Reporting to the Dana Feitler Director, The Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Operations is a vital member of the senior leadership team at the museum, as he/she oversees the exhibitions logistics, registration, finance, administration and operations of the museum, supervising managers in each of those divisions. Working closely with the Director and the senior members of the Curatorial and Audience Engagement and Public practice teams, the DDEO has ultimate oversight and responsibility for all non-content production related activities at the museum. He/she leads and is responsible for the successful planning, production, management, and completion of the museum's entire exhibitions program (including, special exhibitions, travelling exhibitions, focused exhibitions, and collections rotations). The position calls for a strong leader to strategize, plan and manage a complicated exhibition schedule of more than 10 different exhibitions annually, working as a trusted partner with both the museum's curatorial and registrations staff and a wide range of faculty, students, and other guest curators to develop a process for each project that allows the set goals to be met. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of supervisory experience, having led the planning and implementation of exhibitions in a museum or gallery setting with a team of staff and contractors and being equally familiar with museums best practices in collections care and maintenance. The DDEO will be responsible for overseeing the development of exhibition schedules and budgets, and working with curatorial, education, registration, communications, operations, and security departments to identify and manage all logistics of exhibitions, including overseeing tour details for travelling exhibitions. The DDEO also provides active leadership in the Museum's general administration in accordance with its educational mission and objectives, including overall management and long-term strategic planning. Critical to this position is the proven ability to develop and implement effective financial management and operational policies, as well as the initiative to work collaboratively with other senior managers and staff, and to communicate effectively and collegially with a diverse community of faculty, students, administrators, and patrons. The DDEO is responsible for overseeing all financial, administrative, and operational aspects of the Museum. Key responsibilities include managing the museum's multi-million dollar operating budget and maintaining the policies and goals that govern its operations, personnel, and financial performance. The DDEO supports and advises the Director in developing strategic objectives, decision making, and in fulfilling the mission of the museum, and the DDEO takes a leadership role in establishing institutional policies, practices, and direction. The DDEO also serves as the lead liaison to the university for finance and operations, including working closely with the University leadership. The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. The full job description for the DDEO that outlines the core responsibilities in the areas of Exhibitions/Collections, Exhibition Management, Collections Management, Installation, and Finance and Administration can be found on our website at: http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/about/employment/ This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
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