Public Programs & Outreach Manager

  • Deadline:
    July 19, 2013, 5 p.m.
  • Location:
    Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, 1 Dent Drive, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 17837, US

Job Summary

The Public Programs & Outreach Manager reports to the Director and is part of the gallery team that includes the Registrar, Preparator and Operations Coordinator, Gallery Fellow, and student docents and guards. The Public Programs & Outreach Manager's responsibilities include; Working with Director to plan public programs that enhance exhibitions through museum education, interpretation, and social engagement: Producing artist talks, scholarly lectures, panels, gallery tours, discussion groups, workshops, and social events: Engaging campus faculty and schoolteachers in academic outreach. The Public Programs & Outreach Manager also works with Director to develop annual outreach and marketing plan that reaches priority targeted audiences, increases gallery visibility generally, and leverages resources for maximum benefit: Writes outreach and marketing material: Maintains timely and dynamic public information resources: campus events calendar, gallery blog and social media, posters, etc.

Department Overview

The Art Galleries are a program of Bucknell University that creates meaningful encounters between artists, students, scholars, the public and works of art. The Galleries present original, travelling, and collection exhibitions and public programs that cover the range of art history with an emphasis on contemporary art. The Gallery maintains an active museum collection of over 5,000 objects, including 450 works installed across the campus. The gallery programs and/or manages 3 spaces - the Samek Art Gallery on campus (including offices, work-room, and collection study room), Downtown Art Gallery, and off-site collections storage - totaling 4,500 square feet of exhibition and program space plus 3,000 of storage and work space. The Galleries produce, on average, 15 exhibitions, 75 public programs, and 36 campus events annually.