Exhibition and Curatorial Project Manager

The Bass

The Exhibition and Curatorial Project Manager provides essential support to the planning, organization and project management of exhibitions and curatorial projects at The Bass.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Curator, the Reporting to the Curator, the Exhibition and Curatorial Project Manager’s major responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the curatorial and collections team by managing the technical development of upcoming exhibitions and off-site projects

  • Managing the planning and logistics for exhibitions, including installation/de-installation, permitting, production, sourcing of materials and equipment, and hiring of art handlers and specialized contractors

  • Serve as primary liaison with artists for all technical and production aspects of exhibition, as well as booking travel and managing install calendars

  • Overseeing administration of departmental budget, including forecasting exhibition budgets, tracking expenses, and processing invoices and credit card charges in Financial Edge NXT

  • Creating, maintaining, and distributing accurate exhibition files, renderings, floorplans, and checklists

  • Assisting Registrar with shipping coordination and loan coordination

  • Managing equipment rentals, scheduling and managing of preparators and specialized contractors for exhibitions

  • Assisting Curator and Registrar in the planning and maintenance of exhibition schedules and timelines

Other duties may include:

  • Assisting with Registrar with condition reporting and gallery maintenance

  • Working with Registrar to train GSA’s, guards, and appropriate staff on exhibition opening/closing procedures

  • Obtaining proper permissions for image reproductions for exhibitions

  • Obtaining information from artists or lenders to prepare labels for temporary and collection exhibitions

  • Preparing, proofread, and edit a variety of documents for accuracy, proper formatting, and grammar

  • Preparing materials for exhibition-related meetings and interdepartmental meetings

  • Assisting Registrar with collections management and maintenance of collection storage

Requirements

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Familiarity and enthusiastic interest in contemporary art

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Strong organizational, planning and research skills

  • Ability to work independently and self-directed, exercise creative problem-solving, initiative and good judgment to successfully organize and complete assignments

  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, and conscientious in following through on assigned tasks

  • Proficiency with planning tools, spreadsheet programs, architectural rendering programs, and basic knowledge of graphic and web design programs

  • Knowledge of diverse material fabrication and construction techniques

  • Proficiency with technical equipment, such as A/V systems

  • Knowledge of condition reporting and collection care methods and procedures

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, artists, visitors, and community members

Desired Skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills in Spanish

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., art history, studio art, etc.)

  • At least 3 years of work experience in a comparable field such as a gallery, museum, arts non-profit, private collection, etc

  • Working knowledge of collections management systems

How to Apply

Please submit the following materials to Leilani Lynch, Curator, at llynch@thebass.org. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • At least two professional references

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. If your qualifications and experience match the needs of the current opening, potential candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone inquiries or in-person submissions will be considered.

This job description describes the general nature of the duties and requirements of this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list or to limit the supervisor’s ability to modify work assignments as appropriate.

The Bass is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, political affiliation or veteran status.

ABOUT THE BASS

The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach. The Bass seeks to expand the interpretation of contemporary art by incorporating disciplines of contemporary culture, such as design, fashion and architecture, into the exhibition program. The exhibition program encompasses a wide range of media and artistic points of view that bring new thought to the diverse cultural context of Miami Beach.

For more information visit www.thebass.org

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Posted on November 11