The Exhibitions Manager/Public Engagement Coordinator of Georgetown University Art Galleries is a full-time staff position in the Department of Art and Art History, which includes three gallery spaces, undergraduate programs in Studio Art and Art History, and the master’s degree in Art and Museum Studies. The initial appointment is for two years, renewable at the discretion of the Department of Art and Art History and the Founding Director/Chief Curator of Galleries.
The Exhibitions Manager/Public Engagement Coordinator supports the Founding Director/Chief Curator of Galleries, whose primary responsibility is to steer the program and policies of the new campus flagship gallery – the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery – and the recently renovated Lucille M. and Richard F.X. Spagnuolo Art Galleries.
The Founding Director/Chief Curator organizes an annual cycle of innovative, engaging, and relevant special exhibitions, performances, and public programs. The Galleries currently focus on global mid-career to established contemporary artists. One student and two faculty art exhibitions are also held each year in campus galleries. Interdisciplinary programming co-organized with other schools and departments within the University are hallmarks of the program.
Responsibilities of the Exhibitions Manager/Public Engagement Coordinator include:
– Exhibition project management (including loan and budget tracking) and making domestic and international shipping arrangements
– Oversight of installation/deinstallation of exhibitions
– Procurement of services from outside vendors
– Planning and production work for public programs, performance art, private events, and advisory board meetings
– Facility supervision
– Human resources management (work study students, interns, security guards, and independent contractors)
– Social media outreach and marketing
– General administrative support
The Exhibitions Manager/Program Coordinator will be expected to develop and maintain productive relationships within the campus and local communities (including students, alumni, and faculty), with artists, art professionals, current/prospective donors, and advisory board members. Some evening work and occasional weekend work required.
MA preferred, BA required (Museum Studies, Art History, Arts Administration, or Studio Art).
At least two years of relevant, professional experience in the planning, project management, and preparation of ambitious professional art exhibitions. Specific experience in a museum registrar’s office and/or production experience with public engagement programs a plus.
Excellent skills in organization, communication (written and oral), and collaboration.
Familiarity with trends in global contemporary art including artists, institutions, dealers and collectors; an existing network of professional contacts in these categories is preferred.
Working familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, and social media platforms.
Applicants should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject heading
“Exhibitions Manager/Public Engagement Coordinator”
1) cover letter (addressing relevant work experience)
2) curriculum vitae
3) list of 3 references, with contact information
Applicants of interest will be contacted and asked to apply formally through the Georgetown University Human Resources web portal in early March.
Salary mid $40s with comprehensive benefits package. Relocation support not provided.