President & CEO
m/Oppenheim Associates is assisting Rochester Museum and Science Center in the search for a new President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board seeks an experienced educator and institutional advancement professional with a passion for history and science, who will engage individuals, businesses, philanthropic institutions and government in strengthening the museum as a vital educational resource for Rochester’s children and adults . For more information please review the complete position description.
Serving the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, the Rochester Museum & Science Center provides immersive, engaging experiences that spark a passion and curiosity for science and discovery. Opened in 1912 as the Municipal Museum of Rochester, New York, the Rochester Museum & Science Center is comprised of three divisions that engage children and adults through exhibitions, educational programs and community experiences including: the Science Museum, with four floors of galleries, the Science Museum is widely recognized as one of the top science, history, and anthropology centers in the Finger Lakes region; Strasenburgh Planetarium has a 65 foot Star Theater dome and its star shows are informed by relationships with scientists at NASA, Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester and the University of Chicago; Cumming Nature Center, sits on 900 acres in the heart of the Finger Lakes region, and is the regional hub for outdoor recreation and environmental education.
With an annual budget of $6.2m, 32 board members, 60 full and 149 part time staff and 560 volunteers, Rochester Museum & Science Center annually receives over 375,00 visitors, serves 60,000 school age children, has 6,000 member households, and has 1 million digital visitors. The Museum also provides free-of-charge admission to 10,000 low income families and individuals with disabilities annually. The Rochester Museum & Science Center is a member of the Association of Science – Technology Centers, (ASTC) and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
The CEO will lead the Rochester Museum & Science Center as it ignites a love of lifelong learning through innovative, exciting, engaging, fun and authentic educational experiences for children, their educators and families.
For additional information or to apply, please contact Lee Kappelman or Mark Oppenheim at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.