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Coordinator of Museum Interpretation [High Museum of Art]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 21, 1974 in job announcements |

JOB PURPOSE:   

To develop and test interpretive materials related to the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and family learning gallery for a wide range of audiences. The Coordinator of Museum Interpretation will also work with the Head of Museum Interpretation on the training of docents.

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

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.
  • ·         Working closely with the Head of Museum Interpretation, curators, exhibitions department, and web team to research, develop, and produce interpretative materials (family guides, exhibition brochures, tours, audio tours, podcasts, didactics, website content, etc.) related to the High Museum’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 Family Learning Gallery.
  • ·         Coordinate editing, design, and production of interpretative publications with other Museum departments.
  • ·         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 and gallery talks, as needed.
  • ·         Collaborate with other educational and cultural organizations on joint projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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/EXPERIENCE:

  • BA in art history, art education and 5 years of museum experience, or MA/MFA or M.Ed in museum education, art history and 3 years experience.  

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

  • Ability to assemble and to evaluate budgets and statistics.

REASONING ABILITY:

  • Ability to assess and evaluate information as to its validity and appropriateness.
  • Ability to organize and express information in clear, logical sequence.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in computer word-processing and knowledge of new technologies.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to work independently and with a variety of people
  • Professional demeanor

 

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.

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