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    Chief Preparator/Exhibit Production Manager - International Center of Photography-NYC

    Chief Preparator**

    Manage and actively participate in all aspects of exhibitions preparation and installation. Supervise collection maintenance and storage.

    *Must have framing and design experience


    Department: Exhibitions
    Schedule: Full-Time
    FLSA Status: Exempt


    • Work with curators and designers to develop, organize and implement exhibition production and installations within accepted standards of museum practice
    • Propose and manage exhibition production budgets; secure bids for outside services and resolve budgets on a regular basis
    • Negotiate, purchase, and manage materials and supplies; maintain relationships and accounts with key vendors
    • Ensure proper handling and display of loans; consult with lending institutions and individuals regarding methods of presentation for loaned objects
    • Supervise and assist with all aspects of matting and framing; design framing, display cases, and other display devices
    • Supervise and assist with all construction necessary for maintenance of the collection or installation of exhibitions
    • Interface with designers and outside vendors for production of all exhibition signage and labels
    • Plan, circulate, and implement detailed production schedules for each exhibition cycle, communicating with key personnel and coordinating meetings as needed; work with designers to produce exhibition plans, layouts, and elevations
    • Hire train, and supervise freelance technicians for all related needs, including preparation, packing, and shipping, gallery construction; and exhibition installation and lighting


    • Work with registrar to manage fine-art storage facilities
    • Will involve some lifting and climbing
    • Requires nights and weekends as neeed
    • Additional responsibilities as required


    • BA
    • Fine arts and/or photography background preferred


    • Minimum five years experience as fine-arts preparator
    • Production management and museum operations experience


    • Able to motivate, train, and supervise staff and consultants
    • Superior project management skills, including budget administration
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of archival practices, especially with respect to works on paper
    • Familiarity with InDesign, Illustrator, and other relevant software programs
    • Highly skilled preparator, including framing and construction skills
    • Able to manipulate heavy and/or large objects and to climb ladders
    • Good design sense


    Send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirement to:
    Director of Administration
    International Center of Photography
    1114 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036
    Fax: 212.857.0089
    No telephone calls please.
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