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Vacancy for Senior Travelling Exhibitions Manager, Operations

Field Museum

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Job title: Senior Travelling Exhibitions Manager, Operations

Organisation: Field Museum

Type: Full time

Location: Chicago, USA

The Senior Travelling Exhibitions Manager, Operations plays a senior role in advancing the Field Museum’s Travelling Exhibitions program. The successful candidate will oversee Travelling Exhibitions operations, bear primary responsibility for Travelling Exhibitions budgets, supervise Production Supervisors, and manage strategic partnerships and business development. Moderate travel is required.

Job description

Duties and Responsibilities

. Coordinate all operational needs for exhibition installations and deinstallations in consultation with Sales, Production, and Registration staff including floor plan approvals, team staffing assignments and work schedules, team travel planning, shipping logistics, and exhibitions maintenance

. Manage all aspects of Travelling Exhibitions budget tracking and forecasting; review monthly expenditures, report quarterly budget status, project revenue cash flow, and monitor adherence to approved accruals; work with colleagues on real- time expense tracking and invoicing; standardize working documents and organize, maintain, and archive past budget files

. Take a leading role in Field Museum Travelling Exhibitions project partnerships and domestic and international exhibition partnerships, including correspondence with partners, contracting, planning and attending workshops, partnership workflow, and tour planning

. Represent the Field Museum alone and as part of a team at conferences and client meetings


. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and a background in anthropology, art history, or science is preferred

. 5-7 years of experience in business development or client relations, including at least 3 years in museum exhibitions

. Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written

. Demonstrated budget creation and management experience

. Ability to coordinate diverse teams and work in a creative, multidisciplinary, and fast-paced environment

. Keen sense of operations and business strategy

. Passion for customer service

. Strong personnel management skills

. Advanced Excel proficiency; familiarity with NetSuite and Salesforce a plus

Application instructions

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit:

Closing date: Saturday 29 February 2020

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by February 17; cover letter required for consideration.

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