Under the direction of the Dean for the College of the Arts at Utah Tech University in St. George, UT, this position directs and oversees the Sears Art Museum and the University’s collection of artwork that is either archived or on display in various University buildings. Additional information about the college and the museum can be found online at https://colleges.utahtech.edu/arts/ and https://searsart.com.
– Direct and oversee the Sears Art Museum, including working with college faculty & professional staff to select and curate a series of shows for each year.
– Lead efforts to present the annual Sears Invitational Art Show & Sale.
– Oversee museum marketing and PR, in collaboration with the College and University marketing teams.
– Manage and care for the Utah Tech University (UT) Art Collection, valued at approximately $10 million. Be proficient and up-to-date with cataloging software for all art belonging to UT; ensure proper care and organization of all art spaces within the EFAC, including art storage.
– Working with college administration, develop resources supporting the work of the museum, including grant-writing.
– Maintain a routine schedule of professional development; maintain an intimate knowledge of art pieces and their current location; conduct condition reports for art objects; lead campus conservation efforts; verify locations of art located around campus; develop relationships with patrons for new and existing collection accessing.
– Organize educational programming for exhibits, including conducting tours with community and school groups.
– Organize community outreach.
– Perform routine office management including supervising and training work-study students & part-time employees.
– Perform other duties as assigned.
– Master’s degree in Art History, or Museum Studies required. A bachelor’s degree with significant museum director or equivalent experience may also be considered.
– At least three years’ museum management experience required.
– Excellent knowledge of all art styles; knowledge and experience in matting, framing, shipping, and handling of art.
– Ability to coordinate a variety of projects relating to museum art shows, tracking and preservation of associated artwork (both in museum and across campus).
– Supervisory experience preferred.
– Computer expertise in arts-related programs (Adobe Creative Cloud, EmbARK Collections Management, etc.)
– Ability to perform routine budget and accounting work to ensure fiscal responsibility to the division and museum; ability to process paperwork associated with travel, requisitions, HR/payroll, etc.
– Ability to use equipment associated with art preservation, collection, and archiving.
– Ability to communicate effectively and exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, the university community, and the public.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary of $50,000+ depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of January 1, 2023. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/ under “Benefits Summary” for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins September 19, 2022; position open until filled. Submit application materials (including resume contents and contact information for three professional references) and upload cover letter electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Utah Tech University is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of “active learning. active life” and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Utah Tech University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. Utah Tech University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of the University are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. Utah Tech does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.
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