CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Graphic Design and Web Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Graphic Design and Web Manager
DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTS TO: Senior Manager of Marketing, and Senior Manager of Public Relations
STATUS: Full time, Exempt

El Museo del Barrio is seeking a Graphic Design and Web Manager. Under the supervision of the Senior Manager of Marketing and the Senior Manager of Public Relations, the incumbent will contribute to El Museo’s visual identity, as it relates to the website, and collateral materials (print and digital). He/she will work within and refine the Museum’s stylebook to create materials of a high and consistent quality reflecting organizational values, while working within a budget. In addition, the candidate will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy and timeline for the Museums’ website and web-based communications that further advances and complements overarching goals for the Communications department and optimizes website usage and efficiency. Many of the duties assigned to this position require working across different museum departments.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support all departments with graphic design needs, including advertisements, calendar of events, postcards, passes, flyers, invitations, brochures, e-newsletters, PowerPoint decks, direct-mail pieces, and signage (internal and external), just to name a few.
  • Support Curatorial with the design of exhibition graphics for 3 to 6 art exhibitions per year, including titles, illustrated didactic panels, object labels, maps, timelines, brochures, mural prints, and environmental displays.
  • Solicit estimates for print jobs, schedule and traffic printing. Work with printers to maintain high-quality product while minimizing budgets.
  • Advise internal staff to ensure consistent use of Museum’s identity graphics
  • Coordinate website changes provided by content providers from other departments. Train content providers and monitor edits. Copy edits and proofs web content.
  • Serves as liaison with web developer to manage ongoing development, improvements, and evolution of Museums’ websites and digital marketing efforts to ensure effective and user-friendly online presence. For example, the development of mobile technologies, including apps for mobile devices and tablets.
  • Maximizes website usage through effective management of SEO/SEM, Google Analytics, and manages special projects, including but not limited to, permanent collection placement online
  • Tracks, analyzes, and reports on website visitation, email and web-based communications statistics and provides recommendations.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design or Visual Communication Design, with a minimum of 3 years related experience working for an arts organization, Museum, or related institution, with a related portfolio of produced work.
  • Ideal candidate should display a dynamic use of typography, color, shape, and imagery, and superior skills at color matching and mixing across media (print and online).
  • Familiarity with numerous production methods, including ink-jet and laser printing, silk-screening, vinyl graphics, transfer type, banners, durotrans, and 4-color print production.
  • Demonstrated web and print design experience is necessary, including image sizing and art direction and fluent knowledge of editorial marks and corrections language.
  • Proficient in Adobe Suite, including, but not limited to, InDesign (CS5), Photoshop, and Illustrator in a Mac environment.
  • Demonstrated track record of attracting and engaging new audiences through web and digital marketing strategies.
  • Web specific experience using a CMS (i.e. WordPress, Drupal, etc.), basic HTML knowledge, and an analytics program (Google Analytics preferred)
  • Experience with new media strategies and technologies a plus,
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to multi-task and work under deadline pressures while maintaining strong attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please forward resume, cover letter, portfolio, and salary requirements via email to jobs@elmuseo.org with “Graphic Design and Web Manager” and your first and last name in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Registrar
JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Registrar
REPORTS TO: Permanent Collection Manager
STATUS: Full time, Non-Exempt

DESCRIPTION
The Registrar will plan, organize, assess, modify, implement and administer policies, systems, procedures and activities related to the documentation and preservation of objects in the Museum’s custody for exhibition or otherwise on loan to the Museum. The Registrar will also assist the Permanent Collection Manager in various tasks associated with the documentation and preservation of the museum’s Permanent Collection.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Documentation

• Organize, modify and administer policies, procedures, systems and activities related to the documentation and control of incoming loans, through the execution, management and archiving of: loan requests and agreements; receipts; exhibition agreements; condition reports; insurance policies, certificates and claims; object checklists; packing and valuation lists; shipping documents; audio-visual documentation of borrowed objects and exhibitions.
• Assist the Permanent Collection Manager in the creation, execution and archiving of pertinent documentation related to the Museum’s collection, including: gift, purchasing and copyright agreements; artist questionnaires; artwork guides for packing and installation; marking objects with accession numbers; object cataloguing; condition reports; photo reproduction agreements; outgoing loan agreements; object de-accessions.
• Execute and/or supervise the orderly and timely entry of data (both textual and audio-visual) of objects and constituents associated with incoming loans and exhibitions into a collections management database system (El Museo del Barrio utilizes The Museum System [TMS] to enter, store and manage data related to its permanent collection, loans, exhibitions and publications)
• Assist with the development, publication and management of a web-based Permanent Collection catalog.
• Schedule and supervise photographic documentation of loan objects and exhibitions; record and archive this documentation utilizing TMS and digital filing systems.
• Regularly monitor, document and archive environmental conditions in galleries and storage areas.
• Assist with compiling and updating information in the Museum’s General Facility Report; archiving the General Facility report; distribute the Report to pertinent parties as directed by Museum’s Chief Curator, Curator and/or Executive Director.
• Provide guidance in the ongoing organization and documentation of the Curatorial Department’s research library and Artist Archive.

II. Preservation, Physical Care and Handling

• Assist in developing and implementing procedures regarding the preservation of objects in the Museum’s care, including protocols for materials and equipment, object handling and movement, long-term storage, environmental controls, facilities maintenance, illumination, pest control, and fire suppression systems.
• Schedule and coordinate object mount making and preservation framing of artworks on loan to the Museum for exhibitions; efficient and detailed written communication with professionals and vendors that provide these services is crucial.
• In collaboration with the Museum’s Operations Department, review, assess, modify and supervise procedures and systems related to: the maintenance of galleries including lamp replacement, and cleaning of floors; operation and maintenance of climate-control equipment; security protocols and systems, including crowd control; fire suppression; and pest control.
• Assist in supervising and participating in the installation and de-installations of temporary exhibitions, particularly organizing and coordinating the packing and transportation of objects, their storage, unpacking/re-packing, internal movement, condition reporting, hanging/de-installation, security and illumination; supervise and arrange the safe handling and storage of exhibition crates.
• Assists in assessing the needs related to storage, overall preservation, and conservation treatment of Permanent Collection objects, including re-organizing or updating offsite and/or onsite art/object storage areas, and re-housing objects.
• Conduct weekday inventory and condition checks of objects on exhibit. Lead any planned or emergency work with regards to the objects’ safety and conservation.
• Perform or supervises basic object preparatory/protection tasks, including archival housing of objects for storage, soft wrapping/packing (including construction of soft boxes and folios) and other tasks related to the safe storage and movement of objects.
• Physically able to lift and move artwork/crates and other work-related equipment; climb ladders; and stand on his/her feet for extended periods of time.

III. Other Related Duties

• Assist with various activities associated with a collections move, including: supervision of packing; maintaining packing lists; tracking movement of objects and shipping packages; and communication/coordination with transportation companies.
• Assist with developing and tracking budgets and expenditures related to exhibition registration activities.
• Ordering and managing supplies, equipment and tools for object packing, movement and protection, as well as exhibition installation.
• Maintain frame and exhibition furniture equipment inventory.
• Supervision of volunteers, interns and professional contract workers as necessary to execute many of the tasks described herein.
• Other tasks as assigned and agreed upon by employee and supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS
• Master’s Degree in Museum Studies, Art History, Fine Arts or a related field
• At least 3 years of museum exhibition registration and collections management experience.
• Knowledge of preservation practices and procedures, including safe handling, movement, packing, transport, storage and exhibition of objects
• Experience with planning, organizing and implementing a collections move
• Knowledge of copyright, reproductions issues, and different art media
• Fluency in various computer applications and digital imaging systems
• Experience using The Museum System a plus
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
• Spanish/English bilingual skills preferred
• Ability to work well with various constituencies, and supervise volunteers, interns, professional contract workers, and others.
• Neat, detail-oriented, well-organized, execute repetitive tasks and able to meet multiple deadlines
• Physically able to lift and move artwork/crates and other work-related equipment; climb ladders; and stand on his/her feet for extended periods of time.

El Museo del Barrio is an equal opportunity employer who does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please forward resume along with cover letter, with salary requirements, to jobs@elmuseo.org. No telephone calls, please.


INTERNSHIPS


Each spring, summer, and fall El Museo del Barrio offers Internship opportunities to promising undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and career changers who are considering careers in the arts, education, non-profits and museum profession.

VOLUNTEERS


El Museo del Barrio succeeds with the generous help of those who participate in our people-driven activities. With the help of volunteers, El Museo provides its services with a human touch.