Key Accountabilities: 
  • In line with the Museum’s mission, lead the content research and interpretation planning of the Museum’s exhibition galleries and other interpreted spaces and media, such as nature trails, art installations, website and publications, from planning through design and delivery.
  • Prepare, or oversee the preparation of, gallery development and project planning documents, briefs and reports.
  • Manage content research and interpretation planning staff and consultants, overseeing the process and steering their work through all stages of planning, development and design.
  • Actively contribute to the exhibition development process, including audience evaluation, text writing and editorial processes and liaising with stakeholders, external content experts, interpretation consultants and advisors
  • Oversee and participate in briefing and provision of information to the gallery and exhibit designers with regards to content research and interpretive planning
  • Lead on the process of object selection, which will involve making arrangements for, and sometimes undertaking, research trips as necessary
  • Collaborate with QCM senior staff on all aspects of exhibition planning and design briefing and assessment, including content research, collections, conservation, audience evaluation, learning, project management, wayfinding, etc.
  • Collaborate with the Dadu 2D team to ensure consistent, effective and creative usage of the Museum’s brand and visual identity
  • Collaborate with the Dadu Exhibition Technologies and Prototyping colleagues to identify and deliver and evaluate prototypes 
  • Oversee and participate in a wide range of research tasks for the Galleries development as directed. This will include research on subject areas, collections or objects relevant to the exhibition
  • Oversee and participate in all areas related to interpretation, including content development, learning outcomes, exhibit evaluation, label and script writing, and design
  • Conduct research, such as collecting images and visuals using all available media, etc. and making site visits to museums, children’s environments, family leisure destinations, and other designed environments, locally and internationally, as required
  • Manages and assists in selected special projects and performs other related duties, as assigned
  • Stay current and advice on current trends, news and innovations in the interpretation in the museum field for the museum’s target audience of families and children
  • Work with QCM staff to prepare project documents, briefs and presentations
  • Full participation in QM managerial processes, including all professional development training; budget writing, tracking and planning; staff mentoring, review and appraisal process; applicant CV review and interviews; planning of staff training and conference attendance; and other processes as designated.
  • Collaborate on strategic planning and plans leading up to and beyond the opening of the new Museum
  • Manage and mentor staff in the areas of brand management, marketing and communications.
  • Provide yearly staff evaluations, recommend and organize training and placements for direct reports, ensure their participation in QM staff professional development, and attend and contribute to relevant conferences and symposia
  • Participate in the procurement and management of contracted companies, consultants and sub-contractors as directed. Draft or contribute to drafting specifications for appointed consultants for brand and marketing related work
  • Participate in the preparation of post-opening annual departmental budgets
  • Participate in QM budget process
  • Participate in all professional training and education set by Dadu senior management; actively seek out additional training, conferences, etc., locally and internationally, that are directly relevant to work; actively review all other training opportunities offered
Qualifications/Requirements: 

 

  • Bachelors’ degree qualification or higher in Museum Studies or Child Development or Education related fields
  • At least six years experience in interpretation aimed at families and/or children in a museum or very similar organization.
  • Experience in working with children and families in an informal learning environment.
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity; and understanding of Arab and Islamic cultures and practices.
  • Experience in managing multi-channel marketing projects
  • Experience of digital marketing including digital media
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams as well as independently
  • Extensive experience of working with content and creative teams
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