[SIGCIS-Members] Job Posting: Interpretive Curator

Dag Spicer spicer at computerhistory.org
Tue Apr 22 09:08:55 PDT 2008

A new job opportunity at the Computer History Museum in sunny Mountain View,


Position: Interpretive Curator

General Purpose of the Position:
Research, write, edit and develop exhibition interpretive content
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
€ Develop and write content and other interpretive materials for exhibitions
and related interpretive programs (including web-based programs), including
researching and writing text and other interpretive materials;

€ Ensures accuracy of content by professional research methods and by
consulting with outside subject matter and industry experts;

€ Familiar with professional museum collections/artifact principles,
practices and procedures;

€ Serving on appropriate Museum committees and able to represent curatorial
function to Trustees, senior  management and outside organizations;

€ Developing relationships with other museums, professional societies, and
related institutions;

€ Supporting the Museum¹s events and other PR-related duties, such as giving
interviews and tours to the media;
€ Other duties as assigned.
Required Background, Experience, and Education:
€ Demonstrated ability to write well in a museum or academic setting;

€ Master¹s degree in closely related field, such as history, history of
science/technology, electrical engineering, computer science or Bachelor¹s
degree plus equivalent museum experience;

€ Track record of published materials in the field of computing history

€ Detail-oriented and ability to be flexible;

€ Excellent written and oral communications skills.

CONTACT: Kirsten Tashev, VP Collections & Exhibitions,
tashev at computerhistory.org


Dag Spicer
Senior Curator
The Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA  94043-1311

Tel: +1 650 810 1035
Fax: +1 650 810 1055

"Civilization is a race between education and catastrophe."
H.G. Wells

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