MAK CENTER FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE
Los Angeles, CA
The Exhibitions and Programs Manager supports the Director in the development and execution of the MAK Center’s annual calendar of exhibitions, programs, special projects, and Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program. This role works to bolster the organization’s mission as a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary center for art and architecture headquartered in three significant architectural works by the Austrian-American architect R.M. Schindler. Offering a year-round schedule of exhibitions and events, the MAK Center presents programming that challenges conventional notions of architectural space and relationships between the creative arts.
The Exhibitions and Programs Manager will be hired by and report to the Director of the MAK Center. Duties include:
Exhibitions and programs management: Develop proposals and budgets for exhibitions with Director and programs with Education and Engagement Coordinator; oversee timelines, budgets, and overall development of exhibitions and programs, MAK Center publications and catalogs, and communication including press; communication with artists and guest curators; preparation of contracts; management of condition reports; production of exhibition related didactics; supervision of transport, travels, installation and deinstallation of exhibitions. Support exhibition and program wrap-ups including grant reporting, online and institutional archiving, and development of new procedures when needed.
Residency program management: Supervise all aspects of the residency program, from administration to residency program development; curate the Final Projects exhibitions in consultation with Director, oversee the maintenance of the Mackey Apartment building and Garage Top, maintain the archive of exhibition documentation and records of activities and programs of the MAK Center and its residents.
Grants assistance: Draft exhibition and program descriptions for grant and funding purposes; work with Director and Development Officer to coordinate all aspects of submission of grant applications, assist with reporting.
Development assistance: With Director and MAK Center team, support as needed and requested on benefit events and donor cultivation
Office & Visitor Services: perform office administrative duties such as greeting visitors, answering the phone, checking the general voicemail for messages, updating the web site, general communications, and making appointments; manage and staff visitor services at MAK Center including opening up the Schindler House (835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood) to the public; perform ticketing and admissions services; maintain visitor services / ticketing schedule, including schedule of weekend staffing, training new staffing for visitor services; checking and responding to firstname.lastname@example.org email; monitor and support group tours and private visits; monitor docent guided tours and group tours, provide educational materials for docents; monitor exhibitions and bookstore sales; tracking bookstore purchases and shipping books from the bookstore.
Additional duties as requested
- 3+ years experience working with museums, galleries or independent art spaces in curation, art-handling, exhibitions coordination and/or supervision
- Highly collaborative
- Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask and proven track record in exhibitions and programs coordination or arts organizing
- Attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, clear and precise writing ability
- Experience with grant writing and reporting for project or organizational funding
- Interest and background in multidisciplinary practices, drawing from contemporary art, design and architecture
- Familiarity with softwares and platforms including Google Drive, Slack, Mailchimp, WordPress/Squarespace, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Filemaker Pro a plus
- Fluency in Spanish language a plus
- Interest in visitor service and working with the public
Hours are generally Monday-Friday, between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, but will fluctuate to accommodate the calendar of exhibitions and public programs.
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume/CV and references to Jia Yi Gu, Director of MAK Center, email@example.com by 6/11/2023.=
The Exhibitions & Program Manager is a salaried (non-exempt) position with a starting rate of $50k in 2023, including medical benefits, 2 weeks paid time off, additional federal holidays, and 6 days sick-leave.