Compensation $50,000 annually. Benefits eligible.
About the Institution:
Through stewardship, scholarship, and outreach, the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History increases knowledge and fosters exploration of our nation's past.
As a leading history research center, we collect, preserve, and make available documentary and material culture evidence encompassing key themes in Texas and U.S. history. Researchers, students, and the public use our collections for a wide range of academic, professional, and personal uses. Our collections also inspire our own projects, including books, exhibits, programs, films, and educational materials. The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History is an organized research unit and public service component of The University of Texas at Austin.
Summary of Responsibilities:
-To assist with care and management of the Briscoe Center for American History's exhibits and material culture program held in onsite collections as well as remote sites.
-Assist in developing several exhibitions simultaneously.
-Assist in overseeing all aspects of the exhibit: concept, design, fabrication, production, installation and maintenance.
-Assist in maintaining exhibit installations and object rotations in Briscoe Center galleries and remote sites.
-Act as exhibits registrar: tracking object moves, organizing exhibit information, assist with exhibit development with a focus on object handling and management.
-Assist in managing material culture collections, including cataloging, rehousing, and storage.
-Facilitate loans and loan renewals of material culture objects.
-Assess and plan for conservation needs and manage transfer of objects between facilities.
-Manage ongoing fine arts collections survey and adapt data for content management system.
-Assist in coordination and review of specifications for contracts and assist in managing private contractors.
-Assist in preparing project timelines and ensuring that milestones are met.
-Assist in preparing and managing regular
exhibit budget reports and advise Curator accordingly.
-Work in association with support staff. Conduct ongoing technical reviews for Winedale quilt
-Develop and manage annual traveling quilt exhibit in consultation with external and internal stakeholders, including volunteers and remote site staff.
-Facilitate donations of material culture and research visits to material culture collections.
-Develop and manage de-accessioning strategy.
-Other related functions as assigned.
-Bachelor's degree with major coursework in the Humanities, Fine Arts or Social Sciences.
-Two years experience working in a museum including:
development and design of exhibits; research, presentation of educational or interpretive programs and museum administration.
-Two years experience managing material culture collections, with significant experience managing textiles.
-Demonstrated ability to manage projects and tasks in a complex and dynamic environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage collections and projects using relational database programs.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to manage budgets.
-Extensive knowledge of exhibit fabrication, installation, and maintenance.
-Extensive knowledge of exhibit audio/visual components.
-Excellent time management skills with the proven ability to meet
-Successful record of communicating clearly and effectively in writing and oral presentations.
-Equivalent combination of relevant education
and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
For full job description, qualifications and application see:
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