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Posted 21 Dec
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibitions Project Manager

New York, NY, United States Full Time

The Exhibitions Project Manager is responsible for the logistical planning, project development, installation and implementation of exhibitions.

This individual oversees assigned exhibition budgets, develops project timelines, monitors project development and works with key stakeholders to ensure successful implementations that come in on budget and within budget.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILIES & DUTIES:

  • Works closely with key stakeholders – including Curators, Conservators, Design, Buildings, and Registrars - to develop exhibition timelines, project plans and budgets.
  • Manages complex logistics of multiple simultaneous exhibition projects, supervises work of all exhibition team members, and adjusts work schedules accordingly; applies knowledge of exhibition coordination and project management to planning and execution of concurrent projects.
  • Manages relationships with co-organizers and venues on assigned projects; manages shared cost accounting for co-organized projects and invoices partners.
  • Assembles, manages, and reports on overall exhibition budgets.
  • Assigns and monitors tasks, enforces deadlines, and manages exhibition progress, anticipates and troubleshoots issues, facilitates team collaboration and conflict resolution.
  • Schedules and leads project development and planning meetings for assigned projects; communicates progress and next steps clearly and effectively.
  • Develops, manages, and updates exhibition production schedules and communicates changes to key stakeholders.
  • Schedules and leads detailed installation planning meetings.
  • Monitors exhibition budgets and deliverable deadlines, working with staff to ensure projects are on track.
  • Reviews lender requirements with Curator, Conservation, Registrar, and Design staff, particularly for case exhibitions to make sure there are no conflicts.
  • Utilizes expertise in project management and analysis to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality.
  • Conducts exhibition-related administrative tasks: compiles and analyzes statistics, creates and processes payments for vendors, exhibition lenders and others, schedules travel.
  • Monitors work of outside consultants and vendors as necessary.
  • Other duties as necessary.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience:

  • Strong project management skills; ability to work under pressure and on deadline essential
  • Superior organizational skills required
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects and coordinate high volume work
  • Ability to problem solve and prioritize needs and time
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through all levels of the institution

Knowledge and Education

  • BA, preferably in art history or studio art
  • Minimum of three years of progressive experience in managing exhibitions preferred, preferably working with a variety of media
  • Skills in budgeting and financial analysis
  • Basic knowledge of art conservation, registration, and art handling
  • Experience reading construction drawings and plans
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills required
  • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, TMS, and Outlook

Please send resume and cover letter to careers@metmuseum.org and type "Exhibitions Project Manager" in the subject line

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