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History Is Made By

Explorers

Find Your Place in History Here

At History Factory, you won’t find big machines cranking out widgets and gadgets. Instead, you’ll work with smart, fascinating people doing interesting and unusual work–collecting, organizing and archiving materials found deep within a company’s history. Together, we interpret the gems of authentic content we find in a company’s past and develop programs to help it chart its future.

History degree not required

Only advanced degrees of curiosity and passion

To thrive here, the main requirements are an inquisitive mind, a collaborative spirit, infectious enthusiasm, and a strong desire to help our clients write the next chapter in their history.

 

Make History

Location: Chicago, IL
Published: December 5, 2019

The Project/Traffic Manager (PTM) is a hands-on position. This role is responsible for the day to day management of active clients. The PTM creates, tracks and drives project plans that align with the delivery objectives established in the SOW. This position will also take a lead role in managing internal teams in the execution and production of client deliverables. The PTM will work closely with the Account and Creative team leads to ensure accurate and timely completion of deliverables including but not limited to creative presentations, creative development and execution across both digital and non-digital mediums and material hand-offs to appropriate parties.

Responsibilities

  • Create project plans and monitor overall progress and delivery quality.
  • Facilitate good communication with the internal project team; ensure clear roles and responsibilities are set and understood by all core team members involved.
  • Actively prioritize team workload to ensure quality results are delivered on time within budget.
  • Work closely with the various creative and production team members to ensure that design and development activities are on track.
  • Support production staff and client users in the hand-off of the overall materials.
  • Troubleshoot project issues and engage appropriate resources as needed.
  • Appropriately escalate any significant issues to the correct and applicable account, creative and management team as needed.
  • Apply problem-solving skills to accomplish project goals as needed.
  • Work within project management software, in conjunction with Account Lead, to ensure project timelines, allocations and other needs are created and updated
  • Train/mentor other PTMs as required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum 3 years in a marketing or communications agency with project management experience across a variety of mediums.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and experience with project management platforms (such as Workamajig).
  • Outstanding negotiation, time-management and active listening skills.
  • Solution-oriented and adaptable.
  • Detail-oriented, able to multi-task and prioritize activities.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative.
  • Ability to thrive in a highly matrixed environment while managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Advanced knowledge of waterfall and Agile PM methodology.
  • Able to function in, and successfully manage in a demanding environment.
  • Intellectually curious

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com. Email only, please no phone calls.

Location: Washington, DC
Published: November 15, 2019

The Exhibit Designer will work closely with the Director of Design and the design team to design, coordinate and integrate exhibits, graphics and media concepts into world-class experience installations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Director of Design and is directed by the Senior Designer on projects
  • Develops exhibit and interactive experiences concepts, including 3-D exhibit elements, interiors, artifact displays, from the conceptual phase through final drawings
  • Provides design solutions in conjunction with the creative management, production department, creative services department to meet budgetary considerations
  • Develops and illustrates design concepts through a variety of mediums, including hand sketches/drawings, computer 3D renderings and photo-compositing software
  • Should be familiar with exhibit design process and know how to interpret construction drawings
    for spaces
  • Identifies and anticipates production risks and develops solutions with Creative Lead and Client
  • Provides design solutions in conjunction with the creative management and production department and the design team to meet budgetary considerations
  • Maintains workflow in accordance with the project schedule, with a variety of tasks and deadlines
  • Travels to meetings and site visits as required by projects
  • Conducts site and material sample visits
  • Collaborates with teams across multiple locations
  • Keeps current on design trends, the latest technological innovations and products and shares
    with the creative team
  • Maintains an organized and clean working environment

 

Required Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Exhibit Design, Architecture, or Industrial Design or design related field with a minimum of 2 years of experience in exhibit design or related field
  • Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process, including conceptualization and design development
  • Strong technical drawing skills
  • Good knowledge of fabrication techniques and materials standards of exhibit design
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • 3-D modeling/rendering skills (Sketch-up/ 3DS Max) (Autocad and/or VectorWorks is a plus)
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Enterprise software (Slides, Sheets, Docs, etc.)
  • Graphic design capabilities is a plus
  • Up to Intermediate fluency in Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Experience Design)

Application Requirements

Please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio (Online or PDF) to smangum@historyfactory.com to be considered for the position.

 

Location: Washington, DC
Published: November 15, 2019

The Experiential Graphic Designer will work closely with the Director of Design and the History Factory design team to design, coordinate and integrate exhibits, graphics and media concepts into world-class experience installations and promotional programs and campaigns.

Main Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to the Director of DesignDevelops design concepts through a variety of mediums, including hand sketches/drawings, design applications and computer 3D renderings and photo-compositing software
  • Creates design presentations, brand programs, publications, exhibit installations and other design projects
  • Ensure that the established creative vision and our firm’s philosophy is maintained throughout each project
  • Thinks strategically, holistically, from the visitor/customer experience point of view
  • Creates presentation decks for a variety of projects using InDesign, PowerPoint and/or Google Slides
  • Maintains workflow in accordance with the project schedule, with a variety of tasks and deadlines
  • Collaborates with teams across multiple locations
  • Keeps current on design trends, the latest technological innovations and products and shares
    with the creative team
  • Maintains an organized and clean working environment

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Exhibit Design, and/or design-related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience
  • Proven experience in multiple phases of the design process, including conceptualization and design development
  • Portfolio should demonstrate knowledge of branding, print, books and collateral
  • Firm knowledge of web/interactive design and usability for touchscreen and websites
  • Basic knowledge of ADA guidelines and best practices for Universal Design
  • Should be familiar with exhibit design process and understand architectural drawings
  • Basic knowledge of fabrication and printing techniques and materials standards of exhibit design
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Experience Design)
  • MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Enterprise software (Slides, Sheets, Docs, etc.)
  • 3-D modeling/rendering skills (in Sketch-up/ 3DS Max is a big PLUS)

Application Requirements

Please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio (Online or PDF) to smangum@historyfactory.com to be considered for the position.

Location: Washington, DC or Chicago, IL
Published: September 1, 2019

The primary function of the Content Strategist’s job at History Factory is developing content strategy based on a company or client’s business objectives and their customer or end user’s needs. You will oversee content requirements and develop various deliverables across a project life cycle.

You will create and help maintain editorial calendars, style guides, taxonomies, metadata frameworks and content migration plans. You may also be responsible for managing other employees and/or freelancers, maintaining budgets, and assisting with the technical integration of content.

You have the analytical abilities necessary to gather/distill key business and user insights, and apply your planning skills to create a long-term vision for the content that’s generated. Project management experience will help you keep projects on track and within budget.

You have the ability to compellingly communicate a brand’s story, and a design sensibility to envision how content will be presented or distributed in visual and audio storytelling formats other than text-based articles.

A firm understanding of user experience and strong search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) skills are preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct content audits and gap analyses in support of strategy development
  • Develop content strategies based on the client’s business objectives and aligned to their stakeholders and/or end users.
  • Use content frameworks and standards for the creation, curating, publishing and governance of original, licensed, and user-generated content for a range of client applications, and across a wide range of industries. This includes writing both short and long form authentic content, plus creating and maintaining editorial calendars, style guides, taxonomies, metadata frameworks, and content migration plans.
  • Partner with creative leads, designers, researchers, and client-facing executives to optimize the content elements based on usability, intuitiveness, consistency, business metrics, and time to market for our clients.
  • Assure all content meets standards of quality, measured in terms of persuasion, consistency, authenticity and uniqueness
  • Estimate work effort for budgeting purposes and help clarify deliverables
  • Review other products and content design approaches to understand emerging standards and innovation
  • Advocate for best content practices throughout the agency

Requirements

To be successful, it is a given that you are gifted with words, able to craft, curate, edit and align information. You also should be effective in content organization as well as the art of persuasion and marketing. A real passion for experimentation and an ability to move quickly is a plus. Ideally, we’d love someone with:

  • Knowledge of mobile first and responsive content strategies
  • Knowledge of the development and maintenance of both structured and unstructured content types
  • Concept skills and creative thinking with an eye for distinction
  • A professional and personal portfolio of useful and engaging content solutions in highly dynamic environments
  • Knowledge of Search Engine Marketing and Optimization strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management experience, including evidence of ability to keep within challenging deadlines and budget constraints.

Experience

  • Degree in a relevant field (English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing)
  • 4-5 years minimum professional experience with content strategy
  • Writing, revising, sourcing and aggregating content
  • Superior content development skills and strategic thinking
  • Writing for diverse audiences.
  • Developing content solutions for a variety of b2b and b2c challenges
  • Working with design and development teams
  • With responsive Web design solutions
  • Familiarity working with DAM systems, Google Docs, as well as MS Office tools
  • Working for an agency or in-house client-side marketing/communications team
  • Engaging and fun personality
  • Innate curiosity with proactive mentality towards problem solving and experimentation
  • Highly organized.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@historyfactory.com. Email only, please no phone calls.