Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections - Taubman Museum of Art

  • 29 Sep 2017 1:45 PM
    Message # 5287730

    Organization: Taubman Museum of Art

    Posting Date: September 29, 2017

    Location: Roanoke, Virginia

    Primary Category: Curatorial

    Type of Position: Full-Time


    Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections

    The Deputy Director of Exhibitions provides creative leadership and implements the Taubman Museum of Art year-round schedule of exhibitions. This includes creation/curation of exhibitions and related materials, long range planning of the exhibition schedule, contracting for exhibitions, direction of the curatorial and gallery management staff. This position also maintains oversight of exhibiting artists and adjunct curators as well as oversight of a traveling exhibition program.


    Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • ·        Provides effective leadership and management of the Exhibitions and Collections Department, which presently includes the staff of exhibitions, collections/registration and installations staff.
    • ·         Responsible for the planning and delivery of an extensive integrated exhibition portfolio to include banner exhibitions, the development of a package of traveling exhibitions, and mural, atrium and sculpture garden art projects.
    • ·        Ensures that all exhibitions and projects are delivered within agreed budgets and deadlines.
    • ·        Oversees the development and stewardship of the current collection of 2,000 objects along with the Director and the Registrar.
    • ·        Negotiate loans and contracts with national and international museums and galleries as well as private collections, artists, and lenders.
    • ·        Write and/or oversee the commissioning of texts for catalogues, exhibition-related material and information, as appropriate. Research and oversee the production of all publications, ensuring that each contributes to the artist’s oeuvre, is cost-effective and delivered on time.
    • ·        Ensure that Development staff is provided with sufficient information to prepare applications to individuals, sponsors, Trusts and Foundations and other revenue streams. Work collaboratively with Development in securing grants and in kind gifts for exhibitions.
    • ·        Work collaboratively with the Education department, to bring clarity, accessibility, and excitement to interpretive tools while preserving the curatorial perspective. Team with the Education staff to ensure the highest quality programs are incorporated into the Museum’s public offerings.
    • ·        Make presentations to sponsors, grant-giving bodies, donors, specialist groups, the press and the public about the programmes upon request .Identifying, cultivating and educating supporters and potential supporters of the Museum on its exhibition program and collection through advice and special activities. Helps secure long-term relationships with philanthropists who are oriented toward the museum collection and exhibitions.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    ·        Keeps abreast of developments in art, nationally and internationally, through research, networking, and attending exhibitions.

    ·        Excellent knowledge of contemporary, historical, and popular art and culture

    ·        Proven experience of curating and delivering exhibitions and publications.

    ·        Good professional contacts and relationships with artists, writers and collectors nationally and internationally

    ·        Leadership skills and management experience

    ·        The ability to work within a fast-moving environment and to deliver within restricted time, space and financial resources

    ·        Ability to work with a diverse range of people

    ·        Must be able to work a flexible schedule

    ·        May require occasional travel and a valid Virginia driver’s license

    ·        Further details provided in official job description


    Training, Education and Experience:

    Position requires a 4-year college or university degree with major course work in art history, fine art, museum studies or arts management, or a related field and a Masters of Art in Museum Studies or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience in exhibition design and management.


    To Apply:

    If qualified and interested in this position contact Cheri Warren at the Taubman Museum of Art or view further details at

    Please provide cover letter, resume, 3 writing samples, and salary requirements to be considered for the position.



    Last modified: 29 Sep 2017 1:47 PM | Cheri Warren