This is a unique opportunity for you to develop and demonstrate your talents within a new, successful and progressive organization. Our mission is to ‘inspire minds’ related to nature and science and we have assembled an inspired, focused, creative team to deliver on that goal. If you are attracted to working with motivated, smart people in an active and stimulating environment, you could be a great addition to our team. The museum is committed to making a positive change in our region and continually transforming and enhancing our visitor’s experience at the museum. Our exhibitions are a primary point of connection with our audience and the museum has embarked on a plan to reimagine and update our permanent exhibit halls in an exciting and on-going manner. Your leadership, organizational and inter-personal skills can ensure the plan to ‘refresh’ our exhibitions is delivered in a professional, enthusiastic and positive manner.
The position will work with staff members and outside consultants to create exhibits that continue to transform and improve the museum’s visitor experience. You will be part facilitator, leader, manager, accountant, scheduler and cheerleader! The end result will be high quality experiences that inspire an entire community – and that you will be proud of.
Reports to the VP for Creativity and Innovation.
Provides internal oversight to the exhibition ‘refresh’ initiative and enthusiastically communicates its objectives to a broad audience.
Works with museum staff, Board members, scientific advisors and consultants/vendors to develop and deliver on-time and on-budget exhibitions.
Works externally with exhibit designers, fabricators and installers to ensure their work is consistent with their contractual agreements and delivered in a timely, professional and responsible manner.
Facilitates and orchestrates communication between staff, vendors and other individuals to ensure timely and conclusive discussions of crucial exhibit-related topics.
Manages internal project schedules, budgets and related contracts in coordination with the museum’s accounting and legal staff to support the delivery of on-time and on-budget projects.
Works closely with the Director of Exhibits, VP of Creativity and Innovation, VP of Learning and Engagement, the Chief Curator, CFO, CIO and the Director of Facilities.
Anticipates and identifies potential problems an exhibit may pose related to security, safety, fire regulations, visitor accessibility or other activities occurring in the museum.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists in the selection process for external exhibit consultants.
Manages relationships and communication with external exhibit consultants and regulatory officials.
Coordinates the on-site exhibit installation and de-installation process with internal and external teams.
Manages exhibit consultant contracts and payment requests.
Manages internal exhibit budgets, schedules, communication and coordination to ensure a professional product and a collaborative process.
Promotes and maintains the highest standards of safety, accessibility and quality.
Promotes the value that museum visitors are the end-user and ultimate client.
Proven project management experience
Effective communicator and negotiator
Confident, decisive and communicative
Respectful, ethical and professional
Enjoys the challenges of complex projects and scenarios
Minimum of 3 years experience in managing design, fabrication and installation projects
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Skilled at developing and maintaining schedules and budgets
Skilled at communicating verbally and in written formats
Thorough, diligent, ethical and detail oriented
Skilled using software required for project tracking and reporting
Skilled in providing creative solutions in challenging circumstances
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- Dallas, Texas, 75201, United States
- December 8, 2015
- Project Manager Exhibitions
- The Perot Museum
- H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
- 2-3 Years
- $40.00 – $50.00 (Yearly Salary)