Exhibition Production Manager

International Center of Photography

(New York NY)

Date: November 2012
Title: Exhibition Production Manager
Department: Exhibitions
Supervisor: Deputy Director for Exhibitions/Chief Curator
Schedule: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt


Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibitions preparation and installation. Supervise collection maintenance and storage.

• Work with curators and designers to develop, organize and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice
• Propose and manage exhibition production budgets; secure bids for outside services and resolve budgets on a regular basis
• Negotiate, purchase, and manage materials and supplies; maintain relationships and accounts with key vendors
• Ensure proper handling and display of loans; consult with lending institutions and individuals regarding methods of presentation for loaned objects
• Supervise and assist with all aspects of matting and framing; design framing, display cases, and other display devices
• Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of the collection or installation of exhibitions
• Interface with designers and outside vendors for production of all exhibition signage and labels
• Plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle,  communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations
• Hire train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing, and shipping, gallery construction; and exhibition installation and lighting

• Work with registrar to manage fine-art storage facilities
• Will involve some lifting and climbing
• Requires nights and weekends as needed
• Additional responsibilities as required


Education and Training:
• B.A.
• Fine arts and/or photography background preferred

Work Experience:
• Minimum five years experience as a fine-arts preparator
• Production management and museum operations experience

Skills and Abilities:
• Able to motivate, train, and supervise staff and consultants
• Superior project management skills, including budget administration
• Solid communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of archival practices, especially with respect to works on paper
• Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator, and other relevant software programs
• Highly skilled preparator, including framing and construction skills
• Able to manipulate heavy and/or large objects and to climb ladders
• Good design sense

For immediate consideration, send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Director of Administration
International Center of Photography
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10036
Email:  jobs@icp.org
Fax:  212-857-0089
No Telephone Calls Please

The International Center of Photography is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment.

Website: http://www.icp.org