Director – University of Northern Colorado Galleries, Greeley, CO

Position Title     Director, University of Northern Colorado Galleries

Department      Art & Design

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FTE       1.0

FLSA     Exempt

Job Type Full-Time

Job EEO Category          Executive/Administrative/Managerial

UNC Background          

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.

One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030. The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.

Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with the critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

As you consider joining our community, it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts, and experiences. We value the individuality of the human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability. This is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our university community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community. When you join the UNC community, you can expect to be part of a growing inclusive, innovative, and equity-minded community that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

Job Summary   

The primary purpose of the Director of Galleries position is to manage the facilities and planning operations of the UNC Galleries and oversee all staff, students, 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 its faculty. More specifically, the Director works in dialogue with the Galleries Committee within the School of Art and Design to create meaningful and impactful programming for all UNC students and the community at large, maintaining a healthy balance between SOAD curricular needs and the community-at-large needs.

Minimum Qualifications           

  • M.A., M.F.A., or PhD degree in a visual art discipline (studio, design, art history, or museum/curatorial studies)
  • At least one or two years of gallery experience in a museum, gallery or exhibition setting
  • General office administrative assistant experience and/or skill set

Preferred Qualifications            

  • Experience in a leadership role in an art organization, especially those with exhibitions
  • Curatorial experience
  • Ability to teach and enhance museum/gallery studies courses

Organizational Location             University of Northern Colorado

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information Posting Number        E01505

Position Number           E99548

Desired Start Date         08/01/2022

Open Date                    05/18/2022

Open Until Filled           Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants          

Attach resume, cover letter, and a list of references electronically.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact the College of Performing & Visual Art’s HR Specialist, Kylee Legino, at

Salary and Benefits       

Salary range is $50,000-$52,000. 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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