Gallery Director/Visual Arts Center Facilities Coordinator – Marshall University, Birke Art Gallery

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 Art Gallery on campus and the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center on Third 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, art lease management, the student sales gallery, and occasional campus/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.

Must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.

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.

Application Process:

1) A letter of application.
2) CV.
3) Names and contact information for three references (no letters).

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