Gallery Director Museum of Fine Arts

Job description

Job ID: 43700

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Gallery Director is responsible for managing all College of Fine Arts gallery spaces including the William Johhnston Gallery. Provides artistic direction and leadership staff, student interns, and volunteers throughout the planning and execution stages of the exhibition process. Promotes collaboration between departments at the University. Markets exhibitions in gallery spaces to increase attendance and renown of Florida State University's gallery spaces. Build relationships with artists and museums to attract new exhibitions to gallery spaces. Actively secures grant funding and identifying sponsorship and fundraising opportunities to support gallery operations.

This position is responsible for teaching in the area of museum objects and exhibitions.


• Terminal degree such as an MFA or a doctorate.
• Experience in art museum/gallery operations.
• Experience and a successful track record in administration, collection management, publication, education or exhibition development.
• Excellent writing and communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
• Established grant writing capability.
• Demonstrated art historical and curatorial depth.
• Demonstrated experience with budget development and oversight.
• Experience supervising professional staff.
• Ability to engage and inspire others in the successful implementation of objectives.
• Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, including museum staff, university faculty and students, museum patrons, guest artists, guest curators, and volunteers / community members, to craft annual programming that is inclusive of all populations and varied in topic and point of view.


• Experience in higher education art, art history, or museum studies.
• Experience fundraising and cultivating collectors and perspective donors.
• Understanding of and enthusiasm for the educational role of art museums.
• Ability to attract, motivate, and manage a talented staff.
• Ability to be effective under pressure and handle constant multitasking.

Contact Info

Elizabeth Major
[email protected]

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

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Posted: 6/14/2018
Application Due: 6/20/2018
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