Kansas City Museum
Sep 30, 2022
Chiluba Musonda
Kansas City Museum

Chiluba Musonda serves is the Deputy Director of Operations & Organizational Development for the Kansas City Museum and holds two degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC); a bachelor’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Public Administration.

After spending several years in higher education and the public sector, Chiluba joined the Kansas City Museum staff in 2018 to oversee the day-to-day building operations of the Museum. In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, he played an instrumental role in transitioning the operations of the Kansas City Museum from the City of Kansas City, Missouri (public entity) to the organization now responsible for the management and operations of the Museum, the Kansas City Museum Foundation Inc. (private entity). This successful transition effort led to the Museum to reopen to the public in October of 2021 after having been closed for several years to undergo renovation and restoration work.

Chiluba now spearheads the strategic planning initiatives for the Museum while managing the business development and operations of the historic Kansas City Museum.

In 2015 Chiluba published a memoir titled “Home Away from Home: The Story of an International Students Journey from Africa to America.” The book chronicles his journey from Africa to America and offers a unique perspective on life in America as seen through the eyes of a black immigrant.

Outside of work, Chiluba is a proud dad of two little girls, and spends his free time offering community presentations on a range of topics that include Culture Shock, the “hidden costs” of immigration, and the unintended consequences of foreign aid in the developing world.

For more information, please visit kansascitymuseum.org or you can follow and like his personal Twitter and Facebook social media pages.