Jobs: one at the Met and one from England

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1.) Merchandising Designer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a Designer for the Museum’s Merchandising Department. The Designer will execute conceptual designs, hand or technical designs, and design coordination and collaboration for new product initiatives and ongoing development projects. Responsibilities include executing designs across a wide range of projects and products, handling multiple assignments, collaborating with Product Team Members on new product initiatives, strategic direction, and status of design deliverables, as well as, achieving desired product aesthetics (scale, color-correcting, cropping, and material selection) based on original art objects or as directed by the Product Design Manager.

Successful candidates must have BA, BFA or equivalent degree with a minimum of 5 years experience designing diverse ranges of consumer product lines: concepts/themes, layouts/sketches, and, when required, technical designs for manufacturability is preferred. Strong sensibilities in scale, color, color-matching across mediums, and design layout, as well as, the ability to execute design in both hand, digital, and technical mediums is preferred. Candidates must have effective communication skills, both written and verbal, be well-organized, highly motivated, detail-oriented and able to work under time-bound guidelines. Knowledge of standard design hardware and software with an interest in keeping aware of new technologies is a plus.

Apply via email to: employoppty@metmuseum.org

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history as a Word attachment with the position title in the subject line.

2.) Exhibitions Officer, Hub – National Centre for Craft & Design

The Hub is the largest space in England entirely devoted to the celebration and exhibition of contemporary craft and design. We offer a changing programme of challenging exhibitions in our main gallery, roof gallery and window space.

The Exhibitions Officer will support our Head of Exhibitions in the development, curation and delivery of our programme. If you are knowledgeable and passionate about craft, design, the visual arts and the cultural sector, then you should consider this an exceptional opportunity. Those who relish hard work and have a ‘hands on’ approach to making things happen should apply. Please note the Interview Date will be Tuesday 22nd September 2009.

To Apply:

Please email omhub@leisureconnection.co.uk for an application pack.

Application deadline: Completed application packs to be returned to the Hub by Friday 11th September 2009.

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