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Chief of Education & Learning

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA, USA
220,000 – 240,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024


With a mission to “regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration,” the California Academy of Sciences – based in San Francisco’sGolden Gate Park – is a global voice for biodiversity science, environmental learning, and collaborative engagement. The Academy is focused on leveraging its museum, scientific discoveries, and global education programs to inspire hundreds of millions of people to understand, care about, and act on behalf of the natural world (including humans). Since re-opening in the Renzo Piano designed and LEED Platinum Certified building in2008, the Academy has welcomed more than 18 million visitors and discovered nearly 2,500 new species.


The Chief of Education & Learning (and Roberts-Wilson Dean of Education) will lead a world-class team of educators and serve as a member of the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team. This role oversees and builds upon the Academy’s extensive education programs, with a total team of ~80 staff and ~400 volunteers. The successful candidate will support robust community engagement, fostering bold ideas that advance innovation, programming, and action toward a thriving future.

The Chief of Education & Learning will report to the Managing Director/Chief of Strategic Partnerships and will serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.


Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Alex Corvin, Cheryl Stevens, and Maleka Pensky of Koya Partners are leading the search. Express interest in this role by filling out our*MTcxNDYwNDE3Ni4yMi4wLjE3MTQ2MDQxNzYuNjAuMC4w or email Alex, Cheryl, and Maleka at All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

To apply, visit: Primary contact name: Alex Corvin Link to job posting:

California Academy of Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.