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MOHAI

Chief of Exhibits and Interpretive Services

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  • Budget: $125k-$150k

MOHAI seeks a Chief of Exhibits and Interpretive Services who is an energetic, innovative, and collaborative leader who will inspire, guide, and support the work of the Executive Director, Board, and staff to fulfill the promise of the mission and vision of the organization. The CEIS will work with museum leadership and the department team to lead the development and implementation of an integrated interpretive plan for MOHAI’s exhibits and public programs that effectively serves the residents of the region and addresses the goals of the museum’s strategic plan. Working with the department, other curatorial staff, and external design/build teams, the CEIS will lead overall development of MOHAI interpretive initiatives, including revisions to its core exhibits (True Northwest and Bezos Center for Innovation). In addition, they will provide strategic direction for MOHAI-produced exhibits and traveling exhibits and provide oversight for a series of related public programs, temporary displays, and other interpretive experiences. Team leadership is a very important role, and the CEIS will provide executive leadership to a team of museum professionals in the areas of exhibits and public programs, including five direct reports, while advancing museum best practices in interpretive services, audience research, and the uses of technology to achieve the Museum’s mission. The CEIS will develop and oversee the Interpretive Services’ operating, personnel, and capital budgets.

Eligibility
•Minimum 5 years senior curatorial experience at a history museum or equivalent, including knowledge of museum interpretive-services management.
•Master’s in history, museum studies, design or a related field or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education.
•Strong design experience with proven track record in exhibit concept development and curation.
•Substantial experience in effectively managing budgets and demonstrated success in completing complex long-term projects.

More Information: mohai.org