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    The Chief of Design is responsible for a permanent staff of approximately forty employees, which includes personnel in the design office, the silkscreen shop, the exhibits production shop, the armature shop, the lighting shop, and the architectural services department; the incumbent also oversees the work of contract employees whose numbers range between five and twenty, as the exhibitions demand. 

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    The Chief of Design:

    1. Serves on an Exhibition Planning Committee which oversees the organization and production of temporary exhibitions that have been approved by the Exhibitions Steering Committee. 
    2. Designs or oversees all temporary exhibition installations and displays of the permanent collection at the Gallery and develops floor plans and case elevations. 

    3. Directly supervises draftspersons in their drafting of finished floor plans, elevations, and construction details. 
    4. Works collaboratively with curators to determine the design for exhibitions, including overall conceptualization and approach to display based on a full familiarity with the objects and the goals of the exhibition; the arrangement of the physical space; the arrangement of objects within the space; the design of exhibition furniture and mounts; the choice of color, fabric, and other materials; lighting; and the arrangement of visitor amenities such as gallery seating.
    5. Oversees any renovation of existing art areas (galleries) and construction of new art areas. 
    6. Recommends and presents installation proposals, plans, and budgets for approval by the Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs Officer. 

    7. Determines the display techniques to be used in the mounting of exhibitions regarding framing, matting, conservation, and lighting requirements. 
    8. Monitors all expenditures to assure that the budget is adhered to and that the installation will be completed without cost over-run.

    9. Supervises the lighting design of exhibitions and the permanent galleries.

    10. In coordination with the EEO officer, works to identify and eliminate barriers to underrepresented groups to improve diversity in the Gallery’s workforce on an ongoing basis. Communicates and consistently sets a positive example for staff in support of workforce diversity and a work environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment on any unlawful basis.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required on an occasional basis.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    SL - salary determined for this position may be negotiable

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