Exhibitions Coordinator - Aidekman Arts Center-18001413

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Exhibitions Coordinator - Aidekman Arts Center-18001413

The Tufts University Art Galleries are dedicated to the presentation of art and the pressing issues of contemporary arts discourse. They are pedagogical spaces where exhibitions, lectures, performances, and artist residencies converge to animate the intellectual life of the greater university community and beyond.

The University Art Galleries department oversees the exhibition spaces in the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus, the galleries at the SMFA at Tufts in Boston, and the Tufts University’s Permanent and Public Art Collection. The Galleries produce three to four main exhibitions each semester between the two campus locations alongside 15-20 curricular-driven installations per year.

Independently performs project management functions to support the exhibitions program at the Tufts University Art Galleries and is supervised by the Director of Galleries and Collections. The Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator serves as project manager for 15 exhibition projects per year, including up to four large-scale exhibitions, numerous curricular, small-scale projects and annual temporary public art installations.

In addition, this Coordinator recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and mentors approximately 12 to 15 Student Gallery Guides (part-time student employees providing visitor services to the Gallery’s audience and live security for works of art on loan). Other responsibilities include: managing and implementing exhibition timelines with the Art Galleries Preparator teams in Medford and Boston; organizing the shipment of artwork and developing contracts and loan forms with the Registrarial team for temporary exhibitions; working closing with the Curatorial Assistant to plan and execute gallery communications from internal planning to publicity in print and online formats; oversee and assistant with in-gallery public programs; and manage and assist in the production of gallery publications. Occasional nights and weekends will be required.

Basic Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience working in a non-profit arts organization or academic department in an administrative capacity.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Proficient in Macintosh Office Suite; working knowledge of Adobe; basic knowledge of Windows/PC.
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Candidates must have proven strong communications skills and the ability to work with others.
  • Experience with logistics in an art gallery setting and prior supervisory experience of students preferred.
  • MA preferred. Graduate or certificate coursework in non-profit arts administration or management very desirable.
  • Access to a vehicle is helpful.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Five to six evening events or receptions (until 9 p.m.) during academic year; rarely results in more than 40 hours per week. As Gallery Coordinator, this role will also need to be available on select weekends to oversee student weekend workers and be on call in case of emergencies if the Director or Gallery Preparator is not available.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Administrative Support
Organization: Art Gallery
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jul 10, 2018, 4:56:53 AM





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Posted: 7/11/2018
Application Due: 9/9/2018
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