Director of University Art Galleries

  • Deadline:
    March 18, 2013, midnight
  • Location:
    The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 44325, US

The University of Akron Myer’s School of Art is accepting applications for the position of Director of University Art Galleries.

Responsibilities include organizing exhibitions, directing the daily operations of the university’s art galleries, and managing the art collection of the Myers School of Art.
Essential job functions involve: day-to-day gallery administration including budget management, record-keeping, exhibition installation, art handling and storage, facilities maintenance and security, and collection management; curating original, innovative, yet fiscally realistic exhibitions; grant-writing, fundraising, and development; teaching up to one class per semester; public relations including writing publicity materials and managing mailing lists, website, and social media; supervision of student assistants; and committee service; other duties as assigned by the Director.

The successful candidate must possess a Master’s degree in a relevant field, a minimum two years experience as a curator or organizer of exhibitions in an art museum or university gallery setting, and experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork, and possess excellent public relations skills. Familiarity with the conservation of artwork; knowledge of collection management systems such as Embark or CONTENTdm is preferred. This is a 12-month regular full-time appointment beginning July 1, 2013.
The Director of University Art Galleries reports to the Director of the Myers School of Art.

For complete details and to apply visit: Job opening # 7793.

Deadline for applications: March 18, 2013. The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.