The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), a science-based museum within the Smithsonian Institution’s complex of museums and research organizations, seeks a dynamic candidate to lead the management of its research departments, collections programs, museum outreach activities on exhibits, education and communications, specialized laboratories, field stations, and other similar programs and partnerships.
The successful candidate will bring extensive experience in natural history museum leadership, policy formulation and strategic planning to the NMNH that has 80 scientists in the fields of biology, botany, entomology, zoology, geology, paleobiology, anthropology and archeology an d over 450 total employees. Working in collaboration with the Sant Director, this high-profile leader will formulate and implement strategic directions for the Science programs of the Museum; assure the quality and breadth of all Museum activities; and provide institutional leadership in broader national and international programs.
The National Museum of Natural History is dedicated to understanding and explaining the natural world and is the most visited natural history museum in the world. With over 145 million specimens and objects, the Museum’s collections represent over 90% of the holdings of the Smithsonian. These collections, and the work of the scientific staff, form the foundation for the Museum’s extensive public programs, and include exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.
This is a full-time, permanent position to be filled as Trust (private sector, U.S. citizenship not required, proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. required). Salary commensurate with experience. The Smithsonian Institution offers a comprehensive package of benefits. For complete requirements and application procedures, please visit: www.sihr.si.edu and refer to Announcements EX-18-07. Applications must be received online by May 8, 2018 and must reference the announcement number. Applicants will be notified by email when their applications are received.
We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.