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Paul Brewin
05-12-2010, 07:30 AM
Contact person: Director of Operations
Email Address: jobs@ilhmec.org
Phone: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
Fax: 847-967-4869

Summary
The Exhibitions Manager will oversee all operational aspects of exhibition production, including planning, scheduling, construction, installation, and de-installation of both temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection display. He/she will report to the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions.

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center (IHMEC), located in Skokie, IL, is dedicated to
applying the lessons of the Holocaust to issues of hate and intolerance in our world today. We offer an
outstanding opportunity for learning and career growth in a fast-paced, energetic start-up environment. The museum's professional staff stands out for its dedication, enthusiasm, commitment and flexibility.

Specific Job Duties
Manage and oversee all operational aspects of exhibition production, including planning,
scheduling, construction, installation, and de-installation of both temporary exhibitions and the
permanent collection display.
Ensure deadlines are met and communication is facilitated interdepartmentally and with external
parties.
Responsible for hiring and supervising temporary exhibition staff.
Maintain museum exhibitions, including technical support and troubleshooting of AV
components, lighting and lamp replacement, cleaning and general maintenance.
Assist in preparation and maintenance of exhibition budgets, and tracking of expenses for
exhibitions.
Assist with art handling practices with regard to installation, packing/unpacking and storage of
objects.
Other duties assigned as needed.

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or similar field of study or equivalent
experience required. Master's degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years exhibition management and supervisory experience in a museum, gallery or arts
organization.
Knowledge and previous experience with exhibition, layout and lighting design.
Knowledge of a variety of installation techniques and hardware; experience with carpentry hands-
on knowledge of power tools, taping, and interior painting and exhibit construction.
Excellent time-management and supervisory skills necessary to coordinate a demanding
exhibition, loan, acquisition schedule.
Ability to identify problems and resolve them quickly so that projects and teams can function
smoothly.
Thorough understanding of AAM accredited standard practices and procedures in a museum
environment.