendance is required.
  • Position must be able to bend, squat, and lift p to 50 lbs; work with multiple technologies; stand for extended periods of time; troubleshoot and problem solves; and communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in writing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasons to apply

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
  • Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance options including HSA, PPO Gold, and PPO Platinum plans
  • Affordable dental and vision
  • 100% employer sponsored EAP, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 13 paid holidays each year
  • Paid Family and Covid Sick Leave
  • Pet and child-friendly offices
  • Membership to the museum and discounted rates to Little Thinker’s Preschool and Camps

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

How to apply

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume.

MOXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Santa Barbara, CA 93101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Education: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Public Program Manager

Position Summary

The Public Programs Manager plays a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission. This position is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing MOXI’s Public programs and events, both in the museum and offsite. Specifically, the Public Programs Manager will enhance MOXI’s current public programs through community partnerships and support the development of new community and revenue generating programs.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in STEAM program development, experience in developing community partnerships and community programming, and demonstrated program management skills.

Report to: Associate Director of Education

Responsibilities

  • Develops and manages the museum’s public programs, including community outreach, Mellow MOXI and accessibility programs, birthday parties, adult 21+ programs, and family STEAM parties, including ongoing evaluation of program success.
  • Works closely with Floor Supervisor to support staffing and training for public programs.
  • Collaborates cross-departmentally to support MOXI programs and events, providing program perspective for Development, Membership, and Exhibit teams.
  • Collaborates with Education team members to implement innovative strategies for learning and program development, as well as methods for evaluating informal learning outcomes for staff, volunteers, and MOXI guests.
  • Manages community volunteers supporting public programs.
  • Acts as a rotating Manager on Duty (MOD) and collaborates closely with other members of management to ensure readiness for handling building evacuations, guest injuries, and other potential emergency situations.
  • Supports other education programs as needs evolve.
  • Manages the Learning Programs budget and expenses, supporting revenue goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven understanding of informal educational practices and STEAM learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in community partnership building and community programming/events.
  • Excellent project management skills: Ability to oversee multiple projects across varying departments and timelines; meet the demands of multiple projects and partners, delegating tasks as needed.
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented; must have an appreciation of the necessity of following through with paperwork, record-keeping, and documentation.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in a manner that most effectively serves the needs of the organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different and conflicting concerns.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational experience.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, the structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute necessities.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new systems and adapt to emerging technologies.
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build inclusive and accessible programs.
  • Spanish fluency a plus.

Education and Experience requirements:

  • 3+ years’ experience of program development, ideally in an informal education setting with students of a wide range of ages.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related field’ or 3+ years’ experience in informal STEAM learning.

Additional Information

  • This is a full-time position expected to work onsite.
  • This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule of both weekdays and weekends, holidays, evenings, and some early mornings with a minimum of one weekend day schedule on site.
  • Predictable and timely attendance is required.
  • Position must be able to bend, squat, and lift p to 50 lbs; work with multiple technologies; stand for extended periods of time; troubleshoot and problem solves; and communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in writing.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Reasons to apply

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes developmental training.
  • Playful social culture with opportunities to get to know your coworkers.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.

Benefits:

  • Medical insurance options including HSA, PPO Gold, and PPO Platinum plans
  • Affordable dental and vision
  • 100% employer sponsored EAP, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
  • 2 weeks of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 13 paid holidays each year
  • Paid Family and Covid Sick Leave
  • Pet and child-friendly offices
  • Membership to the museum and discounted rates to Little Thinker’s Preschool and Camps

About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s redeveloped tourist area at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED-certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

Our values: We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.

How to apply

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume.

MOXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Program Development \ informal education: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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