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Exhibition and Collection Manager

St. Norbert College
De Pere, Wisconsin
$30.00 per hour

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St. Norbert College (SNC), a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Exhibition and Collections Manager. This position will help the Art department “inspire, enhance, and culturally enrich the student experience and promote scholarship at St. Norbert College and within the greater community through the collection, preservation and exhibition of fine art and design.”

This includes designing and installing exhibitions that enhance the academic excellence of our students, maintaining a radically hospitable space that serves our campus and the surrounding community, and upholding the Catholic, Norbertine, and Liberal Arts traditions of St. Norbert College.

The Exhibition and Collections Manager will be responsible for collaborating with the art faculty on an exhibition schedule for the college’s three galleries: the Baer (1300 sq ft), Godschalx (330 sq ft), and the Permanent Collection (446 sq ft) Galleries.

This is a part-time position working 20 hours per week, year-round.

Specific responsibilities:

Development and management of the exhibition schedules for the College’s three galleries. - 40%

Programming, organizing, and marketing gallery events. - 25%

Designing exhibitions and communicating with artists. - 10%

Training and managing student gallery workers. - 10%

Management of the gallery and acquisitions budgets. - 5%

Handling, packaging, and installing works of art. - 5%

Maintenance and long-term planning for the college art collection. - 5%

Perform additional duties as assigned and attend College required training. Regular attendance is required. Work in a manner that is aware of personal safety and the safety of others and observes safety, health and sanitation codes, regulations, or practices required by the College or governmental authority.

Supervision Exercised Over: 

  • Student workers

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Education -

  • Bachelors in Fine Arts or a related field 

Experience and Credentials -

  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse campus environment or commitment to do so as an employee of St. Norbert College.

  • 2 or more years of experience working in art galleries or other similar fine art contexts

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities -

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to interact professionally with coworkers and customers, particularly in conflict situations.

  • Ability to interact politely and resolve customer service issues.

  • Ability to multitask, meet specific deadlines, and prioritize tasks and assignments.

  • Skilled in basic math computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Knowledge of computer programs (Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Workday) and ability to learn upgrades and new programs as needed.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and decisions in an expeditious manner.

  • Skilled at setting a good example for others. 

  • Skilled at organizing events, programs, projects and seeing them through to completion.

  • Skilled at making presentations to large (>100) groups of people.

  • Ability to concentrate and focus in a noisy environment.

The College may consider any equivalent amount of credentials, licensures, training, or experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Working Conditions:

This position is expected to work on campus on a regular basis. Specific hours can be scheduled with the department coordinator. Approval of Flexible Work Arrangements are at the discretion of the dean to ensure that the needs of the department and college are met.  Weekends or evenings are generally not required and the position is not expected to travel. 

Application instructions:

This position will be posted for a minimum of five days and remain open until the needs of the position are met.

Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

St. Norbert College provides safe, inclusive, and anti-racist educational and work experiences for our faculty, staff, and students of color, congruent with our Catholic, Norbertine, and liberal arts values.  Therefore, we invite candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging to join our community of teaching and learning. We are seeking to hire staff who are committed to infusing equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB) into their work.

The college supports educational experiences that challenge students, faculty, staff, and administrators to expand their awareness of factors that impede our appreciation of both the richness and complexity of diversity. Opportunities to confront, examine, and renegotiate our understanding of power, privilege, and inequality as they are manifested in our society will be key to these endeavors.


Working at St. Norbert College

Our History. Your Future.

As one of the nation’s top Catholic liberal arts colleges, St. Norbert enjoys a proud history and a foundation rooted in tradition. When Norbert of Xanten founded the Norbertine order of priests in the 12th century, he could little have imagined the impact his life and mission would have on the world nearly nine centuries later. Today, at St. Norbert College, the spirit of Norbert lives through this modern, bustling riverfront community dedicated to transforming and empowering a new generation of world-changers.

Our Motto

Docere Verbo et Exemplo – To Teach by Word and Example

Learn more about The Spirit & Tradition at St. Norbert College

More facts at a glance
Great Colleges Get Noticed

No matter how you connect with St. Norbert College, you’ll sense the momentum. President Tom Kunkel has often stated that “we are building the nation’s next great liberal arts college,” and as you can see, many others agree.

One of the Best Colleges in the Midwest

St. Norbert was named one of the "The Best in the Midwest” by the Princeton Review for 2017. The goal of the Princeton Review is to identify standout colleges and universities within each region of the country.

A Reputation for Building Character

St. Norbert was named to the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges as a college with exemplary programs that inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

A Leading Catholic Liberal Arts College

Since 1991, U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Norbert College among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest, then among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. In their 2014 guide to “America’s Best Colleges,” St. Norbert was ranked as one of the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges making it one of the top 10 Catholic liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Great Teaching, Successful Outcomes

Colleges of Distinction continues to recognize St. Norbert College in 2014-15 for its engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

Among America’s Top Colleges

In the Forbes Magazine rankings of “America’s Top Colleges,” St. Norbert College sits at #113 out of 650 ranked colleges and universities in the nation.

Exemplary Community Engagement

St. Norbert College was selected for its exemplary practices of community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Over 10 years, St. Norbert has graduated a higher percentage of students on-time than any other college or university in Wisconsin. That helps students keep debt down and enter the workplace or grad school faster. Our four-year graduation guarantee is simple: If you don’t graduate in four years, through no fault of your own, we’ll pick up the tab for the remaining courses needed to complete your degree.

Support for Underserved Students

St. Norbert College was recognized by the Center for Student Opportunity's College Access & Opportunity Guide for its commitment to serving and supporting students from first-generation, underserved backgrounds.

Fully Accredited Since 1934

St. Norbert College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC). Accreditation is a peer review process intended to ensure that institutions of higher education meet acceptable levels of quality. St. Norbert was re-accredited in the fall of 2011.

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