Exhibition Consultant: Conceptual Phase, Atlanta History Center

  • 30 Jan 2020 10:49 AM
    Message # 8702571

    We are looking for an initiative-taking and results-oriented 9-month independent contractor (March - November 2020) to fill the role of Exhibition Consultant: Conceptual Phase.

    This individual should be project personnel committed to working on the process and logistics of exhibition conceptual phases for two proposed exhibitions. One exhibition is dedicated to the American Civil War (10,000sf), another exhibition is topically proposed as the American South (5,000sf). Project needs for each exhibition include:   

    • Administration of advisory teams, focus groups, and community input meetings.
    • Background research.
    • Thematic outlines.
    • Draft narrative treatments.                                                         
    • Draft timelines and budgets for assets (time, cost, scope, quality).


    • Works with the Atlanta History Center’s Executive Vice President for Collections and Exhibitions; coordinates activities with Senior Military Historian.
    • Be on-site a minimum of 3 days per week, to coordinate and meet with staff.
    • Hosting advisors, focus groups, and community meetings, which may include occasional weekends/evenings.
    • Work with interpretive staff as needed to assist in exhibition research.
    • Establish cross-departmental project teams for the Conceptual Phase of each of two galleries.
    • Hire and manage a designer for conceptual drawings intended for fundraising.
    • Manage the Conceptual Phase budget and schedule.
    • Work with Executive Vice President, Senior Military Historian, and other staff to establish an advisory team for each of two galleries.
    • Schedule, plan and coordinate all advisory team meetings.
    • Schedule, plan and coordinate all focus group meetings.
    • Schedule, plan and coordinate all community input meetings
    • Compile, synthesize, and disseminate materials from all meetings to inform concept development
    • Assists with research, writing, and editing of conceptual materials (thematic outline, narrative development, gallery experience, outcomes, etc.)
    • Gather, organize, maintain, and disseminate research materials in support of the exhibition project
    • Helps facilitate conceptual plans for exhibition-related projects, including, but not limited to, digital initiatives, public programs, publications, and community partnerships
    • Supervises volunteers, interns, and students associated with the project
    • Understands and adheres to museum ethics
    • Other related duties as required.


    • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and interpret complex ideas for multiple platforms serving diverse audiences and museum visitors
    • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred; subject area concentration in history, museum studies, humanities, or related fields preferred
    • Experience in exhibition production preferred: collections management/registration, curatorial or related work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience desired
    • Proficiency with computer software (including MS Excel) and a variety of digital platforms preferred
    • Project management experience desired

    Background Check

    • Satisfactory criminal background check required.
    • Satisfactory financial background check required

    The project has a compensation budget of up to $38,000 for the 9-month period.

    Application Deadline:  February 15, 2020

    Apply online:  http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/careers