Do you believe art museums should be places of quiet reflection and introspection, and that interpretation should promote the most advanced scholarship in the museum field? If so, please skip our ad. However, if you think that art could be fun, challenging, inspirational, and powerful if only art museums took a page out of the playbook of zoos, children’s museums, or amusement parks: you might be for us. If you find the challenge of making a traditional art center a place that’s alive, vibrant, and active through its exhibitions and programming: you might be for us. If you can work with contemporary artists, gallerists, and peer museums to find or create new and innovative exhibitions: you might be for us. If you can develop digital scavenger hunts, selfie stations, low-tech and high-tech games, and visitor-inspired content: you might be for us. If you can do all of these things and manage the associated budgets, contracts, negotiations, and volunteers/staff required to implement them: you might be for us. Southern Vermont Arts Center seeks an Engagement and Experience Manager who is bold, creative, adventurous and entrepreneurial to help us change the game. Show us what you’ve got!
SVAC seeks to further its mission of nurturing the arts by developing a holistic plan to make its exhibitions, content, and interpretation more engaging to its community and expanding the community it serves. To achieve this, SVAC will hire the Engagement and Experience Manager, as a three-year, full-time, funded position that will focus on 3 core areas:
Scope of position
Create an exhibition plan that brings compelling and innovative exhibitions into its Wilson Museum and Yester House galleries
Develop an interpretation plan that is infused into the content of all exhibitions and displays of art that is visitor-centered, approachable, and engaging (or interactive); and to work with both external experts/curators and internal staff to embrace and adhere to the interpretative plan
Devise activities, programs, games, and/or devices that make SVAC’s galleries lively and participatory