Employment

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. 

By joining the Brooks you would be working with a well-established organization that is the largest fine arts museum in the state of Tennessee. The Brooks is a multifaceted institution consisting of art from antiquity to the present in a wide range of media. This is an exciting time to consider joining the museum, which is continually growing and changing. We welcome your application for currently posted positions, and also encourage you to re-visit this site for information about future opportunities.  

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Title: Exhibitions Manager

Department: Curatorial/Exhibitions

Reports to: Chief Curator

Direct reports: Museum Preparators

Employment Status: Regular/Full-time

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is searching for an Exhibitions Manager (open rank) to serve as a key member of the curatorial team. This is an especially exciting time to be a part of the Brooks as we begin the process of moving to a new building in downtown Memphis in 2023. The Exhibition Manager will be involved with the planning for the new galleries while also assisting with the programming in the current building in historic Overton Park.

Summary:

The Exhibitions Manager is responsible for the oversight, scheduling, and installation of all traveling and in-house exhibitions and all aspects of incoming and outgoing loans; this includes all related paperwork, budgets, and legal and ethical concerns/issues

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with curators in the organization and installation of in-house and traveling exhibitions including: reviewing contracts, preparing facility reports and condition reports, arranging transportation, insurance and packing/crating, and processing shipments with import/export customs brokers. Also assists in the production of museum exhibition catalogues.

  • Coordinates all incoming and outgoing art and acts as courier for art objects on loan locally, nationally, and internationally.

  • Responsible for maintaining all records pertaining to long term loans including computerized records, hard copy files, photographic files, all pertinent documentation including loan contracts, condition reports, and insurance.

  • Responsible for coordinating with Security Director/Supervisors the contractual requirements of traveling exhibitions, and assists with training of Officers regarding exhibitions and loans.

  • Works with Chief Curator and Registrar in creating Exhibitions Department annual budget and managing the budget.

  • Manages museum Preparators; works collaboratively with Registrar and Assistant Registrar on various projects and assignments. Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Qualifications:

Masters degree in art history, fine arts, or museum studies, with minimum five (5) years museum experience. Thorough knowledge of museum registration methods, collections management, and museum standards. Proficiency in word processing, experience with museum database software, and budgetary procedures. Supervisory experience necessary. Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, work well under pressure and in a team environment, meet exhibition deadlines, and prioritize multiple tasks and requests.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with museum personnel on all levels: local, national, and international.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Letters of interest and cv should be sent to: resumes@brooksmuseum.org with: Exhibitions Manager in the subject line.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.