Director: Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges


About The Sage Colleges:
The Sage Colleges is a dynamic, comprehensive college of approximately 2,900 students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, The Sage Colleges serves traditional students and working professionals who pursue bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campuses in Troy and Albany, NY. The Sage Colleges also offers online programs. Founded in 1916 as a “School of Practical Arts,” Russell Sage College has consistently been ranked in the top ten colleges in the Northeast by U.S. News & World Report. Sage has also been recognized as a “New York College of Distinction” for the third year in a row.

Job Description:
The Opalka Gallery of The Sage Colleges seeks an experienced, highly motivated director to lead this nationally recognized art gallery located in New York’s capital city. A world-class exhibition space with a primary mission of showing work from nationally recognized artists, the Opalka Gallery serves as an integral part of aesthetic and academic emphases of The Sage Colleges.

The director’s role combines chief curatorial responsibilities with gallery management duties. This position has an anticipated start date of May 1, 2017.  In addition to mounting four to six exhibitions per year, the successful candidate will enhance the academic programs of the institution by acting as a liaison to faculty and by seeking opportunities for collaboration to link exhibits to educational programming.

Requirements for the position include a graduate degree in a field closely related to visual art, including but not limited to art history, visual arts, or arts administration, at least three years of gallery management experience that includes a record of curating and installing exhibitions, and evidence of success in critical writing, publicity, exhibition design and preparation. This position requires some regional travel and evening and weekend hours as events dictate.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record in grant writing and funding, experience in higher education and evidence of successful grant acquisition. The director is responsible for creating and maintaining a budget, supervising gallery staff and teaching one course per year in the area of his or her expertise.  The director acts as an institutional liaison to the arts community and represents the gallery at local, regional and national conferences and events. Experience with catalogue publication, public programming and ability to collaborate across the curriculum a plus.

Additional Information:
The Sage Colleges, located in the Tech Valley/ Capital Region of New York State, include Russell Sage College for Women, the coeducational Sage College of Albany, and Sage’s graduate schools: the Esteves School of Education, the school of Management and the school of Health Sciences. New York’s Capital Region, located between the beautiful Adirondack and Catskill mountains, has a rich cultural and educational environment, as well as endless outdoor recreation year round. Boston, Montreal, and New York City are within easy access to the Capital Region.

The Sage Colleges will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. The Sage Colleges will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Application Instructions:
Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience; generous benefits package. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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