Interpretive Fellow

Full-time Position

To develop interpretation for the Museum's holdings of arms and armor, with special attention family and school audiences.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Develop interpretive strategies for installing the Museum's collection of arms and armor under the direction of the Curator of Arms and Armor and Medieval Art, the Curator of Education, and the Curator of European Art.
  • Develop, research, and execute interpretive materials for the galleries, including signage, labels, hands-on, and digital content.
  • Assist with project management and development of the installation.
  • Conduct visitor research, including collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students.
  • Help develop study instruments, survey tools, and evaluate feedback, as well as apply the knowledge already gained from the Museum's work in this arena.
  • Contribute to docent training and interact with all levels of audiences in the galleries.
  • Assist with collection research and documentation as well as other projects as assigned.
  • Prepare and/or proof materials for print and digital publication.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
    QUALIFICATIONS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work with all Museum constituents and visitors
  • Knowledge of current methods and practices in the development of visitor-oriented exhibitions and installations
  • Knowledge of the application of digital resources to learning
  • Familiarity with museum work or object-based learning
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and database software
    EDUCATION
  • MA in Museum Studies, Art History, History, or a related field preferred, BA required.
    EXPERIENCE
  • Experience in visitor-oriented museum work preferred.

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