Marfa Dialogues



Registrar & Lead Preparator

Reporting to Ballroom Marfa’s Director & Curator, the Registrar & Lead Preparator will be responsible for critical programmatic, administrative and operational tasks.

The Registrar & Lead Preparator will provide comprehensive logistical and administrative support for Ballroom Marfa’s exhibition program, in addition to overseeing the facilities and key off-site projects. This position drives forward the exhibition program via budgeting, planning, installation, deinstallation, and support for the production and fabrication of new work. As part of a small team, this position requires a positive attitude, excellent organizational and communication skills, resourcefulness and creativity, and the ability to work closely with a small, dedicated team. The position will involve region travel; candidates should have their own means of transportation since Marfa is based in a remote location.


•Responsible for coordination and implementation of all aspects of the visual arts program which includes: interfacing with artists, fabricators and art handlers and all production logistics of exhibitions and installations
•Responsible for shipping and receiving of art works, including condition reporting
•Initiates and organizes art insurance for all exhibitions and events
•Manages registration system, digital and physical archive, and other systems that support the efficient and professional functioning of the visual art program
•Develops, maintains, and tracks visual arts budgets
•Develops and implements filing protocols, digital and physical, for exhibitions
•Oversees or executes all Ballroom Marfa fabrication projects and initiatives
•Responsible for inventory maintenance and acquisition of preparatory tools and overall organization of prep spaces
•Maintains and inventories gallery and off-site storage
•Manages all aspects of Ballroom’s off-site public installations
•Responsible for facilities management and upkeep including maintenance, renovations, landscaping, plumbing, and utilities •Assists with the production of additional programs
•Manages all installation personnel
•Arranges all aspects of installation and de-installation
•Executes signage, label copy, and ancillary materials for exhibitions and programs
•Manages limited edition inventory, packing and storage processes and procedures, manages execution and shipment of limited edition sales

Preferred skills include: Proficiency in Spanish and English; Fluency with the Adobe Creative Suite and Google SketchUp or CAD; Basic carpentry, AV, and electrical understanding.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

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