Director, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery
Columbia University

Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences, the
incumbent directs the activities and operations of the Miriam and Ira D.
Wallach Art Gallery and contributes to Columbia’s historical, critical, and
creative engagement in the visual arts. The incumbent also participates in
the planning for the relocation and expansion of the Wallach Gallery, which
is currently under way. The new Gallery, designed by Renzo Piano for the
Manhattanville campus, will unite the scholarly and creative endeavors of
the Department of Art History and Archaeology and the School of the Arts in
a 12-month program of exhibitions and related events. The Gallery is
scheduled to open in 2015. It will continue to mount a diverse array of
historical exhibitions that embody the University’s high standards of
research and instruction and to make the rich resources of University
collections-art, archeological, anthropological, and library-accessible to
the public in compelling ways. It will also encompass the annual spring
exhibitions of School of the Arts M.F.A. students as well as contemporary
art exhibitions and foster opportunities for interdisciplinary projects and
related events. The incumbent will aim to attract new audiences beyond the
University community and to establish the Gallery as a public forum for the
exchange of ideas and perspectives in the visual and related arts. In
keeping with the University’s pedagogical mission, the incumbent will strive
to provide opportunities for students to experience all facets and stages of
the exhibition process-administrative and managerial, educational,
promotional, and curatorial:
*    Cultivate and develop programming initiatives working closely with
Gallery Steering Committee; review exhibition proposals and advise in
*    Program season of public exhibitions; advise faculty, student, and
curators in organization and realization of exhibition projects,
adherence to best curatorial practices and compliance with scheduling
budgetary guidelines
*    Supervises all print publications, website, and e-publications,
preparation of texts, images, editing, design, and production
*    Maintain effective working relationships with academic and
leadership throughout University
*    Shape public profile of Gallery and serve as its spokesperson within
and local and national/international arts communities
*    Develop collaborative relationships with other University departments,
organizations, and community groups
*    Oversees Gallery’s facility and equipment, improvements, and purchases
*    Hire and supervise professional staff and outside curators
*    Oversee Gallery’s budget and develop long-term plans for Gallery’s
*    Monitor expenditures and ensure compliance with University fiscal
*    In consultation with University and School Development Officers,
annual fundraising campaigns and strategies, formulate annual
targets, identify potential donors and funding sources; cultivate and
relationships with major donors, corporations, and foundations; and
on long-term fundraising plans
*    Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations
campaigns and oversee production of all printed materials and
*    Cultivate relationships with media contacts and art critics
The incumbent reports to the Executive VP of Arts and Sciences on all
operational aspects of the unit. For matters of policy and major and
sensitive decisions, the incumbent also consults with the chair of the
Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Dean of the School of the
Arts. Guidance in policy matters also comes from the Wallach Art Gallery
Steering Committee.
Job Requirements
Please see the following link for more details: 126482
all applications must be submitted via the link above. No paper application
will be accepted.
Columbia University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.