UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply
New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) seeks to appoint a Head of Exhibitions and Collection Management reporting directly to the Galleries Executive Director and Chief Curator.
This senior management position directs multiple units in care of art and exhibition-production work flows to ensure care for and presentation of art at NYUAD. The role requires demonstrated knowledge of museum best-practice and exhibition project management.
This position directs the overall functioning of multiple teams, and will lead on bringing them into alignment with mission-driven momentum.
Areas the role oversees include: Exhibition Design and Production (designers, construction crews, facilities and electrical), Registrarial (risk management for fine art, specialized logistics, legal liaison), and art preparation (art installers, conservators, lighting designers). This oversight extends across campus, from the Main Gallery (a non-collecting museum) to the Project Space (a gallery for cross-disciplinary experimentation and emerging artists) to the Campus Collection, and includes the Christo Award (for emerging artists) and other exhibitions or art care requirements as they develop.
The ideal candidate will have a background in collection management and registrarial work, as well as a strong track record with managing production schedules across departments, and a working knowledge of the expertise needed for handling particular kinds of art, lighting, and installation.
The HECM reports to the Executive Director of The NYUAD Art Galleries department. This is a three-year limited-term contract with possibility to renew.
The exhibition program at the gallery is, by design, varied in region, period, and style. It requires that the HECM bring to the role a broad and flexible “toolbox” for producing art exhibitions from different regions and periods of history (from ancient to contemporary), across all media, from interactive digital installation to delicate, centuries-old textile.
Directing Exhibition Production
Lead and align the following teams and units, as detailed below:
Provide comprehensive oversight of exhibition delivery, ensuring excellence in execution. Accountable for the following steps:
Art Registration and Risk Management
Oversee contract registrars and retain conservators as needed, to ensure compliance with Fine Arts Insurance requirements and museum best practices, including:
Directing care and presentation of art across multiple campus venues
Care of collection, and of the spaces that present art: