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Position available: Digital Exhibitions Coordinator


Elizabeth Hora
 

Digital Exhibitions Coordinator


The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts (DHA) is looking for a Digital Exhibit Coordinator to develop a digital exhibit celebrating the 125th Anniversary of Utah’s statehood. This 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. 



Please send resumes and a cover letter by October 12, 2020 via email to:

Heidi Tak

Senior Project Manager

htak@...



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Elizabeth Hora MS, RPA
Public Archaeologist
Phone: (801) 245-7241
Email: ehora@...

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