Exhibitions Manager

Dallas Museum of Art

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The Exhibitions Manager will oversee the organization of assigned exhibitions and permanent collection installations and other special projects in cooperation and consultation with other departments. In collaboration with the Director of Exhibitions, will aid in the management of daily operations of the department and serve as the liaison with outside institutions, contractors, and Collections, Curatorial, Design and Interpretation, Finance, Education, Marketing, and Development Departments. The position is integral to ensuring the seamless completion of all exhibitions and installations.

  • Oversee and provide project management for assigned exhibitions, gallery rotations, and other special projects, including convening and chairing meetings, following up on action items, tracking deadlines, and other project details to ensure on-time completion of projects that do not exceed budgets.

  • Develop deadlines for exhibition and permanent collection installations including checklists, floorplans, text and all in-gallery content, and graphics. Monitor progress and follow-up with stakeholders, developing alternative plans as required.

  • Negotiate and draft exhibition contracts and letters of agreement, in collaboration with the Director of Exhibitions and key stakeholders.

  • Develop and oversee budgets for assigned projects, forecasting regularly, and reporting to key stakeholders as needed. Invoice outside institutions and track payments for DMA organized exhibitions and request invoices from other institutions as assigned.

  • Manage daily exhibition and permanent collection construction and installation/de-installation schedules in collaboration with the Director of Exhibitions and key stakeholders from across the museum.

  • In collaboration with Exhibition Assistants, work with all departments to maintain master files for each assigned exhibition and archive files according to DMA guidelines. Ensure that all departments have access to information and material and that exhibition records in TMS are created and updated in a timely fashion.

  • Serve as the primary liaison for assigned exhibitions organized by other institutions regarding all information, materials, and approvals.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


Key Qualifications:

  • Teamwork / Attitude: Collaborates toward the overall stability of the DMA by forming internal partnerships and building/nurturing external relationships. Moves seamlessly in and out of teams.

  • Leadership: Motivates, leads by example and provides recognition; welcomes the opportunity to lead and successfully deliver; self–confident; takes responsibility and accountability for the outcome of work; plans and prepares for all projects; decisive and able to set priorities, formulate goals and establishes a course of action; works for the common good, appreciating the views of others; initiates and supports changes needed for future growth.

  • Personal Interactions: Goes above and beyond to respond to the needs of internal and external audiences both efficiently and effectively. Treats others with respect, fairness, and sensitivity. Presents a positive and enthusiastic image to others. A good sense of humor is required.

  • Quality of Work: Conforms to the highest professional standards in achieving results. Work is complete, accurate, on time, and cost-effective. Leads by example while adhering to the organizational vision.

  • Problem Solving: Contributes ideas with supporting the rationale and an action plan to improve quality and productivity. Supports/execute the implementation of these ideas to promote change and success.

  • Time Management: Manages time well and displays an above and beyond attitude to complete projects.

  • Initiative: Actively influences and brings forward collaboration. Self-starter who is self-disciplined and seeks innovative approaches.

Fiscal Capabilities: Ability to manage budgetary responsibilities, including projections, cost analyses for proposals, and grant purposes.

Effective Communication: Effectively expresses and communicates ideas, both orally and in writing. Listens actively to information presented by others. Clearly expresses desired outcomes. Keeps all appropriate parties informed on projects, issues and collaborates for practical solutions.

Conduct Standards: Keeps information confidential, speaks honestly, clearly, yet tactfully. Consistently respects all of the Museum’s policies and displays professional demeanor as a representative of the DMA.

How to Apply

The Dallas Museum of Art is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The DMA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Posted on October 31