Children's Gallery Planner
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October 2, 2013
Program Services 3
Does the thought of planning compelling exhibits, programs and experiences that cater to children, their parents and school groups appeal to you? If so, the Royal Alberta Museum has a temporary project position that will be of interest to you.
The Children's Gallery planned as part of the new Royal Alberta Museum is being developed as a place for children aged 8 and under and their families to play, learn about museums and form a sense of self and place. Reporting to the Director of Capital Exhibit Development, some of the primary responsibilities of the Children's Gallery Planner are:
- Coordinating the development of an interpretive plan for Children's Gallery exhibits.
- Leading the Children's Gallery Content Team.
- Acting as key point of contact between the Team and the exhibit designers, ensuring the design
proposals are measured against criteria set out in the interpretive plan.
- Developing a prototyping strategy and user evaluation for the exhibit components.
- Creating and implementing a programming strategy for the Children's Gallery.
- Preparing an operational strategy for the Children's Gallery, including community engagement, a
recruitment plan and operations manuals.
The ideal candidate is well-versed in early childhood education and preferably has museum experience both in developing exhibits for children and in gallery operations. This individual possesses excellent project management, team leadership and teamwork skills. S/he will also have strong presentation, interpersonal, networking, relationship building, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and verbal and written communication skills.
University graduation in a related field (e.g. early childhood development, education, museum studies, etc.) plus 2 years of progressively responsible related experience is required. Experience developing exhibits or programs for children or managing programs for preschool and early readers considered an asset. Experience developing interpretive plans for children's exhibits also considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,420.93 - $3,175.47 biweekly ($63,186 - $82,879 annually)
This is a temporary position until December, 2015. Final candidates for this position may be required to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. To apply online, please visit
Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Mechelle Silveira, Alberta Culture, 7th floor Standard Life Centre 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 4R7. Fax: (780) 422-3142. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Alex Rayner or Mechelle Silveira at email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
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