TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION Exhibit and Interpretive Design Specialist in AUSTIN, Texas

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.thc.texas.gov Perform highly complex (senior-level) exhibit and interpretive writing, media design and research work, and provide consultative services and technical assistance to Texas Historical Commission (THC) program staff. Work involves exhibit and interpretive media design for broad aspects of the THC Historic Sites Division (HSD), reviewing existing plans, exhibits, and information; assisting in the development of priorities and budgets; working with exhibit fabrication firms, publication firms, and other consultants in project management to oversee fabrication of in-house designed work, to include assistance in vendor firm selection, contracting, project management, closeout and warranty issues; review all HSD interpretive text for accuracy and design as part of a team to assess overall visitor experience. Work under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Work under the direction of the THC Historic Sites Division Chief Interpretive Specialist. 2. Develop innovative history exhibits, interpretive installations, and print materials that feature dynamic storytelling, clean design, and creative use of artifacts and archives. 3. Write and edit interpretive text for various venues including exhibits, wayside panels, topic specific guidebooks, self-guided tours, and interpretive materials. 4. Work with Interpretation Leadership to identify strategies for exceptional active engagement experiences, accessible to a variety of ages and abilities. 5. Exhibit planning and design in collaboration with Historic Sites Division team members in main office and field locations. 6. Creation of active engagement interpretive exhibit experiences and media that create exhibits to engage broad communities. 7. Develop RFPs or other procurement documents to secure qualified exhibit/interpretive media fabrication and installation, in coordination with HSD staff and additional THC staff as appropriate. 8. Assist in developing priorities for exhibit and interpretive media development. 9. Manage multiple projects, maintain and meet deadlines, prioritizing and multitasking. 10. Generate timelines, developmental and fabrication deliverables. 11. Review and maintenance of all project documentation and files. 12. Generate project reports and updates as required. 13. Ability to support the development of and manage simple budgets. 14. Anticipate needs of division and agency management. 15. Assist senior interpretive staff in the development of site specific interpretive plans as required. 16. Review content and format of basic historic site informational publications, including rack cards, visitor guides, maps created by agency Public Information and Education Division. 17. Participate in development of HSD plans, goals and objectives under the supervision of the Historic Sites Division Interpretive Specialist. 18. Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance. 19. Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements. NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 19. Perform other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS (The application must specifically state how each of the following qualifications are met): Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Museum Studies, Public History, History, Museum Education, Anthropology, English, Graphic Arts and Interior Design or a closely related field; Minimum three years of work experience in a professional museum or historic site and/or paraprofessional museum work in exhibit design and specification; Experience with interpretive writing and editing for various venues; Experience with the development of graphic layouts and designs of exhibit and wayside panels, and interpretive print media; Valid driver s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and Requ