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Director of Exhibition Design

Company: Fine Artsd Museums Of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Employment at Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (COFAM) Full-time and part-time positions offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. The Museums do not accept unsolicited resumes. Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (COFAM) is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity. Director of Exhibition Design The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (COFAM)--is seeking a Director of Exhibition Design. The--Director of Exhibition Design--develops design concepts and executes detailed plans according to set schedule for the display of permanent collection and loaned art exhibitions, installations, and rotations by assignment, adhering to museum standards, considering ADA requirements, and considering facility and conservation concerns.-- Typical Duties and Responsibilities:--

  • Works closely with the Director of Exhibitions and Curators to develop and design concepts and plans for temporary exhibitions and permanent collection installations.
  • Prepares accurate drawings-to-scale in VectorWorks and other programs as required (i.e. Adobe Suite, Photoshop, etc.), including scaled images of objects accurately illustrating elevations for each exhibition in accordance with scheduled deadlines.--
  • Manages a team of four (Senior Exhibitions Designer, Exhibitions Designer, Graphic Designer and Exhibition Graphics Preparator) assigning projects per Exhibition Schedule.--
  • Develops cohesive creative plan for and executes all in-gallery graphics.
  • Ensures that departmental practices remain in accordance with design industry standards; employs leading design programs and stays current with technological advancements.
  • Works closely and communicates regularly with the Chief Preparator and carpenters, builders, and mount-makers during the design planning (including the preparation of 3-D-models-to-scale), construction, and installation process.--
  • Maintains comprehensive facility floor plans in Vectorworks with up-to-date information regarding wall configurations, emergency exits, security cameras, lighting, electrical outlets, climate sensors, etc. for reviewing layouts with key staff early in design development.
  • Develops working knowledge of existing inventory of exhibition furniture including cases, pylons, moveable walls, mannequins, mounts, platforms, stanchions, etc. that can be re-used whenever possible to minimize budgetary and environmental impacts.
  • Provides detailed drawings-to-scale of exhibition furniture, architectural details, risers, platforms, mounts, fabric, etc. to conservation standards; ensures lender display requirements are fulfilled.
  • Maintains up-to-date library of paint samples, fabric samples, architectural details, etc.--
  • Bids, schedules, and manages the professional painting of galleries.--
  • Works with both Metric and Imperial measurements to create plans for different exhibition partners.
  • Works closely with the Exhibitions department to develop and stay within schedule and approved budgets.
  • Provides layouts and architectural details to tour venues, artists, and guest designers, as requested as well as final exhibition layouts after installation for staff use When necessary, manages relationship with contracted outside designers.--
  • Attends regular Exhibitions meetings to discuss layout and installation concerns. Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in architecture or design, Master's degree preferred.-- Work Experience: Seven years of progressively responsible experience in--exhibition design in an art museum creating preliminary and final working drawings. The ideal candidate will have experience managing a team of designers. Skills and Abilities:--
    • Comprehensive knowledge of architectural terms, symbols, details, and design practices and applications.
    • Expert and advanced skills in Vectorworks, AutoCAD and the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as SketchUp.
    • Ability to effectively utilize software applications such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and FileMaker Pro.
    • Knowledge of standard office equipment and the ability to maintain accurate, up-to-date records.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with Museum colleagues, artists, and vendors working in a team environment.
    • Ability to travel, take initiative, work independently, and be flexible with changing priorities.
    • Strong organizational skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Ability to envision and execute creative design skills. COFAM--offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city's largest public arts institutions and comprise the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums. The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, showcases American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa. The Legion of Honor displays a collection of over 4,000 years of ancient and European art including Auguste Rodin's The Thinker and houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts in a Beaux-Arts style building overlooking Lincoln Park and the Golden Gate Bridge. COFAM is the Corporation of Fine Arts Museums and is the privately funded non-profit corporation which supports the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, a department of the City and County of San Francisco. COFAM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all phases of employment in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws.--Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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