Job Opening: Museum Publication Coordinator, Asia Society

job opening - 5Job posted by: Asia Society
Location: New York, New York
Posted on: July 17, 2013
Start date: ASAP
Education requirements: 4-year degree
Employment type: Full time
Education: BA and experience

Asia Society, a prestigious, global, educational and cultural non-profit seeks a
Museum Publication Coordinator to coordinate all published materials, including
print and web, and provide administrative support.

Responsibilities:

•Coordinate exhibition and collection photography and provide images and information to departments within Asia Society;
•Manage image rights and reproductions, and maintenance of Museum photo archive;
•Manage content, edit, and coordinate implementation of exhibitions websites;
•Coordinate and oversee Museum’s presence on AsiaSociety.org and exhibition minisites, including working with CMS.

In consultation with Director of Museum Operations:

•Edit and proofread exhibition didactics, wall and label text, teacher guides, exhibition preview invitations, Events calendar entries, press releases, catalogue texts, and other departmental texts;
•Coordinate materials for designers and publishers;
•Coordinate exhibition and publication timelines;
•Coordinate content, design, and production of exhibition wall and label texts and maps;
•Coordinate content and develop, edit, and coordinate production of audio tours and occasional smartphone apps;
•Coordinate acquisition and production of exhibition catalogue images; work with designers and printers to coordinate catalogue production;
•Coordinate museum book inventory and distribution within Asia Society and wholesalers.

General Museum duties

•Perform general gallery checks and report installation and/or maintenance problems.
•Some lifting, including boxes up to 40 lb.
•Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

•Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Fine Arts/Architecture or Communications and 3-4 years experience in a Museum or Publishing position preferred.
•Excellent editing and writing skills and strong organizational skills.
•Proficient in Word, Photoshop, Filemaker (or equivalent database), Excel and experience in InDesign.
•Experience working with consultants, free-lance designers and editors.
•Experience in book publication.
•Knowledge of exhibition installation and art handling, and strong knowledge of content management systems, social media, and working with web developers and designers.

Full application details on Idealist.org.

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