Job Listings: Part Time Content Coordinator

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Capitol Square Preservation Council Richmond, VA 

Closes: December 13


Capitol Square Preservation Council (CSPC), a legislative agency of the Virginia General Assembly, seeks a temporary (12-month), part-time content coordinator to assist with educational content development in support of website and exhibition/program design projects. We are looking for a highly organized self-starter, competent in research and writing, with excellent time management skills, and an ability to work independently on projects that involve research and bringing together content from multiple state-managed collections.

Responsibilities:
The part-time content coordinator will execute tasks as part of the preliminary stage of updating and expanding educational offerings through the Virginia State Capitol’s website, as well as its onsite programs and exhibitions. Research and content development are conducted under the guidance of CSCPC Curator. The part-time content coordinator will use a wide variety of material, including but not limited to, primary and secondary sources, object and art files, architectural reports, cultural reports, holdings at the Library of Virginia, and existing materials presently used in the Capitol’s visitor and exhibition programs. These efforts will be in conjunction with the CSPC’s internal project team, a design team, and external stakeholders. These tasks include, but are not limited to:
• Preliminary research and identification of basic resources for establishing project subject matter, topics, and themes
• Survey and compile a record of sources and their locations
• Undertake research online, in applicable secondary sources, and in primary source archival and artifact collections
• Assist in development of new content and refinement of existing content
• Support image acquisitions process
• Maintain charts tracking types of content, responsibilities, progress, and problems
• Assist efforts to synthesize research and content results, creating outlines and narratives
• Collaborate as part of project-based team focused on enhancing visitor programs and exhibitions
• Assist with the development of presentations
• Report to CSPC Curator, project supervisor
• Participate in meetings with CSPC staff

State Capitol • Post Office Box 406 • Richmond, Virginia 23218
(804)225-8051 • Website: www.virginiacapitol.gov

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in history, museum studies, art history, or another subject relevant to the research and interpretation of content for presentation in a historic site/museum environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. The position requires collaboration and communication with multiple stakeholders. Applicants must possess at least one year of professional or internship experience.

Skills:
Competence in Microsoft Office word processing and spreadsheet programs. Demonstrated ability to conduct in-depth research; to develop summaries and reports of research conducted; and to synthesize results of that research. Use of material culture and imagery to inform interpretation in museum exhibits, with a focus on website content. Excellence in writing. Presentation and communication ability. Planning and organizational ability and aptitude.

This position is part time, up to 20 hours per week, and funded for a period of 12 months. The position is at-will and at the discretion of CSPC. Parking is included with employment. No other compensation or state benefits is included with this position.
The deadline to apply is Friday, December 13, 2019. For consideration, please submit a resume/CV, one letter of recommendation, and a brief one-page writing sample to Craig Reynolds, CSPC Curator, Virginia State Capitol, creynolds@cspc.virginia.gov