Name: Timothy Hecox


Work Experience:

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) – Portland, OR
Grants Coordinator, 2016-Present
- Lead cross-departmental conceptual development of large, multi-deliverable, exhibit, program, and staff professional development proposals supporting OMSI strategic initiatives ($150K-$3M)
- Cultivate and manage relationships with regional, state, and federal funding agencies
- Support Development Department through annual gala, corporate, and private foundation proposals, and donor stewardship
- Manage online submissions and coordinate reporting for active awards

Project Manager & Community Engagement Specialist, 2014-2016
- Cultivated and stewarded positive relationships with external community partners focused on advancing equity, inclusion, and community engagement at OMSI
- Provided day-to-day project management to cross-departmental project teams related to meeting facilitation, timelines, budgets, contracts, and fabrication
- Oversaw the development and implementation of multiple multi-year, federally-funded exhibit and program projects ranging from $20K-$380K

Exhibit & Program Developer, 2011–2014
- Worked with teams of designers, researchers, evaluators, fabricators, and project advisors in developing high-quality interactive exhibit and program experiences, including federally funded projects.
Examples include:
* Program lead on NSF funded Native Universe, aimed to increase museums’ capacity to incorporate an indigenous perspective in teaching people about nature and science
* Program lead on NSF funded exhibition Roots of Wisdom, featuring stories on environmental and cultural restoration of indigenous communities
* Communications lead for the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE NET)
- Led development of education goals, content, and labels for permanent and traveling exhibitions
- Developed and facilitated community engagement programs for families, youth, and teachers
- Managed paid staff, interns, and volunteers supporting curriculum development and delivery
- Supported bi-lingual and bi-cultural English-Spanish program and exhibit content development
- Worked with community partners to create culturally relevant experiences for diverse audiences
- Supported development of Exhibit Sales proposals, including a successful $100K NASA award

Outreach & Museum Educator, 2008–2011
- Developed and delivered programs for OMSI and schools that reached thousands of students in seven states across the Pacific Northwest
- Assisted with project proposal development and evaluation collection

Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR
Zoo Naturalist, 2008-2009
- Developed interpretive panels, exhibits, and education guides
- Developed and presented animal-focused conservation-based programs

National Park Service – Yosemite, CA
GS-7 Interpretive Park Ranger Naturalist, 2005-2009
- Developed and delivered various programs on natural and cultural history
- Coordinated, planned, and led seven-day environmental education backpacking trips
- Trained and advised fellow interpretive rangers and volunteers

Professional Leadership:

Board President, Oregon Museums Association, 2017-Present
Responsible for governing OMA board of directors and paid staff, supporting our mission, developing and growing OMA state-wide programs, and moving forward the goals of our strategic plan

Co-Chair, DIVCOM Professional Network, American Alliance of Museums, 2014-2017
Worked with AAM leadership to connect 1,000+ AAM Diversity Committee Network members to other professionals and best practices on advancing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion in museums

Grant Reviewer, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2013, 2017
Museums for America Learning Experiences awards of $50,000-$250,000
Museums for America Community Anchors awards of $50,000-$500,000

Project Advisor, NSF Funded Indigenous Worldviews in Informal Science Education (I-WISE), 2015-2016
Advisor for advancing research on integration of Native and Western science in informal learning

Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice Chair, Ass. of Science – Technology Centers, 2013-2015
Worked with ASTC staff to facilitate an on-line platform for diversity and inclusion advocates in science centers and museums to share strategies and provide support for driving organizational diversity efforts

Conferences & Presentations:

American Alliance of Museums
Association of Science - Technology Centers
Western Museums Association
National Association for Interpretation
Association of Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums Oregon Museums Association


Humboldt State University – Arcata, CA
Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning & Interpretation; Minor in Studio Art
University of Macerata – Macerata, Italy
Western Michigan University – Kalamazoo, MI

Valid until August 16th, 2019