Art Gallery Part Time

The College of New Jersey
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 6, 2023

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

The TCNJ Art Gallery is seeking candidates for Gallery Assistant role.

The duties and responsibilities of the Art Gallery Assistant include the following:

I. Manage Three Student Exhibition Spaces

a. Work with Art Department students and faculty to develop and review student and class-related exhibition proposals, including proposals for virtual exhibitions.

b. Supervise student exhibitors in the student and main gallery, including installation and deinstallation scheduling, exhibition design, safe installation practices, special installation needs, and exhibition promotion.

c. Assist students with the preparation and production of online exhibitions (as needed), including preparing images, writing and editing text, planning and designing the exhibition website.

II. Assist with Main Gallery Exhibition Installation

a. Assist with the setup of gallery walls and preparation of gallery spaces including spackling, sanding, painting, and general cleaning.

b. Assist with the unpacking and packing of artworks

c. Assist with the installation of artworks and gallery lighting

d. Assist with transportation of artworks to and from the Art Gallery

e. Manage and organize tools and supplies in gallery workroom

Required Qualifications:
  • 1 year experience installing and handling artwork
  • Safely handle and install 2D and 3D artwork and media work.
  • Ability to use basic tools required for installation and deinstallation.
  • Flexible work schedule, including some evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BA/BFA in Fine Art preferred
  • Knowledge of professional art handling practices and ability to handle and install fragile and multimedia artworks
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities; attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the TCNJ BFA senior solo exhibitions and capstone exhibition process desired.
Employer Qualifications:
  • Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background check and reference checks
About TCNJ

TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 "Most Competitive" schools in the nation by Barron's Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter - an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools - Arts & Communication; Business; Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty and has 39 major buildings.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.

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