Manager of Exhibits and Interactive Experiences

Website Kalamazoo Valley Museum

AAM accredited museum of history, science and technology.


Appropriate education, training, experience, and talents are required

An example of this would be an Associate’s degree or technical training in an appropriate field and four years of related museum experience

Knowledge of acceptable museum standards and practices

Knowledge of museum design practices

Knowledge of acceptable supervisory practices

Knowledge of institutional policies and procedures

Knowledge of budgeting principles and practices

Skill in planning and directing the work of a team

Skill in oral and written communications

Skill in conducting research

For some positions, a credit history investigation will also be required

The person in this role would provide leadership and direction in the planning, development and design process and maintenance of the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits

Communication of exhibit themes and messages between project teams and across the organization would be a critical part of this role as well

Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over approximately two full-time employees and one part-time employee

Provide hands-on leadership and content direction throughout the exhibit planning and design process

Perform exhibit maintenance for permanent and temporary displays

Lead the process of developing and documenting exhibit content, organizing ideas, and effectively communicating exhibit messages, themes, and interpretive goals for project teams and across the organization

Utilize a working knowledge of a wide range of interactive technologies and determine effective and creative methods of integrating these to enhance and promote visitor engagement

Collaborate with Museum programming team members to ensure exhibit themes are aligned with events and other programming activities

Advocate for exhibit messages throughout a collaborative development and design process, consistently guiding the project team toward design decisions that meet content goals, the perspectives of diverse reviewers and stakeholders, and applicable ADA requirements

Conduct research in complex subject matter independently and work closely with expert colleagues on diverse topics including local history and STEM subjects

Write exhibit text and scripts for audio/visual media, live auditorium shows, and other interpretive tools and products

Coordinate the development and installation of exhibits on Kalamazoo Valley campuses as part of ambient learning experiences and to promote the Museum as a resource

Work with Human Resources to hire, orient, train, and evaluate assigned staff

Identify and supervise external contractors, advisors, and service providers as needed

$49,424- $62,290 per year

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