The Children’s Museum in Easton (CME), a much-loved treasure in southeastern Massachusetts, has launched the search for a new executive director. With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.
Founded in 1986, the mission of the Children’s Museum in Easton is to help children and families become life-long learners, using hands-on experience as the key to stimulating curiosity and motivating learning. Central to this mission is an underlying philosophy that every effort is made to assure that the organization’s programs and activities are available to ALL children, regardless of means.
Strategic Opportunities and Challenges
The founding executive director built a strong foundation of financial stability, a stellar reputation, a network of strong relationships in the community, and a complement of outstanding programs and exhibits that impact the growth and learning of thousands of children each year. The next leader can pick up the reins to further enhance what CME does well, while guiding the organization toward thoughtful innovation that will support and sustain its well-earned reputation for excellence. The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will have opportunities in:
Leadership and Outreach
Marketing and Messaging
Staffing and Culture Development
Curriculum Development, Enhancement, and Expansion
The Ideal Candidate
The next Executive Director of the Children’s Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities. This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.
This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions Program at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultant Catherine Bradshaw.
The Children’s Museum in Easton is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. CME is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
TSNE MissionWorks conducts executive searches for a variety of nonprofit organizations. For more than 60 years, TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) has been a trusted partner to hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community groups, activists, and advocates who are making a difference in their communities, our country, and the world.