Monday, July 09, 2007

Job Titles and Job Opening

Our Assistant Curator of Education resigned recently to work at another art museum. We decided to change the job title after some long and careful consideration. I seem to be discovering more and more non-conventional job titles in the museum field: Director of Interpretation, Experience Manager, All Around Fun Guy. maybe not that last one.

We changed ours to Manager of Multimedia Interpretive Programs. We were looking for something to encapsulate the duties of the job and the original title had about 13 words in it. This is the shorter version.

Chattanooga is a great city 3 hours from Nashville, 1.5 hours from Atlanta, and 1.5 hours from Knoxville. Let me know if you have any questions about the position, but please forward your resume to the person listed below.

In the comments post 2 things: your job title and what it is you actually do. If we have any Directors of Fun out there then please post.


The Hunter Museum of American Art has an opening for the Manager of Multimedia Interpretive Programs. This education department position will join a dynamic education team and will have an important role in developing tuition-based, tour-based and family-based studio offerings for visitors of all ages. This position is responsible for all multimedia interpretive elements of offered including video podcast projects, cell phone interpretive projects and other future web and gallery-based technologies that will be incorporated into the Hunter’s interpretive plan. This position will assist the department with school focused museum visits, weekly evening programs, and family programs.

Individual must have experience managing a studio program and have at least 3 years professional museum experience with a background in broad based museum education. The position requires strong skills with multiple forms of technology used in the context of museum interpretation. This individual should be well versed in contemporary visitor-centric museum education practices and experience working with novice viewers.

Applications including a letter outlining skills in above areas and a professional resume along with 3 references should be sent in electronic or hard copy to:

Adera Causey

Curator of Education

Hunter Museum of American Art

10 Bluff View

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Fax – 423 267-9844

Email –

Applications accepted through July 31, 2007.