Exhibit Developer / Project Manager Position

Howard+Revis Design Services, a leading exhibition design firm located in Washington, DC, is looking for an Exhibit Developer / Project Manager 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 exhibit 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.

  • Management of general exhibit development process, including drafting of workplans, conducting internal progress check-ins, assembling deliverables, checking for quality and completeness.

  • Client interface including deliverable presentations, stakeholder meetings, problem-solving and issue resolution.

The ideal candidate:

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

  • 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.

  • Has managed projects in the cultural, artistic, interpretive, or historical fields.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Degree in American history, museum studies, public history, political science, anthropology, or similar. Master's degree is preferred; Bachelor's degree is acceptable with 2 years workplace or internship 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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