Exhibit Content Developer


Website Saint Louis Science Center

Salary range: $45,472 – $51,156

The Saint Louis Science Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual with excellent exhibit content development and writing skills to be responsible for creating STEAM-based content for exhibits  and program-related materials. As a member of the Science Center’s Science department, this individual is responsible for supporting the development of museum exhibitions through exhibit research, content creation, and experience development. The individual will produce interpretive content for STEAM-based exhibitions and other print, digital, and interactive elements. This position is integral to exhibit project teams and collaborates with colleagues across the organization to bring science to life through exhibits and related materials. The ideal candidate understands design thinking, universal design, and is strongly guest experience focused. The candidate should have experience working within a team to implement best practices for interpretive exhibition development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development of STEAM-Focused Content

  • Develop STEAM-focused content for Science Center exhibits and programs that support the science, education and experience needs of engaging visitors in our mission to “ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.”
  • Act as a project team member in developing the overall concept, scope, and storyline of new galleries, exhibits, and program materials.
  • Synthesize information to develop key components in the exhibit development process including bubble diagrams, interpretive plans, content outlines and exhibit scripts.
  • Write exhibition and interactive content. Research exhibition topics and interact with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy of content.
  • Participate in other projects that contribute to the overall mission of the Science Center.

Project Management

  • Manage exhibit projects from initiation to implementation.
  • Understand and define the iterative process for content development and prototyping.
  • Document the development of exhibitions and experiences throughout the iterative development process.
  • Coordinate projects that involve making revisions or additions to existing exhibit signage and text.
  • Assist in the possible recruitment and training of interns to support STEM writing, editing, and communications.

Interdepartmental Communication and Coordination

  • Work cross-departmentally to disseminate STEM content throughout Science and Education, Design and Creative Services (graphic design), and Exhibits, while implementing a style standard for language, punctuation, and vocabulary usage, consistent with the Science Center brand standards.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Writing, Journalism, or in a science-related field or science education.
  • Master’s degree or certification in Museum Studies preferred.
  • At least three years of experience or applicable formal education in implementing best practices  for interpretive exhibition development including the development of content bubble diagrams, interpretive plans and exhibit label copy.
  • Experience using universal design principles, and familiarity with museum evaluation and prototyping in the development process.
  • Professional portfolio with exhibition and interpretive planning process tools and writing samples from various mediums.
  • Project management or coordination experience preferred.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of museum label writing and the exhibit development process.
  • Ability to translate scientific concepts, data, and instructions into copy that is clear, inviting, and engaging.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented and able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Organized and able to establish project priorities.
  • Ability to adapt writing style to meet the unique needs of each project.
  • Problem-solver who can think outside the box to overcome challenges.
  • Collaborative and team-focused individual.

To apply for this job please visit careers-slsc.icims.com.