LJT & Associates, Inc

  • Visitor Center Manager

    Location US-VA-Wallops Island
    Job ID
    2019-2615
    Category
    Management - Non-Technical
    Security Clearance Required
    N/A
  • Overview

    Directs and manages all operation, staff, interns, and volunteer of the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, providing informal S.T.E.M. education and outreach opportunities and exhibitions about NASA’s communication priorities, WFF missions, research, and findings.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    Supervision, Management, and Administration: Oversee daily operations and facilities management including implementing informal S.T.E.M. education and outreach programs, coordination of special events and public launch viewings, exhibit design and development, and providing various visitor services. Develop supporting budgets with NASA’s Office of Communications for long-range development. Ensure operational efficiency that focuses effort on NASA’s strategic communication priorities to promote and foster S.T.E.M. engagement and inspire future careers. Hire, train and supervise staff, interns, and volunteers.

    Development: Identify, write, and execute grants in support of Visitor Center goals. Work with NASA and contractor to procure funding for additional staffing and resource support to keep up with current growth and demand.

    Partnerships and Collaboration: Establish and foster partnerships and collaborations that strengthen and expand the center’s ability to disseminate and raise awareness of NASA’s resources and communications priorities.

    Public Relations: Develop, write, and execute all promotional efforts such as press releases, social media, online community calendars, webpages, written correspondence, and printed materials. Represent the Visitor Center in various settings including meetings, conferences, media, and in public forums.

     

     

     

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    Qualifications

    • Four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements such as museum work, science centers or in an applicable subject-matter field.
    • Minimum of three years full-time specialized experience in museum and exhibits planning, designing and management, or a combination of specialized experience and education.
    • Minimum of three years management experience supervising, training and managing direct reports and volunteers in areas such as providing public information, services, resources, interpretive programs, rules and regulations, and/or visitor safety.
    • Minimum of three years of experience in either informal or formal education program planning, designing or implementation for a variety of audiences, academic levels and ages.
    • Experience in long and short range planning, developing supporting budgets and program documents.
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in assessing and evaluating program and exhibit effectiveness, functionality and success.

    Other Knowledge Skills & Abilities

    This position requires performing outdoor work and exposure to year-round weather. Hosting large public gatherings during NASA rocket launch events is a priority.

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