Director – Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Tandem Press, a publisher of fine art prints by internationally renowned artists, is seeking a new Director to build upon Tandem Press’ success to take it to the next level. The next Director will have knowledge of the contemporary art world and be able to create and execute a vision for Tandem Press’ future utilizing strong relationship management and fundraising skills while also possessing proven leadership skills.

Tandem Press’ next leader will come to this opportunity with knowledge of the contemporary art market and an appreciation for fine print making and the capacity to create a vision to build upon Tandem Press’ current success. Located in Madison, WI, Tandem is a part of the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison which has the number one print making department in the country. The next leader will ensure the organization’s continued financial stability and work to grow both the donor base as well as opportunities for sales of fine prints. They will also work to deepen ties with the community and the university’s Art Department. A full position description may be found here:   

Compensation Amount

The annual salary range for the Director of Tandem Press is $143-173k, commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package. Tandem Press hopes to make its decision by May 15, 2004 with the chosen candidate assuming the position sometime in the summer.

Organizational Profile

Tandem Press is a publisher of fine art prints that hosts internationally renowned artists in its studio space, assisting them as they create original fine art editions. Tandem Press stands at the forefront of research, experimentation, and new developments in the field of printmaking and is a leader among international fine art print presses. Since its inception, Tandem Press has produced original fine art editions by numerous world-renowned artists including Judy Pfaff, Suzanne Caporael, Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Dyani White Hawk, and Jeffrey Gibson. It is also one of only four professional university presses.

Tandem Press represents, promotes, and sells the artworks created in the studio both locally through exhibitions in its gallery, and nationally through participation in several internationally renowned annual art fairs. The prints created at Tandem Press are sold to a wide range of collectors including individuals, galleries, corporations, healthcare institutions, and many prestigious museums throughout the world. More information is available at the Tandem Press website

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