Senior Project Manager

The Senior Project Manager will work on high-level organizational projects, including serving as the lead project manager for two of Monument Lab’s upcoming large-scale exhibition projects. This position will manage all aspects of each project’s administrative, programmatic, and fiscal operations; support all curatorial, research and programmatic activities; and serve as the project’s primary point of contact and liaise between Monument Lab’s internal team and all external stakeholders.  

Reporting to the Associate Director of Projects, the Senior Project Manager will work in close coordination with Monument Lab’s entire Leadership Team. This position will require frequent travel to Central New Jersey and Washington D.C. 

The position is open to candidates with a variety of training paths and professional expertise. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in exhibition installation, event production, project management, and working with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Manage all aspects of the projects administrative, programmatic, and fiscal operations; support all curatorial, research, and programmatic activities. Serve as the project’s primary point of contact and liaise between Monument Lab’s internal team and external stakeholders. 
  • Manage the comprehensive project timeline, to include internal milestones and public calendar. Organize and lead all project meetings. Prepare the agenda, distribute meeting notes, and track all next steps. Ensure that Monument Lab’s Leadership Team, the project team, and stakeholders receive frequent updates; coordinate and distribute project information across the organization; track and manage project priorities to meet all deadlines and deliverables. 
  • Manage the project budget, inclusive of artist fees, production expenses, research and engagement, events, design, documentation, specialized project staff, and travel. Track expenses and provide monthly budget reports. Assist in the distribution of contracts, agreements, permissions, and related paperwork. Work in conjunction with Monument Lab’s finance team to process invoices and make project-specific purchases.
  • Manage the teams and tools required to complete the project, to include supporting project staffing (consultant and vendors); coordinate and oversee research and engagement staff; maintain requisite project tools (project management software, equipment).
  • Manage and coordinate the activities required to complete the project, to include studio and site visits, permitting, permissions, engineering review, exhibition installation, and deinstallation. 
  • Manage and coordinate the production of internal and external deliverables. Internal deliverables include public language templates, documentation, media assets and related digital and web assets. External deliverables include temporary public artworks, research and engagement findings and publications. 
  • Support and coordinate the creation of content to include artistic and curatorial, research, design, media, events, and publications. 
  • Liaise and coordinate with all project stakeholders to include artists, project partners, and other project contributors. 
  • Liaise and coordinate with Monument Lab’s departmental processes and systems to include operations and administration, project management, research, communications, and partnerships. 
  • Five to seven years of exhibition installation and project management experience. Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Candidates must be highly organized, proactive, and detail oriented. 
  • Candidates must be able to work at a fast-pace, efficient with their use of time and be
    flexible to change & opportunity.
  • The ability to work independently and manage multiple short-term and long-term projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills that cultivate creativity, collaboration,
    and transparency. An active listener who is empathetic, respectful, and confident.
  • A valid driver's license. 
  • Experience using online project management and content management tools preferred.
Position Type
Full-Time; 40 hours a week exempt; salaried with benefits. Compensation is $65,000.
This position requires in-person hours at least three days a week, Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM at Monument Lab’s studio headquarters in Philadelphia, PA and will require frequent travel to New Jersey and Washington D.C. Close proximity to Philadelphia is preferred; however, we are open to partial remote work possibilities for candidates located in Southern New Jersey and the Washington D.C. area in the immediate future.
Application Requirements
Application Requirements: Cover letter; resume/CV; a list of three professional references (name, contact information, relationship) to include at least one direct supervisor; and one project sample. Applications will be accepted through Friday, June 24th 2022

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Please contact opportunities@monumentlab.com with any questions.