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Assistant Chief of Exhibitions / TN State Museum

05/02/2019 1:47 PM | Tennessee Association Of Museums (Administrator)

Assistant Chief of Exhibitions

Exhibitions Department

TSM is looking for a highly-motivated museum professional with strong leadership skills, excellent museum preparator skills, and at least five years of experience planning and developing exhibitions. This person should have a can-do attitude and be inspired to create storytelling experiences that are engaging and visitor-focused. TSM is seeking a talented museum professional who is eager to grow and contribute to our creative team while also managing exhibitions-related operations at our new facility on the Bicentennial Mall.

Main responsibilities include: serving a leadership role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of exhibition projects; managing all aspects of exhibition preparation and installation, including some travel; contributing to the exhibition design process as a member of the design team; and creating, implementing, and evaluating operational plans, policies, and procedures, including lighting systems, audio visual technology, and security.

Qualifications: creativity; strong project management skills, ability to collaborate with diverse project teams; superb organizational and communication skills (verbal, written, and illustrative); capacity to analyze feedback and negotiate solutions to problems and challenges; strong understanding of museum fabrication processes and materials; understanding of design process from conceptual through final drawings; excellent art handling techniques and strong understanding of collection care; high level of fluency with MS Office and ability to utilize Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign).

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and experience equivalent to five years in one or a combination of the following: 1) professional museum or historic site work; 2) paraprofessional museum work in exhibit preparation; 3) professional experience in the instruction or research in art, history, or museum science; 4) professional library experience; or 5) professional experience in fundraising or promotional marketing activities; the above experience must include at least two years of professional museum work, supervision of paraprofessional museum staff, professional post-secondary instruction in art, history, museum science, professional fundraising, or promotional marketing.

Substitution of Education for Experience: Graduate coursework credit received from an accredited college or university in art, history, museum science, library science, anthropology, education, industrial design, advertising, architecture, business administration, or marketing may substitute for the required experience, on a year-for year basis, to a maximum of two years, there being no substitution for the required specific experience (e.g., 36 graduate quarter hours in one or a combination of the above listed fields may be substituted for one year of the required experience). OR Experience equivalent to four years of paraprofessional museum experience in exhibit preparation with the State of Tennessee including two years supervising museum staff, or four years of professional museum work with the State of Tennessee.

Opening Date/Time:            Wed. 05/01/19 12:00 AM Central Time

Closing Date/Time:               Tue. 05/28/19 11:59 PM Central Time

CLICK HERE for link to State of Tennessee job posting


PO Box 330984   Nashville, TN 37203   (615) 495-3354   tnmuseums@gmail.com

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