1) Provides leadership and coordination for the Special Collections exhibition program, including all phases of planning and production for physical and digital exhibitions
2) Develops the overall graphic design themes
3) Develops floor plans for the gallery and case layouts
4) Creates posters, signage panels, and related visual materials
5) Oversees all aspects of exhibition planning, preparation, production, and de/installation according to accepted preservation best practices
6) Develops overall design concepts and sets exhibition production schedules for gallery and digital exhibits
7) Acts as the project manager for the exhibition team: oversees production deadlines, facilitates meetings, and coordinates production efforts of team members and contracted service providers
8) Designs the layout for each exhibit, detailing the placement of all exhibit furniture, lighting fixtures, media kiosks, and signage in the gallery. Specifies placement of objects and labels within cases
9) Designs and produces all printed and graphic materials for exhibitions (text panels, labels, signage, banners, posters, etc.) in-house or coordinates contracted services
10) Directs and oversees the fabrication of all mounts, mats, and other apparatuses necessary for the safe display of materials on exhibition
11) Trains and supervises student workers who assist with fabrication
12) Works with Library subject specialist librarians to plan and develop exhibitions installed in table cases in the reading rooms of Regenstein Library
13) Assists with and produces and graphic designs and displays related to the exhibition program and public events in the Library
14) Trains, supervises, and directs the work of student assistants on preparation, production, and de/installation tasks
1) Ability to identify priorities and organize complex tasks
2) Meet deadlines
3) Solve and/or refer problems and suggest innovative solutions
4) Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate the ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of individuals with clarity, tact, and courtesy effectively in English, both orally and in writing
1) Bachelors Degree
2) Coursework in visual arts, studio arts, or graphic design.
1) Two or more years of substantial experience working directly on planning, coordination, and production of exhibitions in a library or museum setting
2) Ability to fabricate a range of mounts and supports that meet conservation best practices for the display of special collections materials
3) Art handling skills - two or more years of experience working with rare and fragile materials in a library, museum, or conservation environment.
4) Ability to install and de-install fine arts exhibitions under established budgetary constraints and firm exhibition deadlines
5) Specialized technical knowledge of current exhibition best practices, design principles, and display techniques as they relate to special collections materials
6) Must work effectively independently and as part of a team
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
1) Ability to use a computer, scanner, digital camera, and large format printer.
2) Proficiency using Word, Excel, and the Adobe Creative Suite graphic design software (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator).
1) Ability to bend, crouch, and stoop
2) Ability to carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.
3) Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
4) Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more
5) Ability to stand for 2 hours to 4 hours
6) Must be able to use ladders, foot stools, book carts, hand trucks, and furniture dollies
7) Must be able to use a range of hand tools, matting equipment, and board shears
2) Cover letter
3) Reference list
4) Graphic design portfolio
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