The Walters Art Museum seeks a Director of Installation and Collections Management to lead the implementation of the museum’s exhibition and installation program, and oversee the care, management, and digitization of the museum’s collections in storage and on display. As a member of the Art & Program Team along with the Directors of Conservation, Curatorial Affairs, and Education, and reporting to the Deputy Director for Art & Program, the Director of Installation and Collections Management participates in the strategic ideation and planning of the museum’s exhibitions and installations, including the campus-wide reinstallation of collections as part of a master-planning process. S/he oversees the staff responsible for the day-to-day implementation of collections management, imaging, and exhibitions and installations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Art & Program team and DDAP to plan the museum’s program of exhibitions and installations, including campus-wide reinstallation of collections
  • Playing a lead role in planning for the campus-wide reinstallation of galleries as part of an institutional master plan
  • Helping to balance priorities among different departments through collaborative, transparent communication
  • Facilitating planning among Project Manager, Installations, Imaging, and Collections teams in order to balance resources and priorities
  • Managing staff and operations for collections and installations based on a holistic view of all activities related to the care and maintenance of collections and loans in storage and on display including art movement and art handling
  • Working to identify and establish best practices in project management, collections care and maintenance
  • Guiding Collections Management and Installations/Exhibitions Teams, in coordination with Curatorial, Conservation, and other departments cross-divisionally, to implement exhibition and installation projects through processes that allow projects to be generated, developed, and implemented with greater collaboration and efficiency
  • Fostering positive, supportive behaviors and values within the Department of Installation and Collections Management; modeling and encouraging trust; establishing clear priorities and accountability; developing team members
  • Overseeing development of project schedules and maintenance of communication on progress, working cross-divisionally to manage logistics for exhibitions and installations
  • Working to identify and establish best practices in project management, collections care and maintenance, including cross-training of installations staff

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BA required, MA preferred in Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Art History, Design or a related field, with 7 years of demonstrated experience at a museum, cultural heritage, educational or non-profit environment
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of project and collections management, exhibition design and implementation
  • Demonstrated management experience and prior experience defining and leading strategic initiatives
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and high degree of responsiveness
  • Strong financial, administrative, organizational, and collaborative skills
  • Excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to coordinate, manage, and implement multiple and ongoing projects at once in an effective and timely fashion
  • Ability to manage, motivate, and develop staff

The Walters Art Museum provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, subsidized Transportation & Parking, Museum Membership, Short Term Disability, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), 457b Retirement, and free professional Financial Management Counseling.

Salary is commensurate with experience. For consideration, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirement to jobs@thewalters.org

An Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Employer. A smoke and drug free workplace.

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