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Art Gallery Director

Posted: 08/26/2022

Art Gallery Director 
 
Impact & Responsibilities: The University of Northern Iowa Department of Art seeks qualified candidates for the position of Gallery Director. This role is a full time position whose primary responsibilities include planning, installing, and supporting the annual series of exhibitions in the UNI Gallery of Art, as well as maintaining and overseeing the University's Permanent Art Collection. The Gallery Director works with the Department Head, faculty, and staff in the Department of Art, and other university constituents to facilitate the Gallery and Permanent Collection as a resource for UNI and the community. The director oversees work-study students and volunteers, and the collection database. The position also includes coordinating the development of promotional materials. Finally, the candidate will teach two courses per academic year for the Department of Art. 

Requirements: MA or MFA in related art field or MA in art history or museum studies; at least three years of experience preparing, exhibiting, and curating art shows; familiarity with museum standards and best practices; strong written and oral communication skills; proficient in handling, installing, and hanging art objects of all media for gallery presentations; and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Occasional work outside normal hours will be necessary.
 
Preferred: Demonstrated leadership in arts programming and accessibility; college-level teaching experience; experience working with studio art faculty; grant writing experience; experience working with boards and diverse constituencies; experience cataloging artwork within a database; and experience as registrar of objects.
 
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
 
The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at uni.edu/jobs/why. Application materials received by Friday, September 30, 2022 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu. Criminal and other relevant background checks required.
 

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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