PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Following a nationwide search, attracting candidates from many of the country’s top science museums, MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is pleased to announce it has hired Dr. Robin Gose as its next chief executive officer and president. Gose comes to MOXI after three years as director of education at the Thinkery in Austin, Texas where she cultivated the pedagogical vision of the institution and oversaw all programming, exhibits and facilities at the latest iteration of what was once the Austin Children’s Museum.
“We are so excited to welcome Robin to MOXI. Her background in science education as both a teacher and a museum executive makes her the perfect person to lead MOXI into its second year. We look forward to seeing her build on MOXI’s established excellence and popularity, while amplifying the impact of our work throughout the community,” said Jill Levinson, president of MOXI’s Board of Directors.
In her new role, Gose will take the helm of the young, yet remarkably well-established MOXI and oversee the museum’s operations, finances, outreach and programming to ensure alignment with the organization’s mission “to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.” She will continue to cultivate relationships with supporters, business and civic leaders, schools, community partners, media and more to further promote MOXI as a world-class institution for informal science learning.
“I am so excited to return to Southern California and join a team that is as passionate about the importance of experiential learning and the joy of discovery as I am,” said Gose. “Places like MOXI, where learning can happen in fun and unexpected ways are a crucial part of our nation’s evolving educational landscape and to see how that has been embraced by Santa Barbara is inspirational.”
MOXI, recently named one of the “10 Best New Museums in the World” by Fodor’s Travel, opened earlier this year and has already welcomed more than 140,000 guests since opening. The nonprofit museum relies on revenue from daily ticket sales and memberships as well as contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations to fund its ongoing operations and educational programming.
Gose brings 20 years of experience in the science education field to MOXI. Gose holds a doctorate degree in educational leadership from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in geography and environmental resource management from the University of Texas, Austin. She is relocating to Santa Barbara with her husband Chris Mosier and their two young children to join the team at MOXI beginning on November 9.


Martha Swanson, Director of Marketing and Communications

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