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VP Learning Experience

Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), Fort Lauderdale

Mission: The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is Connecting People to Inspiring Science. We fulfill our mission by delivering programming through four major educational content pillars: Early Childhood Education, Environmental Sustainability, Health & Wellness, and Physical.

Founded in 1976, the Museum welcomes 400,000+ visitors annually at its 150,000 square foot facility in the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Science District. Visitors can explore interactive permanent exhibits, discover a myriad of science shows and lectures, immerse themselves in the AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater (the largest, most technically advanced screen in South Florida), and participate in award-winning camps, workshops, and special events.  

MODS has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums for over 30 years and is an active member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers and Association of Children’s Museums.  

The Vice President of Learning Experiences is a key member of the leadership team involved in institution-wide vision, design, development, and implementation of the museum’s experiences including STEM science education programs, exhibits, both internal and traveling, and life science, collections.  Creative team leader with a strong commitment to building dynamic, inclusive, and collaborative experiences that positively impact the local community and national constituencies that the museum serves. A proven ability to conceptualize innovative museum products and exciting, interactive visitor experiences that are shaped to optimally convey STEM knowledge to viewers and visitors are viewed as essential components of this role. 

Qualifications: At least 10 years of significant leadership experience in complex education and/or large-scale museum setting, or closely aligned institution; a bachelor's degree with other related experience in social and/or education sector is required. Master's degree and/or higher. Interest in public education relating to the South Florida ecosystems, environmental collections, and systems, cutting edge technology, STEM educational programming with specific expertise in STEM instructional theory, hands-on and alternative approaches to conveying knowledge, and a deep understanding of the diverse needs of learners of different ages and backgrounds. Project management, and knowledge of exhibit design and fabrication. Must have a proven successful administrative, managerial, and organizational background that includes successful budgeting, planning and interdepartmental coordination. Established relationships or contacts in national, international museum or educational community a plus. Must be an energetic, creative, engaging visionary with a sense of humor. A highly developed public presence will be needed when the Vice President represents the Museum at the local, regional, state, national and international levels. 

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