Exhibition Designer, The UCR ARTSblock
Deadline: Accepts proposals until a suitable hire is found

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Job Description

The UCR ARTSblock Exhibition Designer/Preparator is responsible for design interpretation and all aspects of preparation and production of the UCR/California Museum of Photography (CMP), Sweeney Art Gallery, and the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts exhibitions to include organization, planning, and purchasing of required materials for fabrication of exhibition furnishings and installations. This position works with the UCR/CMP Curator and the Sweeney Art Gallery Director/Curator to prepare physical and conceptual designs for contemporary art, historical and interactive exhibitions. The UCR ARTSblock Exhibition Designer directly supervises museum preparators, students, interns, and volunteers in exhibition design, preparation, and production. This position has the responsibility to ensure the artistic and conceptual integrity for all ARTSblock exhibitions and helps maintain the institution’s leadership in the field of contemporary museum design. Included in these responsibilities are working closely with other staff such as registrars, on packing and unpacking, crating, and shipping of all incoming and outgoing museum objects for international and domestic exhibits; general facilities and exhibition maintenance. The Exhibition Designer is also responsible for the exhibition schedule.

Requirements

Bachelors Degree in Art, History of Art, Museum Sciences or related fields and four years of experience in curatorial work, including one year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of contemporary art, photography, and media works.
Knowledge of contemporary art, photography, and media works.
Knowledge of Contemporary Museum design.
Ability to work with and manage projects with guest curators and artists.
Ability to function independently and take responsibility for results.
Knowledge of museum practices and standards.
Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills applicable to a deadline oriented, creative and academic atmosphere.
Proven record of efficient performance in supervising and installing fine arts exhibits under established budgetary constraints and firm exhibition deadlines.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and timelines with close attention to detail.
Experience in supervising and coaching museum preparators, students, interns, and volunteers for best performance.
Practice, knowledge and physical ability to read architectural plans and shop drawings.
Experience in light construction techniques to fabricate exhibition elements/furnishings.
Knowledge/practice of conservation techniques and use of materials in preparation and care of works on paper and photographic materials (matting/framing).
Experience in dry mounting and cutting exhibition text panels and captions.
Knowledge/practice in packing/shipping/receiving and care of a variety of fine art objects and materials.
Skills in the use of conventional and power tools for modeling and exhibition design.
Ability to lift up to and at least 40 lbs.
Strong planning and problem-solving skills with an ability to develop and suggest possible innovative solutions to difficult problems in a flexible manner.
Experience in Microsoft office, Data entry, and e-mail software.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Emily Papavero Phone: 951 827-4780
Email Address: emilyp@ucr.edu
Apply URL: http://bit.ly/170DuNE

Further information: http://artsblock.ucr.edu/about/

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