Job Posting: Library Exhibition Designer, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center

02 May 2019 2:00 PM | Carol Ng-He (Administrator)

Job title: Library Exhibition Designer, University of Chicago Special Collections Research Center

Description: The Library Exhibition Designer provides leadership and coordination for the Special Collections exhibition program and displays across the library, including all phases of planning and production for physical and digital exhibitions. The Library Exhibition Designer works with the Special Collections exhibition team to conceptualize gallery and digital exhibitions and to set production calendars. In collaboration with exhibition curators and staff, the Library Exhibition Designer produces online exhibitions and works to enhance and develop the Library’s Web exhibits. The Library Exhibition Designer acts as the project manager and oversees multiple production deadlines. For each exhibition the Library Exhibition Designer develops the overall graphic design themes, develops floor plans for the gallery and case layouts, and creates posters, signage panels, and related visual materials. The Library Exhibition Designer oversees all aspects of exhibition planning, preparation, production, and de/installation according to accepted preservation best practices. The Library Exhibition Designer coordinates exhibition-related services including photography, scanning, in-house and outsourced graphic production, media production and reformatting. The Library Exhibition Designer trains and manages part-time student assistants and freelance preparators. The Library Exhibition Designer participates in the conceptual and design development and production of printed exhibition publications and in planning outreach events associated with the exhibition program.  The Library Exhibition Designer works with the Library Director of Communications in the development of news stories and other publicity materials related to exhibitions.

Hiring manager information: Patti Gibbons, Head of Collection Management

Application deadline: position posted until filled

Official link to the job announcement: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/thelibrary/employment/staff-opportunities/Lib_Ex_Design/


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