Mystic Seaport Museum seeks a forward-thinking, energetic, and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Located on the Mystic River between New York and Boston, the Museum comprises more than 60 historic buildings, exhibition spaces, a unique collection of floating vessels, a shipyard, a collections research center, a planetarium, and storage facilities, on 19 acres of land that are open to the public. Each year, over 250,000 visitors come to view the Museum’s world-class vessels on the water and in the exhibition hall, take in superb art and other types of exhibitions, observe a working waterfront, and participate in experiential learning programs that engage students of all ages. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve artifacts of America’s seafaring past, Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum. It is at once an indoor and open-air museum, an art museum, and a living history museum. Home to over 500 historic watercraft, the Museum is fundamentally an educational institution, advancing understanding of America’s relationship with the sea. Programs serve an estimated 30,000 K-12 students annually, as well as undergraduates, graduate students, and professional and lay scholars. Partnering with the Board of Trustees and the staff, the President and CEO will provide strategic direction, executive leadership, and administrative guidance. The successful individual will possess the experience and knowledge to oversee a complex and resource-intensive organization; a superb operational skill set; a record of success in marketing, audience growth, and fundraising; a demonstrated commitment to strengthening diversity and workplace culture; and a natural inclination toward collaboration and community engagement.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters can be sent electronically to Anita Tien and Micah Pierce at: Isaacson, Miller http://www.imsearch.com/7385