Log Number: ARPML-250961-OMLS-22
Discovery Place will hire a director of digital experiences to lead the museum’s digital programs and platform efforts. This individual will drive digital inclusion efforts with student and family audiences through programs such as Stay-at-Home Science while also creating adult-focused programming. This work will allow the museum to reach community members who historically have been excluded from cultural institutions by centering content development strategy around community needs, rather than simply prescribing programming for communities. The new staff member will observe how families, schools, adults, and members engage with the center; solicit community members’ feedback on programming; evaluate digital platform metrics to date; and craft and execute a plan that serves the center’s local, regional, and potentially national community. The COVID-19 pandemic shift to virtual and digital programming demonstrated the community’s need for virtual STEM learning opportunities.