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Exhibit Developer


As part of Exhibit Project Teams, the Exhibit Developer will be responsible for shepherding exhibit components from conception through an iterative prototyping phase, and on to design and fabrication. Reporting to the Director of Exhibits, this position will collaborate with content experts, designers, educators, artists, and fabricators, to develop new experiences for Boston Children’s Museum and for projects with other client museums.

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Deadline 12/15/2017
Date Listed: 11/09/2017
Organization Boston Children's Museum
Web Address Website
Address 308 Congress Street
City Boston
State/Prov MA
Country United States
Postal Code 02210
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Job Status Full-Time
Exemption Status Exempt
Qualifications • BA required. Four or more years exhibit development experience in a museum setting or equivalent experience. • A creative, innovative, thoughtful, hands-on approach to exhibits, and passion for making, inventing and building. They will be a creative do-er, able to build working (if rough) prototypes in a variety of media, and make novel ideas work in the museum environment. • Basic experience in prototype fabrication; demonstrated comfort interfacing with visitors to test new ideas • Ability to communicate ideas to other team members in appropriate media as necessary (scale models, CAD, hand sketches, etc.). • Experience with exhibit development for young audiences and a child-centered approach to exhibits, • Experience applying user research and formative evaluation, and working with an iterative development process • Our exhibit development process is team-based, and projects requires collaboration skills and coordination with other team members • Experience working across many content areas; including topics such as STEAM, Culture, and Performing Arts. • Experience with access and accessibility, and universal design. • Participate in exhibit teams to help conceptualize new exhibit components, and translate overall concepts and experience goals into engaging exhibit experiences, • Collaborate with content developers to delve into subject matter, and ensure that exhibits under development reflect current research, are aligned with exhibition goals, and are developmentally appropriate for visitors, • Work closely with content developers, designers, and fabricators from concept development, through prototyping, final design, and fabrication of components, • Build working prototypes of interactive exhibits - both high and low tech interactives including phenomena based exhibits (and/or work with sub-contractors on specialized components), • Participate in all phases of prototyping, formative evaluation with visitors, and analyzing and reporting on feedback from visitors and staff, and iterative revision and re-testing of prototypes, • Analyze and report on progress in exhibit team meetings, and to senior staff and clients at project milestones, • Participate in early visioning of new experiences for funding proposals, • Maintain close communication with exhibit team and attend regular team meetings.
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