Oversees and coordinates activities related to developing, installing, monitoring and maintaining exhibitions, museum spaces, and day-to-day museum facilities operations. Participates in development of exhibitions concepts, designs plans, and implements exhibits, and collaborates with artists and curators to create high-quality exhibition design and responds to the needs of artwork and audience.
Constructs and installs exhibitions for display of artifacts, data, artwork, memorabilia, collections, including site-specific, artist-led, and traveling exhibitions.
Builds and maintains pedestals, cabinets, and other exhibition furniture; framing; mounting; installation of technology (video/audio/computers) and solves other elements in relation to exhibits.
Participates in long-term exhibit planning and development with museum staff and collaborates on exhibition production schedules, exhibition budgets and timelines.
Oversees handling, packing, movement/shipment, and inspection of all art objects, including permanent collections, and photographs and creates condition reports for all objects entering and leaving museums and collections.
Oversees the maintenance and repair of tools and equipment; estimates costs, purchases materials, equipment and supplies.
Prepares spaces onsite and off for exhibition related programming.
Manages consultants, volunteers, and student staff during installation periods and in the handling of the permanent collection.
Trains/teaches volunteers and students in proper art handling techniques and in preparation of museum spaces.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of building design, construction, and maintenance.
Must have previous construction experience related to building or maintaining drywall.
Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time, lift, push, pull heavy, fragile, odd-shaped objects carefully (up to 50lbs).
Travels as necessary for professional development and the occasional transportation of artwork.
Ability and skill to safely employ the use of a variety of tools, painting equipment, aerial platform lift, palette jack, forklift, ladders, scaffolding, and other heavy equipment and to handle oversized and/or heavy art objects and exhibition material.
Knowledge of carpentry and electrical wiring, A/V, and digital equipment and installation.
Knowledge of art handling, conservation, and exhibition-related materials and standards, and museum best practices.
Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
Ability to produce exhibition layouts and design drawings.
Attention to detail, ability to create and maintain production schedules, ability to prioritize, supervise and delegate efficiently for both short and long-term projects in a dynamic work environment.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
Ability to coordinate the maintenance and repair of exhibition facilities, standard artwork exhibition areas (offices and hallways) equipment, and supplies.
Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
Ability to operate, troubleshoot, and perform routine repairs on a range of art exhibition equipment and facilities.
Knowledge of current exhibition theory, and standard knowledge of current museum practices and standards.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Two (2) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
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NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.