Classification: Full-time Exempt
Location: Mountain View, CA
The Computer History Museum (CHM) mission is to decode technology—its computing past, digital present, and future impact on humanity. From the heart of Silicon Valley, CHM is home to the world’s foremost collection chronicling the story of the ongoing digital revolution through the people, companies, and inventions changing the world. CHM offers collections, exhibits, events, content, and education to inspire and empower people to make or use technology to shape a better future.
As part of an exciting transformation to build the foundation to reach millions around the world to harness technology for positive social impact, the Museum is embarking on a new era of programming. CHM’s programming engages a growing community in Silicon Valley and around the world of history’s pioneers and today’s changemakers, thought leaders, next generation innovators and entrepreneurs, the public, and K-12 students and educators. Programming offers dynamic experiences in a rich array of formats to promote civic discourse, facilitate dialogue and debate, deepen understanding, enhance skills, spark creativity, and build community. Programming topics explore what it means to be human in an age of computing and how we each can help technology serve humanity, through exploring topics such as the history and future of computing, AI and innovation as forces for change, the promise and perils of technology, as well as ethics, equity, and empowerment through technology.
CHM has a strong track record of success in featuring leading figures on stage as well as engaging audiences in-person or online through CHM platforms, public radio and public television, and other channels. Event content becomes part of the Museum’s collection, used for additional content, education materials, and exhibits. CHM Programming is integrated with multi-disciplinary activities across the Museum. These span from exhibition openings and education programs to the Musem’s annual Fellows Award for computing pioneers and the Patrick J. McGovern Tech for Humanity Prize. New initiatives include a thought leadership initiative on the future of tech in society.
Now is an exciting time to join the programming team in this new role to expand the scope and scale of the Musem’s reach and impact. CHM is seeking a creative, collaborative, productive, and passionate Senior Producer of Events to play a key role to design, develop, and execute on high-profile programming and related strategic museum programs. Working closely with the VP of Innovation & Programming and the programming team, the Senior Producer of Events will lead a portfolio of programming and related programs focused on thought leaders and influencers, including leaders from technology, business, academia, government, and media.
The Senior Producer of Events will be responsible for the full lifecycle of their programming portfolio, spanning ideation, research and development, planning, speaker and affiliate and participant invitations and management, partnership development and stewardship, event production, companion content development and distribution, evaluation, and reporting. The Senior Producer of Events will collaborate with stakeholders and manage cross-functional teams to drive day-to-day activities through the entire program life cycle, so that programs deliver excellent targeted results and advance on time and in budget.
The Senior Producer will lead a portfolio of programming that involves new initiatives as well as priority events on the 2022 roadmap, such as:
Event formats will range from marquee award ceremonies to briefings, roundtables, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and conferences. Events will be offered onsite at CHM in Silicon Valley, offsite in other locations, as well as through virtual and hybrid formats.
While events are a major focus, program elements span the museum’s core activities, including collections, exhibitions, events, education, research, publications, and content. Additional related workstreams will range from nomination/application, selection, and announcements for the Prize programs to the selection and management of affiliates plus research and companion content development for thought leadership forums.
Partners and affiliates will include tech executives, scholars, journalists and media producers, philanthropists, government leaders, and others. Collaboration within the programming team and across the organization as well as with a diverse array of stakeholders, partners, and participants is key to success and impact.
CHM is dedicated to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ability/disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CHM is committed to diversity among its employees and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
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We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success. CHM provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, CHM will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.