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Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator

Reporting to The Olana Partnership’s (TOP) Associate Curator and working in collaboration with project-specific guest curators and colleagues at New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP), the Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator works with OPRHP staff to care for objects in the New York State Parks collection and oversees the planning and implementation of special exhibitions and collection-based installations in collaboration with OPRHP staff.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Stewardship of collections at Olana State Historic Site in close coordination with the OPRHP Historic Site Director and OPRHP staff, including: climate and collections safety monitoring; overseeing conservation needs; supporting implementation of Historic Furnishing Plan to provide interpretation and public tours;
• Management of The Olana Partnership’s program of special exhibitions, including: maintenance of exhibitions planning calendar and individual exhibition implementation timelines and budgets; coordination of loans with OPRHP Registrar; coordination of texts and image rights/credits for labels, panels, pamphlets; coordinate exhibition design and gallery preparation and installation; manage fine art transport logistics; track professional service agreements, including for guest curators/artists;
• Manage internal and external image reproduction requests, and support TOP communications and marketing with photography, credit lines, etc.

• Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, arts administration, or a related field.  Master’s or graduate work in museum studies or in library and information science a plus.
• Two years administrative and project-management experience in a not-for profit setting, preferably in a museum environment, or the equivalent education and experience;
• Demonstrated experience managing museum collections or archives. Knowledge of art handling and conservation best practices in historic environments a plus.

Required Skills and Abilities:
• Attention to detail and excellent organizational, project management, research, writing, and editing skills;
• Demonstrated ability to prepare and meet timelines and budgets;
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines;
• Collaborative and collegial work style;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, in particular Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel and collection management systems.;
• Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.


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About This Job

  • The Olana Partnership
  • Hudson, NY
  • Category: Professional
  • Salary Range: 45,000-55,000
  • Posted: November 22, 2022