Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Want to Work with Fish? Coney Aquarium Looking for Director

Like fish? This could be your chance. The New York Aquarium is looking for a new director. This comes from a "Hot Jobs" item in Crain's:
WANTED: Director
ORGANIZATION: New York Aquarium

JOB DESCRIPTION: Guiding day-to-day fiscal and administrative operations

MOST IMPORTANT TASK: Attracting and engaging visitors

CREDENTIALS NEEDED: Senior-level management experience in a science or conservation institution

SALARY: Upper-$100,000 range

RECRUITER: Phillips Oppenheim

DOWNSIDE: Managing the facility during controversial Coney Island overhaul

UPSIDE: Being able to strengthen ties with Wildlife Conservation Society staff and with Brooklyn's civic, philanthropic and business communities

Former Director Paul Boyle left in the fall to pursue other opportunities. The aquarium is one of the five "living institutions" under the Wildlife Conservation Society umbrella, along with the Bronx, Central Park, Prospect Park and Queens zoos.
Leaves us wondering aloud about the status of the Aquarium's renovation plan. It was originally said a winning design could be selected before the end of last year.



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