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Position Title: Exhibit Developer



Position Overview

The Exhibit Developer is responsible for the content, storylines, and exhibit ideas that create memorable visitor experiences.

Primary Objectives

Work closely with the designer, graphic designer, and clients to create vibrant and effective interpretation that engages visitors and meets client goals.


Areas of Responsibility and Specific Responsibilities

  • Conceptual development

    • With the designer, conduct a start-up meeting with the client and stakeholders to determine storylines, themes, and goals of the exhibition

    • Establish interpretive objectives, themes, and approaches

    • Collaborate with the designer in determining the best organization of content and themes on floorplan

    • With the designer, brainstorm ideas, interactives, and best media to express exhibit topics and content, being cognizant of audience, goals, client, SRS build needs, and budget

    • Work with the designer to locate exhibit ideas on a floor plan and develop interpretive flow

    • Write concept document containing exhibit themes and goals, narrative description, component list and descriptions, and supporting images and artifacts. This will develop into the final Content Manual for the project.

    • Work with the designer and graphic designer to develop graphic approach to the exhibition, based on the content and interpretive goals

    • Develop descriptive treatments for all interactives and AV components

    • Ensure that the client is being heard and responded to regarding exhibit interpretation and design


  • Design development

    • Revise and refine Content Manual in response to client comments, adding sufficient detail to communicate design intent, including graphic sizes and artifact details. Ensure that the exhibit codes are clear and consistent with design package and estimate.

    • Write exhibit text in a clear, concise, accessible style at appropriate grade level and including full documentation of sources

    • Source all photos, acquiring FPO copies for use in draft layouts

    • Create and maintain image, artifact, and prop tracking lists. This includes photos and dimensions for all artifacts to be used in the exhibition.

    • With designer, compile art fabrication reference package, showing species, colors, styles, time of day, reference photos, and other details for all original artwork, illustrations, commissioned photographs, and specialty components

    • Review AV and interactive script submittals from subcontractors


  • Pre-roduction
    • Finalize art reference package for art fabrication; participate in Production hand-off meeting for CAD and fabrication

    • Acquire permission and high-res files of final images

    • Proofread and edit copy graphics, displaying a thorough knowledge of grammar. Make changes to graphics and Content Manual as required by client. Make final, detailed proof of graphics before they go to output.


  • Fabrication and close-out

    • Compile final copy of Content Manual and appendices for archives and client

    • Review AV and interactive submittals from subcontractors


Other required skills

  • Travel to site to present to the client throughout the design process

  • Comfortable facilitating and leading meetings with a variety of stakeholders

  • Occasional presentations at sales interviews or for prospective clients

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Flexible team player with strong leadership skills

  • Big picture and detail oriented

  • Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously

Preferred Skills

  • Experience writing exhibit text

  • Proven ability to conduct background research quickly and efficiently

  • Strong base knowledge in at least one of the following fields: American history, material culture, natural sciences, environmental education.

This is not a remote position.

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and exhibition label writing sample to with the subject line "Exhibit Developer." No phone calls, please.

Split Rock Studios is an equal opportunity employer seeking diversity in our personnel.
Compensation commensurate with experience and salary history.