Exhibitions and Facilities Manager – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – Detroit

About the Role
The Exhibitions and Facilities Manager works closely with the Artistic Director, Chief Operating Officer, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator, Director of Development, and other staff members to ensure that the museum’s strategic goals are achieved in the area of exhibitions and facility operations. They will lead and coordinate the strategy, planning, and implementation for exhibition installation, special projects, and the Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead. This role also provides significant support for MOCAD initiatives such as the Annual Art Auction, Monster Drawing Rally, Annual Teen Art Exhibition, and other special projects as needed.
Status: Full-time, Exempt.
Monday-Friday; some evening and weekend hours as needed. In-office vs at-home schedules are staggered at present due to pandemic safety guidelines.
Reports To Artistic Director
Direct Reports
Curatorial + Exhibitions Coordinator, Lead Preparator, Facilities Staff (2 persons), Contracted Vendors including Install Assistants

Working with the Artistic Director and Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator, will be the first point of contact for artists once an exhibition is confirmed and will work collaboratively with the curatorial team to determine budget expenditures, layout, and scale of said exhibition.
Will create and manage all budgets related to exhibitions and directly communicate with the Artistic Director and Chief Operating Officer said budget.
Oversee the creation, documentation, and communication of policies or procedures relevant to Exhibitions. Update and revise as needed strategic documents related to Exhibitions programming and policies.
Working with the Curatorial + Exhibitions Coordinator and Lead Preparator to coordinate logistics of artist visits , artist projects, and installing and de-installing exhibitions which includes exhibition design, installation schedule, and shipping and receiving of artwork.
Communicate with artists to ensure their vision is feasible for MOCADs exhibitions budget. If their vision is not fiscally possible, the Exhibitions and Facilities Manager will communicate that to the artist.
Manage installation crews (normally temporary/seasonal contractors) and contractors related to exhibitions.
Oversee the implementation of policies, procedures, and training (as needed) that ensure a safe work environment during installation/exhibition construction activities, ensuring MOCAD meets OSHA and other relevant legal standards.
Monitor conditions of galleries and departmental art storage areas.
Coordinate hiring a photographer to document every exhibition and occasionally other programs.
Work with facility rental personnel to develop regulations for interacting with artwork as on view.
General oversight and maintenance of all the Exhibition Departments’ records and files.
Work with the Curatorial + Exhibitions Coordinator to create and maintain an up-to-date inventory of exhibitions-related equipment, including tools, equipment, and materials owned by MOCAD, technology equipment purchased for use in and by exhibitions, and any other relevant areas which may arise.
Assist with the annual art auction and associated exhibition as needed, including art inventory management, packing/shipping coordination, auction exhibition installation, and other related tasks.
Facility Operations:
Oversee Facility Operations team members, working with those individuals to ensure the building, grounds, and Mobile Homestead are clean, safe, and prepared for visitors.
Ensure facilities are up to code, including current capacity cards, working fire, and security alarm systems, and other relevant permits and systems.
Oversee the creation and maintenance of a facilities calendar to coordinate ongoing and seasonal maintenance tasks.
Oversee the creation and maintenance of an equipment and materials inventory related to facility operations.
Work with team members to coordinate repairs with outside vendors as needed.

A minimum of seven years of experience working in the arts, specifically at community-centered organizations, museums, or a related field, is required.
A minimum of 2-3 years in a management position at an arts organization
Experience with general administrative duties, building maintenance, and management.
Strong art handling and construction/installation skills are critical for this role.
Extensive prior experience with project management, budgeting, and the creative development and production of visitor engagement opportunities.
Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to give and receive effective feedback. Attention to grammar and style and a pleasant communication demeanor.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work productively with diverse constituencies.
A keen passion for contemporary arts and culture.
Scrupulous attention to detail, strong copy editing, and proofreading skills are required.
Ability to thrive in a multi-project environment
Knowledge of and ability to implement workplace safety standards, ensuring MOCAD is meeting OSHA/other legal requirements in relevant areas.

Desired Skills and Experience
Ability to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and attend to multiple assignments simultaneously.
Experience with computer tools, including Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Suite, and Adobe Suite. Ability to adapt to the use of new technology tools as needed.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please email your resume and cover letter as a PDF to jobs@mocadetroit.org by May 5, 2023. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to inquiries about hiring or this position.