BOARD + STAFF
Board of Directors
Sean P. Marshall
Artist Advisory Board
Prince Varughese Thomas
Art League Houston Staff
Evening Program Associate
Art League School Coordinator
Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator
exhibition program manager
Applications accepted through December 10, 2018
Full-time, 40 hours a week. Some nights and weekends
Reports to the Executive Director
Salary: Salary range provided on request
The Exhibition Program Manager is responsible for managing multiple projects within the Exhibitions Department, a key area of Art League Houston’s mission. This position is responsible for managing all installation and administrative aspects of exhibitions at ALH, with the goal of implementing exhibitions and installations that fulfill the organizations mission.
The Exhibition Program Manager works closely with the Executive Director, and other program coordinators. The duties of this position are fast pace and complex in nature, and the ideal candidate must be professional, pleasant, proactive, highly organized, an outstanding problem solver, and have the energy and ability to balance multiple tasks.
An essential function of the Exhibition Program Manager’s work is to facilitate the exhibition planning and implementation process for gallery installations and temporary exhibitions, while also ensuring that numerous day-to-day details are taken care of, often handling multiple installations and exhibitions at once. Key areas of coordination include creating, tracking and maintaining multiple project/exhibition schedules, processing and organizing project invoices and documents, tracking budgets, keeping the Executive Director informed as to any issues or changes in project scope, and insuring all inter-departmental communications are clear, timely, helpful and documented.
The Exhibition Program Manager works primarily Monday through Friday, with occasional night and weekend hours during installation weeks and openings.
Maintain up to date press contact lists
Facilitate the production of press releases with artists
Layout and schedule exhibition-related mailchimp eblasts and newsletters
Maintain website and social media listings for all exhibition related material
Update online community listings (fresh arts, Glasstire etc.)
Work with designer and artists to facilitate postcard, banner and vinyl designs
Manage postcard, banner and vinyl printing
Manage exhibition logistics and production in collaboration with exhibiting artists
Maintain individual production schedules for each exhibition
Maintain up to date annual exhibition schedule
Confirm special requests from artists such as travel, accommodation, rental equipment etc.
Manage budgets and budget forecasts for allocated exhibitions and monitor costs
Generate artist contracts and/or loan letters, follow up on queries and provide progress information on individual loan requests as required.
Schedule in-coming/outgoing shipping via art shuttles in a timely matter
Host gallery receptions and discussion with the artists
Assist artists with de-install/installation, as needed
Unpack and condition work as needed
Pack works for shipment and/or pick-up, as needed
Manage gallery maintenance - wall repair, replacing lights, painting, etc.
Manage the Healing Art/ArtBound! exhibition, Teen/Student/Instructor exhibition, and Texas Artist of the Year exhibition
Manage the Annual Gala Art Auction
Manage Open Call process
Minimum B.A. or B.F.A degree in studio art, art history or other related field; M.A. preferred
3 years’ experience working in an artist-centered organization, art gallery, museum, or other cultural organization on exhibition planning and production
Ability to work 5 days per week, and some Saturday and weekday evening hours
Excellent written and time management skills.
Strong attention to detail required.
Significant art installation experience required.
Must be familiar with basic tools, be able to lift items of 50 lbs. and climb ladders
Passionate interest in exhibition management, and the role of art in society
Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV (Word or PDF), and two writing samples via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 10, 2018. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No drop-ins or phone calls, please.
Art League Houston is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values workplace diversity. Art League Houston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, ancestry, disability, marital or partnership status, or veteran status.