This position plays an integral role in the public outreach of the department. The Art Gallery is the Department of Art and Art History's primary means of reaching the public about the work that we do. The position is responsible for all aspects of the installation and deinstallation of our exhibitions, publicity and programming related to those exhibitions, working with the department and Gallery Committee on developing the exhibition season and other long-term planning and publicity, working directly with artists and marketing and branding relating to the gallery and the shows and programming that we support. The Gallery Director will also work with departmental students, staff and faculty and the larger campus community in a variety of ways that support the operations and effectiveness of the Gallery. These and other related duties will be assigned by the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment and one year of experience that demonstrates possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Bachelors or Graduate level work in Art, Art History, Museum Studies or another related area
Three years of professional experience working in a gallery or museum as a preparator, communications specialist, curator, manager or artist liaison
Demonstrated experience with the day-to-day operations of an art gallery as well as experience developing programming, outreach and involving the larger community in the gallery
Experience with Photoshop and other Adobe design software as well as other applications related to gallery management and University business processes
Required Certifications or Licensure:
No Required Certifications or Licensure.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Art & Art History currently has twelve full-time and five part-time faculty members. We offer B.A. degrees in Art History, Digital Arts and Studio Art and house the CAB Art Gallery that hosts a range of exhibitions from student to nationally recognized artists. Beyond the major, the Art History faculty and curriculum play a central role in both the DA and Studio Art degrees and are indispensable contributors to the departmental mission: The Department of Art and Art History cultivates aesthetic decision making through creative problem solving, critical and analytical thinking, and an understanding of the importance of visual arts in the human experience.
The College of Arts and Sciences is UNCW's largest academic unit, employing 450 full-time and 150 part-time faculty members and awarding approximately two-thirds of the university's academic credits. Ours is a comprehensive arts & sciences college comprising the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. The College's twenty-five units offer a variety of undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, the Bachelor of Music, and the Bachelor of Science. The College also offers a full complement of minors, including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, Asian studies, Forensic studies, Latin America studies, Middle East & Islamic studies, Native-American studies, and Women's and Gender studies, among others. Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations. Through applied learning, students in the College gain direct hands-on experience with the skills of their major fields as an essential part of their preparation for life and career. In addition to its undergraduate major and minor programs, the College is chiefly responsible for the curriculum that comprises the UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all UNCW undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The College strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Upon completion of their undergraduate studies, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives. Graduate degrees awarded in the College of Arts and Sciences include the Master of Arts, the Master of Fine Arts, the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy (Marine Biology and Psychology). In addition, the nationally awarded Graduate Liberal Studies program offers a personalized curriculum of interdisciplinary study leading to the Master of Arts. Post-baccalaureate certificates in Applied Statistics, Environmental Studies, Forensic Science, Conflict Management and Resolution, Gender Studies and Hispanic Studies are available.Graduate programs in the College are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
This position is time-limited with the possibility of continuation pending availability of funds and department need.
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Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search and/or the application process to Ms. Beth Guertin, Chair, Gallery Director Search Committee, at email@example.com and Mr. Aaron Wilcox, Chair, Art and Art History at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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