PT - Gallery Director
Researches and Curates artwork for gallery exhibitions. Oversees
installations, manages exhibition spaces, and facilities. Plans and
attends opening receptions and artists talks. Follows and develops
guidelines and procedures for the care and handling of
Candidates Eligible to Apply
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Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts, art history, arts
administration, curatorial studies, or a related field.
Master’s of Fine Arts in visual arts, art history, arts
administration, curatorial studies, or a related field and one (1)
year of professional gallery/curatorial experience; or any
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully
perform the essential responsibilities of the position as listed in
Minimum Knowledge & Skills
· Curatorial practices and standards;
· Art history and current trends in art;
· Exhibit and collection management; installations and
deinstallations of shows;
· Media to include, photography, print, two and three dimensional
· Professional office practices
· Supervisory principles.
· Using computers and related software application programs;
· Research methodology;
· Cataloging, conserving, accessioning, preserving art work;
· Installing and deinstalling;
· Assessing situations and making recommendations for
· Utilizing lighting in an efficient and effective manner;
· Monitoring and evaluating staff;
· Maintaining a budget;
· Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction
with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to
exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Preferred Knowledge & Skills
Audio-visual presentations to the public
1. Stewardship: Management of existent and potential collection and
loan items including handling, preservation, storage, maintenance
of retrieval system and documentation; evaluates and determines
priority of needs.
2. Pre-show: Curates, plans, selects objects for, researches, and
designs exhibits; determines type and theme of exhibitions
appropriate for audience. Coordinates with other College functions
and works collaboratively with Visual Arts faculty to align with
3. Gallery information management: Researches art works and other
artifacts in order to catalog and document accurately; utilizes
findings for instructional and informational purposes; coordinates
exhibits with community partners and artists; communicates with
participating artists, collectors, curatorial partners, student
assistants, volunteers, and public participants as needed.
4. Logistical setup: Supervises and participates in the preparation
of facilities, equipment, supplies, and budgets for regular
exhibitions and special requests, such as artist
5. Arts community relations: Maintains contact with collectors,
artists, donors, art institutions, and local institutions of
learning in acquisition, loan of artifacts for exhibition, and
6. Special events: Leads adjudication process for competitive
events including student shows, and art contests. Secures and
arranges schedules with guest adjudicators, prepares awards, hosts
and arranges announcement ceremonies.
7. Outreach/PR: Organizes marketing, public relations efforts, and
recruitment such as high school student visits.
8. Practices standard art handling and exhibition protocols.
9. Works with Marketing to create materials and strategies to
promote exhibitions .
10. Supervises student workers and/or interns.
The above job description is intended to represent only the key
areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary
depending on the ongoing needs of the department.
Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing,
walking, pushing, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or
up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of
force constantly to move objects
May be subjected to intense noises.
Minimum Salary Range
Mid Point Salary Range
Maximum Salary Range
Posting Open Date
Posting Close Date
Posting Will Be Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
College of the Mainland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
sex, age, national origin, religion, disability or veteran
College of the Mainland does not discriminate on the basis of
disability in the recruitment and admission of students, the
recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation
of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and
regulations within Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and 1992.
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Transcripts (1 of 3)
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
- Curriculum Vitae
- Media File
- Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
- Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)