Eisterhold Associates

Eisterhold Associates Kansas City-based team and a nationwide network of associates with broad expertise in the planning and design of innovative interpretive exhibits.

In 1979, Gerard Eisterhold set out to create an organization that could provide the most effective, direct, and meaningful response to the needs of cultural organizations. The result is a nationwide team of diverse associates with broad expertise. Our working relationships, after more than 30 years of collaborative effort, allow us to turn our collective talents to the challenge of designing innov

In 1979, Gerard Eisterhold set out to create an organization that could provide the most effective, direct, and meaningful response to the needs of cultural organizations. The result is a nationwide team of diverse associates with broad expertise. Our working relationships, after more than 30 years of collaborative effort, allow us to turn our collective talents to the challenge of designing innov

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Eisterhold Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic Business Development Manage...
02/10/2021

Eisterhold Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic Business Development Manager to work full-time! If you, or someone you know, is interested in this position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and / or curriculum vitae to [email protected]

The Business Development Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining digital marketing platforms, including the EAI website, social media, blogs, and other digitally-based business platforms. The Business Development Manager is expected to coordinate with team members to develop and design marketing collateral, campaigns, proposals, and presentations. The ability to maintain client and partner relationships is a must. Identifying and tracking relevant RFP leads and other initiatives is also required, as well as the ability to ensure timely completion of proposal submittals in compliance with proposal requirements and company standards.

Candidates must be able to communicate EAI’s differentiating characteristics and competitive strategies verbally, in writing, and through presentations. Ideal candidates are professionals capable of being flexible, collaborative, and organized. Technically, candidates should have knowledge of website and social media analytics and be proficient in Microsoft Suite software and Adobe Creative Suite programs, including, but not limited to, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business with a minimum of seven years of experience. In addition, candidates should have at least two years of experience writing proposals and managing digital marketing campaigns.

#wearehiring #jobsearch #designjob #museumdesign #exhibitdesign #jobhunt

Eisterhold Associates, Inc. is currently looking for a talented, motivated, and enthusiastic Business Development Manager to work full-time! If you, or someone you know, is interested in this position, please email a letter of interest, resume, and / or curriculum vitae to [email protected]

The Business Development Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining digital marketing platforms, including the EAI website, social media, blogs, and other digitally-based business platforms. The Business Development Manager is expected to coordinate with team members to develop and design marketing collateral, campaigns, proposals, and presentations. The ability to maintain client and partner relationships is a must. Identifying and tracking relevant RFP leads and other initiatives is also required, as well as the ability to ensure timely completion of proposal submittals in compliance with proposal requirements and company standards.

Candidates must be able to communicate EAI’s differentiating characteristics and competitive strategies verbally, in writing, and through presentations. Ideal candidates are professionals capable of being flexible, collaborative, and organized. Technically, candidates should have knowledge of website and social media analytics and be proficient in Microsoft Suite software and Adobe Creative Suite programs, including, but not limited to, Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.

Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business with a minimum of seven years of experience. In addition, candidates should have at least two years of experience writing proposals and managing digital marketing campaigns.

#wearehiring #jobsearch #designjob #museumdesign #exhibitdesign #jobhunt

#Onthisday Rosa Parks was arrested off of the Cleveland Avenue bus in Montgomery, AL for refusing to surrender her seat ...
12/01/2020

#Onthisday Rosa Parks was arrested off of the Cleveland Avenue bus in Montgomery, AL for refusing to surrender her seat to a white passenger. Her arrest was the catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott that took place from Dec 5, 1955 to Dec 20, 1956.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a key protest during the Civil Rights Movement. The boycott was extremely effective and the city lost a great deal of money during the boycott. Black community members, taxi drivers, and activist organizers sustained the boycott. Taxi drivers charged riders 10 cents a ride—the cost of Montgomery bus fare, while organizers and community members raised funds and morale to continue supporting the boycott.

Pressure mounted from across the country and on June 5, 1956, the federal district court had ruled that during a civil suit case—Browder v. Gayle—that Montgomery’s bus segregation was unconstitutional. That case went to the Supreme Court and on November 13, 1956, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the original ruling that it was unconstitutional.

Rosa Parks and her legacy remind us that working for change requires continued vigilance and community support. EAI is honored to continue working with the Rosa Parks Museum & Library at Troy University in Montgomery.

#civilrightshistory #rosaparks #blackactivism #eisterhold #immersivedesign

#Throwback to EAI’s work with the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The project opened on the 50th anniversary...
11/19/2020

#Throwback to EAI’s work with the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. The project opened on the 50th anniversary of the historic sit-in where 4 Black students—Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr., and David Richmond—sat down at the F.W. Woolworth’s “whites-only” lunch counter and requested service.

The project honored the men organized and sustained the 6-month-long sit-in and enlivened the history of Jim Crown segregation and Black experiences with white supremacy and Civil Rights activism.

#tbt
#ImmersiveDesign
#Eisterhold
#DesignThinking
#CivilRightsHistory

“The National Museum of the US Army Opens in Ft. Belvoir” FT. BELVOIR—The National Museum of the United States Army open...
11/11/2020

“The National Museum of the US Army Opens in Ft. Belvoir”

FT. BELVOIR—The National Museum of the United States Army opens today on Veterans Day. EAI was involved with the development of nearly 45,000 sf of exhibit space that celebrates and honors the millions men and women who have served this country since the Army’s founding in 1775.

As the oldest branch in the military, the U.S. Army has shaped and defended America for over 240 years. Spanning that time, every U.S. Army Soldier has had a story and their actions have illustrated the Army’s core values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The museum sits on the grounds of Ft. Belvoir and is comprised of six galleries that showcase the breadth of the Army’s history from the Revolutionary War, through conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A seventh gallery celebrates the synergy that exists between the Army and American Society. Stories are told through varying types of displays, including immersive experiences, interactives, and personal stories. More than one-thousand artifacts help to bring these events and stories to life.

“Eisterhold Associates congratulates the United States Army on the opening of their new museum,” EAI Project Manager Sue Malik said. “The Army has played a significant role in the history our nation and it has been our privilege to have been part of the amazing team that brought these Soldiers' Stories to life.”

As of Veterans Day, the Museum is open to the public with extra safety measures in place such as required free timed-entry tickets. All tickets must be reserved in advance online and a limit of 5 tickets per request. Click the link to reserve your tickets!
https://tickets.thenmusa.org/Info.aspx?EventID=3

📷: National Museum of the United States Army, courtesy of Sue Malik.

Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th Birthday! The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on No...
11/10/2020

Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th Birthday! The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution.

In 2017, EAI completed the Final Phase design for the National Museum of the Marine Corps that includes more than 30,000 sf of exhibits. The exhibits work together to convey Marines’ stories and the Branch’s significant history.

Happy Birthday USMC!
📷: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.

#usmcbirthday #eisterhold #immersivedesign #exhibitdesign

Today is the U.S. Marine Corps’ 245th Birthday! The Continental Congress first established the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775, leading up to the American Revolution.

In 2017, EAI completed the Final Phase design for the National Museum of the Marine Corps that includes more than 30,000 sf of exhibits. The exhibits work together to convey Marines’ stories and the Branch’s significant history.

Happy Birthday USMC!
📷: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA.

#usmcbirthday #eisterhold #immersivedesign #exhibitdesign

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward” — @michelleobama Voting is part of the...
11/03/2020

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward” — @michelleobama

Voting is part of the process of change. It’s not the only one, but it is certainly one of them.

#vote2020 #eisterhold #civicpractice

“You’ve got to vote, vote, vote, vote. That’s it; that’s the way we move forward” — @michelleobama

Voting is part of the process of change. It’s not the only one, but it is certainly one of them.

#vote2020 #eisterhold #civicpractice

November is Native American Heritage Month. To honor this month we want to provide bit of history about its establishmen...
11/02/2020

November is Native American Heritage Month. To honor this month we want to provide bit of history about its establishment:

NAHM originated as a turn-of-the-century initiative to formally establish a day of recognition for Native American people’s. The initiative was organized by Dr. Arthur C. Parker (Seneca) who was the director of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Rochester, NY. In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting in Lawrence, KS formally approved Dr. Parker’s plan. Yet, no federal adoption was proclaimed by then president Woodrow Wilson.

75 years after the initial effort to institute a national day of recognition for Native American people’s, then president George HW Bush approved the designation of November as Native American Heritage Month. However Dr. Parker never saw it come to fruition because he passed in 1955 at age 74.

Throughout this month and everyday beyond this month celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, languages, histories, traditions, and Human Rights battles of the Indigenous people of this land.

Image: Dr. Arther C. Parker in the early 1900s

#nativeamericanheritagemonth #indigenousrights #indigenousrising #immersivelearning

November is Native American Heritage Month. To honor this month we want to provide bit of history about its establishment:

NAHM originated as a turn-of-the-century initiative to formally establish a day of recognition for Native American people’s. The initiative was organized by Dr. Arthur C. Parker (Seneca) who was the director of the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Rochester, NY. In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting in Lawrence, KS formally approved Dr. Parker’s plan. Yet, no federal adoption was proclaimed by then president Woodrow Wilson.

75 years after the initial effort to institute a national day of recognition for Native American people’s, then president George HW Bush approved the designation of November as Native American Heritage Month. However Dr. Parker never saw it come to fruition because he passed in 1955 at age 74.

Throughout this month and everyday beyond this month celebrate and honor the rich and diverse cultures, languages, histories, traditions, and Human Rights battles of the Indigenous people of this land.

Image: Dr. Arther C. Parker in the early 1900s

#nativeamericanheritagemonth #indigenousrights #indigenousrising #immersivelearning

Today, EAI Exhibit Designer Victoria Edwards is presenting at the 3rd annual “Designing for Empathy, Virtual Summit 2020...
10/29/2020

Today, EAI Exhibit Designer Victoria Edwards is presenting at the 3rd annual “Designing for Empathy, Virtual Summit 2020: Shaping the Future of Empathy-Building.” This is an invite-only workshop organized by the Empathy-Building Through Museums Initiative. The virtual summit brings together an innovative group of professionals who are committed to solving the problem of empathy-deficit in our world.

Victoria’s presentation is “Empathy Check (and why it’s not cliché)” and in her presentation she explores how exhibit design work can be used to strengthen communities, especially mis- and under-represented communities.

How can we as exhibit designers allow people to explore new worlds through empathy in museum spaces?

Today, EAI Exhibit Designer Victoria Edwards is presenting at the 3rd annual “Designing for Empathy, Virtual Summit 2020: Shaping the Future of Empathy-Building.” This is an invite-only workshop organized by the Empathy-Building Through Museums Initiative. The virtual summit brings together an innovative group of professionals who are committed to solving the problem of empathy-deficit in our world.

Victoria’s presentation is “Empathy Check (and why it’s not cliché)” and in her presentation she explores how exhibit design work can be used to strengthen communities, especially mis- and under-represented communities.

How can we as exhibit designers allow people to explore new worlds through empathy in museum spaces?

Our own wonderful Victoria Edwards (exhibit designer) has been supporting the next generation of museum professionals. F...
10/23/2020

Our own wonderful Victoria Edwards (exhibit designer) has been supporting the next generation of museum professionals. For Fall 2020, Victoria has been virtually lecturing at her alma mater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She’s been co-teaching Graduate Museum Studies students and she let me ask her a couple of questions.

1. What’s the focus of the course you’re teaching?
“It’s a Graphic Essentials graduate course for Museum Studies students.”

2. How has your experience at EAI influenced your teaching?
“I really realized how important it is to teach print production to graduate student before getting to the professional world. Packaging files and creating the correct files is so important. It’s changed my perspective from just teaching artistic skills to also teaching troubleshooting skills.”

3. What have you learned as a teacher?
“I work with the museum planning and exhibit design students. What I’ve learned is that virtual teaching is a challenge, especially in the design field because printing materials out and creating 3D objects is highly limited. We also can’t rely on each other as much when we’re not in the same room. I also make sure to check in with each of my students as people and as students to make sure that I’m there for them as best I can in ways that they need. Not being able to be in the studio right now is so hard and I’m proud of them for how well they are doing given the larger circumstances.”

4. What has surprised you about your experience teaching?
“Ha! I forgot the technical names of things in my design programs because I work with them so frequently. So, I had to remember those so many can explain it to students. I have a new found respect for teachers too. It’s hard to keep everyone engaged and everyone is moving at different paces so teachers need to make sure that everyone is absorbing the materials even at their own paces.”

We would wish you luck, Victoria, but we know that you’re already crushing it!!

#industryinfluencer #museumprofessional #universityofthearts #eisterhold #experientiallearning

Our own wonderful Victoria Edwards (exhibit designer) has been supporting the next generation of museum professionals. For Fall 2020, Victoria has been virtually lecturing at her alma mater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She’s been co-teaching Graduate Museum Studies students and she let me ask her a couple of questions.

1. What’s the focus of the course you’re teaching?
“It’s a Graphic Essentials graduate course for Museum Studies students.”

2. How has your experience at EAI influenced your teaching?
“I really realized how important it is to teach print production to graduate student before getting to the professional world. Packaging files and creating the correct files is so important. It’s changed my perspective from just teaching artistic skills to also teaching troubleshooting skills.”

3. What have you learned as a teacher?
“I work with the museum planning and exhibit design students. What I’ve learned is that virtual teaching is a challenge, especially in the design field because printing materials out and creating 3D objects is highly limited. We also can’t rely on each other as much when we’re not in the same room. I also make sure to check in with each of my students as people and as students to make sure that I’m there for them as best I can in ways that they need. Not being able to be in the studio right now is so hard and I’m proud of them for how well they are doing given the larger circumstances.”

4. What has surprised you about your experience teaching?
“Ha! I forgot the technical names of things in my design programs because I work with them so frequently. So, I had to remember those so many can explain it to students. I have a new found respect for teachers too. It’s hard to keep everyone engaged and everyone is moving at different paces so teachers need to make sure that everyone is absorbing the materials even at their own paces.”

We would wish you luck, Victoria, but we know that you’re already crushing it!!

#industryinfluencer #museumprofessional #universityofthearts #eisterhold #experientiallearning

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Nice picture, Kate!