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Executive Director

Posted: April 6, 2015

Children's Museum of the Lowcountry

Full-time, Experienced

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Education Required: BA BS


Education Preferred: Masters

The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry has become a destination for interactive learning and PLAY in SC and the Southeast. CML has continually expanded programs to further its mission. In order to carry forth their mission into their next ten years and to address the specific needs of children and families in SC, the Board, through a thorough strategic planning process has identified three overarching principles to guide the organization's work:
• Play Framework: Explore, consolidate, and advance CML's understanding of and distinct approach to play for its audiences.
• Early Connections — Birth to Three: A comprehensive set of services, experiences, and supporting practices that enables CML to fully serve its youngest audience and their grownups; contributes to the area's early childhood resources; and distinguishes CML from other early childhood venues.
• Families Together: A broad, flexible approach to engaging families of all backgrounds with varied interests and children of different ages.

Experience working in an educational setting that values and sustains a strong public-private partnership and a high level of community engagement and impact would be ideal. Desire and ability to easily blend into the community culture is expected, including efforts to reach out to multiple and highly diverse constituent groups. Abilty to passionately articulate the story of the museum's mission and plans and assume the role of the public face of the museum. Background in the successful development of constituent relations that result in major individual gifts, foundation grants, corporate sponsorships and other sources of philanthropic support will be a significant factor in candidate selection. A leadership approach that is described as accessible, supportive and empowering must be demonstrated, but also balanced by strong decision-making and results-oriented accountability. We seek a business-principled leader with a track record of astute financial administration and strong operations management.

Educational Requirements:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required; a graduate degree(s) is highly preferable. Evidence of continuing education in museum management, general business, finance, marketing or related disciplines would be expected.

Early Childhood Education and PLAY
Management and Administration
Development and Fundraising
Board Relations and Communications
Stakeholder Relationships
Public Relations and Communications
Characteristics, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Application Instructions:
The Children's Museum of the Lowcountry has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications must be submitted via email to Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references. All material will be confidential. Additional inquiries may be directed to Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.

Application Email:

Application Address:

Jen Tozier
633 West 4th St., Suite 202
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

Application Phone: 3367470133 x 208

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