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Gallery Director University of Arkansas, Fort Smith


Responsibilities focus on curating, exhibition planning and installation, exhibition publicity, and promotion of the Windgate Main Gallery and other campus galleries.

Additional responsibilities include management and oversight of campus galleries, the supervision of gallery assistants, recruitment and collaboration with artists, and resource development and management.

Will work collaboratively to engage the campus and community through diverse programming, educational outreach, and community relations.

The position reports to the Dean of the College of Communications, Language Arts, and Social Sciences.

Job Duties and Responsibilities :
• Initiate, develop, manage, and promote campus gallery exhibitions and activities.
• Engage campus and community through diverse programming, educational outreach, and community relations.
• Work with Department of Art faculty in promoting use of the Gallery.
• Develop and steward donor and budget resources.
• Initiate and manage grants and grant-writing projects; keep detailed records; author reports to funding agencies.
• Manage budget and day-to-day operations.
• Develop and submit annual report.
• Will teach in area of expertise.
• Recruit, train, and supervise gallery assistants.
• Oversee the Windgate gallery and other campus exhibition spaces.
• Maintain professional and ethical standards in administration of duties.
• Maintain strong working relationship with faculty and staff.
• Responsible for working with community leaders to promote the Visual Arts.
• Maintain strong relationships with external stakeholders.
• Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates.

Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position :
• Knowledge of basic conservation and care of artwork.
• Knowledge of current exhibition practices and requirements : generally recognized good practices.
• Knowledge of contemporary art. (Preferred)
• Knowledge of Apple OS, Adobe Creative Suite. (Preferred)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to act with tact and diplomacy in interaction with others.
• Familiarity with relevant social media platforms.
• Ability to work in a robust academic and artistic environment with excellent organizational and detail-oriented skills.
• Ability to prioritize and plan work activities; use time efficiently; and develop realistic action plans, meet deadlines.
• Ability to work with local and regional community partners to promote art and art education.
• Ability to connect and engage diverse groups on campus and the wider community.

Required Education and / or Experience :
• M.F.A in Studio Art or Design or a master’s degree in art history, museum studies, curatorial studies, arts management, or related field.
• Minimum two years’ art gallery or museum experience.


Last updated : 2024-05-13
Fort Smith AR USA


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