Manager of Exhibitions, Art Collections & Registration

Denver Botanic Gardens - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.5

Job Summary: Working closely with curatorial staff and colleagues in the Exhibitions, Art & Learning Engagement Department, manage exhibitions schedule, including transportation logistics, registration, and preparation for multiple installations and de-installations for indoor and outdoor presentations. Supervise and implement exhibitions and collections maintenance and monitoring. Oversee collection maintenance, cataloguing, database management, and collections storage. Manage traveling exhibits program. Manage two staff members, the Exhibitions & Art Collections Coordinator and Exhibitions Technician.

Career Type: Full-time

Qualifications/ Experience: Two years related experience in a museum setting, Bachelor's degree or higher from four-year college or university with concentration in art, art history, museum studies, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred. Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills essential. Experience in a museum/exhibition position or like environment where the technical duties included art handling, maintenance, and storage. Collection database experience (PastPerfect preferred). Operational knowledge related to security issues, environmental controls, and legal matters related to collections ideal. Superior project management skills critical. Creative problem solving a must. Bilingual speakers (English-Spanish) encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Duties:
Create and manage exhibition and installation schedules.
Coordinate transit logistics for all exhibitions, including any necessary crating and un-crating, shipping, and insurance.
Manage and oversee exhibition installations; including framing and other preparator work.
Oversee documentation and registration of objects and exhibitions in situ.
Oversee all exhibit recordkeeping, including collateral, contact information, exhibition graphics, etc.
Working closely with Marketing, oversee and execute the creation of labels and signage, including exhibition graphics and printing.
Execute and/or manage incoming and outgoing condition reports.
Participate in installation of artworks both outdoors and indoors.

Coordinate insurance coverage for both permanent collections and traveling exhibitions in collaboration with Finance Department.
Manage documentation of all loans, indoor and out, including records and photos, including condition assessment and reporting.
Facilitate the cataloging of new acquisitions and existing collections.
Coordinate licensing, image and intellectual property rights and reproductions requests for permanent collection works, new acquisitions and incoming loans.

Identify and implement current best practices for collection management, including registration, conservation and photo documentation. Work with other departments as needed.
Oversee cataloging, inventory efforts and art collections move.
Shape Art Collection Policy and Plan within the broader set of collection management policies according to AAM best practices.
Manage environmental monitoring regimen (Integrated Pest Management and data logger tracking). Includes implementation of prevention and treatment measures.
Manage database, collections images, database records, and data entry, includes the hiring and supervision of volunteer and intern assistance.
Develop and manage necessary rehousing projects.

Other Job Duties:
Routinely check all exhibitions on-site (indoor and outdoor) and address any maintenance concerns.
Work with artists, estates, museums and other cultural partners to implement exhibitions and related programs
Maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
Maintain a positive, helpful and solution oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
Perform other duties as requested by management.
Assist with special events and programs as needed
Benefits: benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.