The Exhibitions department develops, organizes, implements, and executes all aspects relating to the presentation of exhibitions and displays at the Schwarzman Building (SASB) and the Library for the Performing Arts (LPA). Exhibitions are the most direct reflection of the breadth of NYPL’s collections and provide the only means by which the public, outside of scholars and writers, can gain access to its extraordinary holdings. By their very nature, exhibitions tell stories, serve as catalysts for ideas, and encourage new ways of thinking and learning. While providing insights into the collections, exhibitions serve to confirm NYPL’s ability to make accessible the most important intellectual, historic, literary, and artistic ideas created.
This position ensures the safety and proper handling of all collection material and exhibition elements in accordance with the highest standards of museum exhibitions. The Installation Manager hires, supervises, and manages full- and part-time art handlers; generates estimates of staffing, supplies, and fabrication costs to assist in the exhibition budgeting process and subsequently oversees the approved budget insofar as installation costs; and supervises and coordinates all fabricators, construction workers, specialist installers and related vendors.
Three full-time art handlers report directly to this position as do hourly staff (between four to seven) hired on a temporary basis for each exhibition. This position also supervises the work of independent contractors hired to construct the exhibition elements and manages all independent contractors hired for independent contractual work.
Demonstrated ability to use Vectorworks
Gallery settings, office spaces, and mount making and frame shops.