The Position: Gallery Director/Lecturer. Full-time, ten-month position starting August 2011. Responsibilities include planning and preparing, in collaboration with art faculty, a series of diverse and innovative exhibitions and programs that serve the department, university, and state. Teach two courses in discipline in the academic year. Manage daily and long-term operation of the Baum Gallery, including exhibition installation, budgeting, public relations, and oversight of facilities, outreach activities, and supervision of student assistants. Support programming
through fundraising activities such as grant writing and membership drives.
Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree in a visual arts discipline and previous museum or gallery experience. Experience with grant writing and fundraising.
Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in visual arts discipline and museum studies certificate or degree. A desirable candidate will have at least three years experience in successful gallery programming with considerable experience in the planning, coordination, and execution of exhibitions and related events. Teaching experience desired.
The Baum Gallery: The Baum Gallery of Fine Art is a 4,000 sq.ft. exhibit area organized in three adjoining galleries with 1,200 sq.ft. of separate exhibit preparation space. The gallery is located on the University of Central Arkansas campus in the McCastlain Hall complex. The gallery is staffed by the gallery director and six student assistants. More information on the Baum Gallery may be found at www.uca.edu/art/baum/
The Department: The Department of Art in UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication offers the BFA in Studio Art with emphases in ceramics, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture and the BA in Art with emphases in art history, art education, and fine art. The department has 210 art majors and fourteen full-time and six part-time faculty; the Baum Gallery and the Black Box Student Gallery; an active visiting artist program; and endowed scholarship funds of over one million dollars. The university is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The University: The University of Central Arkansas ranks 23rd among the top 25 “Most Desirable Large Schools” in the Fall 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek guide, Finding the Right College for You. The university also ranks 24th in the category of “Most Desirable Rural Schools” and was recently listed in the 2011 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. UCA enrolls approximately 11,500 students and has programs leading to undergraduate degrees in 66 areas of study,
master’s degrees in 25, and doctoral degrees. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2007, UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and has increased its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. Faculty members are achieving regional and national recognition with nearly
90 percent of the tenured and tenure-track faculty holding terminal degrees representing more than 100 institutions. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty and convenience. More info may be found at the UCA website www.uca.edu/cfac.
The Community: UCA is located in Conway, a progressive and growing city of 53,000, home of two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and a strong K-12 parochial school, all within 30 minutes of Little Rock and 40 miles of the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests. Residents have easy access to a variety of fine and performing arts, handicraft and folk culture, and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
Application: Submit a letter of intent, CV, list of references, examples of professional work such as exhibition materials or related projects, and a statement of curatorial and programmatic philosophy in relation to a university gallery setting to:
Dr. Jeff Young, Chair
University of Central Arkansas
Department of Art
Conway, Arkansas 72035
Complete applications received by February 7, will be given full consideration with review continuing until position is filled. The University of Central Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.