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Marketing - Historical Curator

Working under the direction of the Sr. Manager, Legacy Engagement, the Historical Curator will be responsible for leading the assembly of the organization’s first-ever official team archive and creating engaging exhibit displays for fans to view. This person will assist in the implementation of the Ravens mission, marketing goals and objectives while carrying out daily duties.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct activities involved with all aspects of the team’s archives, including acquisitions, preservation, conservation, cataloging, research and display

  • Establish collections management policies and agreements, organization and storage procedures and archival guidelines

  • Identify and assess existing memorabilia and artifacts currently in possession of the Ravens

  • Archive materials, including sorting, boxing, bagging, tagging and labeling

  • Solicit and negotiate with outside individuals/organizations to obtain artifacts via loan, donation or acquisition

  • Process, catalog, examine, authenticate, research and preserve incoming and outgoing objects and collections, including film, print, video, photography and memorabilia

  • Conceptualize, design and execute exhibits including selecting objects, integrating objects, display and interpretive information and preparing publications to accompany exhibits

  • Manage the installation of permanent, temporary and traveling exhibits

  • Obtain, develop and organize new collections and exhibits to expand and enhance the organization’s ability to attract visitors

  • Integrate STEAM educational programming around football and artifacts to create opportunities for students to engage with team history

  • Create a comprehensive plan for exhibits, lighting, cleaning and maintenance of artifacts

  • Write text panels, object labels and item descriptions

  • Identify historical artifacts missing from the team archives and find avenues to obtain necessary items

  • Develop and present original gallery and history presentations delivered to classes, visiting groups and the public

  • Work with Ravens equipment staff regarding current player items for the archives and display

  • Network with historical organizations and museums to stay current on industry trends and updates

  • Oversee operating budget

  • Proactively support organizational efforts to preserve the Baltimore Ravens history

  • Assist with Ravens Legends Community events as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Sr. Manager, Legacy Engagement

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Degree in Library Sciences, Museum Studies or related field preferred

  • Minimum 5 years related experience

  • Thorough knowledge of collection preservation, cataloging and ability to create exhibits

  • Understanding of accessioning principles and standards

  • Utilization of recognized archival and records management practices

  • Ability to learn and understand the history of our organization

  • Ability to communicate the Ravens history to the public

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills

  • Strong research skills and experience

Requisite Abilities and/or Skills:

  • Passion for and deep knowledge of football, past and present; customer focus, attention to detail and operational excellence are of profound importance

  • Must be able to effectively work on and manage several tasks/projects at one time while remaining flexible, organized and keeping key stakeholders in the loop

  • Keen ability to build strong relationships with business partners, vendors and fans as well as maintain objective position when asked to evaluate. Ability to build and instill trust is vital

  • Computer skills including Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, Teams & PowerPoint), photograph databasing (Photo Shelter preferred) and archival software (Past Perfect preferred). Knowledge of a project management tool, such as Asana

  • Must have the ability to work long hours including evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Ability to lift and shuffle items up to 50lbs a must

Application Process

  • To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online application, answer the screening questions, submit a resume AND cover letter. Any applications that are missing the required information will not be considered.

The Baltimore Ravens is an EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant's or employee's race, gender, age, national origin, color, religion, disability or any other protected basis under applicable law.