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Children’s Museum of Richmond

Would you like to have an impact on kindergarten readiness in Central Virginia? Are you ready to lead a team of people who are passionate about early childhood education? Do you believe all children should have the opportunity to learn through play? Can you build community relationships to support programs, reach more children, and garner financial support?

The next CEO of the Children’s Museum of Richmond (CM) will have the opportunity to play a significant role in early childhood education in Central Virginia. The CEO serves as a community leader in the advancement of school readiness, early learning, and literacy for the region.

CM serves families throughout Central Virginia at four museums, and, on average, hosts 400,000 visitors each year. Programs are family-centric, and go far beyond the “learning through play” experience children have at exhibits to include the Central Virginia Children’s Book Bank and Commonwealth Parenting, which provides educational programs for caregivers. The CEO will lead a team of roughly 30 full-time and 50 part-time employees, supported by almost 2000 volunteers.

Job responsibilities include:

• Working with the Board of Trustees to set and oversee the strategic direction of the Museum.
• Maintaining an environment that provides an excellent visitor experience.
• Representing the Museum in the community and expanding community relationships.
• Leading a comprehensive campaign.
• Working with the senior management team to attract and retain staff who can implement innovative exhibits and programs.
• Overseeing the Museum’s operations in a fiscally responsible manner.
• Ensuring facilities that support a fun and safe visitor experience.
• Providing professional development opportunities.

Required Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will have: • Experience in early childhood education. • The ability to balance strategic thinking with implementation. • Excellent communication skills. • A commitment to making programs accessible to all children. • The ability to build strong relationships in the community. • Demonstrated success in fundraising. • A track record of effective leadership in a complex organization. • An understanding of fiscal management. • A minimum of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related topic.
Competative benefits
How to apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to hr@warrenwhitney.com
Posting Organization:
Children’s Museum of Richmond