Installation Manager – Yale University

University Job Title: Associate Registrar Museums   Bargaining Unit: None – Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)   Time Type: Full time   Duration Type: Regular   Compensation Grade: Galleries & Museums   Wage Ranges: Click to see our Wage Ranges   Work Location: Central Campus   Worksite Address: 1080 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510   Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)   Searchable Job Family: Museum/Curatorial   Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5   Position Focus:   Reporting to the Head of Installations at the Yale Center for British Art, the Installation Manager will be responsible for the management and maintenance of the collection, as well as all aspects of exhibition preparation and design. The position is responsible for creating design plans, prototypes, 3D models, and fabrication drawings, while understanding current museum standards and materials. The Installation Manager will also co-supervise the art installation and fabrication team throughout projects and installation times.   Day to day co-supervision of museum technicians and carpenters ensuring deadlines are met with the highest quality of work related to exhibitions and special projects. Design and plan multiple aspects of in-house exhibitions, including gallery planning, layouts, floor plans, elevations, and exhibition furniture design, in conjunction with curatorial staff and Chief Curator. Assist curatorial and support staff with design documents to aid visualization of gallery layouts. Use rendering applications and 3D and 2D design software to formulate and execute exhibition plans and furniture design. Follow a project from concept to production through all steps of design and installation process. Develop installation schedules related to special exhibitions and permanent collections as they pertain to staff hours, work assignments, timing of various phases of activities, and integration with collection activities. Implement museum standards in concert with Conservation department. Determine use and selection of outside contractors for specialized needs such as design, construction, and art handling outsourcing. Reviews work to maintain adherence to museum standards. Collaborate with outside designers, architects, and engineers on building and special exhibition projects, including the designing exhibition furniture, lighting systems, and exhibition AV equipment. Manage outsourced production of mockups, finalize prototype development, and monitor outsourced fabrication for quality control and timely delivery. Researches and maintains knowledge of new developments in methods in museum field. Assist the Head of Installation in the preparation of budgets related to installation projects. 13.Perform other duties as required to achieve installation project and design objectives.   Essential Duties:   1. Carries out registrarial activities to maintain the collection, incoming and outgoing loans and to ensure the special care, security, and proper handling. 2. Coordinates with curatorial, conservation, exhibition, and collections departments for the successful completion of handling, packing, shipping & insurance, storage, installations, and exhibitions. 3. Oversees incoming and out-going long-term loan program related to the permanent collection. 4. Inventories collections and documentation; edits or amends the museum’s database following guidelines and museum standards. 5. Responds to collections inquiries by researching the history of ownership and origin of collections. 6. Manages budget for inventory, packing/unpacking, move and organization of collections, including product research, purchasing, and funds management. 7. Develops and implements handling and packing strategies to ensure safety and legal standards of collections in transit. 8. Ensures legal, ethical, and professional standards for the collection by reviewing paperwork, advising staff, and addressing Museum policies and procedures as needed. 9. Fully or partially supervises a staff of non-exempt employees, students and volunteers. 10. May perform other duties as assigned.   Required Education and Experience:   Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Anthropology, Archeology, Museum Studies, or related field and three years of collection management and/or registration experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.   Required Skill/Ability 1:   Proven knowledge of rendering applications including Rhino3D and the Adobe suite.   Required Skill/Ability 2:   Well-developed decision-making, planning, organizational, problem-resolution and leadership skills. Proven ability to work well with staff at all levels at the university, as well as external contractors.   Required Skill/Ability 3:   Demonstrated ability to manage people on a day-to-day basis and inspire a high level of commitment and performance.   Required Skill/Ability 4:   Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources effectively, measure and monitor progress and redirect efforts as needed. Ability to manage multiple projects and meet competing deadlines.   Required Skill/Ability 5:   Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents.   Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:   B.A. in Art, Architecture, Design, or Art History. 3-5 years of experience managing. museum exhibition production and/or installation. Proven track record of implementing installation standards and handling of art works.   Drug Screen: No   Health Screening: No   Background Check Requirements:   All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit “Learn about background checks” under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It’s Your Yale website.   COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:   The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here: Disclaimer:   The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.   To apply, visit   Yale is a tobacco-free campus.   Copyright ©️2024 Inc. All rights reserved.

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