Sharjah Art Foundation: Senior Exhibition Designer

Job Overview:
The Senior exhibition designer takes a leading role in the design of the institution exhibitions based on the content determined by the curator, according to the theme, space, budget and schedule, following the determined scope of work and design style defined by the institution.

• Works with curators and artists on simultaneous projects, supporting the design & production process by insuring the timely preparation of drawings, models, renderings, models, and other representation tools.
• Works with other exhibition designers on the team and updates drawings, detailing, exhibition designs and art installations.
• Supervises and approves all drafted plans and elevations, renderings and visualizations that convey exhibition design ideas, and when needed models that conveys exhibition design ideas.
• Creates proper lighting exhibition strategies and schemes for each exhibition.
• Coordinates the design of a cohesive set of exhibition elements and furniture.
• Coordinate with graphic designers on wayfinding, labels and wall texts.
• Coordinates the production of exhibitions within SAF’s robust exhibition program.
• Works with vendors and contractors to source materials and services and ensure proper production.
• Communicates well with institutional art handlers and AV technicians.
• Tracks, organizes and maintains exhibition design archives, and physical models and ensures that drawing and model-making supplies are organized and replenished.
• Assists SAF Design and Production with light administrative duties.
• Update database of gallery drawings and standard details.
• Trains and supports Junior exhibition designers
• Updates personal knowledge of institutional venues, their spatial potential and occupational guidelines on an ongoing basis

• Master’s degree, in architecture or a design-related field (degree in exhibition design preferred), and 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in exhibition design in reputed contemporary or modern art institutions.
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Ability to lead a team of exhibition designers and to efficiently manage several projects simultaneously.
• Ability to form and maintain successful working relationships with institution staff, designers, curators and artists.
• Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and other standard office programs and equipment.
• Knowledge of 3-D rendering programs.
• Knowledge of 20th- and 21st-century art (preferred).

To apply, please send your completed form along with and undated CV to

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