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Multimedia Producer

Job Details

Crystal Bridges - Bentonville, AR
Full Time


Position Summary

The Multimedia Producer is responsible for the production of a wide variety of (primarily) visual content as part of the museums integrated marketing communications efforts. Examples include editorial and creative photography and videography related to the collection, exhibitions, architecture, trails and grounds, and live programs and performances. Under the direction of the Senior Public Relations Director, the Multimedia Producer will work across the department to devise a strategy for the use of multimedia content for the museums communications channels and will manage the production schedule to meet the needs of our online and media audiences at Crystal Bridges, the Momentary, or other venues as required. This role is responsible for maintaining an organized, accessible asset library and will support the budgeting and contracting of external support, advising on capacity and equipment, procurement costs, stipulations, etc.

The Multimedia Producer is part of the Communications team, which collaborates on advancing the museums goals and objectives through strategic communications, public relations, marketing strategy and brand management. The Multimedia Producer adheres to brand standards with an emphasis on creativity and high-quality output.

The role is centered on the museums mission of Welcoming All, and belief in the museum as a cause for social good and a positive, dynamic force for transforming lives. The position is in the museums Communications department, an in-house agency covering public relations, marketing, creative services, and digital media for Crystal Bridges and the Momentary.

Positions Principal Responsibilities

  • Work alone and in collaboration with other team members in the production of multimedia content from initial concept through all phases of the production process including photography, videography, editing, audio recording/mixing/mastering, and motion graphics design.

  • Create and maintain accessible catalogues of digital assets including raw materials and draft/final work.

  • Coordinate with museum stakeholders to determine needs, develop/approve concepts, and produce approved final products while meeting project deadlines.

  • Under the direction of the Senior Public Relations Director, work across the department to set the strategic direction of the museums external multimedia efforts including format, scope, and timing of delivery of content.

  • Working with the team, develop impactful visual stories for external multichannel distribution to reach and cultivate new audiences.

  • Secures any necessary licenses or rights through museum channels and manages budget for license fees.

  • Coordinate to determine resource requirements, strategize project timing, and schedule production and delivery using the most appropriate methods.

  • Maintain broad working knowledge of diverse digital multimedia technologies related to primary responsibilities of the position.

  • Maintain and oversee a roster of independent contractors to assist with content needs, both for editorial and creative concepts.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

Education, Training, and Traits:

  • Proven experience and success in media production and in meeting absolute deadlines within fast-paced working environments.

  • Applicants share the belief that arts and culture experiences are for social good and a positive, dynamic force for economic development.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of related work experience.

  • A high level of professional integrity and the ability to handle sensitive issues and situations with discretion.

  • Experience in photo journalism and/or creative filmmaking a plus.

  • Knowledge of visual art and experience in media production.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to be effective in fast-paced working environments with deadlines.

  • Excellent project management and execution skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Organizational planning, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to interact respectfully, collegially, and professionally with all employees and volunteers at all levels of responsibility.

  • Ability and willingness to be a team player both within the department, and throughout the entire organization.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Sitting or leaning while on post will not be permitted.

  • Physical demands: Position requires working in museum galleries for prolonged periods of time. This position requires standing, walking and climbing stairs, bending and stretching, and physical stamina to lift a minimum of 50 pounds unassisted. This position requires visual acuity to review written materials is required for this job.

  • Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment, museum spaces. Additionally, Strong communication skills and ability to interact politely and effectively with a wide range of museum members, visitors, volunteers and staff. Effectively utilize museum communications system. Communicate with public safety, fire and other local or state emergency personnel in an effective and calm manor.

  • Position requires Shift Leads to work rotating shifts in order to learn and facilitate departmental and facility needs.

  • Position requires ongoing flexibility in work hours due to events, staffing needs and other factors.

Salary Range:

  • Commensurate with Experience

About Crystal Bridges

The mission of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is to welcome all to celebrate the American spirit in a setting that unites the power of art with the beauty of nature. We explore the unfolding story of America by actively collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and preserving outstanding American art. Crystal Bridges was founded in 2005 as a non-profit charitable organization by arts patron and chair of the museums board of directors, Alice Walton. Since opening to the public on 11-11-11, the museum has welcomed more than 5 million visitors and garnered 15,000 membership households. Some 280,000 school children have participated in the Willard and Pat Walker School Visit program, which provides educational experiences for school groups at no cost.

Crystal Bridges takes its name from a nearby natural spring and the bridge construction incorporated in the building, designed by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie. A series of pavilions nestled around two spring-fed ponds house the galleries and amenities such as a restaurant, museum store designed by architect Marlon Blackwell, and a library featuring more than 50,000 volumes of art reference material. In addition to the museums architecture, a Usonian house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was preserved, acquired, and moved to the museum grounds in 2015, and a rare Buckminster Fullers Flys Eye Dome was installed in 2017, both providing access to American architectural masterworks in a natural setting.

Sculpture and walking trails link the museum's 120-acre park to downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. A new entrance, elevator tower, and pedestrian bridge was added to the north side of the building in 2017, increasing access to the museums north lawn and newly enhanced North Forest Trail. More than 600,000 visitors a year utilize the museums five miles of walking trails.

Crystal Bridges permanent collection spans five centuries of American artworks from early American to the present, and is always free to view. Crystal Bridges is committed to telling broad and inclusive stories by acquiring and showcasing the highest quality works by artists underrepresented in art history and conventional museum frameworks. Works such as Asher B. Durands Kindred Spirits, Gilbert Stuarts George Washington, and Georgia OKeeffes Jimson Weed are displayed alongside contemporary artists such as Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, Felix Gonzales-Torres, and Amy Sherald represent some of the finest achievements in American art. The collection continues to grow, while the museum also offers temporary exhibitions that complement the collection and can also reveal arts connections to equality and justice.

Crystal Bridges provides year-round programming for all ages. In 2019, more than 800 public programs and events were offered, including lectures, performances, classes, and continuing education for K-12 teachers. Crystal Bridges stays connected online with the full collection available via eMuseum, an award-winning app, a podcast called Museum Way, all available for free, and many of the museums lectures such as the Distinguished Speaker Series are on Crystal Bridges YouTube channel. An online-learning initiative provides opportunities for students and teachers with arts-based courses, as well as SmartHistory with arts history videos and essays. Crystal Bridges also offers two research fellowship programs. The Tyson Scholars in American Art program encourages and supports full-time scholarship that seeks to expand boundaries and traditional categories of investigation into American art and visual culture. The Reese Teacher Fellowship provides for research into the development of interdisciplinary connections between American art and core curriculum subjects of language arts, history, social studies, and the sciences. In addition, Crystal Bridges administers the awarding of the Don Tyson Prize, an unprecedented award recognizing significant achievements in the field of American art. Additional information about Crystal Bridges is available online at

About the Momentary

The Momentary is a new contemporary art space that opened to the public on February 22, 2020, in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. A satellite to Crystal Bridges, the Momentary presents visual, performing, and culinary arts. The mission of the Momentary is to champion contemporary arts role in everyday life and explore the unfolding story of contemporary American arts in an international context by actively commissioning and exhibiting outstanding works that explore new ideas and inspire action. The Momentary was founded by the Walton family, based on the vision of Tom, Olivia, and Steuart Walton. The Walton Family Foundation is supporting this project as a way to enhance the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. The Momentary welcomes all with free general admission. Additional offerings include an artist-in-residence program, culinary experiences including an Onyx Coffee Lab, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, an outdoor festival space, and a gift store. For more information, visit The Momentary is located at 507 SE E Street, Bentonville, Arkansas 72712.