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Creative Producer - MICRO
Published
July 16, 2020
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Job Type
Category

Description

Have you led a museum exhibit design project, managed content creation for interactive social or public learning environments? Are you a hyper-organized doer who thrives on coordinating creative projects across disciplines and wants to build award-winning museums that transform public spaces? If so, being a Creative Producer at MICRO is your dream job.

As MICRO’s Creative Producer, you will manage, curate, and craft powerful stories and ideas into MICRO museums. Your organizational dexterity, creative eye, and project management superpowers will help design, build, and drive the future of museums and public spaces.

You will coordinate and oversee the development, planning, and creation of multi-platform media across MICRO projects, and be responsible for engaging MICRO’s awesome designers and content creators. You will be responsible for bringing MICRO's founders' and clients' creative visions to life, and will play a key role in developing robust systems.

MICRO is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community. Non-US citizens OK.

 

ABOUT MICRO

MICRO creates six-foot-tall museums that transform public spaces into interactive learning environments, increasing access for diverse populations and making world-class museum experiences accessible to all.

We bring together scientists, designers, and storytellers to squeeze a vast, complex world into museums the size of vending machines. Then we replicate the tiny museums and install them in unexpected places like hospital waiting rooms, transit hubs, and the DMV.

 

WHY MICRO?

Museums are trusted sources of knowledge, but traditional brick and mortar museums are geographically clustered. In NYC, Manhattan has 85 museums. The Bronx has 8. The boroughs have the same population.

The impact museums have is demographically narrow: across America 90% of museum visitors are white, and museum entry is often expensive.

MICRO wants to change that.

MICRO has been called a “storytelling machine.” It was awarded the Tribeca Film Institute’s 2017 New Media Award, SXSW‘s 2019 Place by Design Award, and two Editors’ Choice Awards at the World Maker Faire.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage complex projects, including the development and oversight of timelines and budgets for museum content creation
  • Strategically lead the creative process for museum exhibits, narratives, and stories
  • Coordinate and expand a diverse team of writers, designers, animators, and scientists to develop audience-appropriate content that presents information in refreshing and surprising ways
  • Coordinate and effectively manage relationships with key external partners and clients, including leading high-level presentations and meetings
  • Effectively communicate project information and synthesize client feedback with MICRO internal strategy
  • Manage internal documentation including content repositories, graphics layouts, project timelines, and asset banks
  • Translate high-level ideas and vision into practical, executable actions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of experience in location-based media, museum exhibit design, the creation of educational media, journalistic content for public engagement, or similar
  • 2+ years of managing a team of creatives, and/or creative content processes
  • Strong project and client services experience, ideally in a creative capacity
  • Strong writer and effective communicator across all platforms
  • Demonstrated track record of managing systems to achieve long-term goals, including experience with thorough but ambitious timelines and budgets
  • Experience coordinating and working on interdisciplinary teams, including priority-setting and time management
  • Familiarity with basic graphic design and project management software

ADDITIONAL SKILLS + QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience as an editor, curator, or other role responsible for collating input from trusted and diverse sources (eg. museum copy, journalism, thesis writing)
  • Experience coordinating with fact checkers, science communicators, and subject matter experts
  • Access to a network of creatives, designers, animators, writers, and graphic designers ideal

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Creative problem-solver who thrives in ambiguity
  • Strong, strategic communicator who values feedback
  • Ability to quickly diagnose problems and propose solutions
  • Innovative and creative, you enjoy approaching projects from unique angles
  • Excited to work as part of a small, fast-paced team
  • Passionate about public science communication and creating clever media
  • Close attention to detail

Salary range is $75,000 - $90,000, commensurate with experience. Remote applicants may be considered.

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