PT - Gallery Director


Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number
AS277P

Position Title
PT - Gallery Director

Contract Length
N/A

Class Summary

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 artworks.

Candidates Eligible to Apply
Internal/External

Position Type
Non-Exempt Staff

Employment Status
Part Time

Position Funding Type
Regular

Posting Detail Information

Minimum Education/Training/Experience

Bachelor of Arts degree in visual arts, art history, arts administration, curatorial studies, or a related field.

Preferred Education/Training/Experience

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 Job Duties.

Minimum Knowledge & Skills

Knowledge of:
· 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 media, etc.;
· Professional office practices
· Supervisory principles.
Skill in:
· Using computers and related software application programs;
· Research methodology;
· Cataloging, conserving, accessioning, preserving art work;
· Installing and deinstalling;
· Assessing situations and making recommendations for improvement;
· 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

Grant writing
Framing
Public speaking
Audio-visual presentations to the public
Social media

Licensing/Certification Requirements

None

Job Duties

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 instructional objectives.
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 presentations.
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 community participants.
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.

Physical Requirements

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
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
$27/hour

Mid Point Salary Range
$27/hour

Maximum Salary Range

Posting Open Date
10/11/2022

Posting Close Date

Posting Will Be Open Until Filled
Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant

EEO Statement

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 status.

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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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Transcripts (1 of 3)
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Media File
  5. Portfolio
  6. Additional Transcripts (2 of 3)
  7. Additional Transcripts (3 of 3)
  8. Licensure/Certification


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