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Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer, Imperial War Museum

As Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer you will work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to develop our interpretation concepts and narratives and shape our creative programming.

Focusing primarily on projects at IWM North, with occasional travel to other IWM sites, you will work to create compelling and audience-centred new interpretation, project managing a range of small and medium-sized projects. You will also manage the maintenance and updates to existing interpretation in the permanent Main Exhibition Space (MES), and provide support to the Exhibitions and Interpretation Manager for our temporary exhibitions programme.

Your duties will include:

1. Project manage all aspects of small and medium sized projects led by the Exhibitions, Interpretation and Design team including:2. Managing updates and maintenance of galleries, museum displays, interactives and AV installations including scheduling, content selection, budgeting, appointing contractors and managing internal resources.

3. Project manage and deliver new Big Picture Shows and Downtime within the MES, working with Curatorial and AV teams, and when necessary, external creatives and producers.

4. Providing project support to Exhibitions and Interpretation Managers, Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation. Including answering public enquiries.

5. Liaising and discussing any new incoming loans with Collections Registration and highlighting potential onsite issues concerning existing loans directly to Collections Registration team.

6. Clearing copyrights and other licences. Manage the copyright database for every temporary exhibition and the MES and ensure copyright licence renewals are up to date.

7. Place orders to IWM photo archive and chase progress; organise photography of newly opened exhibitions and permanent galleries and add images to the central exhibition records.

8. Gather and collate internal exhibition review feedback following the closure of each exhibition or completion of project.

9. Assist with couriers during installation and de-installation periods if required.

Please apply on the IWM Jobs Page.

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