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    Exhibitions Coordinator, School of Visual Arts, NYC –Full-time


    SVA Galleries, School of Visual Arts, NYC
    Full-time, in-person, $50-$52k yearly

    REPORTS TO: Exhibition Manager

    POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily participates in all aspects of installing and removing exhibitions across 3 campus galleries with co-exhibitions coordinator. Reports to Exhibitions Manager in daily operations.


    • Support exhibition manager to plan, organize, execute installation and removal of exhibitions
    • Provide technical support, for exhibiting students, artists and curators
    • Maintain a cooperative working relationship with department chairs, students and curators
    • Supervise freelance art handlers and student assistants working on exhibitions, ensuring their safety
    • Maintain orderly storage facilities, with adequate inventory of supplies and equipment
    • Construct walls and other structures as needed for exhibitions
    • Produce CAD-generated drawings and renderings of exhibition designs
    • Help coordinate production of signage and wall text for exhibitions
    • Staff opening receptions and other after-hours events at galleries
    • Install and staff off-site exhibitions as needed
    • Maintain professional appearance of galleries and exhibition within them
    • Sustain an eagerness to learn about latest exhibition standards, tools, and equipment


    • Minimum two years experience installing exhibitions (carpentry, construction, lighting and art handling)
    • Bachelor’s degree in related field; working knowledge of contemporary arts preferred
    • Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop, Google Suite and MS Office programs
    • Working knowledge of production and presentation of AV and digital media artworks
    • Familiarity with exhibition design and gallery administration
    • Understanding of safe, basic rigging techniques.
    • Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, balancing, and handling of materials. This is an essential function of the job
    • Ability to comfortably lift up to 50 lbs. This is an essential function of the job
    • Strong sense of responsibility, organizational skills, and thorough attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, always maintaining professional demeanor and appearance
    • Available to work occasional evenings and Saturdays


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