Manager of Art Galleries at Dallas College (School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Working Title

Manager of Art Galleries at Dallas College (School of Creative Arts, Entertainment and Design)

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Salary Range (Full-Time)

$4,416.67 mo. - $5,079.17 mo. (dependent on experience and other considerations)

Hourly Rate (Part-Time)

$25.48 per hour

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Position Summary

The Manager, Art Galleries at Dallas College is responsible for the project management and execution of a wide variety of exhibitions, related programming, and student projects across the seven campuses at Dallas College. The Manager is a creative thinker who fosters curricular innovation and promotes cross-campus and community collaboration through transformative encounters within the arts at Dallas College.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate has strong project management experience preferably in the museum or art gallery setting.
Strong knowledge of photography, sculpture, paintings, contemporary art, art history, arts management and have fundamental knowledge of marketing concepts.
Experience in and understanding of proper handling, installing, packing and storage of art. Ability to manage multiple priorities with ease in a busy work environment.
Ability to utilize computer technology to maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others. Demonstrate excellent standards of self-presentation with a friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming disposition.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with a diverse, multicultural district-wide network and external constituents to ensure deadlines are met.
Able to create strong business connections with colleagues and clients.
Able to supervise the handling of artwork and ensure every care is taken with regard to their safety and security training of new staff on the proper handling and storage of art.
Demonstrate the ability to have management skills in coordinate budget, dispatch tasks to the gallery’s staff, trains, plan schedules, and set deadlines.
Must have strong oral and written communication skills and provide excellent customer.
Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
Demonstrate in delivering excellent client service in a luxury, commercial environment, including active listening, empathy, and patience

Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities. Occasionally may be required to lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience

Master of Fine Arts Degree (MFA), plus five (5) years of experience. Official transcripts will be required.
Ability to work extended hours beyond the regular 8:00am to 5:00pm workday during our heaving exhibition schedule and for other community events. Current and valid Texas driver’s license required.
***Will be subject to criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises the coordination of exhibitions with student, staff, and the community. Leads in the development of materials to publicize the event or activities surrounding the exhibition.

Selects and procures artwork from students and professional artist for exhibition(s).

Supervises the restoration of damaged artwork.

Manages and implement year-round exhibition programming for the Art Galleries, and coordinate daily operations, and oversee the permanent arts collection.

Facilitate public receptions and acts as primary point-of-contact for visiting artists, students, and groups.

Prepares correspondences, gathers, and compiles information, and arranges for facilities, equipment, and refreshments. Develops and expands market by initiating new contacts and maintaining communication with current clients.

Perform public relations duties through contacts and associations with art professionals, colleges, and the community.

Ensures all exhibitions are directed professionally, oversees the maintenance of the exhibitions and the building to make sure functions are fully staff and organized.

Design and execute staffing plan to meet requirements through selection, training, and supervision of assigned staff. Manages exhibit space in on-site gallery and at art fairs/conferences.

Establishes and maintains professional networks at local, state, national levels.

Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.

Utilizes excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College community network. Provides excellent customer service. Performs related duties as assigned.

Reports to: Dean of Academic Affairs, Arts & Humanities

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

Advertised: 10 May 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 21 May 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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