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Associate Content Producer, Interpretive Media

Under the direction of the Head of Interpretative Media, this position is responsible for managing the production and deployment of interpretive multimedia materials for audiences in the museum and online. The Associate Content Producer acts as lead content producer on select audio/video content streams to be determined in collaboration with the Head of Interpretive Media. This position also acts as co-producer on select content streams with an emphasis on video, and guides the content development and post-production processes to ensure that publication deadlines are met. This position also works with the Interpretive Media Assistant in production and post-production support: including media and rights management.




  • In collaboration with the Head of Interpretive Media, manage the development and production of interpretive materials. Undertake tasks including:
  • Coordinating production schedules and media asset transfers with outside partners for Interpretive Media resources,
  • Scripting and storyboarding content for in-museum and online audiences,
  • Participating in Content Development Project Teams as a project point or reviewer as needed.
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Web and Digital Platforms to publish interpretive resources to the web and other platforms; keep Web and Digital Platforms updated on production schedules and timelines. Participate in quality assurance of all published materials.
  • Act as lead producer on select audio/video content streamsincluding:
  • Drafting scripts and collaborating with outside contributors on content,
  • Coordinating approvals and tracking changes to media drafts,
  • Managing production schedules and media asset transfers with outside partners,
  • Preparing or overseeing the preparation of assets for publication,
  • Coordinating to publish content to appropriate SFMOMA platforms and channels, in-museum and online.
  • Record curator, artist, and visitor commentaries for use in Interpretive Media materials and on the SFMOMA website and other digital publishing channels.
  • Co-produce video content from SFMOMA interviews and archival footage.
  • Work with the Interpretive Media Assistant in post-production to coordinate b-roll and asset management with videographers, editors and contractors.
  • As needed, act as or supervise production assistant on video interview shoots with artists and other commentators at SFMOMA and in the field.
  • Manage the pursuit of copyright licenses for excerpted materials included in interpretive resources, including license renewals and artist release forms, or collaborate with the Interpretive Media Assistant in this regard.
  • Act as liaison with other content producing departments at the museum, including: Marketing + Communications, Education and Public Practice, and Community Engagement.
  • Participate in the recruitment and supervision of Interpretive Media interns.
  • Undertake other tasks as may reasonably be requested.




Education and Training: Possession of a B.A., B.F.A., or graduate degree in related field from an accredited college or university. A strong grounding in 20th and 21st Century art and intellectual/cultural history. Strong research, writing, computer, and multimedia skills are essential. An understanding of and training in contemporary best practices of multimedia storytelling is highly desirable.

Work Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ experience in museum education or digital content production, including experience as a researcher, writer, and multimedia producer.

Skills and Abilities: Attention to detail. Ability to meet deadlines. Independent thinking and problem-solving, while being a hands-on team player. Strong organizational, editorial, and proofreading skills. Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with artists and their representatives, writers, designers, and museum staff. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Filemaker Pro, Web and digital media production tools.




Physical Demands: Able to lift 50 pounds. None specified.

Special Environmental Factors: Exposure to E.M.F. levels deemed non-hazardous by state and federal agencies.


This is a union position subject to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.


POSITION TITLE:                  Associate Content Producer, Interpretive Media

DEPARTMENT:                      Content Strategy and Digital Engagement

SUPERVISOR:                   Head of Interpretive Media

SCHEDULE:                            35 hours

JOB OPENING DATE          March 19, 2015

JOB CLOSING DATE          March 26, 2015

PAY SCALE:                           $22.93/hour Starting Rate

$27.66/hour Position Rate




The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art encourages people of color, residents of SOMA, and other San Francisco residents to apply.  The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.