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Curatorial Department Manager [Jewish Museum]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 14, 1974 in job announcements |

DATE:                                                  February 2014

DEPARTMENT:                       Curatorial

TITLE:                                                  Curatorial Department Manager

SCHEDULE:                              Full Time

REPORTS TO:                          Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs and

                                                                        Deputy Director for Program Administration

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

The Curatorial Department Manager assists the Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs (DDEPP) and the Deputy Director for Program Administration (DDPA) in administration and management of the Museum’s Program Division, with an emphasis on the day-to-day operations of the Curatorial Department.

Essential Duties

Support for Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs and Deputy Director for Program Administration

  • Manages DDEPP’s calendar and travel schedule
  • Communicates on behalf of the DDEPP and the DDPA internally to staff and externally to colleagues, donors, trustees, artists, and the general public at large
    • Answers queries, schedules appointments, and coordinates meetings
  • Assists with preparations for Trustee Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings
    • Prepares presentations for DDEPP and DDPA

Support for Curatorial Department

  • Coordinates weekly curatorial department meetings with DDEPP and develops agendas as requested
  • Manages departmental intern recruitment, assignments and seating
    • Supervises volunteers and interns assigned to specific projects
    • Oversees departmental staff and volunteer seating
  • Develops and monitors departmental budget (7136)
    • Maintains budget log
    • Works with DDPA on Professional Development budgets and allocation
    • Designated credit card holder for curatorial department.

 

  • Maintains department and DDEPP invitation lists
  • Collects requests for exhibition catalogues and disperses them
  • Coordinates meetings of the Board Exhibition Committee and Acquisitions Committees
    • Drafts and distributes agendas, records meetings, drafts and circulates meeting minutes
    • Assists DDPA and DDEPP prepare presentations
  • Assists with the Museum’s Strategic Planning Process
    • Organizes task force meetings, drafts and distributes agendas, records meetings, drafts and circulates meeting minutes
    • Assists DDPA and DDEPP prepare presentations
  • Orients new staff and interns to curatorial department policies and procedures
  • Maintains and updates exhibition calendar and menu, exhibition titles, and exhibition descriptions
  • Acknowledges, reviews, and circulates exhibition and acquisition proposals and

artist’s materials, maintains and updates status of proposals under consideration. With an intern, drafts response to exhibition and acquisition proposals and inquiries following curatorial review

Support for Other Departments

  • Assists DDPA with annual “Art Tour” fundraiser
  • Assists DDPA and development staff with cultivation events for trustees, museum council and patrons

Nonessential Duties

  • Works with Deputy Directors on special projects
  • Answers queries from the general public
  • Assist and participate in special events
  • Represent the museum at openings of exhibitions and at conferences

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • M.A. degree in arts administration
  • Minimum three to five years of experience in responsible curatorial/administrative positions
  • Broad knowledge of contemporary art, art history and interest in Jewish history and culture
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of German, French, Spanish or Hebrew language a plus
  • Computer and digital media literacy

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Director of Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128

FAX:  212.423.3232

Email:  jobs@thejm.org

The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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