Position Profile for President and CEO of
Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science,
A Unique Opportunity
Frost Science ranks as one of the top cultural organizations and
most widely attended attractions in Miami. The museum averages
around 650,000 visitors annually.
About the Role of President & Chief Executive
The President and CEO will lead Frost Science as a world-class
science museum and ensure fiscal stability, growth, and relevant
programming in all aspects of its operation. The CEO has delegated
authority from the Board of
Trustees to conduct the day-to-day operations of the museum and
to ensure the mission of the museum is maintained for the service
to the community. The CEO will work with the Board to set the
strategy for planning, growth, and changes to the mission that
respond to the community needs and audiences for all museum
operations and programs.
Experience and Qualifications
Inspiring Leader: Has the experience and/or
capabilities for providing inspiring, visionary leadership in
science and informal science education, in planning the museum's
strong, innovative programs and initiatives, and fostering
creativity and high achievement.
Credible and Charismatic Representative: Has
the education, professional achievement, and talent to serve as a
highly credible representative and charismatic spokesperson for the
museum, science and informal science education in the city, state,
and region, as well as nationally and internationally, and the
savvy to develop collaborations with academic, museum, educational,
industry, and civic partners that enhance the museum's work,
standing, resources and impact.
Board Engagement: Has the experience to engage
with the Board of Trustees skillfully and adeptly in advancing the
museum's mission and plans, providing good governance, exploring
opportunities and initiatives, mobilizing support, assessing
performance, guiding the museum, and representing it to broader
Outstanding Fundraiser: Has demonstrated an
outstanding track record as a fundraiser, developing and
prioritizing causes for support, cultivating a broad range of
supporters, and successfully garnering local, state, and federal
government funding, philanthropic donations, foundation grants,
research, and education contracts, and developing and enhancing
revenue generating programs.
Productive Manager: Has the requisite
managerial prowess and experience to oversee and assess operations
and personnel, monitor budgets, prioritize activities, develop and
enforce policies, provide direction, guidance, and training for
staff, while encouraging a healthy, respectful and productive work
Responsible Steward: Has the skills and
experience to responsibly steward the museum’s campus and
facilities, collections, and resources appropriately, delegating
authority and overseeing results, and ensuring that legal and
professional standards are met regarding public health and safety,
security, accessibility, fiscal accountability, labor practices,
and treatment of animals.
Community Service: Has the commitment and
skills to deeply engage with the communities and constituencies
served by the museum, especially the residents of Miami-Dade County
and Florida, and visitors, educators, students, and scientists from
across the globe, understanding their needs and seeking
opportunities to fulfill them.
The salary for this position starts at $350,000. Frost
Science provides generous executive-level employee benefits
including medical benefits and personal time off. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applications will be considered beginning in February
2023 and will continue until the position is filled. More
information can be found at: https://www.frostscience.org/president-and-ceo/.
Confidential inquiries, nominations/referrals, and applications
(including resumes and letters of interest) should be sent
electronically to the: