Digital Archivist and Storyteller


National Blues Museum

Job Description

The National Blues Museum is looking for an enthusiastic storyteller who thrives on sharing great content to preserve one of America’s greatest cultural treasures: Blues music! Seeking creative talent with a passion for crafting digital content designed to inform and engage across various digital media platforms. Must be highly skilled with videography, photography and writing. Successful candidate will be a master storyteller and can make subjects feel at ease in front of the camera.
• Work with senior leadership to strategize and manage best practices for creating, distributing, and analyzing digital content
• Create content including videos, emails, blogs, and pictures to engage and educate our audience around the world
• Engage in continuous research and education to ensure NBM is innovative and educated on communicating our content and the value and relevance of our work
• Support the creation of original content, and utilize existing content for digital distribution
• Develops and maintains a digital archive for a wide variety of collection materials across the museum
Qualities and qualifications, we seek:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Video production, graphic design, and photography
• Fun, energizing personality, enthusiastic, and easy going
• Knowledge of and proven expertise and experience with current and emerging digital and social media platforms
• Full of ideas and not afraid of failure or idea rejection
• Excellent oral communication and writing skills
• Experience with social media analytics–applying and interpreting meaning
• Perfect blend of tech savvy video lover who loves being behind the camera, is confident in front of it and loves to edit
• Expertise in Adobe CC, most notably Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, and Lightroom
• Strong digital photography portfolio

Company Overview

The National Blues Museum (NBM) in St. Louis, Missouri opened on April 2, 2016, in the historic Laurel building that once housed the Stix, Baer and Fuller Department Store becoming the anchor for downtown revitalization efforts. Designed as an education and entertainment center, the National Blues Museum is dedicated to preserving and honoring the history and legacy of Blues music and its impact on American and world culture.

How To Apply

Submit resume and cover letters to Erin Mahony, Deputy Director:
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Fine Print (dang lawyers)

The National Blues Museum is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for a position without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. The National Blues Museum offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to diversity.