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National Baseball Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 590
Cooperstown, NY 13326

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Manager, Photo Archive

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Job Summary

Responsible for the management and administration of all activities related to the Photo Archive, help shape and enforce policies regarding use of the archive, manage preservation and maintenance activities related to the Photo Archive, coordinate with other departments regarding image collections, assist in content creation of museum programs and publications.


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Reporting to the Director of Exhibits and Design, the multi-disciplined Designer works collaboratively with various departments throughout the museum to generate design solutions including, but not limited to, museum exhibitions and presentations, branding & identity, print collateral, infographics, education and programming, new media initiatives, membership offers, retail products and event and fundraising materials.

Primary Responsibilities

Environmental Design

• Shares in the exhibition planning process with curatorial and exhibit staff in developing and designing interesting and stimulating visual presentation for informative, educational museum exhibitions
• Conceptualizes, develops and designs permanent, special, temporary and traveling exhibitions
• Organizes conceptual information into clear, coherent, and unified visual presentation
• Designs and selects the techniques and fabrication methods for all exhibit components, such as graphic design of panels, labels, and banners; architectural design of gallery and its layout; lighting; and fabrication of exhibit furniture
• Works with collections staff and preparator and/or conservators when preparing artifact layouts and determining fabrication materials and methods to ensure safety and care of artifacts
• Produces detailed documentation for fabrication and production
• Designs (or oversees the design of) all graphics related to exhibitions
• Coordinates and oversees production of graphics and exhibit furniture (in-house or contracted)
• Works with Director of Exhibits and Design to manage budget and schedules
• Oversees and participates in installation and punchlisting of exhibits
• Designs, produces and implements wayfinding and associated signage throughout public spaces
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Graphic Design

• Conceptualizes and designs materials for brochures, mailings, retail and licensing, etc. across departments
• Designs and produces production-ready artwork as required
• Participates in print review process and effectively communicates with project managers and vendors
• Collaborates with HOF team in conceptualizing and designing new media initiatives including, but not limited to, websites, apps, onsite interactives and media
• Provides design support to multi-media department
• Establishes cross-platform identity and branding direction for HOF projects, events and initiatives
• Organizes the archiving of related design documents both physically and digitally

Secondary Job Functions

• Participates, provides setup and support, and assists in HOF Induction Weekend, HOF Classic Weekend, any other special events and installations as instructed
• Investigates and keeps updated of new solutions, materials, new media, software and exhibition techniques
• Performs other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications


Bachelor’s degree in applicable field required. Master degree a plus.


Minimum of 3 years of experience as an exhibit designer in a museum setting or comparable experience in an agency.


• Candidates must have excellent aesthetic sensibility; be proficient in Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) and Microsoft software products on a Mac platform; have excellent written and oral communication skills; be capable of carrying out complex projects with minimal supervision; be self-motivated and able to work under strict design/production deadlines; and work well with colleagues in a team environment
• Candidate must have strong exhibit design portfolio
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Physical Demands

Capable of using hands to feel and manipulate tools and materials, and reaching with hands and arms. Employee must be able lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

Part-time and Seasonal Positions

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking energetic, sales minded individuals to work part-time or seasonal in our Museum and/or Book Store. The successful members of our team will possess enthusiasm for what they do, excellent customer service skills and a keen interest to promote our exciting product line, all while working in a fun atmosphere with flexible scheduling. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is seeking individuals who are outgoing, self-motivated, and customer oriented for part-time positions with our Membership team. Responsibilities will include on-site sales of new memberships and all aspects of customer service for our existing members. Part-time positions would be year round with a maximum of 28 hours per week.