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President & Executive Director, Louisiana Art & Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Art and Science Museum (LASM), Baton Rouge seeks its next President and Executive Director in anticipation of the retirement of Executive Director, Carol Gikas, after 39 years of service to the Museum. The next Executive Director will be an exceptional leader and colleague, passionate about art and science, dedicated to the role of museums in communities, a champion of education and museum learning experiences specifically.

Curious by nature, collaborative and dedicated to the community served, the Director will lead the Museum forward as it develops strategies that continue to grow financial support, build audiences, promote lifelong learning and ensure best museum practices. The Executive Director will oversee a budget of $2.3 million and a staff of 26.

LASM is housed in a historic railroad depot on the banks of the Mississippi River and offers diverse programs for visitors of all ages in 87,000 sq. ft. of space. LASM welcomes 180,000 visitors annually, including 95,000 school children, who participate in its many education and diverse family-centered programs, exhibitions, and art and science offerings that encourage discovery and creativity through the intersection of art and science. Several interactive science and art studios are designed just for children. The Irene W. Pennington Planetarium opened in 2003 and to date has seen 1 million visitors enjoy the universe through its new 4K laser projecting system.

Candidates should possess active interest in the intersection of art, science and education.

Full qualifications/how to apply: https://museum-search.com/open-searches/.

Deadline 8/20/2018 searchandref@museum-search.com.

EOE. Nominations welcome.

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