The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center translates museum science and expertise into demonstrable results for conservation and quality of life. We work in one of the most diverse places for nature and culture in the world, the Andes-Amazon region of South America.
The Director leads and manages the implementation of the Center’s Andes-Amazon program for conservation and community wellbeing. They lead a team of cross-disciplinary team of social scientists and ecologists, data and spatial analysts, and operations specialists to set and implement priorities, achieve science-driven objectives, as well as represent the Center to partners, funders, and donors. The Director works closely with the Center’s Senior Director, museum leadership and trustees, and program staff to make strategic decisions and develop new directions, as necessary. This highly organized and effective leader will bring a collaborative drive, proven program development and execution skills to the role, leading a diverse portfolio of projects within the Andes-Amazon region to address growing threats to community wellbeing and conservation.
This is a hybrid role based at the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois. The position involves frequent travel up to 45% of the year, and may include work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.