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Exhibits Manager at the American Museum of Science & Energy

11/22/2019 1:15 PM | Ken Mayes (Administrator)

Job Description

The Exhibits Manager/Curator performs a major role within the AMSE by being responsible for the museum collection and exhibits. They are responsible for the care and maintenance of the Museum's permanent exhibits, planning for temporary and traveling exhibits; overseeing the museum’s collections and ensuring proper procedures and policies are being followed in the care, display, storage, acquisition, and disposition of the items in the collections.

Essential Functions

Coordinate and facilitate installation of new, traveling and temporary exhibits.

Coordinate with the director and other government entities, the acquisition, documentation, maintenance, storage, care and return of exhibits or temporary exhibit components.

Inspect the exhibits on a daily basis to ensure proper functioning.

Maintain a system to document information about the individual exhibits, objects and artifacts.

Store, protect, and manage the AMSE collection and archives at various DOE facilities.

Manage the acquisition, disposition, documentation, maintenance, storage, care and use of the historical collection, including gifted and loaned items.

Work with DOE for the selection, design, and installation of exhibits, the preparation of gallery space for exhibits, and the preparation of objects to be exhibited.

Confers with management, curators, artists, other museum departments, and staff from other institutions, in planning for the design and construction of temporary and permanent exhibits; supervises exhibition designers; leads exhibition planning teams; in consultation with other team members, determines detailed production schedules, estimating time and cost involved, and general procedures.

Leads planning, researching, creating and managing the installation of exhibits, rotations, and individual works of art, coordinating schedules and details with colleagues in other departments with regard to art movement and handling; Evaluates and recommends contractors, coordinating with other departments, as needed.

Supervises the preparation of artwork and the installation and de-installation of exhibits and permanent collection rotations.

Administers and assists in the development of exhibition and special project budgets.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications

Possess progressively responsible experience in exhibition planning and coordination, preparation, construction, design, and installation in a museum setting.

Ability to collaborate with staff and outside vendors and partners including fabricators, art handlers, curators, graphic designers, professional colleagues, and supporters.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with museum staff, representatives from other arts institutions, consultants, artists, and vendors.

Ability to plan, prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines.

Ability to create and administer special programs and presentations featuring science and history.

Ability to ensure adherence to the museum’s brand in all activities.

Budget and project management skills; exceptional organizational skills.

Proven supervisory and leadership skills; a solutions-oriented, diplomatic problem solver and true team player.

Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.

Academic Qualifications and Experience

Exhibits Manager/Curator experience with one of the following:

Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience, OR

Associate’s Degree and 4 years of experience, OR

High School diploma (or equivalent) and 6 years of experience.

Job Location

Oakridge, Tennessee, United States

Position Type


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

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