The Project Manager leads the delivery of a high-quality traveling exhibitions program to domestic and international venues. This position works directly with TMB’s senior team and the Exhibitions and Publications Manager, clients’ curators, clients’ directors and others to develop traveling exhibitions. The role is a key liaison between venues and TMB staff, clients and venues. This position also manages exhibition budgets, working closely with the other staff as well as the accountants and Counsel.
The Project Manager will coordinate internal and external project resources, assist with all aspects of contracting, artwork insurance and transportation, and will ensure legal compliance and implementation of best practices. Additionally, the Project Manager will assist with reporting to clients, preparing project materials and documentation, providing research and assisting TMB’s senior team.
The Project Manager will have opportunities for advancement, a good degree of autonomy in conducting their work, and significant exposure to industry leaders. The Project Manager will represent TMB with current and prospective clients, partners and stakeholders, and potentially at public events such as industry conferences, and will at all times seek to identify the needs of the community we serve and attempt to improve the service offered.
Primary responsibilities and duties:
- Works with TMB’s senior team to develop TMB’s business strategy;
- Develops, communicates, and implements business strategies, plans and works closely with clients to develop traveling exhibitions, identify venues, oversee plans and budgets;
- Manages relationships with clients and venues; represents TMB to promote exhibitions, cultivate new proposals and venues, and maintain contact with venues;
- Manages complex logistics of multiple simultaneous traveling exhibition projects;
- Schedules and leads project development and planning meetings for all traveling exhibition projects as necessary; communicates progress and next steps clearly and effectively;
- Manages budgets and deliverable deadlines working with appropriate staff, and invoices partners;
- Works with counsel to create and negotiate contracts for exhibitions with venues;
- Works with TMB partners directly on licensing and business development opportunities;
- Monitors work of contractors and vendors as necessary;
- Analyzes budgets, works closely with accountants.
The job is right for you if you have:
- An entrepreneurial spirit and are a self-starter;
- Superior management skills;
- The ability to build relationships of trust, respect and credibility with senior staff;
- Demonstrated commitment in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment;
- Experience leveraging metrics and finances to drive decision making;
- A deep appreciation for the arts and experience with and commitment to the mission and culture of a vital cultural institution;
- Leadership experience in a museum or similar environment;
- Exceptional business and accounting knowledge and experience managing operational functions;
- An undergraduate degree in Art History, History or Liberal Arts preferred, or alternatively degree in Economics, Business or other humanity paired with a strong passion for museums and the arts (work experience will be prioritized over education);
- Strong verbal and written communications skills in English (additional languages preferred);
- The ability to manage client accounts;
- The ability to manage complex exhibitions from every facet;
- Proven ability to create, communicate and manage complex schedules;
- The ability to work on tight deadlines and maintain a calm, ordered approach;
- The ability to effectively manage and negotiate multiple stakeholders, even when needs do not align;
- Proven to be result-oriented;
- Strong computer skills, including Google and Microsoft Office software;
- Been fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized COVID-19 vaccine.