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Exhibitions Installation Manager 


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies. Located at Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles, the Museum will be simultaneously immersive, experimental, educational, and entertaining. More than a museum, this dynamic film center will offer unparalleled experiences and insights into movies and movie-making.

Reporting to the Director of Exhibition Design and Production, you will work as an Exhibitions Installation Manager for all museum exhibition programs. Primary focus will be on preparation of install schedule and close coordination with collection departments and outside fabricator. You will oversee installation of exhibition galleries, and all prep teams. Position will implement art handling, storage, and installation strategies with equal consideration for conservation, aesthetics, safety, and stability issues.

This is a full-time position through December 2021.

You Will:

  • Oversee artworks installation of all exhibition programs.
  • Develop master installation schedule for all exhibition programs.
  • Maintain close coordination with Collection Department to understand display needs of each object including loaned works.
  • Coordinate external fabricator(s), to ensure delivery timetable and art install schedule aligns with fabricator’s production schedule.
  • Oversee Chief Preparator and ensures in-house framing of over 500 artworks.
  • Oversee mock-up preparation and coordination with onsite general contractor for smooth delivery of materials and preparation.
  • Ensure safe handling and transport of all artifacts and exhibition materials through careful unpacking and packing with appropriate materials to prevent damage during transit and storage.
  • Work with exhibitions and collections staff to determine appropriate mounting techniques and select or create mounts for 2-D and 3-D objects such as costumes, musical instruments, manuscripts.
  • Inspect galleries daily for cleanliness and for proper functioning of A/V equipment.
  • Coordinate with other museum departments to maintain gallery spaces, including reporting issues to proper departments for resolution and dusting/cleaning of exhibit cases.
  • Assist AV manager or outside vendors to quickly resolve any tech issues.
  • Assist collections staff with documentation and description of artifacts through photography and written condition reports.
  • General collections care, such as monitoring of environmental conditions and practicing preventative conservation in collections storage areas.
  • Help maintain art storage spaces; vacuum and dust art storage room and furniture; add or replace materials to protect or support works while in storage.
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Arts, or related degree.
  • Ten years of related work experience in the art field.
  • Experience with exhibit lighting, working with object or painting conservators while using workflow ergonomics and safety practices.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Filemaker Pro. Working knowledge of CAD preferred.
  • Experience in installation of large-scale exhibitions with artworks total exceeding 500 works.
  • Experience in recruiting and managing large team members.
  • Knowledge of museum-level art handling practices, archival preservation materials, and museum/gallery warehousing best practices.
  • Experience using a variety of hand tools with extreme accuracy.
  • Training in OSHA approved safety equipment such as respirators and protective clothing or willingness to complete training.
  • Some experience with A/V equipment, interactive displays, and digital technology preferred.
  • Flexibility to work some weekends, evenings and holidays.

Physical Demands:

  • Climb and work on ladders, perform intermittent physical activity (walking, standing, twisting, sitting, bending, stooping), and lift/move up to 50 lbs.
  • Work in an active construction site and in a gallery environment with paints, cleansers and other similar products and in spaces that collect dust.

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • PTO and Sick Time
  • 401k
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Exhibitions Installation Manager  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 1/24/2020  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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