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Exhibitions Manager The Exhibitions Manager is responsible for seasonal exhibitions and designated events of shorter duration that support the Garden’s mission, engage our community, and encourage visitation. A seasonal exhibition is defined as a distinct display, show, installation, or activity offered continuously to the Garden’s guests for weeks or months. Current examples include, but are not limited to, Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, M&T Bank Butterflies Live! and Origami in the Garden. An event of shorter duration could include Cinco de Mayo celebrations and Earth Day or Arbor Day programs. The Exhibitions Manager creates and implements the exhibition plan for the Garden. She or he ensures the safe, secure, timely, and successful completion of all necessary designs, budgets, contracts, schedules, coordination measures, logistics, and program offerings for an exhibition. She or he supervises exhibition installation, implementation, break-down, and after action reporting. While creativity and imagination will be important qualities for the successful candidate to possess, the Manager is responsible for production of exhibitions as well as their artistic design. The Manager is supported by staff and volunteers tasked to support the exhibition plan through their various Directors or Managers or as provided in an exhibition staffing budget. The Exhibitions Manager reports to the Director of Education. The successful candidate will be a smart, intuitive, creative, resourceful, innovative, flexible and experienced leader with a proven record of success in designing and managing exhibitions, projects, or programs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Create and manage a 36-month schedule of exhibitions. • Devise, document, maintain, and manage annual exhibition plans and budgets for the current and subsequent two fiscal years. • Research, analyze, and propose potential exhibitions that are mission appropriate, cost-effective and likely to resonate with our community. • Receive research, analyze, and make recommendations for new programs, projects, displays, or exhibitions not assigned to other staff for implementation. • Ensure each proposed exhibition is assessed for relation to mission, financial viability (including feasibility and expense of implementation as well as potential earned and donated revenue), and safety, security and marketing risks. • Working with staff leadership, colleagues and assigned staff and volunteers, create and implement seasonal exhibitions including, but not limited to, summer displays (e.g., Origami in the Garden), annual Butterflies Live! and GardenFest of Lights exhibitions. • In coordination with other Garden staff, create and implement educational programming for all ages related to the seasonal exhibitions including, but not limited to, drop-in activities, displays, workshops, classes, and special events. • Ensure the design, content, and production of exhibition-related materials including, but not limited to, interpretive signage, exhibition maps, and interpretive training material for staff and volunteers. • Communicate and coordinate exhibition planning, schedules, and content with staff and volunteers through presentations, inter-departmental meetings, and active working sessions. • Working with staff leadership, colleagues and assigned staff and volunteers, create and implement single-day events that further Garden’s mission and invite expanded community visitation. • Create job descriptions and recruit, interview, hire, train, mentor, supervise, assess, counsel, and terminate direct report staff members (e.g., butterfly curators). • In coordination with other Garden staff and volunteer supervisors, create and manage tasking lists and schedules for their paid and unpaid staff who are working in direct support of exhibitions. • Work closely with the Directors of Advancement and Public Relations and Marketing to provide appropriate information and materials in a timely manner. • Ensure all necessary insurance policies, purchases, and contracts are completed in a timely and professional manner, and that all required documentation is provided to the Comptroller and appropriate staff leadership. • Ensure safe and prompt breakdown of exhibitions, timely assessments of seasonal staff, fair and honest feedback to supervisors about the performance of their staff and volunteers, thorough collection and documentation of lessons learned, and the creation of final reports for staff and board leadership. Education Apr 27, 2018