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Interpretation Manager [Amon Carter Museum of American Art]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 1971 in job announcements |

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art seeks an Interpretation Manager to
join its nationally recognized Education team. Specializing in the knowledge
of visual art, the Interpretation Manager’s combined skills as an educator,
editor, writer, and project manager place him/her at the center of the Amon
Carter’s interpretation of works of art-both at the museum and virtually.
The Interpretation Manager develops, coordinates, implements, manages, and
evaluates a broad range of interpretive strategies and materials designed
for use by visitors of all ages and abilities to explore and understand the
Amon Carter’s collections and special exhibitions.

Responsibilities include:

*   Advocate for the interests of the museum’s diverse audiences and the
significant role of education within all special exhibitions and collection
installations both in the museum and online.
*   Work collaboratively with staff from Curatorial and Education
departments to develop and evaluate interpretative goals and strategies for
the museum’s collections and exhibitions that will facilitate extraordinary
art experiences for museum visitors.
*   Recommend and prioritize interpretative formats and strategies based on
current knowledge of audience engagement, museum education, and technology.
*   Assemble and manage teams from Collections, Curatorial, Education,
Marketing, Information Technology, and Publications staff who will help
develop or recommend content for a wide selection of interpretive materials.
*   Collaborate with various departments to plan and manage the production
of multimedia resources, including videos, audio guides, and web components.
Write and evaluate interpretive content for the museum’s collections and
special exhibitions, including, but not limited to, brochures and other
printed guides, signage, participatory spaces, web resources, and in-gallery
technology applications.
*   Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate interpretive materials for
specialized audiences, including families, educators, and young audiences.
*   Review and edit text panels and object labels for the permanent
collection and special exhibitions to ensure adherence to museum guidelines,
content goals, and audience understanding and reading level.
*   Work with the Director of Education and the Director of Development to
secure funding opportunities for interpretative resources and ensure that
all funding stipulations are fulfilled.

Qualifications

*   MA degree in art history, art museum education, or American studies;
(emphasis in American art a plus).
*   Minimum two years of museum education, interpretation, or curatorial
experience required.
*   Demonstrated ability to make scholarly information accessible to
various audiences, including the general public, families, and educators.
*   Substantial experience writing and editing for a general audience.
*   Commitment to working as part of a collaborative team.
*   Diplomatic, analytical, well organized, and able to meet strict
deadlines while working on several concurrent projects.
*   Possess innovative ideas about museum interpretation and knowledge of
art history.
*   Familiarity with museum education theory and trends and in electronic
media and technology.

Supervision is received from the Director of Education. Salary and benefits
competitive; background screen required. Position open; application deadline
is August 22 or until position is filled. Send cover letter outlining your
interest in the position and related skills and experience as they pertain
to the position, resume or CV, a writing sample related to the
interpretation of a work of art (please also indicate the audience the
sample was written for, e.g., families, scholars, etc.), and professional
references to HR Manager, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107 fax
817.665.4315 or to
human.resources@cartermuseum.org
EEOC.

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