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Director, University Art Galleries
Myers School of Art
Emily Davis Gallery
150 E. Exchange Street
University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325
Responsibilities include directing the daily operations of the university’s art galleries, including the well-respected Emily Davis Gallery in the Myers School of Art; curating and presenting regional and national exhibitions; and managing the art collection of the Myers School of Art.
Job functions involve:
Day-to-day gallery administration including budget management, record-keeping, exhibition installation and de-installation, art handling and storage, facilities maintenance and security, and collection management; curating exhibitions; grant-writing, fundraising, and development; public relations including writing publicity materials, organizing public events, managing mailing lists, website, and social media; supervision of student assistants; committee service; other duties as assigned by the Director. Teaching opportunities in the University of Akron Arts Administration program or Myers School of Art may be available.
A Master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of two years experience as a curator or organizer of art exhibitions. Experience and knowledge in the handling and installation of artwork. Excellent public relations skills.
Demonstrated skill in management of an art museum, university gallery, or other non-profit arts organization; demonstrated grant-writing and development skills; Demonstrated supervisory skills; Competencies in social media, website content management software, and collections management software (e.g., Embark; CONTENTdm); Familiarity with the conservation of art objects; Ability to teach in the Masters of Arts Administration program or in the Myers School of Art.
University of Akron Website: https://www.uakron.edu
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To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and attach cover letter; resume which lists curated exhibitions and details any teaching experience; writing sample (preferably, promotional materials or a grant submission), and names and contact information for three professional references to your profile.
Go to “My Activities” link and upload the required documents under the my Cover Letters and Attachments section.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications. This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. A resume may be submitted but will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application. For assistance with your application or attachments please call 330-972-7089.
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Open until filled.