Job Opening – Exhibitions Manager and Curator (08/2012)

2012 August 27

William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
Atlanta, Georgia

Reports To: Executive Director

Employment Status: Regular / Full-time

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Exhibitions Manager & Curator is responsible for the curatorial and registrarial tasks related to the Museum’s incoming and outgoing exhibitions. As a member of the leadership team, this position reports to the Executive Director and is tasked with aiding in developing a robust and diverse exhibition schedule highlighting Jewish arts, history and identity.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
• Conceptualizing and developing original exhibitions related to the Museum’s mission
• Coordinating, installing and presenting all incoming shows from other venues
• Promoting and organizing Breman-original exhibitions to other venues
• Assist in the development of possible programs associated with temporary exhibitions

In accordance with the Primary Duties, the following responsibilities fall under the job description of the Exhibitions Manager and Curator.

• Manage exhibition checklists, image files, and lender/donor files
• Conduct research to develop original exhibitions
• Develop and manage budget for each exhibition and department as a whole
• Secure loan agreements
• Scout for possible exhibitions
• Coordinate exhibition shipping and transportation
• Execute contracts with institutions and individuals
• Establish and maintain relationships with donors, lenders, and colleagues in the field
• Compose grant narratives for exhibitions support
• Participate in fund raising for exhibitions
• Work with the Education, Development and Marketing staff to produce materials associated with temporary exhibitions
• Prepare and present all wall text, object labels, and appropriate credit lines for distribution and publication
• Lead the Exhibition Selection Committee and serve on the Programming Committee
• Conduct exhibition tours and trainings for museum Docents
• Meet with service contractors to ensure proper gallery maintenance
• Contribute to the Museum’s newsletter

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• A minimum of three-to-five years’ experience in a museum or gallery
• A Bachelor’s degree in art history, public history, philosophy, sociology or theology
• Collaborative approach toward working with others
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• Deadline oriented
• Ability to represent the Breman Museum with integrity and professionalism
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite & Outlook

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Creative, innovative, “what if…” thinker
• Advanced degree in an applicable field and/or Museum Studies
• Knowledge of MIMSY Collections Software
• Budgeting experience
• Public presentation experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
On occasion, this position requires the lifting of objects, climbing ladders, and stooping, bending and carrying.

ABOUT THE BREMAN MUSEUM
The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum is Atlanta’s only Jewish museum offering its visitors a wealth of experience spanning Jewish Arts, History, and Identity. The Breman Museum is home to exhibition galleries, the Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education and the Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History. The Weinberg Center informs visitors from every religious and cultural background on the history of the Holocaust through the personal stories of survivors now living in Atlanta. These personal testimonies, both in film and in person, teach visitors about the universal themes of human dignity and diversity and the responsibility we all have as human beings to prevent genocide. The Cuba Family Archives, the largest repository of southern Jewish history, houses collections of documents, photographs, artifacts, and oral histories all pertaining to Jewish life in Georgia and Alabama. These collections, as well as our Library, are accessible to students, teachers, researchers, history aficionados and home genealogists alike. In addition to the permanent galleries devoted to the Weinberg Center and the Cuba Family Archives, The Breman also has a special exhibitions gallery which presents various exhibitions pertinent to the museum’s mission.

Apply electronically by sending a letter of interest and current resume addressed to Search Committee to:

Jobs@thebreman.org

This position will be closed on September 30, 2012 or once 100 applicants have applied; whichever comes first.

The Breman Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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