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Director of Community Partnerships

  • Full Time
  • Acton, MA
Discovery Museum


Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together.

The Director of Community Partnerships, a critical member of the Museum Experience team, is responsible for building and sustaining meaningful community relationships with organizations serving diverse populations of children and caregivers; working closely with other Museum Directors to provide an excellent experience for all audiences; and serving as the Museum’s point person for accessibility-related endeavors. The ideal candidate is an outgoing and mission-driven professional who thrives on building strong relationships with community-based organizations, co-creating and providing resources for children and families, and has experience in managing collaborations in a multicultural setting. The Director of Community Partnerships is a key external representative of the Discovery Museum and exemplifies the Museum’s commitment to equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and belonging.

Responsibilities include: Oversee and advance the Museum’s vision for community engagement and ensure its understanding of family and community interests, needs and priorities; identify opportunities for the Museum to listen and respond to community needs by inviting conversation and collaboration to build fruitful relationships with potential partners, rooted in listening and learning to identify shared goals; develop and maintain community relationships that may enrich the Museum’s offerings and extend its reach to include more children and families who face barriers to access; manage and grow partner-based initiatives, supporting and leveraging the Museum’s community-focused partnerships across departments; lead development of the Museum’s longstanding position on accessibility, serve as the primary contact for accessibility-related inquiries, and collaborate with other departments to provide an excellent experience for all visitors; create and host a variety of accessibility events, including an annual slate of Especially for Me programs, in collaboration with community partners; and more. Please see the full job description for additional responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills: Enthusiasm for the mission of the Museum; 3+ years of professional experience working with historically marginalized communities or facilitating community outreach programs; experience with child- or family-focused education and advocacy programs; excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong presentation skills, and ability to facilitate meetings and build consensus; ability to think strategically and establish long-term goals; willingness and ability to travel throughout the Greater Boston region; valid driver’s license and personal transportation preferred; multi-lingual fluency a plus. A successful CORI check and proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required at time of offer.

To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Brindha Muniappan (, with the position title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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