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Exhibit Specialist (Media Producer) [National Park Service]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 6, 1974 in job announcements |

This is a TERM position not-to-exceed 13 months.  This position may be extended up to the four year maximum without further competition.

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service.  Become a part of our mission to unite the past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

The NPS is one of the most visible and most beloved of all Federal agencies.  We care for and conserve special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.  From the Statue of Liberty to the geysers of Yellowstone, to the vistas of the Grand Canyon and the volcanoes of Hawaii, the National Park Service is part of the fabric of American life.  You can be part of this exciting and important mission.

Harpers Ferry Center in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, has created a variety of interpretive tools to assist NPS field interpreters. These tools include publications, wayside exhibits, audiovisual programs, museum exhibits, and historic furnishings. The Center also provides a variety of services: interpretive planning, conservation of objects, audiovisual equipment repair, graphics research, replacement of wayside exhibits, and the revision and reprinting of publications.

This position is located in the Media Development Group, Harpers Ferry Center (HFC), Harpers Ferry, WV.   The primary role of the unit is to manage and track all the interpretive media projects that are accepted by the Center and provide media technical services to the National Park Service (NPS) parks and regions.   This includes providing project management, media Contract Officer’s Technical Representatives (COR), and other specific media technical services necessary to scope, plan, and resource project teams.

Jefferson County is rich in history and has an abundance of local cultural events, fine dining, boutique shopping and new shopping centers. Jefferson County is home to ever growing Shepherd University, two high schools, four middle schools, nine elementary schools, and one hospital. For more information, click Harpers Ferry Center Website.

 

You will work within a project-managed environment, for which work is contracted to commercial media planning, design, fabrication, and other media development firms. As an exhibit producer, you will be responsible for managing the successful performance of these firms. You will also manage the contracted fabrication and development of both indoor and outdoor exhibits, and interpretive and VIS (informational) waysides. Indoor exhibits may include three-dimensional structures, “immersive” environments, historically furnished rooms or vignettes, panel graphics, and specialized exhibit components such as artifact cases, dioramas, models, interactive devices and programs, audiovisual elements, and exhibit lighting. Outdoor exhibits are extensions of indoor interpretive themes carried to outdoor settings. Interpretive or informational waysides may include complex panel layouts, maps, tactile elements, or audio messages presented at multiple sites throughout a park. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

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