Production Manager | Publications

  • Plans and produces book projects as assigned, including soliciting vendor quotations and providing cost estimates; planning and maintaining schedules; coordinating the work of the Museum's curatorial, editorial, and design staff with outside suppliers; evaluating vendor samples and, in consultation with Production Director, choosing suppliers who are consistent with the quality desired for the project; purchasing necessary book materials; maintaining project budgets; traveling to supervise on press, domestically and abroad, as required, to ensure quality of work meets or exceeds Museum standards; prepares estimates, writes P.O.s and reviews all invoices and expenses for Production Director’s approval; reports to the Production Director at critical stages of production; and consults on all problems and decisions. Reports to the Production Director and Publisher.

    Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and eight to ten years experience in art book production focused on the production of museum-quality art books or equivalent, along with a knowledge of art history. An excellent grasp of current technology with respect to image file management, desktop production, digital pre-press systems, multicolor offset printing, and other relevant technologies is required, as well as sophisticated color-correction skills and demonstrated experience with overseas printing press checks. Understanding of current digital publishing technologies (e-books, apps, and Web-based publishing) as well as digital workflow in a publishing environment is necessary. Experience in website management, video production, or e-book production a plus. Excellent organizational, communication, and project-management skills are needed in order to manage multiple projects simultaneously, as is the ability to work independently, be highly motivated, and accept a high level of responsibility for projects assigned. Computer skills in a Mac environment with strong Photoshop and InDesign experience, a working knowledge of MS Word and Excel, Filemaker Pro, and Adobe Illustrator required.

    If you would like to submit your resume and cover letter for consideration, please choose one of the following options:

    By e-mail: (most preferred option)
    By fax: (212) 333-1107
    By mail: The Museum of Modern Art

    The Department of Human Resources
    11 West 53 Street
    New York, NY 10019

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