Director of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art – James Madison University

The James Madison University School of Art, Design, and Art History invites applications for the position of Director of the Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art (DHGFA), a 3,000 square foot, professional exhibition space, beginning July 1, 2019. This is a full-time, tenure-track, 12-month, Assistant Professor faculty position requiring museum or gallery management and curatorial experience.
The Director will work collaboratively with faculty members across the school’s six disciplines, including those serving on the Galleries Committee, as well as faculty and stakeholders across the university. The Director will consult with faculty colleagues serving as guest curators of DHGFA exhibitions, and will assist faculty and students regarding the School’s additional gallery spaces, Sawhill Gallery and artWorks Gallery. The Director will curate DHGFA exhibitions and develop a curatorial vision for the Gallery. As an assistant professor, the director must meet all School tenure and promotion guidelines for teaching, service and scholarship/creative activity.
The Gallery Director will have a teaching assignment determined by the Director of the School which includes Gallery Internships. These student interns assist in staffing the DHGFA and the student-run artWorks Gallery. The Director further mentors MFA students preparing Thesis exhibitions in the DHGFA, and MFA graduate assistants who help in administering the School’s three galleries.

In addition to the curatorial, advisory, and instructional roles, the Director’s duties include: managing all DHGFA daily operations, finances and overall budget; preparing loan requests and contracts; managing transportation; directing installations; fundraising and grant writing; producing exhibition catalogues; and organizing interdisciplinary educational programming that engages the campus and wider Harrisonburg communities.

For the full position description, qualifications, and application instructions, please visit JMU’s Joblink site at: and search for Faculty Posting #F1269.

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