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Assistant Manager of Exhibitions, Art Collections and Registration

Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver, CO 80206
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    115542446

Job Summary: Assist with managing object registration and art collections activities for temporary exhibitions and the Gardens permanent art/history collections by performing a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment. Primary duties include, but are not limited, to inventorying and cataloging art collections; processing new acquisitions; condition reporting; and crafting/implementing policies and procedures for collection management. Assist with installation of all indoor and outdoor exhibits. Work collaboratively with other departments and outside partners to support institutional goals.

Career Type: Full-time

Qualifications/ Experience: Two years related experience in a museum setting or like environment where technical duties included registration and/or object cataloging and care. Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with concentration in art or art history, history, library sciences, museum studies, related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred Experience coordinating transit and insurance for art desired. Collection database experience preferred. Operational knowledge related to collections/exhibitions security, environmental controls, integrated pest management, and other best practices for collections and exhibitions management. Volunteer and intern management a plus. Attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills a must.

Essential Job Duties:

Exhibitions

  • Reserve facilities for exhibitions, including outdoor installation and deinstallation activity.
  • Monitor gallery conditions, including temperature and humidity, integrated pest management, and communication with Operations as needed for maintenance and security needs.
  • Participate in installation of artworks both indoors and out and in a variety of weather conditions, including site supervision of art handlers and/or assisting with physical aspects of installation.
  • Create necessary volunteer schedules for exhibition activities and oversee recruitment and training.
  • Manage exhibition volunteers during installations and deinstallations.

Registration Incoming and Traveling Exhibitions

  • Write condition reports and create photo documentation for exhibitions; prepare and manage reports for lenders and borrowers.
  • Maintain documentation of installation and de-installation activities, including process documentation, route maps, and exhibition installation checklists.
  • Coordinate loan agreements and insurance/customs paperwork for exhibitions.
  • Coordinate transit and insurance of artworks with lenders and borrowers, shipping companies and customs brokers.
  • Communicate with registrars and couriers from other institutions to coordinate registration needs, installation requirements, including any condition changes.
  • Oversee unpacking and packing of exhibitions as well as crate logistics.
  • Manage daily condition checks, documentation and maintenance of exhibition artworks on display indoors and out.

Collections

  • Manage ongoing collections activities within AAM best practices, including cataloging, inventory documentation, condition reporting and rehousing.
  • Manage Integrated Pest Management activities for the art collection.
  • Monitor art collection storage climate and coordinate with Operations and other collections stakeholders as needed to maintain appropriate climate standards.
  • Manage collections interns/assistants at both York Street and Chatfield locations.
  • Act as Exhibitions department lead for non-living collections disaster planning, including updating collections plans, maintaining supplies, and coordinating staff training.
  • Contribute to the creation and updating of collections policies and plans, including coordinating with other collections staff and departments.
  • Coordinate collections insurance needs and documentation.

Other Job Duties:

  • Coordinate departmental offsite storage.
  • Support exhibit-related public events, including staffing.
  • Represent the entire Exhibitions department and the Gardens to key constituents and funders.
  • Maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Benefits: Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets.

PI115542446

<p><strong>Job Summary: </strong>Assist with managing object registration and art collections activities for temporary exhibitions and the Gardens permanent art/history collections by performing a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment. Primary duties include, but are not limited, to inventorying and cataloging art collections; processing new acquisitions; condition reporting; and crafting/implementing policies and procedures for collection management. Assist with installation of all indoor and outdoor exhibits. Work collaboratively with other departments and outside partners to support institutional goals. </p> <p><strong>Career Type</strong>: Full-time</p> <p><strong>Qualifications/ Experience:</strong> Two years related experience in a museum setting or like environment where technical duties included registration and/or object cataloging and care. Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university with concentration in art or art history, history, library sciences, museum studies, related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred Experience coordinating transit and insurance for art desired. Collection database experience preferred. Operational knowledge related to collections/exhibitions security, environmental controls, integrated pest management, and other best practices for collections and exhibitions management. Volunteer and intern management a plus. Attention to detail and creative problem-solving skills a must.</p> <p><strong><u>Essential Job Duties</u></strong><strong>:</strong></p> <p><strong>Exhibitions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Reserve facilities for exhibitions, including outdoor installation and deinstallation activity. </li> <li>Monitor gallery conditions, including temperature and humidity, integrated pest management, and communication with Operations as needed for maintenance and security needs.</li> <li>Participate in installation of artworks both indoors and out and in a variety of weather conditions, including site supervision of art handlers and/or assisting with physical aspects of installation.</li> <li>Create necessary volunteer schedules for exhibition activities and oversee recruitment and training.</li> <li>Manage exhibition volunteers during installations and deinstallations.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Registration Incoming and Traveling Exhibitions</strong></p> <ul> <li>Write condition reports and create photo documentation for exhibitions; prepare and manage reports for lenders and borrowers.</li> <li>Maintain documentation of installation and de-installation activities, including process documentation, route maps, and exhibition installation checklists.</li> <li>Coordinate loan agreements and insurance/customs paperwork for exhibitions.</li> <li>Coordinate transit and insurance of artworks with lenders and borrowers, shipping companies and customs brokers.</li> <li>Communicate with registrars and couriers from other institutions to coordinate registration needs, installation requirements, including any condition changes.</li> <li>Oversee unpacking and packing of exhibitions as well as crate logistics.</li> <li>Manage daily condition checks, documentation and maintenance of exhibition artworks on display indoors and out.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Collections</strong></p> <ul> <li>Manage ongoing collections activities within AAM best practices, including cataloging, inventory documentation, condition reporting and rehousing.</li> <li>Manage Integrated Pest Management activities for the art collection.</li> <li>Monitor art collection storage climate and coordinate with Operations and other collections stakeholders as needed to maintain appropriate climate standards.</li> <li>Manage collections interns/assistants at both York Street and Chatfield locations.</li> <li>Act as Exhibitions department lead for non-living collections disaster planning, including updating collections plans, maintaining supplies, and coordinating staff training.</li> <li>Contribute to the creation and updating of collections policies and plans, including coordinating with other collections staff and departments.</li> <li>Coordinate collections insurance needs and documentation.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Other Job Duties:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Coordinate departmental offsite storage.</li> <li>Support exhibit-related public events, including staffing.</li> <li>Represent the entire Exhibitions department and the Gardens to key constituents and funders.</li> <li>Maintain satisfactory working relationships with managers, co-workers and others.</li> <li>Maintain a positive, helpful and solution-oriented demeanor when responding to or serving members and visitors.</li> <li>Perform other duties as requested by management.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Benefits:</strong> Major benefits include choice of medical plans, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and daycare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Healthcare Spending Account (HSA) ; a generous retirement plan plus paid holidays, vacation, personal and sick time and access to personal lines of insurance. Additional benefits include short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), an ECO pass and a complimentary Denver Botanic Gardens membership, access to Gardens education classes and summer concert tickets. </p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/k5QD7bfP8BrPH7A8i2ZwQ"> <p>PI115542446</p>
Posted: 2019-11-16 Expires: 2019-12-18

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