Executive Director

Cornwall, New York, United States


The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is recognized as the Hudson Valley’s leader in providing nature-based education for children. To achieve its mission to develop responsible caretakers of the environment, the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum provides a wide range of environmental education programs at its two historic locations, which encompass over 177 acres in Cornwall, NY. Founded in 1959, the Museum relies on its living collections of native animals, its natural habitats, trails, and play areas, and its proximity to the Hudson River, to focus on the unique ecology of the Hudson Highlands and to promote knowledge and appreciation of our natural world.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum seeks an Executive Director to lead and to substantially shape the long-term future of this highly accomplished organization with a trusted reputation, dedicated staff, and an engaged Board of Trustees. Critical strategic opportunities exist as the Museum enhances its already excellent education programs, renovates and re-purposes historic buildings, and creates major new facilities and resources in support of its mission of creating future caretakers of the environment.

The Executive Director will lead the staff of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum and is responsible for their success at all levels. S/he will report to the Board of Trustees and has the responsibility for ensuring that the Board’s strategic objectives are met.


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The succesful candidate will receive a competitive salary based on experience and employment history. Full health benefits and retirement benefits vest after stated time periods. Executive director works closely with an engaged and active board of trustees.

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