Studio Arts and Gallery Coordinator

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Studio Arts and Gallery Coordinator

Job Description
Sarah Lawrence College is home to two galleries: the Barbara Walters Gallery and The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center and Visual and Studio Arts program with 370-400 students. The Heimbold Visual Arts Center houses a woodshop, metal shop, darkroom, digital labs, painting and printmaking facilities. For more information please visit: Sarah Lawrence College seeks applications for a Studio Art and Gallery Coordinator to begin mid-August 2022. This is a 10-month part-time position working directly with the Visual & Studio Arts Services Manager, the Visual Resources Curator and the Associate Dean of the College on exhibitions in the College's two gallery locations as well as administrative support for the Visual and Studio Arts program. The successful candidate would have professional level art installation experience, a background in the studio arts, excellent communication and design skills. Exhibition Coordination: The Visual and Studio Arts program has numerous exhibitions throughout the building, 3 shows in The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center and an annual Open Studios event. The second gallery on campus, the Barbara Walters Gallery, has three exhibitions annually.

Essential Duties Summary
Barbara Walters Gallery and The Gallery at Heimbold Visual Arts Center Responsibilities
  • Maintain the exhibition spaces – ensuring walls are prepped and ready for installation
  • Pick-up and return of artwork in the NYC area
  • Exhibition consultation, design, mock-ups
  • Frequent artist consultation
  • Installation/Deinstall/Lighting
  • Responsible for install/deinstall oversight with freelance installer
  • Management and purchasing of gallery supplies
  • Documenting work upon arrival and departure
  • Completing condition reports on incoming and outgoing work
  • Designing vinyl lettering, labels and wall text
  • Checklist drafting
  • Installation documentation for artists and publicity
  • Postcard, promotional media design and social media posting
  • Assisting with upload for virtual tours

Senior Studio Course Assist senior studio course with solo exhibitions (spring) in the lower atrium. This includes:
  • Promotion on social media, organize poster copies and distribution
  • Organization and purchasing of installation supplies
  • Installation oversight
BUILDING Maintenance: The Studio Art and Gallery Coordinator in collaboration with the Visual Arts Services Manager would be responsible for overseeing public areas of the Heimbold Visual Arts Center proactively addressing any building maintenance.
  • Placing work orders for lighting, clean-up and facility needs with special attention and awareness of health and safety concerns.
  • Copy and mailroom; keeping all in working order, clean and stocked with necessary supplies and paperwork.
Administrative Programming Duties:
  • Assist with general use equipment and supplies
  • When needed cohost department wide events
  • Design promotional items in accordance with department and college design guidelines for exhibitions and program events (lectures, panels, screenings, critiques and workshops)
  • Large format printing of promotional materials
  • Collaborate on fall and spring open studios events, layout, promotional materials, exhibition, reception, equipment and installation needs for disciplines without technician support
Web and Social Media
  • Document class and gallery exhibitions for department archives and social media
  • Draft and schedule posts for the Visual Arts program, Gallery at Heimbold & Barbara Walters Gallery social media outlets
  • College website: Assist with preparing materials for the Visual and Studio Arts and Gallery
  • Program website: Updating of internal Visual Arts program wix site, developing exhibition platforms, maintaining faculty access pages and request forms

Required Qualifications
  • BFA or BA with a concentration in studio art
  • Must have a strong knowledge of diverse studio art practices
  • Professional gallery and preparatory, handling and installation experience a must
  • Adobe Creative suite and design proficiency
  • Experience with digital camera, large format printing
  • Ability to solve problems with creative solutions
  • Invested in the arts and academic community
  • Strong communication skills
  • Woodshop experience a plus
  • Driver’s license required
  • Works collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications

Requirements for Employment
Effective October 15, 2021, all employees of Sarah Lawrence College must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exceptions to this requirement will only be considered for documented medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Any offers of employment will be contingent on successful completion of a background check and submission of proof of vaccination.

Posting Number: S00278P
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Open Until Filled: Yes

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Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Founded in 1926 and consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, our historic campus is home to an inclusive, intellectually curious, and diverse community.

Talented, creative students choose Sarah Lawrence for the opportunity to take charge of their education. In close collaboration with our dedicated, distinguished faculty, students create a rigorous, personalized course of study, conduct independent research, and connect a wide array of disciplines. They graduate knowing how to apply the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking necessary for life after college.

Sarah Lawrence College occupies 44 wooded acres in Yonkers, NY, near the Village of Bronxville—just north of New York City. A 30-minute train ride from the Bronxville station takes students into Midtown Manhattan.

In addition to our round-table classrooms, Sarah Lawrence has outstanding theatres, art and performance studios, and music spaces; modern science labs; state-of-the-art graphic computing equipment; competitive sports facilities; a 60,000-square-foot visual arts center; and recently renovated dining facilities.

Our students are men and women who share an enthusiasm for intellectual rigor, academic risk taking, creativity in all disciplines, and original and interdisciplinary work. We are particularly committed to having our faculty, administration, and student body reflect the social, racial, and economic diversity that characterizes our society. The College’s 1,377 undergraduate students come from nearly every state and from 53 countries; 84 percent of undergrads live on campus.

At Sarah Lawrence, students spend more time one-on-one with award-winning faculty than do students at any other college in the country.

Working At Sarah Lawrence College

As a Sarah Lawrence employee, you will join a warm, challenging, and diverse community that offers both quality of life advantages and tangible, valuable employee benefits.

When you work at Sarah Lawrence, you:

  • Receive outstanding benefits, such as medical, dental, and vision plans that exceed the standard plans offered by many companies and institutions, and an exceptional retirement plan through TIAA-CREF.
  • Have unparalleled educational opportunities, such as tuition benefits on campus for employees, their spouses, and their children; discounted tuition to the College’s renowned nursery school; and tuition benefit programs for dependent children who attend other colleges.
  • Have continuous opportunities for advancement, as it is College policy to fill vacancies by promotion or transfer whenever possible.
  • Enjoy boundless cultural experiences, including readings, lectures, music, theater, film screenings, dance performances, art exhibitions, and a state-of-the-art library, free to employees. · Have free access to the 48,000-square-foot Campbell Sports Center, with a six-lane pool, modern weight/fitness training center, squash courts, gymnasium, indoor track, outdoor tennis courts, and fitness classes, open to employees seven days per week.
  • Have several on-campus options for meals, plus off-campus discounts at local restaurants and stores.
  • Work in a convenient location close to all major highways, easily accessed from the Metro-North Harlem line, and 35 minutes from mid-town Manhattan.
  • Enjoy free parking on campus, a 10% discount at the college bookstore.
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