Kansas Cosmosphere launches search for new CEO

The Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center is launching a search for a new president and CEO.

Chris Orwoll, former President and CEO, announced his departure in November 2011. Since then, the Cosmosphere has been under the leadership of Interim President and CEO Richard Hollowell, who previously served as Director of Operations.

The CEO Search Committee expects to mail letters to prominent aerospace, museum and other industry executives announcing the position requirements. A full job description is posted here. Applications will be received until March 15; telephone interviews will be conducted in April, with the anticipation that an offer will be made to a qualified candidate in May, museum officials said. The Cosmosphere expects to seat a new CEO in June.

As a Smithsonian-affiliated space science museums, the Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center houses the most significant collection of U.S. space artifacts outside of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and features the largest collection of Soviet space artifacts in the Western world, according to museum officials. Known as the world’s leader in space artifact restoration and replication, the Cosmosphere also features the Justice Planetarium and Carey IMAX Dome Theater. Because the Cosmosphere’s mission is to help educate the public about space science and space exploration, it offers a myriad of different space and aviation camps for children and adults of all ages. It also provides educational programs including field trips, workshops, and scouting programs.

For more information: Cosmo.org



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