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The Editor is responsible for editing clear, engaging, and accessible written content for exhibits, publications, and other related materials.

This role involves collaborating with curators, designers, and other stakeholders to ensure that all text is accurate, accessible to a wide range of audiences, and consistent with the museum's voice and style.

Responsibilities and Duties

Edit exhibit content. Create, revise, and proofread written materials for museum exhibits. This includes object labels, interpretive panels, exhibition brochures, and other related materials.

Collaborate with team members. Work closely with curators, educators, designers, and other team members to develop and refine content that enhances visitors' understanding and appreciation of the exhibits.

Research. Conduct research to verify the accuracy of exhibit text and to inform content development.

Maintain style guide. Adhere to and help maintain the museum's style guide to ensure consistency across all written materials.

Accessibility. Ensure that all written content is accessible and engaging for a wide range of audiences, including different age groups, educational backgrounds, and abilities.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proven experience as an editor, preferably within a museum or cultural institution setting.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Strong research and fact-checking abilities.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of museum interpretation practices and principles.
  • Familiarity with style guides and accessibility standards.
  • Degree in English, Communications, Museum Studies, Art History, or a related field.

Work Environment

The editor typically works in an office environment at Upland The role often requires a standard 9-to-5 schedule, but may sometimes require additional hours to meet project deadlines, especially leading up to new exhibit launches. Depending on the specific role and project, there may be opportunities for remote work or flexible scheduling.