The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center seeks an Exhibitions Content Developer.

The Exhibitions Content Developer will create compelling, audience-focused exhibit narratives that balance collections and research with interactives and media that will bring content to life. This person will act as an advocate for the visitor, shaping exhibition stories and leading the creation and implementation of visitor experience goals. Additionally, the Exhibition Manager will oversee the installation of traveling and temporary exhibits and work with the Museum Experiences department to create original, NURFC curated exhibits. 

Content Development and Production (60%)

  • Develop project content outlines and conceptual frameworks that include learning goals and key messages. Translate content outlines to experiences, including lists of desired objects and images and opportunities for media, interactive, scenic, and other visitor experiences.
  • Work with the Curator to conduct background research to develop a working expertise of exhibit subject matter and share knowledge with the team.
  • Facilitate content development sessions with diverse teams of curators and researchers, exhibit designers and producers, educators, focus groups, internal leadership, and external community partners.
  • Write, edit, review, and revise narrative, educational, and programmatic content for exhibits, including text for labels, media scripts, and interactive guides. Maintain National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s desired brand voice.
  • Identify and recommend diverse (particularly nonverbal/nonvisual) storytelling design opportunities within exhibits, particularly components that address needs for diverse learning and accessibility.

Exhibits Management (30%)

  • Manage day-to-day operations of exhibit spaces, including maintaining traveling exhibit schedules and permanent exhibit condition reports.
  • Responsible for all loans associated with traveling exhibition. Assists the Museum Experiences team in documentation, logistics, shipping, receiving, packing, and installation of temporary traveling exhibits.
  • Identify and recommend diverse temporary, traveling exhibits that aligned with the mission of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
  • Maintain requests and inquires for traveling exhibitions, including by individual artists, media and national partners.

Evaluation (10%)

  • Utilize front-end and formative evaluation techniques to assess audience experience and expectations for exhibit content and experiences.
  • Conduct focus groups with audiences and community partners around exhibit content.
  • Assess success of completed exhibits; implement remedial evaluation and/or revisions when necessary.

Salary range: $44,000-$55,000

Job classification: full-time

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Posted: June 3, 2021

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