POSITION: INTERPRETIVE MATERIALS MANAGER
The Brooklyn Museum is seeking an extraordinary visual arts professional
whose combined skills as editor, writer, and teacher will place her/him at
the center of the Museum’s program of interpretation of works of art and
exhibitions for a general public.
Working as part of the Exhibitions team, the Interpretive Materials Manager
(IMM) will coordinate and manage various components of BM’s interpretative
materials. This encompasses working closely with the Collections, Education,
Editorial, Technology, and Design areas to plan, critique, edit, develop,
and occasionally write interpretive content for special exhibitions and
collection galleries, including but not limited to wall panels, object
labels, timelines, maps, brochures and printed guides, participatory spaces,
and web features. The IMM will also frequently be responsible for
collaborating with various departments to plan and manage the production of
multimedia resources (often locating appropriate outside vendors), including
short-form videos, audio guides, and web tools.
As part of the Exhibitions team, the IMM speaks for the interests of the
Museum’s diverse audiences and the significant role of education within all
special exhibitions and collection installations. This includes working as
part of the Exhibitions Division to conceptualize the exhibition program in
furtherance of the Brooklyn Museum’s mission, and to develop as a team
highly skilled in the production of extraordinary art experiences for the
Museum visitor. The IMM also works closely with the Education Division,
helping to develop and approving such interpretive materials as family
guides and online resources for educators and young audiences.
The IMM is responsible for creating and managing budgets and reports for
his/her programs and contributing to written fundraising proposals for
The IMM will have the opportunity to develop a program of evaluation to
guide the Museum’s future efforts in interpretation, including hiring and
managing interns and working with outside consultants when necessary.
Reports to: Managing Curator of Exhibitions
Work Schedule: Regular office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Frequent evening
and weekend hours, as necessary.
To apply: Candidate should email a curriculum vitae and letter as Word or
PDF attachments only describing her/his particular suitability to the
seum.org> no later than July 8th.
Brooklyn Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants for positions
are considered without regard to race, creed, color, country of origin, sex,
age, citizenship, disability or sexual orientation. Candidates of color are
strongly encouraged to apply.
REQUIREMENTS: Candidate will have at least two years of professional art
museum, magazine, website, or related experience and must demonstrate
ability to make scholarly information accessible to the general public. The
successful applicant will have substantial experience writing and/or editing
for a general audience, with strong background in visual art. B.A. in
education, art history, journalism, literature or related field required;
M.A. preferred. Innovative ideas about museum interpretation and knowledge
of art history are essential; familiarity with museum education theory and
facility with technology helpful. Candidate must be committed to working as
part of a collaborative team. The successful individual must be diplomatic,
analytical, well organized, and able to meet strict deadlines while working
on several projects at once. Experience with budget management and resource