The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) is seeking a Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation to assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of interpretive media, technologies, and programs.
The Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation will create dynamic educational content that will offer visitors meaningful encounters with the BMA’s collection and artistic program; opportunities for creative exploration and expression; and an understanding of ideas and human experiences. The Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation is a hybrid position, suited to a candidate with a broad skill set and background including but not limited to museum education, visitor research and evaluation, UX, graphic design, web design, and mobile technologies.
The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues within the education division, across the Museum, and within the Baltimore community. They will work with curators, conservators, librarians, archivists, and educators to identify and create content, in both analog and digital media; marketing, designers, visitor services, and advancement colleagues to integrate interpretive technologies into other digital strategies (website, social media, way-finding tools) and to raise awareness for new educational initiatives both on-site and online; IT and collection management staff to build out IT infrastructure as required, catalogue, manage, and store new digital assets. They will identify, hire, and manage outside consultants and/or contractors including outside vendors, evaluation firms, videographers, transcribers, media specialists, and editors to support interpretive projects.
This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Interpretation.
This position will serve as project manager for a variety of interpretive initiatives, with a dual focus on digital and analog content production and management, executed in collaboration with both Museum staff and outside vendors. The Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation will also be responsible for reviewing exhibition texts to ensure BMA standards and desired visitor outcomes are being met. The Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation will serve as a project lead in visitor research and evaluation efforts within the Education and Interpretation division and serve as a collaborator in similar cross-division work.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Conduct feasibility research on current and next-generation interpretive strategies, environments, and technologies.
- Provide support to the Director of Interpretation in developing and implementing interpretive initiatives in a broad range of media.
- Support video production work within Interpretation and collaborate with virtual programmers and digital media experts across the Division and Museum to strengthen production values and share research and development.
- Liaise with curatorial, marketing, installation, and other colleagues throughout the Museum, and with stakeholders in the Baltimore community.
- Specify materials and work closely with outside vendors, consultants, and contractors to ensure competitive pricing, products, and services.
- Develop and administer work schedules, timelines, and other resources to ensure that projects meet milestones and desired outcomes.
- Maintain accuracy of Interpretation work in the BMA’s project management software, with attention to ensuring a consistent workflow for Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation and Director of Interpretation and well-coordinated project deadlines.
- Prepare and manage interpretation budgets and coordinate program contracts, statistics, proposals, and documentation.
- Organize testing and evaluation activities, working with outside consultants as necessary, as well as evaluation interns. Provide support for training evaluation team and deploying evaluations.
- Support accessibility in all interpretive projects, working with colleagues across the Museum to prototype, create, test, and implement standards and products that improve visitor access at the Museum.
- BA in art education, art history, design, education, digital technology, a related field, or equivalent professional experience
- 3–5 years creating digital and analog interpretive materials for a range of audiences
- 3-5 years supervising and/or supporting visitor research and evaluation
- Proactive project management and collaboration skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong knowledge of visitor engagement theory and practice including current research on emerging technologies in museum and exhibition environments.
- Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Proficiency with video production and post-production. Please note specific software familiarity
- Proficiency with audio production and post-production. Please note specific software familiarity.
- Proficiency with TMS, or other collection management software
- Proficiency with project management processes. Please note specific software familiarity
SALARY - $62,000 - $64,000 annually.
$60,000 - $70,000
The Baltimore Museum of Art
Job Submission Requirements:
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to [email protected]
“Manager of Interpretation and Evaluation and your first and last name” in the subject line. Incomplete application materials will not be considered.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received before March 1 will receive priority consideration.
Incomplete application materials will not be accepted.
No phone calls please.
The BMA is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For this exempt position we offer medical, dental, vision, prescription, 403b retirement plan with match, long term disability, flexible spending account, flexible and condensed scheduling, museum and restaurant discounts, and reduced fee gym membership. We also offer accrued vacation, holidays, personal days, floating holidays, and sick days.