Are you a passionate, trained nature aficionado who also loves the arts?
Do you love helping people make meaningful connections between themselves and the natural world?
Are you an energetic, optimistic lover of art, architecture, and nature and believe in their power to change lives?
The Outdoor Interpretation Specialist plays a key role in the Museum’s Exhibitions & Interpretation department, and closely liaises with the Trails & Grounds and Education departments. With broad knowledge in natural history and the humanities, the Outdoor Interpretation Specialist’s combined skills as a communicator, writer, researcher, editor, content developer, and educator, place them at the center of the museum’s mission to interpret the natural world, art, and architecture, providing access to all.
The position requires a creative, passionate, collaborative, and diplomatic professional who is a persuasive communicator and engaging writer; one who can interpret a variety of subjects in many ways, for a variety of audiences. This position works in close collaboration with curators, educators, audience researchers, horticulturalists, groundskeepers, and designers. The Outdoor Interpretation Specialist develops, delivers, and helps evaluate a broad range of interpretive strategies and materials for guests, volunteers and staff; enabling all to explore and understand the museum’s outdoor artworks, trails, plants, animals, and architecture in a meaningful way. They are responsible for a portfolio of interpretive projects, often juggling a variety of projects in various stages of completion. Organizational skills, attention to detail, and outstanding writing skills are required.
The Outdoor Interpretation Specialist reports to the Head of Interpretation, and works closely with the Director of Exhibitions & Interpretation and the Director of Trails & Grounds.