The Department of Visual Arts at Huntington University welcomes applications for the Director for the Robert E. Wilson Gallery to begin Fall 2017. This is a 20-hours per week position. A master's degree in the Visual Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. Preferred experience includes: college-level teaching in a field of expertise; prior management in an art museum, art gallery, or gallery within an educational institution; competence and hands-on experience handling budgets, managing operations, directing and supporting staff, and public relations/outreach to the community; proven ability to build and nurture relationships with a wide-range of individuals including artists, academicians, students, collectors and donors; ability to select and evaluate works of art; and demonstrated ability to serve as an effective spokesperson and ambassador for the gallery, department of Visual Arts and the University with outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Huntington University is a Christian university and seeks applicants committed to its evangelical Christian mission.
The Robert E. Wilson Gallery plays a significant role in connecting the campus community and public to the world of art and design. Gallery exhibitions and visiting artist lectures are critical in providing an avenue for new and diverse audiences to become engaged with Huntington University.
The Director of the Robert E. Wilson Gallery will report to the Department of Visual Arts and will work closely with faculty on the gallery schedule to develop exhibitions, lectures and educational components that support program curricula and advance scholarship. The Director will be charged with bringing acclaimed contemporary artists, designers and scholars to the gallery, reinforcing the educational goals of the school. The Director is responsible for strategically curating, scheduling and implementing an annual series of 7-8 exhibitions during the academic year, which include Regional and National Artists Exhibits, the Annual High School Exhibit, the Annual Juried Art Exhibit, and Senior Visual Art Majors Exhibits. The Gallery Director coordinates and administers all aspects of the art gallery, MCA display cases and Permanent Collections, which include the Robert E. Wilson Permanent Collection, the HU Permanent Student Collection and the HU Permanent Collection.
Administrative responsibilities will include maintaining/implementing an annual calendar of gallery events; budgetary management; curating and organizing exhibitions to include selection of artists, contracting artists, all publicity materials and promotion; artist receptions; gallery lectures; solicitation of guest curators, jurors and traveling exhibitions; maintenance, inventory and building of permanent collections; and supervision of the student Assistant Gallery Director and student Visual Performance art award workers. In addition, the Director is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the visual integrity of all gallery space, storage area, equipment, materials and tools. This includes structural and aesthetic elements of the gallery inventories, i.e., walls, pedestals, lighting equipment.
To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, and staff application to Human Resource Office, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750, or send by email to email@example.com or by fax to 260-359-4086.
Application found at https://www.huntington.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities