The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture is looking for a collaborative and organized creative thinker to join our team as Exhibit Project Lead. This position supports the museum’s commitment to creating visitor-centered experiences that transform the ways our audiences connect with our unique collections, the work of our staff and researchers, and the world around us. The Exhibit Project Lead will work closely with department staff including the Senior Preparator, Content Developer and Director of Interpretation to coordinate and create new exhibit experiences. They will also facilitate collaboration with Burke collection representatives, educators and other museum staff—as well as community members and content advisors—to produce engaging visitor experiences.
Reporting to the Director of Interpretation, key duties of this role include creating and maintaining detailed records of decisions, processes, project plans and budgets. This person will serve as a primary communicator for the Exhibit Department, providing project updates to staff, responding to feedback and leading the interdepartmental Exhibit Selection Committee process to evaluate temporary exhibit proposals. This individual will also serve as an active participant in the exhibit development and design process, collaborating with the exhibit team on goals, content and design for two to three 3,000-sf temporary exhibits and several smaller installations annually. This position does not directly manage staff, but will direct colleagues’ and collaborators’ project-related work to successfully complete projects.