Danny Zeiger

Associate Director, Gilder Center Education Programming

American Museum of Natural History

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Statement of Interest:

NYCMER has been a critical contributor to my career in Museum education and it's been an honor to serve on its board for the last 4 years. I plan to spend my time strengthening its financial foundation and creating innovative opportunities for our members to develop new skills and connect with our broad network of professionals.

Goals for NYCMER:

I strongly support NYCMER's advocacy for emerging and mid-career educators and its role as an independent professional learning provider. I look forward to broadening our reach as a professional learning provider and creating skill development opportunities for our incredibly diverse field.


Professional Experience: 

I'm a 22 year veteran of the informal learning field, having served as an educator, manager, content developer, and program planner with experience in both zoos and museums. Most of my career has been in the Education division at the American Museum of Natural History, where I currently work to activate our exhibits for a wide variety of visitors. I also serve in our divisional leadership team and support operational and strategic planning efforts for this institution. 


Serving on the NYCMER Board through the pandemic has been a true challenge. I'm looking forward to continuing my work with the board as we fully emerge from these incredibly difficult 4 years.


Specific Skills:

I'm experienced in project management, operational planning, finance and budgeting, staff development, curriculum planning, teaching, and floor facilitation. I've served on the finance committee of NYCMER for the last 4 years and spearheaded the organization of 2 of our January career symposia.