Curator of Exhibits

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Responsibilities – What you’ll do

  • Develop and manage museum exhibition projects which include creating or overseeing:
    • Exhibit plans or concepts
    • Original research for content
    • Design of interactive exhibit elements
    • Design or editing of exhibit graphic elements
    • Exhibit construction and installation.
  • Work with the Director, Chief Museum Interpreter and Curator of Collections to develop and implement a cohesive vision and strategy for the exhibition of Missouri history and natural resources
  • Prepare exhibition budgets and expenses for all exhibitions, large and small
  • Work closely with outside vendors for design, fabrication and installation of exhibitions
  • Monitor exhibition components, anticipating and identifying potential problems that may pose a risk to security, safety, fire and visitors accessibility
  • Work as part of a team with the rest of the curatorial and interpretive staff during the exhibition development process
  • Create or update materials for each exhibit for interpretive staff and visitors
  • Collaborate with other staff in the creation of interpretive materials, publicity materials and public programs for a variety of audiences, which may be impromptu or requiring immediate attention
  • Provide excellent customer service, promote the museum mission and vision in all activities, represent the museum both within and outside the buildings
  • Participate actively and positively in group administrative problem solving, decision making and long term strategic planning
  • Design visually dynamic, detailed and highly organized interpretive graphic materials using InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator for exhibition or publicity
  • Follow professional museum standards, conservation principles, and museum policies
  • Help with grants proposals and implementation for select projects

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