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The Exhibition Specialist serves as in-house installer and designer for exhibitions and collections of art at the Museum of Fine Arts, St Petersburg, Florida. He or she will work in partnership with Museum’s Chief Curator or its guest curators to produce layouts for exhibitions and accompanying graphic materials (banners, brochures, wall texts). The Exhibition Specialist will collaborate closely with the Chief Curator, guest curator, or in-house curator to realize such projects. This position will also help to safely house, document, and install the collection along with the Museum’s Registrar, Senior Preparator, and other members of the Curatorial Department. He or she will install and deinstall exhibitions and art from the permanent collection. In addition, the position provides back up to the Senior Preparator for packing and shipping, preparation of artworks for exhibition and the permanent collection, design and fabrication (or supervision thereof) of mounts and exhibition furniture, and lighting of artworks. The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in an art museum setting and will have worked with a wide range of objects in many media. He or she will have clear understanding of best practices in art museums, especially in the context of an AAM accredited institution. Reports to Chief Curator.
Major responsibilities include
Design and install the Museum’s exhibitions, working with Chief Curator, Guest Curator, or in-house curator. These include exhibitions from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions organized outside the Museum. The Exhibition Specialist will be able to work with InDesign or a similar computer program to layout exhibitions to scale.
Works with Senior Preparator for packing and shipping preparation.
Assists the Senior Preparator with lighting.
Provides backup to the Senior Preparator for matting and framing, as well as the Museum’s digital darkroom.
Can lift 50 pounds or more, e.g. works of art and crates.
Creates or supervises the creation of mounts for art, as well as exhibition furniture.
Other duties as required.