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Manager of Exhibitions and Gallery Education [New Art Center in Newton]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 4, 1974 in job announcements |

Applications due August 1, 2014.

Part-time position available for Manager of Exhibitions and Gallery Education for a non-profit art school and gallery. Seeking an organized self-starter, excited to collaborate with a team of curatorial and studio art education staff to connect audiences with art. The position focuses on managing contemporary visual art exhibition registration and interpretation.

Duties include:

  • preparing written materials and other interpretation strategies to engage audiences in the Center’s exhibitions and related programs.
  • providing security for art works on display;
  • registering artwork;
  • preparing checklists;
  • creating and giving gallery tours, including hands-on projects;
  • visitor interaction and engagement;

Most Saturdays (except summer) and occasional evenings will be required.
Qualifications:
Must have 1-2 years’ experience with exhibitions and/or gallery education. Excellent written and spoken communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required in Arts Administration, Studio Art, Arts Education, Art History or the equivalent. Familiarity with Visual Thinking Strategies a plus. Basic computer skills such as Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Apps required; Adobe Creative Suite a plus. Experience managing interns a strong plus. Ability to manage and prioritize a range of projects while supporting the organization’s unique mission and vision for connecting the local community with the wider art world are central to this position.
How To Apply:
Please email your resume with cover letter to exhibitions@newartcenter.org.
Please include “Exhibitions” in the subject line.
The New Art Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Apply by:
August 01, 2014
About this Organization:
The New Art Center offers a supportive culture that takes art and artists seriously. We serve over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops. Our faculty includes some of the region’s most esteemed art educators. In a setting that is welcoming and conveniently located, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that has served children, teens and adults at all skill levels since 1977.
We have one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, and attracts over 4,500 visitors annually. The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program is well respected in New England’s visual arts community. This program is a unique vehicle for curators and artists to collaborate and present thoughtful, innovative concepts. It is the foundation of our Connections Program for gallery education.

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