Department Performing and Visual Arts
FLSA: Exempt Job Type: Full-Time
Job EEO Category: Executive/Administrative/Managerial
Apply and more information here: https://careers.unco.edu/postings/5665
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,400 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts, and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
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Installation of exhibitions requires the ability to stand for 2-3 hours periods, and to lift and move art objects up to 40 pounds. Exhibition installation also requires the knowledge of and ability to use basic tools.
The primary purpose of the Director of Galleries position is to manage the facilities and operations of the UNC Galleries. The Director leads planning, curatorial, and installation efforts as well as supervises student gallery attendants, interns, and volunteers associated with the galleries. The Director of Galleries reports directly to the Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts and works closely with the Director of the School of Arts and Design and faculty. The Director works in dialogue with the Galleries Committee and PVA staff to create meaningful and impactful programming for all UNC students and the community at large, maintaining a healthy balance between curricular and community needs.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
40% Manage the Galleries and UNC Galleries Collections Program (the Campus Commons Gallery, the Mariani Gallery, the Oak Room Gallery, and the UNC Galleries’ Collections)
40% Plan, implement, and assess the quality of exhibitions, programs, publications, college-wide event planning.
20% Teach a maximum of 3 credits of gallery/museum studies courses per spring and fall semester and all unstructured course events related to galleries
M.A., M.F.A., or PhD degree in a visual art discipline (studio, design, art history, or museum/curatorial studies)
Experience in an art organization, especially those with exhibitions
Experience installing a range of artwork in a museum, gallery or exhibition setting
Experience as a manager, especially of student employees and/or volunteers
General office administrative experience and/or skill set
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences
2+ years of museum or gallery experience, preferably in an academic setting
Experience in a leadership role in an art organization
Experience teaching museum/gallery studies
Grant writing experience
Posting Detail Information Posting Number E01667
Position Number E99548
Desired Start Date 01/03/2023 but flexible to start 08/01/2023
Open Date 05/18/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
For any questions regarding the position, please contact the College of Performing & Visual Art’s HR Specialist, Audry Stutler, at email@example.com.
Salary and Benefits
Salary range is $50,000-$53,689. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Additional Requirements and Information
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
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