Manager of Exhibitions (Regular/Full-time)

Job Division: High Museum of Art

Department: Exhibitions
Reports To: Director of Collections and Exhibitions
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions, the Manager of Exhibitions will oversee the overall exhibitions program, including exhibitions presented at the High and the High organized touring exhibitions. All duties will be approached in a manner consistent with the High’s commitment to growth, inclusivity, collaboration and connectivity.

WORK SCHEDULE:
• Monday- Friday, 9Am-5PM

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
• Supervise the inter-departmental activities related to the Exhibitions Department.
• Develop project timelines & work with exhibition curator, design and installation teams in the completion of all phases of exhibition planning and execution.
• Schedule meetings, set agendas, and follow-up on action items related to exhibition planning.
• Establish communications, generate positive relations, track information and follow through on details with lenders, artists, participating venues, contractors, and relevant staff members.
• Prepare budgets and review reports with CFO and Director of Collections and Exhibitions
• Draft and execute exhibition-related agreements in consultation with the Director of Collections and Exhibitions and General Counsel.
• Manage creation and maintenance of database of objects for tracking exhibition.
• Generate preliminary and official loan letters and track loan negotiations.
• Schedule meetings, set agendas, and follow-up on action items related to exhibition planning.
• Approve printed materials for all departments for consistency and quality.
• Work with Registration Department to determine lenders’ specifications for conservation, packing and shipping, courier, insurance, installations and security requirements.
• Manage preparations for Exhibitions Committee board meetings.
• Perform additional duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelors Degree in art history or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of three years of museum and administration experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with collectors, dealers, lenders, artists and other museum professionals.
• Highly organized with the ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Thorough knowledge of museum practice.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 10 pounds) is needed.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.