Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL


If you need to get in touch with us, review the list below and direct your inquiry according to position.


Assistant Director of Operations & Education
Don Comeaux
(251) 208-6855


Assistant Director/Administration
Toni Webb
(251) 208-6881


Manager of Sales & Events
Stephen Clark
(251) 208-6817


Resource Development
Fran Eaton
(251) 208-6885


Director of Marketing & Design
Josh Holland
(251) 605-7067
(251) 208-6852


Education Coordinator – Health Education & Initiative Specialist
Haley Freeman
(251) 208-6818


Early Education Coordinator
Wayne McNeil
(251) 208-6875


Education Coordinator – Education Outreach Lead
Olivia Moye
(251) 208-6849


STEM Education Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator
Zack Steele
(251) 208-6892


School Field Trips, Group Sales & Other Related Inquiries
Monica Weems-Dunklin, Reservations & Membership Coordinator
(251) 208-6880


Facility Engineer & Building Manager

Roger Smith


Manager on Duty
(251) 208-6874


Exploration Station Gift Shop

(251) 208-6877


Employment Opportunities
(251) 208-6881



Now seeking applicants for the following position:


Director of Development

The Director of Development is a professional level staff member who works to secure financial resources through best practices of philanthropic fund development and through innovation related to the creation and implementation of a comprehensive/capital campaign.  She/he will also conceive and lead strategic efforts to increase support for the Exploreum for operations and special projects with a special, immediate task of launching a comprehensive campaign to raise a minimum of $5 million for capital and special projects.   He/she brings an entrepreneurial and outgoing approach, strong experience in building relationships, knowledge and commitment to donor stewardship, and experience in leading and inspiring volunteers, board members, sponsors, and donors. The Director of Development brings a desire to advance the Exploreum’s mission on all levels, working collaboratively with staff, volunteers, and the Board of Trustees. This person reports to and works in tandem with the Executive Director. She/he also serves as the staff liaison with the Junior Advisory Board and assists the Executive Director in leading the Development Committee and all fund development efforts.  In addition to the Comprehensive Campaign, responsibilities include sponsorships, annual fund, major gifts, and donor stewardship.

Requirements preferred

Bachelor’s Degree; at least five – eight years of fund development experience and a track recording of asking and receiving; knowledge of best practices in philanthropy; and, professional nonprofit experience preferably with a science center, museum, science or educational organization, university, or similar entities. Experience in all areas of the development process including strategy, prospecting, relationship building, planning, asking, and stewardship.  This is a one person office working with the Executive Director and Board and with part-time assistants.  Candidates should be ready to embrace a comprehensive campaign for the 20th anniversary. Experience in major gifts a priority.  Knowledge of the Mobile regional donor community is a plus.  Computer skills and experience with donor software is needed.  Team players please send convincing cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:  Jan McKay/Executive Director at Gulf Coast Exploreum, P.O. Box 1968, Mobile, AL  36633. Or