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03-14-2013, 01:23 PM
The Menil Collection seeks an exhibition design assistant to assist in the planning and implementation of installations and special exhibition design.
The exhibition design assistant reports to the exhibition designer and works closely with Curatorial, Registration, Art Services, Conservation, and Facility Departments and, on occasion, with artists. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: preparing and fabricating architectural and scale models; drafting, by computer, gallery layouts; and, formatting, producing, and installing installation labels. The exhibition design assistant will arrange photo documentation of exhibitions and in-house exhibitions and maintain exhibition history binders. The exhibition design assistant will be responsible for the daily inspection and ongoing maintenance of gallery installations of permanent collection and special exhibitions. The exhibition design assistant will also provide “detailing” aspects of gallery preparation including: inspection and cleaning of vitrines, painting of museum mounts and furniture, fabric coverings, “touch-up” of furniture or walls, general inspection and finishing of installation environment and maintain high quality throughout the exhibition period.

Job RequirementsRequired qualifications include knowledge of the most current industry standard practices of museum display and installation, including multi-media technologies. In addition to advanced knowledge in both Macintosh and PC-based platforms, applicants must be technologically savvy and proficient in Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and AutoCADD, or equivalent program(s). Must be able to read blueprints/construction drawings and have knowledge of and experience in the technique of exhibition construction, such as fine woodworking with fixed and portable power tools, and color mixing and matching. Physical ability to move and to lift 60 pounds and climb up and down ladders, required.
Contact: smmaloch@menil.org