Exhibitions & Publications Project Manager

Website University of Michigan Museum of Art

How to Apply
A cover letter and resume are important submissions for the hiring team to get a sense of your experience. In the cover letter, two pages or less, please let us know how this role aligns with your career aspirations and skill set. Submit both a cover letter and resume as one file (because of system limitations).  Your materials will be assessed for written communication skills. Apply online at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/219191/exhibitions-publications-project-manager

The Project Manager is an essential member of the team that helps facilitate the creation and  implementation of exhibition projects, permanent collection installations, tours, and public programs. We are looking for an inclusive, flexible, curious, creative problem solver. Reporting to the Director of Exhibitions & Publications, you will manage a portfolio of projects working cross-collaboratively across all Museum departments to ensure the success of UMMA’s exhibitions and programs from earliest inception phase, through implementation to installation/activation. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Who We Are
Under the leadership of Museum Director Christina Olsen, the University of Michigan Museum of Art is in the midst of a dynamic and creative transformation. With a renewed focus on anti-racism and social justice issues, nationally important exhibitions and research, and an expansion of strategic institutional and artistic partnerships, UMMA is building an international profile and a broad and diverse public both within and far beyond the boundaries of our campus.

We are seeking applicants who are committed to building  diversity in our sector, which is expressed in myriad forms, including race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, language, culture, national origin, religious commitments, age, (dis)ability status, and political perspective. When you join UMMA, you can expect to be part of an experienced team that views the Museum as a vital space for exploring contemporary social issues, building community and equity, and celebrating artistic expression and achievement. During this exciting moment of transformation, we seek staff who thrive in settings that foster creative, cross-organizational collaboration. In deciding whether to apply for a position at UMMA, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our “Commitment to Anti-Racist Action and a More Inclusive Museum.

Find more details in UMMA’s 5 year strategic plan: https://umma.umich.edu/strategic-plan

Salary: $45,000.00 – $50,000.00

Management of assigned projects working with the Museum’s team, campus partners, guest curators, editors, graphic designers, and project advisors.
Create exhibition records in UMMA’s cross-departmental exhibitions database.
Draft and track loan requests.
Schedule and lead project team meetings.
Manage event logistics for a variety of public experience & learning events.
Collaborate with the UMMA colleagues to ensure the production and delivery of interpretive materials.
Ensure adherence to and fulfillment of all exhibition contractual terms.
Coordinate travel, per diem, reimbursements, and other financial and logistical aspects of the exhibitions and programs for visiting artists, curators, couriers.

Required Qualifications*
Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, humanities or a related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience;
2+ years experience in an arts, culture, or non-profit sector;
Demonstrated project management skills;
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Excellent computer skills with competence in the Google suite, Excel, Keynote, Trello/Asana or comparable project management systems; knowledge of CollectiveAccess or similar museum collections database desirable.

Additional Information
This position reports to the Director of Exhibitions & Publications. There are no direct reports to this position; opportunities to manage interns and/or work-study students.

To apply for this job please visit careers.umich.edu.