Director of Mishkin Gallery

CUNY Baruch College
New York City, New York
Mar 13, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Director of Mishkin Gallery
Baruch College

The Mishkin Gallery Director is responsible for establishing the artistic policy of the gallery and overseeing its day-to-day operations. The Director is responsible for both the permanent collection of Baruch College and artwork for specific exhibitions. The Director is expected to build the reputation of the gallery by collecting and exhibiting work by important artists and by creating high levels of interest among student body, the art community, and the public.

The Mishkin Gallery  Director builds relationships with artists and art critics to keep up to date with trends and identify work that will attract visitors and buyers. The Director plans a program of exhibitions and collaborates with others to develop layouts to showcase the work. The Director negotiates terms with artists and their agents, or with owners of important works, and arranges for the collection, installation, and insurance of the work. The Director obtains sponsorship to cover exhibition costs in part or in full.

The Director prepares exhibition catalogs, working with graphic designers, photographers, and printers. To launch an exhibition, the Director invite arts critics, journalists, donors, and selected guests to a private viewing. The Director promotes exhibitions to the wider community through a gallery website, posters, invitations to people on the gallery mailing list, and editorial coverage in the media.

The Director runs special events for schools and colleges to build an appreciation and understanding of art. The Director also develops workshops for the community or adult education groups. To attract funding to the Mishkin Gallery, the Director encourages visitors to become members of the gallery by paying a subscription in return for benefits.

The Director recruits staff to manage clerical and maintenance operations, in addition to specialists such as curators, designers, and conservationists. The Director manages budgets and ensures that the gallery has a good public profile and attracts funding. The Director will provide regular reports to the Weissman Dean's Office about operations, plans, and finances.             

Compensation and Benefits:                                                   
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development.  We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off.  Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Bachelor’s degree and eight years’ related experience required.

The Mishkin Gallery Director should have an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts, combined with the business and marketing skills to manage a team and run a profitable operation. The Director will hold, preferably, a master's degree in an arts-related topic such as art management or the history of art. The Director should also have experience in gallery management. S/he will possess the experience and skills to develop effective event marketing programs which can attract visitors to exhibitions; communication skills to build relations with the local community; wide-ranging knowledge of art to make decisions about the work that he or she will exhibit; and management skills to run the day-to-day operations of the Gallery.

How to Apply: 
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #18434.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting
Candidates should provide a resume and cover letter.

Closing Date:
April 2, 2018

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