The Museum Content Creator will partner with Marketing & Public relations and Public Experience & Learning at the University of Michigan Museum of Art to investigate topics and develop engaging, informative, and educational content around Museum exhibitions and programs.
Through interviews and collaboration with U-M faculty, students, Museum staff, and other partners, the Content Creator will uncover, plan, design, and create content for distribution across multiple platforms. Content will take the form of written blog posts, recorded audio interviews, photography, collaboration on development of other interactive online features for the Museum’s website, and other forms to be defined.
The majority of this work will center around the Museum’s upcoming exhibition Curriculum / Collection. Developed in collaboration with University faculty, the works in this exhibition were selected for their capacity to provoke engagement with the guiding questions and themes of several specific U-M courses, while also offering students material and inspiration for research projects in their areas of study.
This position requires 15-20 hours of work per week and the student must be enrolled for the fall and winter semester.
Duties and Responsibilities:
– Serve as the main content producer for the Museum’s forthcoming Curriculum / Collection blog during the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 academic terms, creating blog posts on a variety of academic topics in collaboration with U-M Faculty, students, Museum staff and other partners.
– Assist with the development of content related to other Museum exhibitions and programs as needed
– Collaborate to identify content delivery channels that optimize impact
– Deliver a consistent brand voice and message related to UMMA and Curriculum / Collection
Length of appointment:
September 2020 — May 2021 (With potential to extend)
– Experience working on and writing editorial content (blog posts, news stories, op-eds, etc)
– Experience collecting, analyzing, understanding, and communicating information and ideas learned through published research
– A self-starter, one with a positive and enthusiastic approach to all tasks
– Conceptual thinker with a passion for sharing learned knowledge in a creative manner
– Excellent verbal and written communications skills
– Excellent organizational skills, extremely detail oriented with a strong attention to follow-through
– Exceptional time-management skills
– Student majoring in Communications, Art History, Museum Studies, Interdisciplinary studies, or a related major
– Photography skills a plus
– Experience with website content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, etc) is a plus
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