Director, Gray Gallery
Open Date: 12/05/2017
Date Initial Screening Begins:
Minimum Education/Experience: * MA, MFA, or Ph.D. in museum studies, curatorial studies, art history, decorative arts history, visual art, or equivalent related degree. * Evidence of gallery and/or museum organization, planning, and promotion (social media, web, print, etc.). * Evidence of grant-writing and fundraising experience. * Ability to lift 25 pounds.
Special Instructions to Applicant: All application materials must be submitted online via the PeopleAdmin system. * Online application * Cover letter addressing qualifications specific to the job description. * Full resume or curriculum vita. * Writing Sample (e.g. Press Release, Scholarly Article, Grant Application) * List of at least three professional references including affiliation, email address, and phone number Please note: Two original letters of reference/recommendation are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference/recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.
Job Duties: The School of Art and Design at East Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, annually-renewable, twelve-month non-faculty Director of the Gray Gallery beginning July 1, 2018. This position will address the Gallery's, School's, and ECU's broad mission of public engagement to expand the impact and visibility of the Gallery, its exhibitions, and collections on campus and beyond. This position is expected to grow the regional and national reputation of the Gray Gallery by supporting the work of the School and bring national-caliber exhibitions to the Gray Gallery and Greenville. The Director is expected to partner with regional cultural institutions (e.g. Greenville Museum of Art, Emerge Gallery, NC Museum of Art, CAM Raleigh, etc.) to support cultural development in the east and North Carolina, raise the profile of the Gallery, School, and ECU, and connect programming, students (including K-12), faculty, and staff to cultural resources in the region. This position will collaborate with School of Art and Design faculty and administration to develop new strategies and curricula to integrate professional museum/curatorial studies in the School of Art and Design's degrees (undergraduate and graduate); this may include developing and teaching 1 course (3 sh) per semester in the area of museum studies/curatorial studies. The Director is responsible for maintaining inventories and accurate records of all artwork under the purview of the School and Gallery. This position will coordinate with campus partners regarding the care, maintenance, and display of the Gallery's permanent collections, maintenance and care of art on campus, and other art/curatorial needs as appropriate. The Director plans and installs/removes exhibitions in the Gallery and other ad-hoc galleries on campus, manages the care and stewardship of the Gallery's collections including the African Art collection, as well as other art/collections on campus as needed, and supervises the Gallery's staff, student interns, and volunteers. The Director also manages the Gallery's budget, including fundraising (grants) and donor development to enhance the collections, facilities, and programming of the Gallery and coordinates and develops marketing and communications, including social media. Physical demands include exhibition preparation, climbing ladders, lifting, use of hand tools, changing lighting fixtures, handling and displaying artwork, and facilitating installation. Candidates must be able to lift 25 pounds. This appointment requires a flexible schedule allowing for occasional evening and weekend hours.