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Reporting to the Director of Collections and Exhibitions, the Exhibition Designer will manage the design and production for the High’s collection galleries and special exhibition projects. All duties will be approached in a manner consistent with the High’s commitment to growth, inclusivity, collaboration and connectivity.
Work Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Manages the overall exhibition design process of collection galleries and special exhibitions, working closely and collaboratively with museum staff and third parties such as artists, lenders, co-organizers, vendors. (60%)

  • Uses current technology to design and produce exhibition scaled floor plans and elevations including layout of walls, casework, specific detailed object placement (case layouts) and color schemes in consultation with design team and curator of record.
  • Creates three dimensional models, quick concept sketches and renderings.
  • Collaborates with Creative Services, Multi-Media Technology and Education Interpretation on graphic, technology and interpretive elements of each exhibition or installation.

Working with Exhibitions and Preparator departments, develops the schedule for construction and object installation in galleries and actively participates in the installation, making aesthetic decisions regarding presentation and lighting of artworks in consultation with curator(s). (30%)

  • Develops construction and production drawings for contractors, fabricators, and other vendors; supervises vendors on site.
  • Coordinates contract bidding, generating contracts and managing and tracking payments

Manages exhibition and project budget expenses related to the design and production of exhibition and project installations (10%)

  • Budget forecasting, managing, and reconciling of expenses for each project.
  • Documents each installation and special exhibition.