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Manager of Installation & Production

The Walters Art Museum, located in the historic Mount Vernon district in Baltimore, offers challenging and creative work opportunities by promoting collaboration and teamwork. Our mission is to bring art and people together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. We promote and model a culture that celebrates the diversity and inclusion of all our staff, visitors, and members.


As a member of the Department of Conservation, Collections, and Technical Research with a shared focus on the preservation, study, and installation of the Walters collection, the Manager oversees the work, staff, and the facility at the museum’s offsite woodshop and reports to the Head of Installations and Production. Responsible for managing the Cabinetmaker/Preparator and the oversight of their work, the Manager is responsible for translating and implementing designs for case construction, and the construction of all casework and display elements for permanent and temporary exhibitions, installations, and related projects. The Manager assists with delivery and installation of casework and display elements at the museum, and with the Head of Installations and Production, coordinates and executes gallery construction, exhibition build-out, and finishing of exhibit spaces within the museum. Under the direction of the Head of Installations and Production, the Manager assists with the movement, packing, and installation of museum collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the work of the production shop, to meet deadlines for case construction and all aspects of a museum exhibitions building plan designs and conservation considerations.
  • Manages the Cabinetmaker/Preparator and their work
  • Prepares galleries for the exhibition including constructing, patching, and painting walls, and overseeing contractors
  • Constructs all permanent and temporary exhibitions casework and display elements according to the Walters requirements (Case Materials Guidelines) and designs
  • Wraps transports and installs all exhibition casework and display elements
  • Coordinates ordering of project-specific materials with approval of the Head of Installations and Production
  • Orders, receives, and organizes supplies and maintains supply inventory.
  • Assists the art handlers/preparators to move, pack, install/deinstall art objects from the museum collection and lending institutions.
  • Supports the museum's other divisions/departments with various non-exhibition related construction projects when necessary
  • Regularly meets with museum designer and Head of installations and Productions to determine scope, design, timelines, and budgets for
  • Works with Head of Installations and Production to produce an annual budget for the production shop and other projects as appropriate

Production Shop Maintenance and Safety:

  • Is responsible for maintaining a clear line of communication to the Head of Installations and Production regarding working and facility conditions
  • Maintains an updated inventory of cases and case furniture including labeling
  • Ensures all cases are wrapped and stored appropriately while on site
  • Daily organization of production shop tools and materials
  • Maintains a clean working environment in the production shop
  • Abides by all written safety protocols for equipment and material usage in the production shop trains new staff on safety protocols.

General Qualifications:


  • 5 - 7 years of advanced woodworking or experienced cabinetry.
  • Experience in design and production.
  • Some supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Art Handling experience a plus.
  • Driver’s license required

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent carpentry and woodworking skills with some working knowledge of OSHA standards
  • Familiarity with Exhibition design practices and a thorough knowledge of construction techniques and materials
  • Ability to take initiative and manage assigned projects to completion
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Flexible and creative problem solver
  • Ability to read and translate technical drawings into production
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign), and Vectorworks a plus
  • Collaborative worker and strong communicator

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, carry, stoop, kneel, twist, squat, bend, and reach overhead

Working conditions:

  • The primary worksite is at an offsite production shop but work will also take place on the museum campus. The incumbent will be trained to work within the museum HAZCOM policy and must abide by the safety protocols established therein.

Fulltime position: 40 hours per week, Monday through Fridays. Very rarely weekend work may be necessary.

Payrange: $50,000 - $53,000/ yr

Salary Range
$50,000 - $60,000
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Employer Name:
The Walters Art Museum
Job Title:
Manager of Installation & Production
Employer Website:
Employer Contact Information:
Mindy Howard
Job Submission Requirements:
Must Use the link to complete an application and upload a CV and cover letter:
Benefit Package
Full Benefits including PTO, 457b, Medical, Dental, Vision, RX, STD, 11 paid holidays.

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