Museum Exhibitions Manager
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND RESUME IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
Under the general direction of the Museum Executive Director and in cooperation with the Collections Manager the Exhibitions Manager co-organizes the work of the Curator, Education Specialist, Guest Services Coordinator, and Museum Technicians to ensure selection, availability, readiness, and procurement of exhibit assets including graphics material (photos, charts, maps, illustrations, etc.), collection objects, loaned artifacts, non-collection objects, artworks, or other exhibit props; audio visual material, and other exhibition media to enhance story lines and the visitor experience. The Exhibitions Manager provides leadership in the development and implementation of visitor-centered curatorial content, ensuring that the Museum’s interdisciplinary collections, exhibitions, and public programs balance the highest quality of innovation, while providing an outstanding visitor experience and meeting the interests of a diverse audience. This position works with multiple partners to ensure achievement of the Museum’s mission and financial goals.
The ideal candidate will have broad comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of superior guest service and experience in a museum environment and be an organizational leader with a track record of successful management and decision-making.
Routine evening and weekend work.
Coordinates with Museum Director the department’s purchasing process; completes purchase orders, research cost of supplies, monitors departmental budget expenditures, verifies receipt of purchased items, records purchases and routes necessary information to the finance department and purchasing division; trains departmental employees in purchasing policies and procedures and ensures compliance with rules and regulations.
Assists Guest Services Coordinator with weekly Treasury Deposit.
Assist with development and implementation of short- and long-range program plans; assist with compilation, implementation, and oversight of exhibition budgets.
Oversee the planning and execution of collaborative community exhibition projects in conjunction with the Museum Executive Director.
Responsible for coordination and installation of all art exhibitions the logistics of all traveling exhibitions, and assists with installation of other exhibits as necessary.
Organize and maintain a calendar of exhibitions, meetings and other events pertaining to the department; ensures calendar is updated with accurate information in a timely manner.
Oversee external vendors responsible for production deliverables as needed, ensuring quality and consistency of exhibition design, construction and graphic guidelines and museum identity for each project.
Call and chair project team and special meetings; attend and organize meetings with Collections Manager to explain exhibit plans, research, and design; disseminates results/decisions and maintains a record of all communication.
Develop and assist with the production of online content and interactives related to the exhibitions.
Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within county policy, appropriate service, and staffing levels.
With the Collections Manager oversee and ensure proper maintenance of museum facilities in routine walk through of exhibits, storage, and maintenance areas.
With the Collections Manager and Guest Services Coordinator annually reviews and updates the Museum Disaster Plan. Schedules and facilitates staff training in its implementation. Maintains a disaster supplies inventory.
Provide guided tours as needed.
Foster collaborative relationships with key stakeholders within the museum.
Serve as the representative of the Director as needed reflecting the Museum’s strong commitment to high quality exhibitions, educational programs, and relevance in the life of its community.
Participate in professional associations and conferences.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED
General office equipment
Computers and software specific to collections management and point of sale system
Large format printers and related software
Scanners and related software
Paper and board cutters
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
An advanced degree in one of the fields (art, history, science, design) represented by the NPM as a multi-disciplinary museum plus five (5) years of relevant museum experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. A Master’s Degree is required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License