The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a 42,000 square foot facility in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  Opening in 2014, it will be a world class cultural institution dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights in dynamic indoor and outdoor space.  It is located at Pemberton Place, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The New World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium.  Please visit to learn more about the Center.

We are currently seeking experienced and motivated professionals with a belief in our vision: to present the evolving global human rights story and commemorate the historical struggle for African-American equality – the lessons and strategies of which are embraced every day by groups striving for freedom.


The Interpretation (Education) Curator reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and is the key leader responsible for ensuring the visitor’s educational experience directly at the facility and through participation in global forums as a part of the Center’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to education staff/volunteers and studio production staff
  • Develop continuing education for volunteers
  • Train gallery staff on articulating the narrative of exhibitions, utilizing high quality interpretative skills
  • Responsible for researching and interpretation of objects, materials and artifacts for the Center
  • Accountable for installation, care and records maintenance for objects owned or lent to the Center
  • Responsible for preserving physical and intellectual history of the Center
  • Research and respond to all internal and external historical inquiries
  • Establish and maintain relationships with related institutions
  • Develop concepts to partner with the 57 other world institutions focusing on human rights
  • Ensure global programming efforts are high quality and in alignment with the Center’s mission
  • Represent the Center for leading and participating in global forums
  • Develop and implement interpretation/education plan and corresponding policies
  • Develop and implement pre and post visitation group educational material for grades K-12 curriculum
  • Ensure educational material is tied to the multi-state education core curriculum standards and higher education opportunities collaborative programs
  • Oversee the development of evaluation material, in coordination with Director of Visitor Services, for individual and group visitation
  • Perform other duties as assigned


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  • The following 3 documents must be attached to be considered for the role and they can be found on the website at

    • Resume

    • General Questionnaire

    • Supplementary Questionnaire

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  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in the lead curatorial role for a non-profit history based institution
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, history, museum studies or related field; master’s degree/PHD preferred
  • Previous curriculum development experience preferred
  • Certification in interpretive techniques or relevant experience
  • Excellent research, writing and public speaking skills
  • Ability to be innovative, adaptive and creative
  • Strong knowledge of museum practices related to management of collections
  • Previous experience with installing and changing out exhibits
  • Past experience with organizing remote participation in forums
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication and problem solving skills
  • Capable of managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to work a variable schedule based upon the needs of the Center