Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Gallery Director – St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD

REPORTS TO:  Vice President for Advancement

SALARY: Grade 14  (base pay $ $65,040.00)

ROLE:  The Director is responsible for overall strategic planning, programming, operations, and budgeting for the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Art Gallery. The Director oversees the annual exhibition schedule and a suite of program offerings that advance the Mitchell Gallery’s mission as a cultural resource and a center of learning for the visual and creative arts for the campus and the larger Annapolis community. The Director determines and executes a regular, rotating schedule of exhibitions, with the guidance of the Mitchell Gallery Faculty Advisory Committee. The Director works closely with collectors, lenders, curators, and registrars in museums nationwide when planning and installing all exhibitions. In addition to Gallery exhibitions, the Director works closely with artists to coordinate exhibitions of local artists in the Greenfield Library’s Lillian Vanous Nutt Room once annually, the St. John’s College Community Art Exhibition, and the biennial Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibition. The Director supervises the Art Educator, ensuring that all educational and outreach programs serve the Gallery’s mission. The Director also manages the accreditation of the Gallery with the American Alliance of Museums, ensuring that the accreditation is maintained and renewed as appropriate. The Director will work closely with the Assistant Dean’s Office to organize faculty and student visits to museums, and other student events at the Gallery. The Director will also work closely with the Assistant Dean’s office to plan and execute fine arts programming, including arranging art classes for students, managing art assistants, monitoring materials inventories, setting up faculty-student conversations on works of art and art philosophy. The Director will teach, as needed and at the discretion of the Dean, a discussion-based class (28 hours of class-time over seven weeks) on works of visual art or philosophies of art.


  • Plan and implement annual program of rotating exhibitions that complement the St. John’s College academic curriculum and increase the visual art opportunities beyond the scope of the curriculum. Includes the booking, transportation, insurance, safeguarding of objects in each exhibition. Negotiate exhibit contracts, loans, insurance, and Gallery facility reviews. Manage and oversee annual budget and fiscal planning. Ensure viability of all educational and outreach programming and manage Art Educator. Maintain standards for the accepted practices of the American Alliance of Museums and maintain current information for the American Alliance of Museum’s Standard Facility Report.
  • In coordination with Assistant Dean’s office will: plan student/faculty museum trips, arrange art classes, manage art assistants, monitor and restock inventory, plan and arrange student art shows and exhibits.
  • As needed and at discretion of the Dean, teach a preceptorial class during the fall semester.
  • Manage Mitchell Gallery Faculty Advisory Committee to determine exhibition and interpretive programming opportunities and general exhibit policies. Partner with Development and Alumni Relations staff to manage Mitchell Gallery BOA and ensure that member benefits, sponsorship efforts, and related philanthropic activities address the needs of the Gallery.


  • M.A. in art history, museum studies or related discipline and five years museum experience required; PhD preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of museum planning, budgeting, registrarial care, programming, and operations 
  • Ability to represent St. John’s College in the local and arts communities
  • Ability to understand St. John’s College and its strategic needs

TO APPLY:  Send a resume, letter of intent, and a list of professional references to annapolis.jobs@sjc.edu.  Internal resume packets will be accepted until one week from posting date.

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.


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