Howard+Revis Design Services, a leading exhibition design firm located in Washington, DC, is looking for an exhibit coordinator  and 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 projects and practice. We believe diverse experiences and contributors make our  work stronger. We welcome and encourage candidates of all races, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, religions, and ethnicities.  

Major responsibilities:  

  • Content development including researching, documenting, and assisting in the process of acquiring new interpretive materials, including but not limited to: objects, personal memorabilia, artwork, media (video and audio), images, literature, and written materials for use and display in interpretive exhibits.  
  • Negotiating and maintaining documentation of use rights and license agreements.
  • Contribution to narrative development, including exhibit script-wring and copy-editing.
  • 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.

The ideal candidate:  

  • Is a creative, curious thinker with established research skills across a variety of topics.
  • Has knowledge of and familiarity with US history as well as today’s social movements for social justice, human rights, and racial equality, particularly Black-led and adjacent movements.
  • Has exemplary wring 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:  

  • Degree in history, museum studies, public history, political science, anthropology, or similar. Bachelor’s degree is acceptable with additional 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 wring 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.

Date Posted: May 20, 2021