Job Opportunity — Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA) is seeking a Digital Exhibit Coordinator to develop a digital exhibit celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Utah’s statehood. The position is responsible for developing and creating content for a set of digital exhibitions using the Omeka platform. This is a temporary position running from October 2020-February 2021. The position can work up to 40 hours a week as needed.

The Candidate will:

  • Collaborate with other Statehood Commemoration team members
  • Develop and curate digital exhibits to highlight items in the State’s art and history
    collections as well as materials from State Archives in consultation with DHA program staff
  • Record metadata for items in spreadsheets and curate collections in Omeka
  • Collaborate with State Archives and DHA staff
  • Assist with researching and summarizing topics, develop descriptive web pages and accompanying information for digital items
  • Use reference resources to discover accurate and relevant information about digitized objects
  • Summarize textual historical research in a digital collection
  • Edit digital files (including audio and image editing)
  • Cite sources and writing for a general audience

Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing and building museum exhibits from conception to execution.
  • Experience or familiarity with historical archives from exhibit content development.
  • Understanding of museum and/or library best practices in collections care, especially for digital objects.
  • Able to organize, present, and communicate messages effectively through design,
    with an eye for detail and strong design instincts.
  • Able to work collaboratively with multiple teams and diverse stakeholders across the
    lifetime of the project.
  • Exceptional research, verbal, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completed, or pursuing, a college degree in a humanities-based field OR 2 years experience in digital and/or physical museum exhibitions development.

Applicants should send a resume and a cover letter by October 12, 2020 via email to:
Heidi Tak
Senior Project Manager
htak@utah.gov

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