Art Gallery Coordinator
Asbury University - Wilmore, KY

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Art Gallery Coordinator- This part-time position beginning August 2013 is instrumental in creating environments, exhibits and events campus-wide throughout the academic year, to provide the campus community with opportunities for exposure to art, as well as to facilitate significant exhibiting experience for students. The Art Gallery Coordinator reports to the Art Dept. Chair and works August through May of each academic year.

Responsibilities:

• Schedule, publicize, receive, store, install, document, take down, ship and follow-through on all details regarding campus exhibitions taking place in gallery spaces across the Wilmore campus.

• Any and all exhibit receptions for which the Art Department is responsible are to be carried out within budget as put forth by Department Chair.

• Oversee gallery maintenance (e.g. paint on walls and pedestals, spackling, etc.). Coordinate repairs and plant needs with Department Chair and/or Physical Plant.

• Recruit and coordinate student workers to execute the logistics required to help coordinate all the above (exhibits, receptions and gallery maintenance) within budgeted student worker hours as set forth by Department Chair.

• Assist Seniors with oversight, support and advice on their Senior Exhibits (ART476). This may include teaching at least one session of Senior Seminar (ART475) related to exhibit framing, matting and overall presentation skills.

• Furnish Dept Chair and/or Public Relations Office with all pertinent information related to all campus exhibits. Also coordinate with OPR on the production of quality exhibit publicity materials such as show cards and posters.

• Initiate and maintain professional contact with potential exhibitors, and collaborate with Department Chair on subsequent years’ exhibit schedule(s).

• Report regularly to Department Chair for feedback, and maintain open and pertinent communication with all art faculty and staff.

• Accept other duties as assigned.

Education and Preferred Experience : A Bachelor’s degree in Art, with a basic familiarity with professional design and layout applications, and related experience are preferred. Strong organizational, time-management and interpersonal skills are required. Willingness to teach and model a professional work ethic to students is essential. Support and engendering of department camaraderie is an integral part of this position; appropriate rapport with students is critical. Applicant must be able to exercise initiative and self-direction, beyond guidance provided by faculty. Use of standard communication tools (i.e. e-mail) to keep adequately informed and others informed as appropriate is a must.

To apply for this position please submit employment application along with your resume to the Asbury University Human resources office.

Posted: 4/22/2013 Deadline: Until filled

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