Position Description: The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks a 50% (20 hours per week) Head of Digital Learning and Innovation to participate in a 3-year collaborative interdisciplinary project 'Engaging Lived Religion in the 21st-Century Museum,' funded by the Lilly Endowment's Religion and Cultural Institutions Initiative. This initiative will expand the Fowler's engagement with religious communities via programming, digital learning, and exhibitions centered on religious beliefs and practices.
The successful candidate will connect audiences, nationally and globally, with digital learning experiences based on the museum's collections delivered via mobile, internet, and in-gallery platforms. Supervised by the Director of Education and Interpretation (DEI), the successful candidate will work with Fowler staff, the newly created digital learning advisory committee, and other outside specialists in the creation of 'Art Stories' and other digital engagements with the museum's permanent collection exhibition, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives and temporary exhibitions. Art Stories is the museum's newly proposed digital education platform, which explores objects in the Fowler's global collections from multiple perspectives through a range of media? interviews, dance performances, photography, and music and amplifies the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color whose heritages are represented in these objects.
This position establishes the museum's commitment to new digital learning strategies for 21st century audiences.
Responsibilities include producing original media content for Art Stories; collaborating with Fowler education and curatorial staff on adapting exhibition- and program-related content; managing Art Stories and other digital initiatives associated with the Fowler's Lilly project to successful completion; ensuring that the most current technologies are optimally deployed to support museum education; keeping current with and foreseeing advances in educational technology.
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