Works with the director of Interpretation and Research to lead the interpretive planning process with curators for MoMA’s collection and approximately 30 special exhibitions annually, with the goal of ensuring content is accessible to non-art-specialist audiences. Works collaboratively to develop engaging, innovative, and accessible interpretive resources and experiences (both analog and digital) including interpretive texts; audio tours for adults, kids, and visitors with visual impairments; mobile interpretive content and strategy; games and play-based learning resources; participatory learning spaces in the galleries; content for MoMA website; and other digital learning platforms and initiatives. Oversees the Emily Fisher Landau Education fellow and visitor research initiatives and qualitative evaluation of educational programs and interpretive resources. Works with Digital Media to make interpretive resources available on MoMA.org, MoMA Audio+, MoMA App, MoMA Learning, and other digital platforms. Works with Digital Media, Marketing, and Graphic Design to promote interpretive resources with printed matter, signage, and online content. Reports to Director, Interpretation and Research.
Requirements: Master’s degree in art history, museum studies, museum education, or related field. Minimum of eight years experience working in a museum setting. In-depth knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Strong writing skills and the ability to write for different audiences and platforms. Demonstrated knowledge of current museum education, interpretation, and visitor research, and evaluation practices and theory. Familiarity with media production. Experience with mobile and Web technologies and game development will distinguish applications. Supervisory experience preferred. The assistant director must have demonstrated experience and willingness to innovate and experiment with new modes of visitor engagement with modern and contemporary art—both in the Museum and on an increasing number of digital platforms.
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