Job Listing: Museum Content Developer

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Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, LLC - Washington, DC

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – Content Developer

Salary - Based on experience

Job Type - Full-Time

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The Museum Content Developer will be a key creative member of the Curatorial and Exhibit Team and report directly to the Center’s Lead Curator. The Museum Content Developer will be responsible for shaping content themes and ideas into interactive storytelling in physical and digital spaces. The Museum Content Developer will work with the internal team and project consultants to generate research, form content strategy, source images and media, and write exhibit copy. They will work to create an exceptional visitor experience by ensuring content is audience-focused, engaging, relevant, inclusive, and accessible. This position will have a primary portfolio focused on either the Education & the Educator Pillar or the Public Health & Medical Research Pillar, and will join a team of content developers each focused on one of the Center’s Four Pillars. The Museum Content Developer will be responsible for building relationships with consultants and subject matter experts in building specific content.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with cross-departmental and external teams to develop exhibit outlines and create exhibit stories based on relevant research and appropriate educational outcomes
  • Manage relationships with primary Subject Matter Expert consultants and related advisors to collect and distill key perspective on pillar and exhibit material
  • Identify, collect, and organize content needs for digital and physical experiences
  • Conduct content research for exhibit projects and interpret complex information, tools, images, and objects related to exhibit goals
  • Write interpretive copy for online and in person exhibits that aligns with content goals, objectives, and key messages, distilling complicated concepts into accessible actionable directives for a wide audience
  • Support connections between digital and physical experience layout to create a meaningful experience across all channels


  • Five to eight years of relevant research and writing experience at museums, cultural organizations, communications, arts, or related field, including writing for exhibits, publications, or similar
  • Four-year college degree, preferably with studies related to Education or Public Health and Medical Research or communications, journalism, or museum studies
  • Must have excellent writing and communication skills and experience translating ideas into accessible stories for diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated ability synthesizing complex concepts into experiences and narratives that connect to a non-technical audience in a compelling way
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent content research and source images and other media
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team in a creative and fast-moving environment, including managing relationships with external stakeholders and consultants
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities; meet deadlines; and work with a high degree of accuracy, seeking guidance when appropriate
  • Knowledge and skill in museum exhibit methodology and/or production process for interactive and linear media
  • Detail oriented with strong copy editing and organizational skills

About the position:

  • We strive for a collaborative, dynamic, flexible work environment where everyone feels supported and challenged in their work and connected to our mission.
  • This position is full time staff position. MCAAD offers an excellent benefit package including medical/dental, LTD, Life, Flex Spending Program, and a 403(b) tax-deferred retirement savings plan. E.O.E.

About the Milken Center for Advancing the American Dream, LLC

MCAAD, LLC is wholly-owned subsidiary of the Milken Institute, a, 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Santa Monica. MCAAD, LLC is headquartered in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to make the American Dream an attainable reality for everyone. The mission of the parent, the Milken Institute, is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.

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