The Gallery Assistant is under the supervision of the Gallery Director. The position is designed to assist the Director in all aspects of managing the Fine Arts Gallery and the Card Wildlife Education Center. Responsibilities include exhibitions, receptions, designing and ordering printed material, transportation and installation of exhibitions, artwork and collections objects, acting as gallery docent, and clerical duties. Will also assist in inventory and custom framing. Flexible hours will include events and weekends.
The anticipated start date for this position is December of 2022. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
College coursework in art, art history or biological sciences.
Required Work Experience:
Experience with Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Word.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driver's license.
Ability to lift/move, at minimum, items up to 20 pounds.
Ability to balance and climb ladders for installations.
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:
Experience involving a gallery or museum setting. Experience or proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or similar design software. Experience with handling art objects. Social media experience. Event organization/management.
Designing and ordering printed material for exhibitions. Assist with all programs including exhibits, receptions, and educational programming. Act as gallery docent in the gallery and Card Center. Organize and install exhibits. Oversite of student employee's daily work. General clerical work and inventory and collection management. Assist with framing operations. Reports to the Gallery Director. Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Skills and Abilities:
Ability to transport artwork. Operate a motor vehicle for artwork transportation. Exhibit sound judgement; establish positive relationships with faculty, staff, students, and the general public. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Follow safe practices as directed and trained. Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial Transcript 1: Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript that includes college coursework in art, art history, or biological sciences.
Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
November 14, 2022
Open Until Position is Filled?:
Posting Close Date:
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