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Thursday, July 14, 2016

ART JOB: Gallery Director/ Visual Arts Center Facilities Coordinator


Marshall University / College of Arts and Media  / School of Art & Design / Huntington, WV 25701

To apply online: http://www.marshall.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities/

Job Description:
The successful applicant will be responsible for administering the gallery/exhibition program for the School of Art and Design and for coordinating extra-curricular and public activities in the Visual Arts Center. Two galleries, the Birke Gallery on campus and the new gallery in the Visual Arts Center on 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington, are the primary venues used for exhibitions of student work and works by professional artists. The gallery director is responsible for working with the faculty in the School of Art and Design to schedule exhibitions, attract professional artists to exhibit in these spaces, support talks and lectures by artists and visiting guests, oversee installation of all exhibitions, and supervise student workers assigned by the School of Art and Design to the gallery program. The gallery director/facilities coordinator has responsibility for the student sales gallery, art lease management, placement of art in campus offices, and occasional off-campus displays of student and/or faculty artwork. Additionally, the gallery director/facilities coordinator serves as building manager for the Visual Arts Center. Other duties may be assigned. The gallery director/facilities coordinator reports to the Director of the School of Art and Design.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in visual arts or related field required. At least two years of experience working in a gallery setting. Excellent communication skills, ability to take projects from conception to completion. Excellent time management, organization, and decision-making skills to prioritize work, meet deadlines for simultaneous projects, and work independently. Experience working with students, staff, faculty, campus and public officials. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a variety of people. Demonstrated abilities to work effectively in a team environment. Ability to be tactful, diplomatic, and attentive in personal contacts with students, faculty, staff, guests, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in visual arts or a related field is required, master's degree in visual arts or related field preferred. At least two years of experience working in a gallery setting.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Documents
  *   Resume.
  *   Cover Letter.
  *   List of three references w/contact information.

The position is open until filled.

To apply online: http://www.marshall.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities/

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