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Exhibition Developer (Full Time)

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

SUMMARY:

The Exhibition Developer, under the direction of the Sr. Director of Animal and Museum Exhibitions, is responsible for the planning and development of exhibits and related programs in the assigned exhibition spaces of the museum. The Developer will be responsible for delivering an engaging, personal, and memorable experience by leading the creative design and overall coordination of exhibitions and of specific interactive and multimedia components within. She/he will work in collaboration with the internal project team, consultants, copywriters, content experts, and fabricators. The Developer will work with an array of live species, graphics, multimedia, tactile elements, artifacts, hands-on interactives and other supporting elements. She/he will be responsible for managing the design and layout of the experience in the assigned gallery spaces and for creating and implementing a plan of changing content and programs to be implemented on a schedule to be determined.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the development and completion of the exhibition experience for the assigned exhibition spaces of the Frost Science Museum.
  • Collaborate in the development of the interpretive plan for the assigned exhibition spaces.
  • Plan and develop and deliver exhibits that support the interpretive plan using a wide range of formats including graphics, hands-on interactives, multimedia components, tactile displays, and personalized web-based content to be delivered via mobile devices.
  • Collaborate with and coordinate design consultants, fabricators, construction managers and all assigned internal team participants to successfully design and implement the exhibition program.
  • Collaborate with Programs staff to develop and launch engaging public programs that support exhibitions and interpretive plan.
  • Conduct photo research and other visual media asset acquisition.
  • Work with evaluation staff to conduct formal and informal audience research.
  • Write and/or edit engaging and informative exhibit label copy and text for programs.
  • Write and/or edit treatments and scripts for multimedia productions.
  • Draft or assist in drafting RFPs for outsourced exhibition services as assigned by supervisor.
  • Ensure that exhibits are experientially engaging and scientifically accurate.
  • Prepare and manage budgets as assigned by supervisor.
  • Oversee the final design, installation and commissioning of all components, graphic and supportive components of the assigned exhibition spaces
  • Draft Standard Operating Procedures, Operating Manuals, Safety Plans, and Maintenance plans for the exhibition(s) and lead the training of staff on all procedures.
  • Work on other area, on other tasks or on other collaborative teams as needed and as assigned.

JOB/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, natural sciences, education, museum studies or related field
  • 2-4 years of experience developing original aquarium, museum or science center exhibits or comparable creative endeavors, from concept to final product.
  • Knowledge and/or passion for content areas of the museum
  • Demonstrated experience developing content rich, engaging and compelling experiences about science and technology
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with creativity, curiosity, integrity and determination.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe product suite
  • Solid leadership abilities with demonstrable supervisory skills including effective delegation and assuring accountability.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask, meet deadlines, and work collaboratively with other Executive Team members and other staff.
  • Demonstrate a high level of organizational skills, self-motivation, written and verbal communication, effectively sharing information across and between multiple disciplines and reaching audiences with varied technical and organizational knowledge.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:

Work is done in a variety of environments and conditions including offices, mechanical rooms, confined spaces, etc and will be expected to use a variety of equipment and other circumstances that include increased physical risk and exposure to adverse environmental conditions. This position may require lifting of heavy objects in excess of 50 lbs, frequent bending, walking, climbing, reaching, and working hands on with living and non-living specimens, technology, and machinery that requires acute vision and hand dexterity. The position also requires the ability to work weekends, holidays and non-traditional hours to accomplish the necessary tasks on schedule.

CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Level 2 background clearance as defined by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
  • Drug screening as part of the Drug Free Workplace Programs
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) by date of hire to be considered for employment unless applicant is eligible for an exemption and able to provide supporting documentation for an accommodation under Title VII and/or ADA with the Human Resources Department.

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