MOSH Announces Appointment of New Director of Curatorial Services
Dr. Anthony Mortimer joins Museum leadership team
Jacksonville, Fla. — December 22, 2021 — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team, bringing on Dr. Anthony Mortimer as the first Director of Curatorial Services. Dr. Mortimer began his new role on November 29.
Mortimer brings more than two decades of experience, including a 20-year military career, to this role. His responsibilities include leading the curatorial department in providing exhibitions and program experiences that are historically factual in interpretation, and consistently display socio-cultural respect in bringing together all Northeast Florida communities. Mortimer is also responsible for developing top talent and building collaborative teams that deliver high-quality, research-based, relationship-focused and holistic educational experiences.
Prior to joining the MOSH team, Dr. Mortimer served in the U.S. Navy, retiring in 2015 as a Lieutenant Commander. After his military career, Mortimer served in private school administration in multiple administrative roles, including Head of School at Greenwood School and Collage Day School Elementary.
In addition to his role at MOSH, Dr. Mortimer is the current Treasurer of the Board of Directors for GlobalJax and a Board Member for the TSI Cares Foundation. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Council of Administrators of Special Education (FL-CASE).
Dr. Mortimer is a lifelong learner who plans to pursue further personal and professional education in Museum Studies to add to his already extensive training and experience. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Jacksonville University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida.
In his new role as Director of Curatorial Services at the Museum of Science & History, Dr. Mortimer will join MOSH leadership by engaging guests, students and community partners in a reflective, meaningful visitor experience. His role is especially important for the Museum as it celebrates its 80th anniversary and plans for the future transition to a new location at the Jacksonville Shipyards through the MOSH Genesis project.
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“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Mortimer to our leadership team,” said Bruce Fafard, CEO of MOSH. “His background and excitement for our mission have already set him up for success, as he joins us at this vital point in our organization’s history. I know he will help lead us into the future as a world-class educational museum.”
“I am honored to join the MOSH team and to serve the community by providing unique, personalized, and meaningful educational experiences for our guests and partners,” said Dr. Mortimer. “I am eager to combine my passion and experience in education and leadership in this new role. My commitment to always continue learning aligns perfectly with MOSH’s mission –– to inspire the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. I look forward to leading and collaborating with our team, local partners, and the public to keep MOSH at the leading edge of learning and innovation.”
Learn more about the Museum of Science & History at themosh.org.
About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $15.95 for adults; $12.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.