Rolling Hills Seeking New Director
KSAL Staff - Wed 04:58 PM 06/20/2012
New director will be responsible for overseeing the 100-acre zoo and the 64,000-square-foot Wildlife Museum
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure is seeking a new director.
According to the organization, Kathy Tolbert, who has been the Park Director since July 2005, is stepping down from her current, but is not leaving Rolling Hills. She will continue as director until a suitable candidate is found. After that, she will remain in the position of Assistant Director, the position she held from December 1994 until becoming Director in 2005. "With Charlie's passing, I knew that what we needed was new energy, vision, and ideas to be infused into the organization to put us on the path to continue the success of this amazing institution", says Tolbert. "After careful consideration, I knew I was not at a place in my life where I could give all that was required to get us there". Tolbert will maintain daily involvement with the operations of the Zoo and Museum and will have more time to dedicate to fundraising, planned giving, and building RHWA's endowment.
The new director will be responsible for overseeing the 100-acre zoo currently home to 105 species of animals, and the 64,000-square-foot Wildlife Museum, housing one of the world’s finest collections of full mount animals on display in immersive, naturalistic dioramas. The Board of Directors of Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure will be conducting a nation-wide search for a “visionary with strong business acumen, who is poised to take Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure into the future and to continue the legacy of Founder, Charlie Walker.”
The search committee made up of RHWA board and community members will begin the search immediately.