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🔗Exhibits Manager (ADMINISTRATOR I)

  • Full Time
  • Annapolis, MD
  • 57,095 - 71,411 USD / Year
  • Department: Collections & Exhibitions
  • Job Reference #: 24-006094-0004
  • Job Summary: This position will oversee all aspects of the museum’s research, interpretation, and presentation of African American heritage and practice. The incumbent will develop exhibition content, implement research projects, and exhibition-related programs.
  • Job Qualifications:

    Education: A Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies, curatorial practice or related field from an accredited college or university.

    Experience:  three years of experience curating history and art exhibitions in a museum and/or gallery setting.

    Master’s degree in art history, or related field

    1 year of supervisory or managerial experience for an employee, intern, or volunteer.

    Minimum of five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum or gallery setting

    Specialization in African American Art and/or African American history.

    Knowledge of and experience with principles of research, exhibition development and Installation

    Ability to synthesize complex information in a manner that is engaging, inspirational, relevant, and accessible to the general public

    Commitment to accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail

    Proficiency in planning and organization

    Computer software skills including but not limited to MS Office, Pastperfect, Various Adobe programs

  • How to Apply:

    Apply here:

  • Contact Name: Martina Dodd, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions
  • Application URL:

Website Banneker-Douglass Museum / Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs, and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciation of America’s rich cultural diversity for all. The Banneker-Douglass Museum is operated by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

The main purpose of this position is to oversee all aspects of the museum’s research, interpretation, and presentation of African American heritage and practice. The incumbent will develop, alongside the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, exhibition content and implement research projects and exhibition-related programs with a clear vision of the variety of needs for a diverse audience. The incumbent will also collaborate with colleagues, interns, volunteers, and community stakeholders to engage visitors in curatorial projects, services, and programs.

Exhibition & Exhibition-Related Program Development

● Creates innovative and dynamic interpretive content for permanent and temporary exhibitions, traveling shows, virtual exhibitions, and off-site projects

● Writes exhibition/gallery guides, catalogs, press releases and other promotional material, hand-outs, reports, and articles that interpret collection and loan items

● Develops exhibition-related materials and exhibition-related public programs

Exhibition Outreach and Instruction 

● Acts as BDM liaison for exhibitors and donors
● Provides interpretive strategies for docents
● Seeks exhibition partnerships and cultivates donor/lender relationships

●       Assists with conducting tours
●       Assists with planning and implementation of docent training
●       Assists with development of exhibition schedule
●       Leads exhibition team meetings

Volunteer Supervision
● Supervises interns and volunteers

● Performs other duties as assigned

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