Gallery Director – Tamarind Institute, The University of New Mexico

Tamarind Institute seeks a Gallery Director to oversee and coordinate the business operations of the gallery. The scope includes overseeing the physical gallery and online sales platforms. The Gallery Director develops, implements, and evaluates marketing and presentation strategies for new print releases and special features on Tamarind programs and collaborating artists. Maintains a rotation of Tamarind editions in the gallery, oversees planning and execution of art fairs and regional pop-up exhibitions. Works in consultation with Director to determine priorities for new releases and maintains a strong working knowledge of Tamarind history and print inventory.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s degree preferred.

2-3 years of gallery experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of contemporary art and the contemporary art marketplace.
  • Knowledge of social media and contemporary art marketing practices.
  • Knowledge of fine art printmaking processes.
  • Ability to create, compose and edit written materials about Tamarind artists and prints.
  • Basic understanding of best installation and art handling practices.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to travel to attend art fairs for several days as needed.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate public programs and special events.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Basic knowledge of WordPress.
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Mailchimp, and AppQuest database. 
  • Knowledge of second language (Spanish preferred).

Apply through UNMJobs

This is an exempt, benefits eligible, full-time staff position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs.

Submit application through the official UNMJobs site. Visit UNMJobs (, requisition ID 28259) for more details and to submit an application. Please provide a resume and cover letter. Best consideration date March 1, 2024.

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