Gallery Assistant

Job description

Gallery Assistant

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department: Art

Position Type: Staff/Classified

Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: Starting $1,981.43 per month

Working Hours: One regular, part-time, 18 hours per week, 10 months per year (August - May) on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday - Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm, & Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Some hours may vary and include scheduled gallery events, meetings and installation of artworks. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number by 11:59 PM on the closing date:

1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties.

3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated above. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the additional question(s) listed below. Your answers will appear toward the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Please describe any experience or special skills in the handling or installation of artwork for exhibition purposes.

- Please summarize your technological and/or digital knowledge.

- Do you have supervisorial experience in the work place? If so, please describe.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.

Basic Function and Other Details:
Under the direction of the Dean of Arts & International Languages, will assist with the promotion, preparation, installation, lighting and the striking of all exhibitions. Greet gallery visitors, answer questions and provide information on the artwork and artists exhibited within the varied contexts of art history. Responsible for the punctual and secure opening and closing of the Kruglak Gallery exhibitions. Monitors visitors to the gallery and ensures safety and protection of both visitors and artwork. Assists with the day-to-day operations of the gallery.

Representative Duties:
(E = essential job function)

1. Professionally greets and interacts with gallery visitors. Answers questions and discusses artwork on display within an art- historical context. Discuss and communicate historical, genre-specific information regarding the materials and techniques used in the art work on display. (E)

2. Assist with the promotion, preparation, installation, lighting and striking of all exhibitions. Inventory the state of each static artwork and all electronic or mechanical artwork to be sure all remains undamaged and in proper working order.( (E)

3. Understands and has experience with a wide variety of art-making materials and processes. Actively uses this knowledge to keep the works of art safe and secure by preventing unauthorized persons from touching, handling, defacing, or otherwise tampering with the works of art. (E)

4. Accept and record receipt of artwork, equipment, and supplies. Maintain up-to-date records. Maintains the historical archives of the gallery exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and related press. (E)

5. Helps to ensure the safety of the collection and integrity of the gallery by monitoring its security, as well as environmental and other conditions, immediately reporting critical incidents and any problems. (E)

6. Set up, and operate a variety of digital and analogue media players, projectors and audio equipment (for multi-media exhibitions such as video installation or audio exhibits).

7. Inventory and assist with the procurement of supplies needed for exhibits, receptions, and operation of the gallery.

8. Update and maintain contact/mailing lists.

9. Record the number of visitors to the gallery exhibitions on a daily basis.

10. Assists with the setup of display illumination as appropriate for the varied needs and media involved in each exhibit. Assures the maintenance and appropriate use of light fixtures, in collaboration with Facilities staff.
11. Maintain cleanliness and presentability of gallery, display areas and equipment, including storage and work areas by performing light housekeeping duties.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Type of Benefits:
Plus vacation, sick leave, holiday pay and enrollment in a retirement system.

Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Studio Art, Art History or Museum Studies; or the equivalent.
(To view MiraCosta College's equivalency guidelines for classified positions go to d_Positions.pdf.)

2. One year of related work experience.
(IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours)

Desirable Qualifications:
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience in creating promotions through social media for the purposes of posting gallery announcements, events and images 2. First-hand knowledge and experience with contemporary practices in studio art including but not limited to non-traditional formats utilized by site specific and installation artists 3. Experience in the design and layout of art exhibitions 4. Experience with hand and power tools, wall patching and repair and interior wall painting. 5. Ability to manage and update a gallery website 6. Supervisorial experience to oversee assistants or interns 7. Public speaking skills and the ability to lead small tours and discuss the art on display. 8. Digital fluency 9. Ability to communicate in another language

Licenses and Other Requirements:

Closing Date: 4-16-2018

First Screening Date:

Human Resources Contact Information:
[email protected] or 760.795.6854

About MiraCosta College
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the college’s Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.





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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/18/2018
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