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Special Exhibits Specialist

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Cincinnati Museum Center
September 26, 2018
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Position Overview:
The Special Exhibits Specialist will work on the floor in any special exhibits hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center. Specialists are expected to maintain a safe, hospitable, engaging, credible, and effective environment for our guests in our special exhibitions. They accomplish this by providing interpretation of exhibit content and objects, leading floor programming, assisting special presenters, and assisting guests with interactive activities.  Specialists will work with other departments as needed in order to promote the Museum Center through special events that require support from the Special Exhibits Department as well as provide installation security for incoming exhibits that are artifact based. Specialists provide the main point of contact for guests within an exhibit and are attentive to any needs guests have. Specialists are also responsible for ensuring the safety of artifacts under the care of the Cincinnati Museum Center throughout the duration of a special exhibit, adjusting to the specific needs of a given exhibit and the expectations of the exhibit company.
Responsibilities and Duties:
 Facilitation of Exhibition Experience
  • Provides protection and safety for our guests and the exhibits*
  • Maintains a hospitable, engaging and credible educational experience for our guests*
  • Interprets exhibit content, objects and specimens utilized in museum programming in an engaging and credible way*
  • Assists visitors with interactive activities
Exhibition Operations
  • Assist with proper open and close of exhibition as necessary
  • Assist with exhibit maintenance and cleaning as necessary
Training and Development
  • Attend content training sessions as appropriate
  • Ongoing training and furthering of local and organizational knowledge
Other duties as assigned
Additional Requirements
Some evening, weekend, and holiday hours will be required. The majority of time is spent in an exhibit environment with special lighting and other effects. Other work may be oriented throughout Cincinnati Museum Center’s main campus at Union Terminal. Travel to other facilities such as the Geier Research & Collections Building, the Eulett Center, or other off-campus locations is a possibility.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:
Must possess High School diploma or equivalent. Minimum Associate’s Degree or working toward a Bachelor’s degree in history, science, education, or equivalent preferred.
Previous experience in museums or non-traditional education settings a plus.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, holidays, evenings, and weekends
Teaching, instructional, or theatrical experience helpful
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent public relations and verbal communication skills are required
Versatile, enthusiastic and creative
Ability to work and interact with a diverse visitors of all ages and learning styles
Ability to communicate with other staff and volunteers through oral and written communications in an understandable and pleasant manner in order to develop and maintain working relationships with peers
Due to the rotating nature of Special Exhibits, it is necessary for the Special Exhibits Specialist to be highly flexible and adaptable to the changing requirements of various exhibits.
Additional Requirements

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