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Travelling Exhibitions Manager

Art Bridges Foundation

Travelling Exhibitions Manager

Credit Maxime Chermat

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Job title: Travelling Exhibitions Manager

Organisation: Art Bridges Foundation

Salary: $60,000 – $75,000

Location: Bentonville, AR, USA

Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges created and supported programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of nearly 170 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development; loans from the Art Bridges collection; and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses different types of media and is inclusive of diverse perspectives.

Job description

The Travelling Exhibitions Manager will manage traveling exhibition projects by seeing them through tour preparation and scheduling, the on-view period, and the completion of the tour. You will aggregate, develop, and disseminate exhibition materials to internal and external stakeholders, foster collaboration and collegiality among stakeholders, manage and communicate overall project timelines and deliverables, ensure contract compliance, manage project budgets, and support our partners as needed. This position works closely with Art Bridges curators, registrars, and outside exhibition teams to develop and implement efficient systems to facilitate the exchange of exhibitions between institutions.


  • Manages planning and logistics, and provides customer service for multiple, overlapping traveling exhibitions
  • Hires, supervises, mentors, coaches, and provides professional development opportunities for direct reports
  • Assesses, prioritizes, assigns, and manages department workflow including implementation and delegation of the responsibilities outlined below
  • Adapts and reviews contracts for Art Bridges, and monitors organizing partners and venues to ensure obligations are met in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Develops, communicates, and tracks schedules and budgets
  • Tracks spending against project budgets, makes suggestions for keeping projects on budget, and alerts Art Bridges staff and partner institutions to potential budget issues
  • Markets exhibitions and secures venues; develops and implements tour schedules
  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues to assemble exhibition prospectuses and project contents (i.e., text, interpretives, A/V media, and design plans) and provides them to partners in a cohesive, easily understandable, and actionable package
  • Collaborates closely with internal and external colleagues
  • Schedules timely meetings, prepares agendas, and facilitates positive and productive meetings
  • Manages project budgets, and generates financial reports as requested; ensures project-related invoices and payments are handled in a timely manner
  • Support exhibition venues with funding application reviews and budget feedback.
  • Supervise Art Bridges Interns
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Application instructions

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