Project Manager




Chabot Space & Science Center is a leader for innovative STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) learning. Serving as a home for science in Oakland since 1883, Chabot inspires and educates learners of all ages on the Universe and planet Earth. Chabot is currently embarking on a historic partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center to create novel learning and career opportunities in our current space renaissance for our community. We are expanding our team of impassioned visionaries to join us in rethinking equitable STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art , and math) education for all.



Chabot Space & Science Center is seeking a Project Manager to join our Experience Studio—a multidisciplinary team leading the creative direction of Chabot’s experiences in the Center, out in the community, and online. As the Studio’s Project Manager, you will manage timelines, budgets, and internal and external partners, so that the team can successfully execute new exhibits and experiences.  You will work with an internal team including exhibit developers, designers, and content experts, as well as work to develop external partnerships.  The ideal candidate will be able to bring their knowledge of project management tools and systems and apply them as needed to support the creative development of overlapping, fast-paced projects.


  • Responsible for budget and schedule management of the Experience Studio and all experience related projects for Chabot Space & Science Center (86,000 square feet)
  • Conceptualize and develop project budgets, schedules, and workflow strategies, including defining major milestones and critical paths, for the successful completion of tasks on time and on budget.
  • Writes and oversees contracts between the Center and external vendors including technical consultants, exhibit designers, fabricators, audio-visual producers, etc.
  • Create or modify contracts for independent contractors and external partners.
  • Facilitate project planning sessions with the team.
  • Oversees purchase agreements, fiscal year budget planning, and reconciliation with accounting departments.
  • Maintain and update the exhibition development schedule, meeting calendar, and task management/project management software.


  • Expertise in presentation and project management tools
  • Experience with iterative development strategies
  • Strong administrative skills: ability to lead, organize, delegate, and ensure good communication within teams; ability to foster collaboration within internal and external teams.
  • A thorough understanding of the exhibit development process for the purpose of developing workflows and schedules
  • Experience managing or coordinating project activities, preferably in an informal education, non-profit art, or science environment.
  • Flexible approach to changes while maintaining the ability to meet critical deadlines.
  • Commits to value and contribute to an inclusive working and learning environment at Chabot Space & Science Center in workplace culture, content, program development, hiring practices, and Center experience.

Reports to the Creative Director


Position Type: Full Time. Expected Hours of Work: 40


Salary Range: $50-75k year

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 403b retirement plan for employees
  • Free Chabot Space & Science Center membership
  • Reciprocal benefits for museum admission through the ASTC program
  • Discounts on Chabot’s café and gift shop

Must be able to stand and/or walk for long periods of time and lift up to 30 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Email: Jobs@chabotspace.org

Chabot Space & Science Center strives to offer an accessible recruiting and hiring process for all. If you would benefit from reasonable accommodation at any stage in the process, please reach out to the hiring manager directly at tcorado@chabotspace.org


Chabot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chabot is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Our employees are people with differing strengths, experiences, and backgrounds who share a passion for bringing science to the full range of our community – sparking excitement about a universe of possibilities beyond our planet. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility.