Position: Art Loan Manager

Hours: Full Time

Category: Exempt, Benefit Eligible

Start Date: Between May 30 – June 10, 2016

Reports to: Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program

Supervises: Corporate Program Assistant


The Art Loan Manager at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a key member of the organization’s

Development and Corporate program teams, charged with the daily management of deCordova’s Art

Loan Program, and stewardship of the Program’s relationships with existing and prospective Corporate

Members and Lending Artists.

This position requires additional evening, weekend, and early morning hours in support of department

events and meetings.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

 Assist the Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program and fellow department staff to

achieve a program goal of raising over $700K per fiscal year in Corporate Program support;

 Oversee Art Loan systems and processes, including:

o Corporate Member and Lending Artist tracking, research, recruitment;

o Lending Artist contracting and stewardship;

o Lending Artist membership and benefits management

 Working with the Art Loan Inventory Manager, oversee registrarial duties as related to lending artist

artwork location notification, including selection, installation, and rotation. Ensure thorough

condition tracking of artworks on and offsite. Coordinate return of artwork in need of conservation

or repair to artists or conservator

 Assist Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program in the planning, design and execution of

special event and programs

 Oversight of art work selection for loan to Corporate Members in advance of rotation schedule

 Review inventory and select pieces based on clients’ historical preferences

 Support the Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program and fellow staff in promoting the

Corporate Program and its benefits throughout Greater Boston’s corporate and art communities via

creative, multi-channel marketing, business to business networking, strategic partnerships, and

special events and programs that highlight the Program’s benefits for participating artists and


 Oversee the content development and management for publication on program blog,


 Support Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program in building and maintaining

relationships with key Corporate Member contacts and connecting Corporate Members

meaningfully with deCordova and its mission, and with the region’s community of artists

 Manage the timely production and distribution of all research, proposals, contracts, reports,

acknowledgements, meeting materials, and Raisers Edge records related to the Art Loan Program

 Maintain professional growth and development through self-directed learning and through

seminars, workshops, and conferences (as institutional budget allows)

Qualifications and Requirements:

 Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of artist and/or program management, preferably in cultural


 1+ year’s curatorial and exhibition-based program development experience strongly preferred

 Ongoing interest in the corporate development process, development operations, and program


 Prior art handling experience, including experience with contemporary collections of both 2 and 3-

dimensional objects

 Interest in prospect and relationship management with contemporary artists

 Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in person, on the telephone, and in writing

with supervisors, staff, trustees, and other key stakeholders

 Strong planning, strategic and organizational skills to effectively manage and prioritize work flow

and timelines

 Strong written communication skills, ability to compose correspondence to high level stakeholders

with accuracy

 Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

 Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Gmail. Use of Raiser’s Edge database software and Mimsy

collections database software preferred; effective use of email marketing platforms

 Ability to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor while working under pressure and against


 Demonstrated experience working in a team environment

 Ability and willingness to lift 25 pounds overhead; work on ladders and step stools during


 Experience, competency and comfort driving a medium sized box truck. Clean driving record


DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum offers an excellent fringe benefits package to include health and

dental insurance, flexible spending plan, 403(b) retirement plan and paid time off.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter , salary requirement and resume by May 13, 2016 to:

sglennon@decordova.or and hr@decordova.org.

When applying by email, include “Art Loan Manager” in subject line of email. Applications may be

mailed to: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Attn: Human Resources, 51 Sandy Pond Road,

Lincoln, MA 01773. Please, no phone calls.