Job Title: Digital Learning and Interpretation Specialist
Department: Learning and Interpretation
Reports To: Senior Director of Learning and Interpretation
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment Status: Full-Time
Since our founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art has earned a global reputation for the quality of our collection, our innovative and extensive education programs, and our architecturally significant campus.
And thanks to the benevolence of its founders, as well as the continued support of its members, TMA remains a privately endowed, non-profit institution and opens its collection to the public, free of charge.
The Digital Learning and Interpretation Specialist is a creative leader in the Learning and Interpretation department, focused on providing digital learning and interpretation experiences for all ages. This position is responsible for developing TMA’s online, remote, and onsite and digital learning products and programs, and digital media content for a variety of audiences, including general audiences, lifelong learners, teachers and students in the K-12 and higher education.
- Develops online educational programs and interactives that align with national standards.
- Facilitates the delivery of asynchronous and synchronous online educational programs.
- Utilizes a variety of technologies to develop and deliver learning and interpretation experiences.
- Reviews content of projects to ensure quality, accuracy, and appropriate usage.
- Builds staff capacity in the use of digital learning and interpretation tools.
- Identifies and remains current on trends in digital media in both formal and informal learning settings.
- Strategizes with learning and interpretation, IT, and marketing on digital media programs to support upcoming exhibits and permanent installations.
- Collaborates with staff from different departments including learning and interpretation and collections and curatorial for the permanent collection and special exhibitions.
- Develops strategies to engage diverse audiences and achieve learning outcomes through the integration of digital tools with existing programs and learning environments, as well as new outreach experiences.
- Serves as videographer and content editor for learning and interpretation videos.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree in education, digital and media technology, instructional design, art education, art history or related field
- 3 years’ experience with creating, managing, and implementing digital learning and interpretation experiences
- Deep knowledge of technology and media applications for educational purposes
- Fluency in national education standards and current technology
- Proficiency in using Microsoft Office
- Basic skills and experience with videography and photography
SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES AND ABILITIES
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; with the ability to cover sensitive or difficult topics with nuance, editorial integrity, and empathy.
- Familiarity with a wide variety of software platforms, media file formats, and best practices for archival and web publishing purposes.
- Ability to learn new art and humanities content quickly and to adopt digital tools to convey that content.
- Ability to work in a team-oriented environment with people of diverse ages, abilities, and backgrounds.
- Ability to handle complex projects and a varied workload, to multi-task, be detail-oriented with outstanding organizational skills and good follow-through. Understands the urgency of deadlines, and effectively completes time-sensitive tasks.
- Ability to be a self-starter who identifies projects/staff in need of assistance during slow periods.
- Demonstrates reliability and dependability by attending sessions and working flexible hours (weekend and evenings required).
Standard Museum gallery environment and open office work environment shared with co-workers, with related phone, computer, and printer noise. Position requires ability to operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.
The Toledo Museum of Art provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants. No person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes. The Museum is committed to maintaining an environment in which all employees are treated equitably and given the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the workplace.