Saint Louis Science Center

  • Science Content Developer - (Regular Full -Time)

    Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
    Posted Date 5 days ago(7/13/2018 3:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1214
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Science, Education and Experience
  • Overview

    The Saint Louis Science Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual with excellent content development and writing skills to be responsible for creating STEM-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 and experience development, producing interpretive content for STEM-based exhibitions and other print, digital and interactive elements. The ideal candidate would have an understanding in design thinking as well as extensive knowledge of, and experience in, implementing best practices for interpretive exhibition development

     

    Responsibilities

    Development of STEM-Focused Content

    • Develop STEM-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 life-long 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. As appropriate develop content for Science Center generated and supported social media, videos, blog posts, etc. for identified audiences.
    • Participate in other projects that contribute to the overall mission of the Science Center.

     Project Management

    • Manage, and at times lead, phases of the exhibit development process.
    • Understand and define the iterative process for content development and approvals. Document the development of exhibitions and experiences throughout the iterative development process.
    • Coordinate projects that involve making revisions or additions to exhibit signage and text in existing galleries.
    • Assist in the possible recruitment, hiring, and training of interns to support STEM writing, editing, and communications;

     Interdepartmental Communication and Coordination

    • Actively engage with the Marketing and Communications Department to support the development of an institutional “voice” and “personality” for the Science Center.
    • Work cross-departmentally to disseminate STEM content throughout the institution and through external communications while implementing a style standard for language, punctuation, and vocabulary usage, consistent with the Science Center brand standards;

    Qualifications

    • 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, exhibit scripts, and exhibit label copy.
    • Professional portfolio with exhibition and interpretive planning process tools, and label, blog and social media posts required.
    • Project management experience preferred.

     MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    • Demonstrated (or demonstrable) knowledge of museum label writing and the exhibit development process.
    • Ability to translate scientific concepts, facts, and instructions into copy that is clear, inviting, and engaging.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2013.
    • 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 has the ability to think-outside the box to overcome challenges.

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