Worcester Art Museum
PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Reports To: Director
of Curatorial Affairs
Direct Reports: None
Purpose: To act as
exhibition designer, responsible for the design of temporary exhibitions and
long-term installations, including permanent gallery renovations and upgrades,
together with design for third-spaces in the museum.
Comprehensive design of temporary
exhibitions, permanent gallery and other museum space renovations and upgrades,
including creation of production drawings.
Working with the Director of
Curatorial Affairs and museum curators, translate curatorial visions and
concepts into achievable, budget-sensitive designs for both long-term
installations and temporary exhibitions.
Develop designs working to museum best
practices in visitor experience, learning, and communication design standards.
Prepare design drawings for exhibition
construction and case fabrication, in coordination with the Chief Preparator.
Collaborate with the Publication and
Graphic Designer on exhibition graphics, publications and museum wayfinding.
In coordination with the Chief
Preparator, establish and maintain exhibition production guides for temporary
exhibitions and long-term installations, including permanent gallery
renovations and upgrades, as well as for installations, renovations and
upgrades in the museum.
Serve as a member of museum project
teams for exhibition and display development and implementation.
Working in collaboration with the
Chief Preparator and exhibition project managers, contribute to the development
of the design and fabrication elements of exhibition project budgets.
Remain current with approaches and
developments in the theory and practice used in the display of museum
Represent design related issues at
meetings and on internal committees
Represent Director of Curatorial
Affairs in his/her absence regarding exhibition design
Perform other related duties as
Proven project management skills,
including the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively within a team,
comprising museum staff, contractors, and vendors
Experience managing complex
projects: ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, working to
Ability to prepare and manage
Strong communication and
Knowledge of and experience
working with museum exhibition design standards and techniques
Ability to express design intent
through sketches or computer renderings
Experience with presentation
drawing, drafting, and construction drawing
Proficient with VectorWorks or
AutoCAD, Adobe CS, MS Office software and/or 3-D model or drafting experience
Knowledge of museum fabrication
materials, graphics production, installation techniques, mount making
techniques, requirements for display of sensitive objects and ADA requirements
required; MA, MS preferred, or equivalent training in visual art, architecture,
design or related field.
or more years in a museum, gallery, or similar exhibiting institution with
extensive design experience and portfolio, and knowledge of exhibition
planning, lighting, fabrication, installation and exhibit furniture design.
February 27, 2020
About this Organization:
Art Museum creates transformative programs and exhibitions, drawing on its
exceptional world-renowned collection of 38,000 works of art spanning 51
centuries. Central to its mission is a focus on audience engagement, connecting
visitors of all ages and abilities with inspiring art and demonstrating its
enduring relevance to daily life. The Museum’s creative initiatives—from
pioneering collaborative programs with local schools, to fresh approaches to
exhibition design and in-gallery teaching, to a long history of studio class
instruction—provide opportunities for its diverse audiences to experience art
and learn both from and with artists.
Centrally located in New England, Worcester is an hour from Boston, Providence
and Hartford, an hour and a half from the Berkshires, three hours from New York
City, and is convenient to Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
Museum is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.