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State of Massachusetts MAAM Exhibition Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

About MassArt: Founded in 1873, and celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), is the nation's first and only independent, free-standing public college of art and design in the country. MassArt is an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, makers, educators, innovators and leaders striving to shape the future through art and design. We've spent 150 years demonstrating the truly amazing things that happen when a world-class art and design education is an option for every deserving student. Located in Boston's hub of arts and culture along the Avenue of the Arts, MassArt enrolls 2,000 students and offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degrees in 18 disciplines, as well as continuing education and youth programs. MassArt strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion; the campus community reflects the layers of cultural and self-identity that proudly make up our region, nation, and world. We build effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the College by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance to all and maintain an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles. Job Description: Position Title: MAAM Exhibition Manager (APA) Department: MAAM Supervisor's Title: Executive Director Department Overview The MAAM Exhibition Manager oversees exhibition-related logistics for the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), a free, non-collecting contemporary art museum. The MAAM Exhibition Manager will work with the Executive Director and museum team to coordinate simultaneous exhibitions, including the borrowing of artwork from museums, galleries, and collectors; condition reporting and insurance needs; overseeing installation design and execution; transportation of artwork; and maintenance of related records. The MAAM Exhibition Manager is an experienced museum professional with the abilities to be hands-on during installation and serves as a mentor when training, demonstrating, and installing alongside freelance and student crew. Salary: $65,000-75,000 This position is governed by the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) Collective Bargaining Agreement. To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page:** Essential Job Duties 1. Serve as exhibition project manager. Oversee and implement exhibition logistics and correspondence including maintaining complete and accurate exhibition checklists and records; generating loan agreements, insurance certificates, and other relevant documents. Coordinate with MAAM staff and contractors regarding projects and deadlines; scheduling of install team, tasks, and events; communicate with MAAM staff and staff of other institutions or lenders regarding logistics of shipping/receiving, storing, and installation/de-installation of objects. Track exhibition budgets and manage external resources needed to execute exhibition concepts. 2. Lead the implementation of all exhibitions, including developing production and installation schedules; responsible for and supervise all exhibition preparation, fabrication, and installation; research new equipment and technologies; and troubleshoot any exhibition issues. Work closely with curators on exhibition design and layout. For site-specific projects, work closely with exhibition artists to assist with creation of new artwork. Responsible for all aspects of installation, including installing exhibition signage, wall text, and labels; lighting of exhibitions; and purchasing of needed equipment. Design and create all mounts needed for display of artwork. Assist with and oversee construction of pedestals, art crates, and other gallery furniture. Post-installation, organize and stage art in preparation for photography and assist photographer(s) during shoot. 3. Responsible for care, condition, and movement of all artwork including un/packing of objects for transport and scheduling fine art shipments including related paperwork. Supervise fine art deliveries and pick-ups. Coordinate with lending institutions and individuals for pick up and delivery of borrowed artwork. Create and implement museum policies, procedures, and best practices encompassing storage, packing, shipping, security of artwork in transit, and object conservation. 4. Lead, supervise, train, and support freelance and student installation crew regarding museum best practices for artwork registration, handling, and exhibition installation. Create and maintain training manual for art handling and installation and serve as a resource for staff and students in this area. 5. Daily care and maintenance: Oversee the upkeep of MAAM (both front and back of house) and all related facilities, including lobby, galleries, workshop, acclimatization area, and offsite storage. Monitor gallery climate and humidity levels. Conduct regular exhibition checks for security, damage, cleaning, and lighting needs. When needed work with MassArt's Facilities and Public Safety Departments. Develop, train, and review procedures for cleaning and maintenance of artwork and galleries; provide training and feedback as necessary to ensure artwork conservation. Maintain inventory of necessary supplies, tools, A/V equipment, and display cases and pedestals. 6. Work to create and sustain a positive and collaborative culture so that MAAM is always welcoming to our community through its public programs and facilities. 7. Perform other related duties as assigned. Working Conditions * Flexible scheduling, with occasional evening, weekend, and holiday work. * Office is an open workspace with seated desks. * Collaborative team environment with frequent group meeting participation. Physical Effort * Occasional (10-33%) reaching, pushing, grasping and pulling. Lifting up to 35 pounds. * Frequent (34-66%) standing and walking. * Constant (67-100%) viewing of computer screen and reports, sitting, repetitive motion, talking and hearing. Qualifications Required * Education: Bachelor's degree * Minimum 3 years of experience in a museum, gallery, or exhibition venue * At least 1 year of experience supervising an exhibition installation team * Demonstrated project management experience including setting timelines, establishing a budget and deliverables, communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders, and meeting deadlines on a variety of simultaneous projects * Demonstrated knowledge of museum registrarial and best practices in art handling * Ability to work with the public face-to-face/in-person, and also by telephone and/or by email * Proficiency with and willingness to learn technology including Asana, G Suite, Slack, personal computer, and related technology * Proficiency with basic carpentry, painting, and power tools * Proficiency with time based media installation and equipment * Valid driver's license * Ability to climb ladders, use scaffolding Additional Considerations * Experience working directly with artists on exhibition installation * Ability to read, review, critique, explain, and produce scaled floor plans and elevations * Ability to manage a budget and track expenditures * Able to drive box truck * Ability to use scissor lifts Impact of Actions * Position has the ability to make intermediate decisions with review by supervisors if needed. * Manages and trains student and freelance employees. Complexity While this position may follow some established procedures and methods in performing duties, every installation is different so there is also improvisation and problem solving depending on exhibition needs. Supervision exercised Student and freelance employees Internal/External Both. This position communicates with a diverse audience: artists, museum professionals, gallerists, freelance and/or student assistants, among others. Additional Information: Please note MassArt does not provide the following: * Employment-based visa sponsorship or non-student exchange visitor visa sponsorship. * E-Verify. * Reimbursement for travel. Selected candidates must complete all onboarding tasks including a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) background review and verification of the Form I9, Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. You are required to show proof of your identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of the start of your employment. You will not be authorized to work in any capacity until all paperwork has been completed. For a list of all acceptable documents please click here Comprehensive Benefits: When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Please click here to view MassArt Benefits. MassArt provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. MassArt complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the college operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and current CV/Resume. To be considered for the position, please apply DIRECTLY to the MassArt employment opportunities page: *Job: Education *Organization: Mass College of Art and Design *Title: *MAAM Exhibition Manager Location: Massachusetts-Boston-621 Huntington Avenue Requisition ID: 24000268