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Exhibits Manager

Recruitment #24-006094-0004


The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC), is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Administrator I (Exhibits Manager) in their department.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, Maryland  21401

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to oversee all aspects of the museum’s research, interpretation, and presentation of African American heritage and practice. The incumbent will develop, alongside the Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, exhibition content and implement research projects and exhibition-related programs with a clear vision of the variety of needs for a diverse audience. The incumbent will also collaborate with colleagues, interns, volunteers, and community stakeholders to engage visitors in curatorial projects, services, and programs.


Exhibition & Exhibition-Related Program Development

Creates innovative and dynamic interpretive content for permanent and temporary exhibitions, traveling shows, virtual exhibitions, and off-site projects 

Writes exhibition/gallery guides, catalogs, press releases and other promotional material, hand-outs, reports, and articles that interpret collection and loan items

Develops exhibition-related materials and exhibition-related public programs

Exhibition Outreach and Instruction 
Acts as BDM liaison for exhibitors and donors
Provides interpretive strategies for docents
Seeks exhibition partnerships and cultivates donor/lender relationships

       Assists with conducting tours
       Assists with planning and implementation of docent training
       Assists with development of exhibition schedule

  ●       Leads exhibition team meetings

Volunteer Supervision
Supervises interns and volunteers 

 ● Performs other duties as assigned


Education: A Bachelor's degree in art history, museum studies, curatorial practice or related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  three years of experience curating history and art exhibitions in a museum and/or gallery setting.


Master’s degree in art history, or related field

1 year of supervisory or managerial experience for an employee, intern, or volunteer.

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible curatorial experience in a museum or gallery setting 

Specialization in African American Art and/or African American history.

Knowledge of and experience with principles of research, exhibition development and Installation 

Ability to synthesize complex information in a manner that is engaging, inspirational, relevant, and accessible to the general public 

Commitment to accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail 

Proficiency in planning and organization 

Computer software skills including but not limited to MS Office, Pastperfect, Various Adobe programs


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Budget and Management     
Recruitment and Examination Division 
301 W. Preston Street, Room 608 
Baltimore, Maryland  21201 
Recruitment# 24-006094-0004 

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire. This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

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