Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection – St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland invites applications for the position of the Director of the Boyden Gallery and the Fine Art Collection, beginning Fall 2018. The Director provides leadership and oversight responsibility for all aspects of Gallery and Collection operations, including but not limited to: exhibitions and programming, integrated into the college’s academic curriculum; campus and community outreach; supervision of professional staff and student interns; and management of assets, facilities and resources.  The position holds contingent faculty status as a Lecturer in Museum Studies, with an accompanying expectation to contribute one course per year to the program. This is a full-time position with a 3-year, renewable 12-month administrative contract and reports to the Associate Dean of Faculty.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Director manages all assets, facilities, resources, staffing and strategic planning associated with the Gallery and Collection. Essential duties involve directing Gallery operations, including developing exhibitions and programming for a 1600 sq ft professional exhibition space. The annual schedule typically comprises 4-5 exhibitions, including curated exhibitions, the annual all-student show, and facilitating the Senior Art student exhibition. Gallery management also includes directing and maintaining communications, marketing, and social media platforms, in consultation with the college’s Office of Integrated Marketing. The Director also oversees operations of the 2000+ artwork Fine Art Collection including Implementing a collections management policy, maintaining the physical care and documentation of the collection’s objects, and other registrarial duties. The successful candidate will provide leadership in how to integrate exhibitions and the Fine Art Collection broadly across the college’s liberal arts curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees operations of a 1600 sq. ft. professional exhibition space.
  • Oversees operations of the 2000+ artwork Fine Art Collection
  • Serves as supervisor of emergency planning and member of the primary emergency response team
  • Oversees the display and maintenance of artwork from the Collection on campus
  • Directs strategic planning for the Gallery and Collection, in concert with College strategic planning process
  • Prepares and manages annual budget; equipment and facilities requests
  • Advises administration on facilities, policy and staffing needs
  • Supervises professional staff and student employees
  • Sets general exhibition and education policies
  • Develops and implements gallery-based educational programming for faculty, staff, students and community members
  • Teaches one regular course per academic year in Museum Studies that may cross-list with Art History and/ or other cross-disciplinary study areas
  • Develops and executes assessment of educational programs, in concert with College assessment process
  • Writes and administers internal and external grants relevant to operations, exhibitions, education and/or outreach.
  • Assists with all Admissions events throughout the academic year and summer

Qualifications: PhD in Art History or Museum Studies preferred, or MA with significant professional experience in curation, gallery or museum management, or collections management.  Preferred qualifications:  registrarial expertise to oversee the physical care, documentation, and collections management policies related to the college’s Fine Art Collection. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges.  The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.  Cover letter should address how the applicant’s work at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity.  Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/53899. Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Katherine Gantz, Associate Dean of Faculty, at klgantz@smcm.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary Range:
mid-$50k

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