Job no: 494324
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Department: Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture
Position Overview: The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking an Exhibition Designer and Coordinator for the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC). Reporting to the Director and working closely with Center staff, students, artists, curators, and colleagues in art production and presentation, the incumbent will be responsible for completing the individual design, coordination, fabrication, installation, and presentation of exhibitions and special projects presented by the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture (CADVC).
Why Work at UMBC? UMBC offers competitive compensation. This role starts at $57,000 and has over 4 weeks of vacation for regular full time roles. Tuition remission is also available.
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A hybrid telework schedule may be available.
The scope of this position includes overseeing all exhibition, commission, and associated technology decisions including the organization of production designs and diagrams and production schedules for artists, curators, and production teams. This position is responsible for all concerns related to the engineering and scheduling of materials and teams for preproduction, production, and postproduction of exhibition installation, construction, and lighting. Responsibilities include the preparation of diagrams, forms, schedules, procedures, installation, technical needs, operations notes, materials, and the research and implementation thereof. This key staff member at CADVC takes the lead on working closely with artists and curators, training and overseeing teams of installers including student staff, fabricating exhibition display devices including graphic designs and specialty gallery displays, lighting, art handling, packing and crating, and traveling art and exhibitions to other venues. This person supervises all workers in the CADVC's gallery space, and coordinates work on the CADVC website, including part-time and full-time contractual workers as well as undergraduate and graduate workers.
Other specific responsibilities include:
- Engineering, scheduling, and producing all materials and teams for preproduction, production, and postproduction of exhibitions. Point person for faculty and student exhibitions.
- Serving as lead installer during exhibition installations and de-installations.
- Overseeing purchase and use of all materials used in fabrication and installation of exhibitions and artistic projects, in consultation with curators and artists. Oversight of all audiovisual and other technologies for CADVC exhibitions and program.
- Polite and professional communication with all partners, including lending institutions, exhibiting artists, guest curators, and others. Regular interfacing and consulting with museum design departments nationally and internationally, as well as lighting design firms, audio visual experts, university and college galleries, local cultural agencies, and other peer institutions.
- Supervising the CADVC shop and storage spaces.
- Training and supervising student assistants
- Overseeing all contractual workers in the CADVC gallery space and shop.
- Managing and maintaining inventories and upkeep of gallery furniture, technical apparatuses, and specialty tools and materials.
- Traveling occasionally to facilitate offsite installation of traveling shows, pickup and drop-off of art materials, and other work in support of CADVC.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
- Some evening and weekend hours will be required for the position.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Education Required: BA in the Arts or BFA or at least four years of comparable experience.
- Must have a professional background and previous working experience of at least two years related to fine art exhibition and/or museum work in the areas of fabrication, installation, and presentation.
- MFA or MA in the Arts
- Degrees with emphasis in media technologies are desirable.
- Three to five years experience related to fine arts exhibition and/or museum work in the areas of fabrication, installation, and presentation.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Upload a cover letter and a resume.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Benefits: UMBC offers a rich benefits package.
Regular and grant funded regular positions (Full benefits summary click here):
Generous Leave which includes accruing:
- 22 Days of Annual Leave
- 15 Days of Sick Leave
- 15 Holidays
- 3 Personal Days
- 8 credit hours per semester
- Tuition remission at UMBC for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment
Life and disability insurance, Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan), Professional development opportunities, Wellness opportunities & Much more Contingent II positions may include some benefits. Benefits offered align with type (Regular, Contingent II, etc.) of position.
Salary: Salary starts at $57,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full-time. Some evening and weekend hours will be required for the position.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.
Accommodation: If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Work Authorization As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Advertised: Oct 5 2023 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled
Image: CADVC logo: "Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture" in white text inside a black circle