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Special Events & Group Tours Manager:

Poster House is the first museum in the United States dedicated exclusively to posters, and it opened in New York City in June 2019. Through temporary rotating exhibitions, events, the permanent collection, and school programming, Poster House explores the history, design, and technique behind posters, and the enormous impact they have had on society and culture.

The Special Events & Group Tours Manager is responsible for developing and managing private events and rentals, events related to exhibitions, and adult group tours. The Manager will field all incoming requests and develop relevant programming, and will work closely with the Exhibition Department on tour content, the Cafe on catering, and the Operations Team on scheduling.

Special Events:

  • Act as primary point of contact for parties interested in renting out the museum, organizing a luncheon or cocktail party, private lectures, and any other special event request for partial or full rental of the museum.
  • Develop rental agreements and work out terms with the renting organization
  • Work with the Exhibition Department to develop exhibition tours that accompany rental opportunities; The Manager may lead these tours or schedule docents from the Education Department. For special interest groups, tours may be assigned to department heads.
  • Liaise with Cafe Director on any food/beverage needs
  • Work with Operations Department to schedule event staffing and maintain an event calendar.
  • Conduct outreach to affiliated companies or neighboring organizations to garner interest in the museum. Conceive of collaborative events when appropriate.
  • Work with Corporate Sponsors on supporting events.
  • Maintaining a calendar of trade weeks (fashion week, ad week, bridal week etc.) to target specific clients and industries when they are shopping for venues.

Exhibition Programming:

  • Poster House hosts a series of temporary rotating exhibitions each season. The Special Events Manager will work closely with the Exhibition and Education Departments to develop supporting events
  • Make sure Poster House website event page is up-to-date with all events including back-end set up
  • Manage Eventbrite pages and payments
  • Identify any special instructors needed for programming and oversee them at events

Group Tours:

  • Act as point of contact for all requests for adult group tours
  • Respond to Group Tour inquiries via Google forms, phone, and email requests
  • Schedule tours according to Manager’s availability to lead. Additional staff may be utilized for tours if necessary
  • Liaise with INFO desk to insure the group is registered and well-received
  • Conduct the group tour or work with a department head if appropriate, or work with docents to schedule tours

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years experience in education or public programming within a museum setting
  • Experience in organizing events and public outreach, and an ability to work with clients from private groups to corporations
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Ability to learn quickly, take on knowledge about exhibitions, and lead a tour
  • Strong inter-departmental communication
  • Administrative and management experience including managing budgets, staff supervision, and project team leadership
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Appreciation for art/design history. Knowledge of print-making processes a plus
  • Sense of humor

Send your CV and cover letter to submissions@posterhouse.org along with an idea for an event series that would attract a design audience.

Guest Curators

Poster House collaborates with outside curators and researchers to develop exhibitions for the museum. We seek out individuals who have special knowledge of a field, and we accept proposals for poster-related exhibitions at any time. Poster House provides a budget, exhibition design support, and installation assistance, but the concept is fully developed by the individual. If you have a proposal for an exhibition, submit a 300 word essay outlining the thesis statement of the exhibition and your research approach. Email all submissions and questions to submissions@posterhouse.org