Coordinator of Museum Interpretation (Regular/Full-time)
Reports To: Shannon Landing Amos Head of Museum Interpretation
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time
To develop and test interpretive materials related to the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and the Greene Family Learning Gallery for a wide range of audiences. Work with Head of Museum Interpretation on training of docents and the support of additional staff including assistants, fellows, and interns.
• Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Assist the Head of Museum Interpretation in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of the interpretative program for the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.
• Work closely with the Head of Museum Interpretation, curators, exhibitions department, design departments, and the multimedia team to research, develop, and produce interpretative materials (including: labels, family guides, exhibition brochures, tours, audio tours, podcasts/blog posts, didactics, website content, films and videos, in gallery interactives, etc.) related to the High’s permanent collections and special exhibitions for use by the general public.
• Conduct visitor testing to evaluate interpretive materials.
• Oversee the operation of the Museum’s Greene Family Learning Gallery.
• Conduct training for docents, as needed.
• Assist the Head of Museum Interpretation in the development and maintenance of budgets.
• Attend and assist with Department of Education special events and programs, such as special exhibition events, family days, and gallery talks, as needed.
• Collaborate with other educational and cultural organizations on joint projects.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
• BA, art history or art education and 3 years of museum experience or MA/MFA or M.Ed in museum education or art history and 2 years work experience.
• Proficiency in computer word-processing.
• Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of TMS and Piction a plus.
Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge of new technologies and their use in the museum field.
• Attention to detail, accuracy.
• An understanding of a wide variety museum audiences.
• Ability to work independently and with a variety of people. Being a great collaborator is critical.
• Experience working on teams.
• A professional demeanor.
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills.
• Ability to assemble and to evaluate budgets and statistics.
• Ability to assess and evaluate information as to its validity and appropriateness.
• Ability to organize and express information in clear, logical sequence.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.