The Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford invites applications for the full-time position of Gallery Director/Curator. Responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the Joseloff and Silpe art galleries; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the School’s art collection through the Kaman Print Study Center.
Job functions involve day-to-day gallery administration, including curating exhibitions; grant-writing; budget management; record-keeping; exhibition installation and de-installation; art handling and storage; collection management; fundraising and development; public relations, including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, and supervision of student assistants; and other duties as assigned by the Dean. Teaching opportunities in the Hartford Art School may be available.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field and a minimum of three years’ experience in a position of responsibility at an art organization; experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork; excellent public relations and writing skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in the management of an art museum, university gallery, or other non-profit arts organization; demonstrated grant-writing and development skills; demonstrated supervisory skills; competencies in social media and collections management software (such as Collector’s System, Embark, or CONTENTdm); familiarity with the conservation of art objects.
For best consideration, applications must be submitted by March 1, 2017. Candidates apply on line via http://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/1329.
All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class.
The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer (AA), Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D), Veteran (V). Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply.
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