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Posted May 17, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MISSION STATEMENT

We advance research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.

BACKGROUND

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (“Academy”) is Philadelphia’s natural history museum and a world leader in biodiversity, evolution and environmental research. Founded in 1812, it is the oldest natural history museum in the country and has become, through its scientific research and extraordinary repository of natural history specimens, an international center for the study of the natural world.

Located within a cluster of 19th- and 20th-century buildings on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway near many of Philadelphia’s other major cultural institutions, the Academy has a full-time staff of approximately 150, with 400 volunteers, interns and co-op students. It has a 2017 operating budget of $19 million and a $55 million endowment.

THE POSITION

The President and CEO will be an entrepreneurial leader and a catalyst for the Academy’s continued growth and increasing impact in the community and the world, and will effectively engage Drexel’s range of resources and develop new strategies for reinforcing the Academy’s place as the “Public Stage for Science” in the Philadelphia region. He/She will foster the Academy’s commitment to produce and stage innovative exhibits, engaging educational programs and compelling visitor experiences, and to support the research that undergirds these initiatives. He/She will be a charismatic, energetic and enthusiastic representative of the institution to all constituencies. The President will also be responsible for inspiring and managing a professional team of museum and education professionals and dedicated scientists.

IDEAL EXPERIENCE

  • A record of successfully implementing institutional priorities with conviction and clarity;
  • A passion for the Academy’s, public-facing mission, and a demonstrated love for museums and collections;
  • A proven track record for successful and visionary leadership in the natural history, museum, nonprofit or business sectors;
  • Enthusiasm and talent for fundraising with successful experience in identifying, cultivating and soliciting major donors, foundation grants and corporate sponsorships;
  • A record as a creative and collaborative team player, and a willingness to engage and be highly visible within the community on behalf of an organization;
  • Experience working with a board and ability to attract, recruit and engage a strong, diverse and committed Board of Trustees;
  • The ability to assume a leadership position in the Philadelphia cultural and business communities, and beyond;
  • Knowledge of, or appreciation for, working within an academic environment;
  • Experience in repositioning the physical plant of an older institution.

Please send applications or nominations to Susan Meade and Addie Jones at ANS@PhillipsOppenheim.com.

For more information, please go to www.ansp.org.
For a full position description, please go to www.phillipsoppenheim.com.

Posted May 10, 2017
Finance Manager
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Bellevue, Washington

The Finance Manager supports the President & CEO to maintain the financial health of the organization. The Finance Manager contributes to strategic plans and policies. This position utilizes strong communication, leadership, presentation skills, and an acute attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, with at least 3 years’ experience in non-profit accounting required.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks required.
  • Manage the organizational budget of approximately $5m.

For a complete job description, visit www.kidsquestmuseum.org.

Posted May 10, 2017
CEO
Scitech Discovery Centre
Perth, Australia
  • The New Scitech is Coming
  • Inspirational Leadership Opportunity
  • Highly Visible and Complex Stakeholder Engagement in all Directions

Scitech is recognised globally as a leading science and technology centre. Its mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Scitech is committed to innovation and agility to continually capture and inspire audiences and the community. In addition to an iconic interactive science centre, it boasts Australia’s largest planetarium theatre, an educational laboratory, a successful outreach program across WA, growing digital engagement, education partnerships, and award-winning global travelling exhibitions.

Building on a highly engaged culture, you will lead Scitech into its next phase with significant future milestones:

  • Define, articulate and drive a new progressive vision and strategic plan
  • Lead the transition to a brand new state-of-the-art site
  • Steer digital transformation and communication
  • Align various revenue streams with sustainable evolution
  • Seek new collaborations and manage stakeholder relationships with government and high-profile corporate partnerships

You are a proven strategic leader with commercial and emotional intellect, digital savvy, and credibility within the STEM community. As the face and voice for a prominent organisation, you thrive on collaboration and connecting the stakeholder web across customers, educators, passion networks, and commercial partners by directing your natural energy and drive for success.

Hudson has been retained for this exciting international search. Please contact Doug McKay, Executive Consultant, in our Perth (Australia) office for a confidential discussion on +61 8 9323 0208 or apply online to express your interest via jobs-apac.hudson.com/en-au/ceo-perth-129318 mentioning ASTC.

Posted May 3, 2017
Executive Director
Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture
San Diego, California

Summary of Position
The Board of Directors of Comic-Con International (CCI) is seeking an entrepreneurial and dynamic leader to serve as the first Executive Director of the Comic-Con Center for Popular Culture (Center). This new cultural attraction will be located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, with a target opening date in 2018, and will explore the appreciation of comic book and popular arts, films, and science fiction/fantasy literature through exhibitions, performances, educational programs, and outreach efforts. Programs will be contemporary, cross-disciplinary, accessible, and reflective of CCI’s dedication to innovation.

For a complete job description, go to www.museum-management.com/executive_search/.

About The Center
Comic-Con International has become the premier advocate for awareness and appreciation of comic book and popular arts, which have grown to include films and science fiction/fantasy literature as well. CCI’s mission is dedicated to building appreciation for comics and related popular art forms through its Center for Popular Culture, conventions, and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of creators of comics, science fiction, fantasy literature, and film.

Responsibilities
The Executive Director will report to the Center’s Board and will have full administrative and artistic authority and responsibility as the chief executive officer of the Center.

Experience/Education
A minimum of five years of leadership and senior management experience in a museum or cultural setting.

Application Procedure
Individuals applying for this position should send a letter of interest and resume to:
Museum Management Consultants, Inc.
mmc@museum-management.com

Position open until filled.

Posted May 3, 2017
Senior Director of Museum Environments
Sciencenter
Ithaca, New York

The Sciencenter, a hands-on science museum in Ithaca, NY, seeks a high energy individual to serve as our Senior Director of Museum Environments. The Senior Director of Museum Environments is responsible for the development of new Sciencenter exhibit products/environments from concept to design, fabrication, and maintenance.

For a complete job description and application instructions, visit www.Sciencenter.org/get-involved.

Posted May 3, 2017
President/ CEO
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation
Santa Barbara, California

MOXI is seeking a CEO with a passion for experiential education and a desire to ignite learning in audiences of all ages. We are looking for a leader who is inspired, motivated and passionate about science and education. We want a mission-driven entrepreneur with the ability to build communities, both internally and externally. Candidates must have senior leadership experience in a museum, educational institution or corporation known for innovative programs, exhibit excellence, and strong community ties.

The CEO will oversee a talented management team, implement a strategic plan, ensure best-in-class guest experiences and manage community involvement and development efforts. The CEO will lead and support staff and volunteers and serve as the museum’s liaison with donors, civic leaders, school districts, media, and national organizations.

For a full job listing, see www.MOXI.org/careers.