Dear Museum Community,
I write with an update on the Presidential search process, which is well underway. Following the formation of the search committee and the subsequent Leadership Profile this spring, our search firm partner Spencer Stuart began its outreach to identify candidates whose experience fits with the criteria we’ve established for our next President. In addition, they are following up with potential candidates who have expressed interest or have been nominated by members of the Museum community. In all of these ways, they are building a candidate pool that reflects the aspirations outlined in the Long Range Plan and the incredible opportunity to lead the next transformative era of our Museum.
The 10-person search committee will convene again this fall to review the candidate pool. In the meantime, please encourage prospective candidates to review the Leadership Profile and submit nominations to MOSPresident@spencerstuart.com.
Thank you for your continued interest in the Presidential search,
Chair, Board of Trustees
Working with the search firm, Spencer Stuart, the committee will convene regularly throughout the summer and fall to review the candidate pool.
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the next President of the Museum of Science will be a bold, visionary leader who will embrace the opportunity to impact the lives of people and communities through the leadership of one of the nation’s preeminent science museums. The President will be energized by the ability to inspire and engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds, to develop innovative programs and exhibitions, and to continue to build the Museum’s leadership in STEM education. Just as the Museum physically bridges Boston and Cambridge, the President will be a bridge builder and will seek to extend the reach beyond the building through partnerships, exhibitions, educational initiatives, and programs. An inspired, empathetic leader, the President, in collaboration with the Board and senior leadership team, will possess the strategic acumen required to chart a course for the future in a changing and dynamic external environment and the operational skill and ability to oversee successful execution of short and long term goals. The President serves as the public face of the Museum and will be a strong relationship builder, a compelling speaker and writer, and an effective fundraiser.
The Museum of Science is being assisted in this process by Spencer Stuart, and welcomes comments, questions, nominations, or expressions of interest. To submit comments, nominations, or expressions of interest, please send an email with any supporting materials to the confidential address: MOSPresident@spencerstuart.com
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