The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, located in Albuquerque’s historic Old Town, is opening a search for a dynamic leader to administer all aspects of the museum’s operations. This AAM-accredited museum is a collections-based institution with over 50 employees and over a quarter-million visitors each year. The museum includes a planetarium/observatory wing, research labs, exhibit studios, 3D large-format DynaTheater, and multiple exhibition galleries. Through a partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools, the museum also runs the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center which serves over 12,000 students and teachers each year.
The Director should have a demonstrated ability in the administration of a complex organization with multiple partnerships, including a supporting foundation with its own Board of Directors. Significant experience in a senior management position and an advanced degree in a natural history or science-related field are strongly desired. Experience with science-based museum exhibitions, and both formal and informal science education is preferred. A proven record of broad community impact, extending beyond the walls of the museum, is also desired.
This is an exempt position within the State of New Mexico and reports directly to the Museum Board of Trustees and the Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. It offers a competitive salary with generous benefits and retirement package.
Detailed curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and 3 reference letters must be received by February 16, 2015 to:
Museum Director Search
1801 Mountain Road, NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104-1375
The NM Museum of Natural History and Science is a Division of the State of New Mexico, Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information about State of New Mexico employment opportunities, visit the State Personnel Office web site.