President & Executive Director

About the organization The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Leslie Science & Nature Center, including all Unity In Learning partners such as the Yankee Air Museum, provide the gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight.

Each of our locations offers a unique experience, packed with fun and learning for families, individuals, and group visits.

The facilities specialize in interactive exhibits and animal enclosures, as well as teaching spaces and natural areas, with the goal of helping both children and adults discover the scientist within them by promoting science literacy through experimentation, exploration of nature, and education.

Some of the many strengths of this treasured institution in the Ann Arbor region include: Stellar reputation as a community gem Dedicated and talented staff Strong donor base Recognition as a regional leader in STEM education and collaboration Unique and amazing facilities Commitment to creating an environment that is inclusive and accessible to all We believe in what we do.

This results in an organization composed of staff who look forward to coming to work, a Board that is truly engaged, a donor base who are ready to support us, and a community that wants us here.

For additional information about Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center: About the Role of President & Executive Director The President and Executive Director is charged with conducting the affairs of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the Leslie Science & Nature Center, interpreting and applying the policies adopted by the Board of Trustees and directing and managing the operations and activities of the staff.

Key Responsibilities Include In consultation with the Board of Trustees and Organization staff, coordinates the development and periodic review of the strategic plan and goals for the organization; sets objectives to ensure that all programs contribute to achieving goals.

Provides overall supervision of the planning, development and coordination of all aspects of the organization; manages, through appropriate personnel, the daily activities of all departments and operations, with special attention to the core education-related activities, including grants and awards, educational and outreach programs, and exhibits.

Is responsible for maintaining high standards of professionalism in areas including, but not limited to, education, exhibits, finance, fund raising, general operations, grants and awards, membership and public affairs.

In consultation with the Development Committee, oversees the fund-raising program of the Museum; solicits, as appropriate, bequests, and major gifts to finance the Museum’s operations and capital improvements.

Directs, in accordance with professional standards and ethics, the public affairs activities of the organization, including advertising, marketing, and public and governmental relations.

Establishes and maintains effective relations with civic groups and governmental agencies and officials dealing with the organization.

About You You are passionate about children’s education, particularly in science and the environment, and providing inclusive opportunities.

You are a visionary leader with a track record of operational excellence.

You would love the opportunity to work with a talented staff and engaged board.

You value diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.

You are excited about the opportunity to build and maintain key relationships across the region that would provide transformative experiences to children and families.

To Apply Interested applicants may send an email with a current resume and cover letter to

Applications are requested by November 27, 2022.

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