Art Loan Manager

External Affairs

The Art Loan Manager at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is a key member of the organization’s Development and Corporate program teams and is charged with the daily management of deCordova’s Art Loan Program, and stewardship of the Program’s relationships with existing and prospective Corporate Members and Lending Artists.  Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Program goal achievement

  • Assists the Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program and fellow department staff to achieve a program goal of raising over $700K per fiscal year in Corporate Program support;

Art loan systems and processes management

  • Manages the selection of artwork for loan to Corporate Members in advance of rotation schedule and installations for over 95 corporate sites.  Participates in studio visits and installations and independently conducts site visits as assigned.
  • Manages corporate membership invoicing, tracking and acknowledgements.
  • Reviews inventory and selects pieces based on clients’ historical preferences. 
  • Works with the Art Loan Inventory Manager to complete registrarial duties related to lending artist artwork location notification, including selection, installation, and rotation. Ensures thorough condition tracking of artworks on and offsite. Coordinate return of artwork in need of conservation or repair to artists or conservator.

Stewardship and outreach

  • Assists Director in stewardship and outreach by identifying potential for expanded partnerships with corporate members.
  • Collaborates with museum departments (Events, Learning and Engagement, External Affairs and Curatorial) to plan, design and execute special events and programs including benefits and holiday fairs.
  • Acts as liaison between museum and corporate members.  Seeks out opportunities to build meaningful connections between corporate members and deCordova.
  • Supports the Director of Corporate Relations and Art Loan Program and fellow staff in promoting the Corporate Program and its benefits throughout Greater Boston’s corporate and art communities via creative, multi-channel marketing and business to business networking.


Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of development or program management experience, preferably in cultural institutions, with 1+ years of curatorial and exhibition-based program development strongly preferred. Must have a strong interest in the corporate relationship development process, development operations and program management as well a prior art handling and installation experience of contemporary collections including 2 and 3 dimensional objects. Candidates must possess strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.  Strong relationship management and prospecting skills are also required. Demonstrated planning, strategic and organizational skills to effectively manage and prioritize work flow and timelines is required as is the demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently.

Physical requirements include the ability and willingness to lift 25 pounds overhead; work on ladders and step stools during installations.

This position requires knowledge competency, and comfort with driving a 15 foot box truck.  Must hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record in order to use company vehicles.

Must be able to acquire a DOT Health Examiners Certificate for driving museum box truck

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] (include Art Loan Manager in subject line of email).  Please apply by July 20, 2018. Applications may also be mailed to deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773, Attn: Human Resources.