Exhibit Content Developer / Researcher Position

Howard+Revis Design Services, a leading exhibition design firm located in Washington, DC, is looking for an Exhibit Content Developer/Researcher to join our small, but growing team of dedicated professionals. Our project portfolio is diverse, but expect to work on a variety of small- and large-scale exhibits for museums, visitor centers and outdoor venues, with a repeat client base that includes the Smithsonian, National Park Service, National Civil Rights Museum and U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.


H+R is committed to equality and justice in our work and practice. We believe diverse experiences and contributions make our work stronger. We welcome candidates of all races, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, religions, and ethnicities.



Major responsibilities:

  • Content development from initial research and narrative development, to asset surveys and documentation (including primary sources, artifacts, images, moving footage), through exhibit script-writing and copy-editing. Sample products the content developer provides include resource packages, content outlines, and final script for production.

  • Management and organization of exhibit assets, including coordinating with clients' preferred databases and methods.

  • Coordination with client and team subject matter experts on interpretive framework, fact-checking, and final approvals of all content.

  • Collaboration with 2D and 3D design teams to ensure interpretive messages, assets, and script are accurately reflected in and powerfully communicated by design concepts, while adapting content to spatial and visual opportunities.

  • Image and exhibit asset license and permission negotiation, including documentation of agreements.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is a creative, curious thinker with established research skills across a variety of topics.

  • Possesses knowledge of and familiarity with the mid-20th century Civil Rights Movement, as well as today's social movements for social justice, human rights, and racial equality.

  • Has exemplary writing skills, including work for different audiences and contexts.

  • Has excellent organizational skills and contributes to an efficient development process.

  • Can adapt to a variety of team structures and timelines and can move easily between multiple projects and tasks.


Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in American history, museum studies, public history, political science, anthropology, or similar, with minimum 1 year workplace experience.

  • Proficiency in Google Workplace apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and/or Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.



Please send resume and up to 6MB portfolio of writing samples to mail@howardrevis.com


If you are not an American citizen, please indicate your visa status.


Remote work is a possibility, or you can work out of our Capitol Hill office in DC.


Salary is commensurate with experience.


Position closes June 18, 2021


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