83 Windham Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
The 118,000-square foot state- of -the -art Fine Arts Instructional Center at Eastern Connecticut State University houses Eastern’s Art and Art History, Theatre and Music programs, as well as the University’s Art Gallery. The center provides lecture, rehearsal, studio and performance spaces that allow faculty and students to fully explore their creativity and share it with campus audiences as well as local and regional patrons.
Position Description: Eastern seeks a Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for directing all aspects of the gallery’s operations, including curating and planning exhibitions, budget management, fundraising, grant writing, supervising staff, managing and strengthening the gallery’s engagement with on and off-campus constituencies, and exhibition programming. Additional responsibilities include managing and developing the permanent collection and collaborating with faculty in the Department of Art and Art History as well as other departments across campus to ensure rich, diverse, and interdisciplinary gallery programming. To strengthen the gallery’s teaching role in various ways, the Coordinator should be able to provide educational lectures about current shows to campus constituents as well as community groups, and might have the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Art and Art History. The Coordinator represents the gallery to the public, including donors, gallery visitors, media, museum and the arts communities in the region.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum or University gallery director, assistant director, or curator. A Master’s Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is preferred. An MFA will be considered if the candidate has additional relevant experience. Candidates should demonstrate success in grant writing and program development, strong written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including supervision of staff. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with equivalent experience and credentials.
Application procedures: Applicants should submit a letter of interest which includes information about prior exhibitions, educational programming, and/or grants, current vitae, and contact information of three references to Ms. Heidi Roberto at Robertoh@easternct.edu
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