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Manager of Collections and Exhibitions

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Position Number GP558A
Location Norfolk, VA
Job Summary

The ODU Museum Foundation, operating as the new Barry Art Museum on the Norfolk campus, requires a Manager of Collections and Exhibitions who will be a critical member of a small team launching a new art museum within the University. This position will be responsible for the care, custody, control of, and access to all artworks that are either Museum property or loaned to the Museum, as well as have responsibility for all permanent museum displays and temporary exhibitions.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree OR a bachelor’s degree with advanced certification and/or work experience equivalent to a master’s degree in art, art history, museum studies, or a closely related field. Lift truck certification. Considerable experience in the storage, protection, handling and moving, and the care of fine arts and archival documents. Considerable museum or archive experience with one or more areas of registration, collections management, touring exhibitions. Some experience working with collection management databases. Considerable knowledge of museum collections management and conservation standards and good practices. Considerable knowledge of nomenclature and museum cataloging methods. Some knowledge of museum exhibit development standards and good practices. Some knowledge of legal matters related to the collections storage, collection movement, insurance requirements for collections, as well as the copyright laws and policies governing rights and reproductions. Some knowledge of AAM standards for collections management. Proficient skill in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Some skill in the use of photo manipulation and database software. High level of accuracy and attention to detail and ability to work independently. Proactive in independent work, with a high level of discretion and confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain productive, cordial working relationships, and communicate orally and in writing in English with a wide variety of staff, volunteers, educators, and community members. Ability to efficiently and effectively develop policies and procedural standards. Ability to follow established procedures for the documentation and movement of fine art.

Preferred Qualifications

Considerable experience in a comparable position within an art museum in higher education. Some experience in a supervisory capacity of students and/or volunteers. Some experience working with The Museum System (TMS).

Conditions of Employment

Virginia State Police Criminal History check. This position is considered essential personnel and subject to working during University closings.

Job Open Date 03/22/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Review Date 04/20/2018
Job Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required
Criminal Background Check The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.
Department Information
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

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