This senior-executive position is an outstanding opportunity for a candidate who wants to develop and implement a vision for exhibits, programs, and the visitor experience at one of the most respected museums of its kind in the world.
Reporting directly to CEO Carole Charnow, the SVPEP will join BCM at a pivotal time. As the Museum plans for its future, it seeks a dynamic, innovative, visionary, and highly experienced professional for a new position that will unite BCM’s core mission-oriented departments—Exhibits and Program, (Education, Visitor Experience, Child Development, and Community Engagement)—into one high-functioning, innovative team.
The SVPEP will oversee the creation of inventive exhibits, imaginative public programs, and the delivery of a Five-Star visitor experience. The SVPEP will also collaborate on establishing meaningful partnerships with academia, including experts in the sciences and early childhood development, the greater Boston community, and potential funding sources. In addition, s/he will serve as part of the Museum’s Executive Team that will generate BCM’s next strategic plan, which will launch exciting major initiatives in the field and will have significant impact locally and nationally.
Today, more than ever, BCM strives to be a national leader and to present compelling, engaging exhibits as well as substantive, effective formal and informal learning opportunities for children, families, and caregivers. These will be paired with programs that educate, entertain, and offer inspiration for further exploration, in an environment that is joyous, safe, and engaging for visitors of all ages and backgrounds.Exhibits
Decades of groundbreaking exhibits and state-of-the-art design and production have made BCM a leader in the field. Strategic goals include:
- Using the latest information on early childhood education and academic subjects such as science, health, the environment, art, and literature to generate innovative and engaging exhibitions for a new generation of young children and their families and caregivers, both inside and outside the museum walls.
- Creating exhibits that translate big ideas into easy-to-understand 3-D realities and that serve as a bridge between educational theory and visitors of all ages and abilities.
- Continuing to produce innovative traveling exhibits, and expanding consulting and design/production services to museums and other institutions.
BCM has a long-standing commitment to all children and families, including the most challenged neighborhoods of Boston and surrounding communities. Second-century objectives include:
- Strengthening this role and providing all children and their families with an engaging and substantively enriching experience that contributes to long-term child development outcomes.
- Continuing to create innovative formal and informal learning initiatives for children of all socio-economic levels, both in the museum and in the neighborhoods of Boston.
- Partnering with the leading research centers in the Boston/Cambridge area, such as Harvard and MIT, and utilizing the latest research in early childhood development to create cutting edge programs to help prepare young children for school and for life.
BCM's Five-Star Customer Service model has created a welcoming, clean, safe and secure facility that receives outstanding visitor and staff feedback. Strategic goals include:
- Engaging in new ways of thinking about using spaces to bring exhibits and programs together for the benefit of visitors.
- Creating spaces that are educational, enjoyable and safe; finding the balance between experimentation and risk mitigation.
- Creating experiences that work for adults as well as children; encouraging both to connect by interacting with the exhibits and programs together.
- Balancing theoretical and academic knowledge with the practical know-how of customer-service experts, educators, exhibit designers, and financial managers.