Coordinator of Gallery and Museum Services
Eastern Connecticut State University
83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
Eastern Connecticut State University (Eastern) recently opened a new state of the art Fine Arts Instructional Center. This 118,000-square foot facility houses Eastern’s Art and Art History, Theatre and Music programs, as well as the University’s Art Gallery. The new center provides lecture, rehearsal, studio and performance spaces that will allow faculty and students to fully explore their creativity and share it with campus audiences as well as local and regional patrons.
Position Description: Eastern seeks a Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for directing all aspects of the gallery’s operations, including curating and planning exhibitions, budget management, fundraising, grant writing, supervising staff, managing and strengthening the gallery’s engagement with on and off-campus constituencies, and exhibition programming. Additional responsibilities include managing and developing the permanent collection and collaborating with faculty in the Department of Art and Art History as well as other departments across campus to insure rich, diverse, and interdisciplinary gallery programming. To strengthen the gallery’s teaching role in various ways, the Coordinator might provide educational lectures about current shows to campus constituents as well as community groups, and might have the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Art and Art History. The Coordinator represents the gallery to the public, including donors, gallery visitors, media, museum and the arts communities in the region.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum/gallery director, assistant director or curator. A Master’s Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is required. Experience and success in grant writing and program development. Strong written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity. Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including supervision of staff. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with equivalent experience and credentials.
Application procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current vita and three letters of reference to Carmen Diaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, email@example.com.
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