Exhibition Coordinator – School of Visual Arts Galleries

JOB TITLE: Exhibition Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: SVA Galleries
REPORTS TO: Exhibition Manager
POSITION OVERVIEW: Primarily participates in all aspects of installing and removing exhibitions

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Support exhibition manager to plan, organize, execute installation and removal of exhibitions
• Provide technical support, for exhibiting students, artists and curators
• Maintain a cooperative working relationship with department chairs, students and curators
• Supervise freelance art handlers and student assistants working on exhibitions, ensuring their safety
• Maintain orderly storage facilities, with adequate inventory of supplies and equipment
• Construct walls and other structures as needed for exhibitions
• Produce CAD-generated drawings and renderings of exhibition designs
• Help coordinate production of signage and wall text for exhibitions
• Staff opening receptions and other after hours events at galleries
• Install and staff off-site exhibitions as needed
• Maintain professional appearance of galleries and exhibition within them
• Sustain an eagerness to learn about latest exhibition standards, tools, and equipment
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum two years experience installing exhibitions (carpentry, construction, lighting and art handling)
• Bachelor’s degree in related field; working knowledge of contemporary arts preferred
• Proficiency in SketchUp, Photoshop, Google Suite and MS Office programs
• Working knowledge of production and presentation of AV and digital media artworks
• Familiarity with exhibition design and gallery administration
• Understanding of safe, basic rigging techniques.
• Ability to perform repetitive physical activities such as bending, twisting, reaching, climbing, balancing, and handling of materials. This is an essential function of the job
• Ability to comfortably lift up to 50 lbs. This is an essential function of the job • Strong sense of responsibility, organizational skills, and thorough attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, always maintaining professional demeanor and appearance
• Available to work occasional evenings and Saturdays The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the College has instituted numerous educational innovations, including the selection of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields as instructors. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose. #LI-DNI

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Find out what it’s like to work at SVA. Visit www.sva.edu/workingatsva. To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to working@sva.edu. No walk-ins please. The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

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