Kim Amey named Deputy Director of Science Center

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Courtesy of Carnegie Science Center

 

Recently Steve Knapp, president and CEO of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, named Jason Brown the director of Carnegie Science Center. Today, Brown appointed Kim Amey as deputy director. Brown and Amey served in interim positions over the last 15 months. Together the team shepherded the organization through a successful reaccreditation by the American Association of Museums, created a two-year Institutional Bridge Plan for the organization, and developed a comprehensive plan for staff development that prioritizes equity, inclusion, and safety.

“I grew up at the Science Center. If someone had told that little girl this would someday be her job, she would have jumped for joy!” Amey said. “I am humbled by this appointment and excited for the opportunity to help lead this remarkable and dedicated team.”

Amey began her career at Carnegie Science Center in January 2008 as a project manager in the Exhibits Department. After completion of roboworld® in 2009, her role expanded from project management to strategic planning, as she worked closely with museum leadership to develop and execute the Science Center’s last long range institutional plan, Vision: 2020. Amey was promoted to Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives, serving as the lead for multiple capital campaign projects, including construction of PPG Science Pavilion and renovation of The Rangos Giant Cinema.

Amey is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). She worked for seven years in the public sector with the Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. She received a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management degree from Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College, where she was awarded the Stephen M. Lauble Community Fellowship, established to encourage CMU graduates to choose careers that contribute to the economy and environment of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods. Amey is a Pittsburgh native; she currently resides in Mt. Lebanon with her husband and three children.

For more information, visit CarnegieScienceCenter.org or call 412.237.3400.

About Carnegie Science Center

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. By making science both relevant and fun, the Science Center’s goal is to increase science literacy in the region and motivate young people to seek careers in science and technology. One of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, the Science Center is Pittsburgh’s premier science exploration destination, reaching more than 700,000 people annually through its hands-on exhibits, camps, classes, and off-site education programs.

Accessibility: Features for All

Carnegie Science Center welcomes all visitors. We work to assist visitors with disabilities in obtaining reasonable and appropriate accommodations, and in supporting equal access to services, programs, and activities. We welcome visitors in wheelchairs on the deck of our USS Requin (SS 481) submarine. Below-deck visits require full mobility. Hearing assistance devices are available for The Rangos Giant Cinema. Please ask when you buy your ticket.

 

Please note that requests for accommodations should be made at least two weeks prior to your visit. For specific questions about wheelchairs, strollers, or other programmatic or equipment needs, see the ticket counter located on the first floor of the main building or contact the Operations Department at 412.237.1641 or info@carnegiesciencecenter.org.

 

 

Established in 1895 by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is a collection of four distinctive museums: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. In 2017, the museums reached more than 1.4 million people through exhibitions, educational programs, outreach activities, and special events.

 

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