Position Description
Press Duke University Press
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Exhibits Manager, Duke Univ. Press



Duke University Press is seeking an Exhibits Manger to plan, develop, and implement the Press’ exhibits program for approximately 100 annual academic conferences and co-op meetings.

If interested in this opportunity please submit the University-required electronic application, including your résumé and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019.



I. Plan, Develop, and Implement Exhibits Program for approximately 20 major

academic conferences annually

·  select and order books and journals for each meeting; create posters, order forms, and

display materials

·  reserve booths and furnishings; pack and ship supplies, and late-shipping books and

journals as necessary

·  create and distribute Subject Matters e-mail newsletters to those subscribed to relevant

subject areas

·  oversee staffing and scheduling at exhibits


II. Plan and Execute Annual Exhibits Program

·  approximately 20 Journals Marketing exhibits annually (choose and order titles; prepare

order forms and other display materials)

·  five to 10 display-only exhibits annually

·  three to four non-academic conferences annually (trade shows, book fairs, festivals, and

various events with book displays)

·  approximately five library conferences annually (choose and order titles, prepare order forms

and other display materials)

·  approximately 60 annual co-op meetings



III. Oversee and Implement Policies and Procedures for Exhibits Program


·  represent Exhibits Program to the Press at marketing meetings, and to the marketing team

·   attend and represent Duke University Press publishing program at exhibits

·   analyze progress of exhibits program and adverse trends; make recommendations as


·  coordinate with other DUP work groups (books editorial, production, warehouse, fulfillment)

·  develop and maintain professional contacts with outside vendors, academic associations and


·  maintain workflow management system; administer data tracking system


IV. Manage and Analyze Exhibits Budget

·  determine budget requirements, and prepare recommendations accordingly

·   monitor, track and accurately report expenditures; prepare budget reports


EXPERIENCE:  Work requires good written and verbal communication; analytical and organizational skills; ability to juggle numerous deadlines and details; familiarity with data management systems; strong Excel skills essential; basic Photoshop/design skills helpful; ability to work independently and with a team; comfort level with scholarly material.


EDUCATION/TRAINING:  Bachelor’s degree, plus one year of related work experience. Marketing and publishing experience strongly preferred. Related skills include graphic design and ability to connect with scholarly content.

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