Interim Exhibitions Manager

Job Type

Full Time




1109 Fifth Avenue
New York
United States


The Position:

The Exhibitions Manager works closely with Deputy Director for Program Administration (DDPA) and curatorial staff on the planning and implementation of temporary exhibitions. Responsibilities include chairing a monthly inter-departmental logistics meeting; monitoring work plans and deadlines; developing, tracking and reconciling temporary exhibition budgets; assisting in the development of materials for pitching travelling venues for temporary exhibitions; facilitating the flow of information between exhibition curators and other departments within the museum; and preparing and monitoring all independent consultant contracts related to temporary exhibitions.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Schedules and chairs a monthly inter-departmental logistics meeting (Sharks). With DDPA creates agenda, invites curators to make presentations, creates notes of action items following each meeting, develops and implements systems and procedures for facilitating efficient sharing of information on temporary exhibitions.
  • Prepares, monitors and revises work plans for curators including major deadlines for submission of materials to marketing, communications, education and development departments. Facilitates communication on an inter-departmental level.
  • Develops, tracks and reconciles temporary exhibition budgets. Works with curators, registrars and operations to track exhibition expenses. Provides information to finance, development and other departments as necessary. 
  • Prepares and monitors contracts and payment schedules for all independent consultants/contractors working on temporary exhibition projects. Coordinates work of vendors and other outside resources related to the exhibition program, such as designers, fabricators and other consultants.
  • Prepares pitch materials to solicit institutions as travelling exhibition venues. Maintains records on past and potential venues, tracks related correspondence offering exhibitions, creates expense budgets including reimbursable expenses and develops and negotiates contracts ensuring that various museum departments review relevant conditions.
  • Participates in discussions about museum-wide efficiency and use of technology to support work flows and information-sharing.
  • Coordinates internal Exhibition Team Meetings with key museum staff and works with designers and curators on Director review/approval process of exhibition design elements.

Other Duties:

  •  Assists DDPA with general exhibition-related correspondence, phone calls, invoice processing and filing.
  • Periodically reviews exhibition policies and procedures with DDPA.
  • Serves on various museum committees as requested.

Requirements Include:

  • B. A. degree in art history, museum studies or related field
  • Superior budgeting, spreadsheet and contract preparation skills are essential.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years related museum experience essential
  • Experience with Quark and Publisher preferred
  • Ability to manage, coordinate, and complete multiple projects; work with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral; detail-oriented
  • Strong computer skills 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send Resume with Cover Letter To:

Associate Director, Human Resources

The Jewish Museum

1109 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10128

Fax: 212-423-3232


The Jewish Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from diverse candidates.