The Obama Foundation

The Obama Foundation

Museum Interactive Media Project Manager

About the Obama Foundation

At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.

We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.

That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where-together-they made their home.

But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.

As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.

For more information, please visit www.obama.org.

Purpose of the Role

As a member of the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) Museum team, the Museum Interactive Media Project Manager will support the Director of Integrated Media over the entire production process for exhibition media. You will work to ensure that exhibition media is produced efficiently, inclusively, at a high level of quality, on-time, and on-budget toward the OPC’s planned opening day. This will be a term position continuing through the museum’s opening in 2026.

You will coordinate the work between external interactive media producers and the Foundation team, serving as a day to day project manager, maintaining and managing schedules and budgets, shepherding content development processes, documenting and tracking decisions, and coordinating reviews, prototyping, and user testing efforts. Additionally, you’ll serve as the primary internal coordinator for accessibility and inclusive design within the media production process, in partnership with other Foundation team members and the Foundation’s inclusive design consultants.

Core Job Responsibilities

Interactive Media Project Management

  • General project coordination, including scheduling reviews, regular check-ins, and asynchronous updates with external media producers; documenting meetings and workshops; following up on tasks, open questions, and action items
  • Lead interactive media-specific meetings and workshops; create agendas; track and document decisions, action items, and open questions; and facilitate cross-functional communication
  • Monitor and revise all media production schedules, tasks, and statuses using the Foundation’s tracking tools (Asana, Google Sheets)
  • Track and consolidate comments and feedback from Foundation team, partners, and stakeholders to external interactive media producer
  • Coordination of exhibition media requirements and input with exhibition design and fabrication process, including working with internal Foundation staff (exhibition and operation teams) and external partners (exhibition designer, AV integrator, fabricator)
  • Support on-site media installation, quality assurance, and punch-list processes

Communications and Presentations

  • Manage, facilitate and contribute to internal memoranda, presentations and briefings on media production-related topics
  • Presentation and briefings to Foundation leadership and Principals
  • Contribute to external-facing presentations and briefings related to media production updates, including coordination with external advisors and advisory groups

Interactive Media Production Coordination

  • Advocate for accessibility and inclusive design needs, including coordinating with relevant consultants on prototyping, user testing, and ensuring continuity of approaches, techniques and systems, between linear and interactive media.
  • Serve as internal point of contact for interactive media prototyping activities, including scheduling, planning, and communication
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Interactive media production budget, schedule, and vendor relationships through careful planning, organization of materials, and communication and follow-up.
  • Tools and processes that build on and improve established OPC Museum team conventions for documentation and tracking
  • Strong relationships with Foundation team members, external consultants, and external media producers that enable proactive communication and problem-solving throughout a complex production process.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in interactive media production coordination or project management, ideally in managing digital and interactive media processes for the non-profit or cultural sector
  • Experience in managing content development and writing processes
  • Driven to create welcoming, inclusive, and accessible museum and digital experiences for all visitors
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, without losing track of the big picture
  • Exceptional communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Fluency with a range of software SaaS programs, including Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Asana, Slack, Zoom
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work unusual hours as necessary to accommodate operational requirements

The salary range for this role is between $59,755 and $74,670.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities – such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color – are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Obama Foundation is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

In the interest of employee health and safety during the pendency of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Obama Foundation is requiring that all prospective employees present proof that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons, prior to their first day of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

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