Exhibitions and Collections Manager – University of New Hampshire Museum of Art, Durham

Operating TitleExhibitions and Collections Manager
Campus LocationDurham
DepartmentUNH COLA Museum of Art
Summary of PositionEncompassing the professional roles of museum registrar, exhibitions preparator, collections manager, and security and facilities supervisor, this position plays a key role in managing museum operations. Oversees long-range planning efforts and day-to-day activities related to the preservation and care of the permanent collection. Manages independently the safety and security of the permanent art collection and all works of art on the premises, directs and supervise exhibition installations, and manages the physical facilities to mitigate risk to art from damage, deterioration, or theft. Participates in the assessment, education, and implementation of museum standards and best practices of collections policies and procedures for Museum of Art staff and teaches students professional collections management methods. Participates in grant writing, reporting, and budgeting.
Acceptable minimum level of educationBachelor’s
Acceptable minimum years of experience3 years
Additional Job InformationUNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position may require that you be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the future, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption. You may not test out of this requirement.
Posting NumberPS3834FY22
Other minimum qualificationsBachelor’s degree in arts-related field (i.e., art history, museum studies) and three years of related experience (preferably as museum registrar, or exhibition manager). Excellent organizational and communication skills. Strong writing skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, and experience with collection database and digital images management. Ability to manage multiple tasks. Valid driver’s license for occasional transportation of works of art in rented van/truck. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Ability to use power tools.
Additional Preferred QualificationsMasters degree preferred. Experience writing and producing exhibition didactic materials in print and digital formats utilizing exhibition hardware, AV equipment, and software for use in gallery and online.
Salary Information$50,000–$53,000: Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Quicklink for Postinghttps://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/53925
Percent Time Information (FTE)1.00
EEO StatementThe University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.
Institution InformationThe University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide

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