The U.S. Space & Rocket Center is conducting a nationwide search for a CEO and Executive Director to lead the Center, which houses the world’s largest collection of space artifacts and is home to the internationally renowned Space Camp education programs. The Center also serves as the official visitor information center for NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, is a TVA visitor center and is a Smithsonian Affiliate museum. It welcomed more than 1 million visitors in 2019.
As the leader and top ambassador for the Center, the CEO and Executive Director must have a passion for inspiring the next generation of explorers, as well as a compelling vision for the future of the Center and the ability to inspire and lead a diverse team in pursuit of that vision. CEO responsibilities also include engaging partners in the public and private sectors to develop and sustain the important work of the Center.
Candidates for the position should have a knowledge of the aerospace and defense industries, value the educational mission of the Center and Space Camp and be able to successfully manage a growing multi-million-dollar operation. Strong communication skills and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree are required.
Wes is a two time Space Camp graduate and space enthusiast with a love of North Alabama. When he isn't busy being a dad he enjoys travel, volunteering and working his life away. All comments are my own.