Vice President of Engagement and Education
San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat)
Beth Redmond-Jones is an accomplished and award-winning museum professional, business owner, and former consultant, with a wide range of management, leadership, design, and hands-on project experience. Beth’s strong suits are strategic planning, master planning, exhibitions, museum programming, museum operations, donor cultivation, grant writing, volunteer engagement, and financial management. In her present position as vice president of engagement and education at the San Diego Natural History Museum (The Nat), Beth oversees the Exhibits, Education, and Volunteer departments. She has developed, designed, and project managed exhibitions and public programs for numerous cultural institutions and has held a number of executive and senior management positions at museums over the past 29 years. During her tenure at The Nat, the Museum has won several awards including Honorable Mention for the American Association of Museums (AAM) 2017 Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition for the permanent exhibition "Extraordinary Ideas from Ordinary People: A History of Citizen Science." Other awards include AAM's Overall Excellence Award for the 2016 Annual Excellence in Exhibitions Competition, AAM's 2016 Sustainability Excellence Award, and AAM's 2015 Excellence in Label Writing Award, all of which were for the permanent exhibition "Coast to Cactus in Southern California." The digital team also won an AAM 2016 Media and Technology MUSE Award for the three-part video series, "Punk Skunk." Beth holds a master’s degree in museum studies from John F. Kennedy University and a bachelor’s degree in art history from the University of New Hampshire.
Monday, May 20
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Monday, May 20
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM