Chicago, IL | April 24, 2020
About the Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI or the Museum) is one of the best known and most loved science and technology museums in the world. The largest institution of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, MSI is the place where generations come to see what’s next. It has both an illustrious history and a focus on the future of science and science education. As the museum for the future, MSI aspires to excite people to envision the future through engaging experiences, programming, masterful storytelling and exciting exhibitions. MSI has welcomed more than 180 million guests from around the globe since opening in 1933. Since then, it has been a home for curiosity and innovation, putting science in visitors’ hands through interactive exhibits, engaging educational programs and community outreach. Its mission is to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational. Even bigger than MSI’s mission is its vision – to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine. The organization’s 400 employees are inspired by and live MSI’s vision and mission.
The President & CEO role is a rare opportunity to take the helm of a vibrant, healthy, world-renowned organization and steer it into the future.
Under the current leadership, the Museum has successfully established a wealth of staff and volunteer talent, partnerships, a strong, supportive and engaged Board of Trustees and a broad base of donor support. The next President & CEO will have the unique opportunity to build on this strong foundation.
The President & CEO will assume responsibility for articulating MSI’s mission, vision and values to all constituencies. Reporting directly to the Board, the President & CEO will lead overall strategic, operational, financial and managerial responsibility for MSI.
Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Alison Ranney, Cheryl Stevens and Alison Salisbury are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this opportunity please email [email protected] or complete a talent profile here. All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.