Gallery Supervisor, Davison Art Center & Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery [Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT]

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Curator of the Davison Art Center (DAC), the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for art-object and gallery preparation, exhibition installation, deinstallation, packing and unpacking, shipping preparation, and maintenance of exhibitions and the permanent collection.

Under the supervision of the Director of the Center for the Arts, the Gallery Supervisor is responsible for the same duties related to the exhibition program of the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

The two galleries have active programs with 14-16 exhibitions of various sizes annually.

The DAC holds 18,000 prints and 6,000 photographs in one of the leading university graphic arts collections.

The Zilkha Gallery exhibits contemporary art, including video and installation art.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare collection and loan art objects for exhibition and for permanent storage. This includes matting and framing in accordance with museum-standard archival methods.
  • Install and maintain exhibitions of historic and contemporary art. This includes design and fabrication of exhibit components including pedestals, platforms, bases, and vitrines in wood, metals, plexi, as needed; construction and painting of temporary walls and painting of permanent walls; mounting and installing labels, posters, other graphics and signage; hanging and mounting artwork; and installing exhibition lighting. This includes lifting and moving exhibition cases and temporary walls up to 50 pounds, and installing exhibition lighting using a mechanical lift up to 20 feet high.
  • Work with contemporary artists to realize complex installations, based on blueprints and other documents.
  • Participate in exhibition planning and design activities.
  • In consultation with Curator of the DAC and Exhibitions Coordinator of Zilkha Gallery, select and order building materials and mounting/framing supplies within budget parameters.
  • Supervise student employees and temporary contract installers/preparators, as needed. Ensure safe handling of artwork and safe work practices in shop and exhibition installation. Solicit quotes from contractors as needed.
  • Coordinate packing and unpacking for exhibitions at Zilkha Gallery. Assist Registrar of DAC with shipping activities as needed. On some occasions construct custom shipping boxes and crates.
  • Advise undergraduate senior thesis majors on object and installation preparation for senior thesis exhibitions. Supervise installation of senior thesis exhibitions.
  • Supervise installation of exhibitions for Middletown public schools and other community groups.
  • Supervise maintenance of exhibition spaces in coordination with Physical Plant staff. Assist in monitoring gallery and storage area lighting and climate control.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in studio art or related field and two years experience with art museum handling, preparation, installation, and exhibition practices or an equivalent combination of education training and related work experience.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to work additional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to perform the responsibilities listed above with a reasonable accommodation if needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with contemporary installation art.
  • Knowledge of video installation and lighting technology.
  • Experience in a university environment.



Social Media Specialist [Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL]

Job Description

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and located on Miami’s spectacular Biscayne Bay.  Vizcaya consists of 14 historic buildings on 50 acres of grounds, with approximately 2,500 objects and 40,000 archival documents.  The Museum attracts nearly 200,000 visitors annually and is working to strengthen and extend its profile as a cultural resource locally, regionally and nationally.

The position of Social Media Specialist will advance Vizcaya’s institutional goals by engaging our culturally diverse community through a variety of new media tools and platforms.  As a key member of the Museum’s Advancement Division, this position will participate in planning and implementing marketing, membership, programmatic and fundraising strategies that capitalize upon Vizcaya’s upcoming Centennial and a possible capital campaign.  The position reports to the Marketing Director.

The Social Media Specialist will be responsible for: enhancing Vizcaya’s brand and growing awareness of the Museum’s programming areas; developing a cohesive and comprehensive social media program that is focused on digital content, usability and architecture; updating and managing all social media outlets, including regular postings on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, Google+, Pinterest and blogs; maintaining the Museum’s website, including new and updated content, installation of videos, audio slideshows, QR codes, wallpapers and other multimedia items; collaborating with colleagues to promote public program offerings and membership opportunities; researching and analyzing web analytics and social media traffic for weekly reports; and producing monthly email communications based on an annual editorial calendar focused on diverse stakeholders, members and prospective supporters.

Job Requirements

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. One year of professional experience in communication, marketing and/or public relations to include experience with social media sites is required. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.

Minimum Starting Salary: $42,790

Apply: no later than August 5, 2015.

Job Opening ID: 35383

Hiring decisions are contingent upon the results of a physical examination, including alcohol/drug screening and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/D/Veterans Preference.



Marketing and Public Affairs Director [Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL]

Job Description

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is an AAM-accredited, American Renaissance estate in a spectacular subtropical setting on Miami’s Biscayne Bay.  Vizcaya consists of 14 National Historic Landmark buildings on 50 acres of grounds, with 2,500 art and 35,000 archival objects.  Vizcaya attracts nearly 200,000 visitors each year and is working to strengthen its profile as a cultural resource and to market the estate to local, regional, state, national and international audiences.

The position of Marketing Director will advance Vizcaya’s institutional goals by developing and implementing marketing, communications and media relations strategies that increase visitation, participation in public programs, and membership.  This is a key position in Vizcaya’s efforts to fully capitalize upon its upcoming Centennial.  The position is a part of Vizcaya’s Advancement Division and supervises one position, New Media Manager.  The Marketing Director will be responsible for overseeing compliance with the museum’s brand and graphic identity; maximizing the museum’s use of social media platforms; maintaining the website; developing relationships with local and national media representatives; supporting the museum’s fund development program for membership and major donors; developing and implementing marketing strategies for major fundraising events; managing vendor relationships; and representing the museum within the travel and attractions industry.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree.  Three years of professional experience in marketing, public relations, advertising or communications. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

Minimum Starting Salary: $57,802

Apply: no later than August 4, 2015.

Job Opening ID: 35116

Manager of Annual and Corporate Support [Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ]

Job Description

The Princeton University Art Museum seeks applications for the position of Manager of Annual and Corporate Support. The Manager will expand financial support for the Art Museum by proactively growing, deepening, and diversifying annual donated revenue from the local and regional community to help achieve the Museum’s ambitious goals. The Manager’s portfolio will include annual gifts of up to $25,000 from individual donors, including gifts received through the Partners and Friends membership programs, and from corporate sponsors. The Manager is responsible for developing and managing relationships with the Museum’s members and corporate supporters, ensuring that their philanthropic potential is tapped and that annual gifts are sustained, and for stewarding these donors by maximizing their engagement with the Museum. The Manager is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for membership acquisition and retention, and for managing a range of cultivation and benefit fulfillment activities and events throughout the year, including the Museum’s annual fundraising gala. The Manager is also charged with developing proactive strategies for engaging the regional corporate community in the Museum’s mission and securing its support for the Museum’s annual programming needs.

Reporting to the Museum’s Associate Director for Institutional Advancement, and working closely with the Director and the Museum’s institutional advancement team, the Manager of Annual and Corporate Support will organize, implement, and manage a strategic and proactive fundraising plan focused on expanding and enhancing relationships that will lead to increased philanthropic commitments in support of the Museum’s mission and goals and its $16 million annual budget. Likewise, the Manager will interact closely with members of the Museum staff, in particular with the Museum’s education team and the Manager of Marketing and Public Relations, as well as with other campus departments.  The incumbent will manage or participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements

– Candidates must have deep experience of relationship-based fundraising and a demonstrated track record in securing annual support from individuals and corporate leaders outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated writing and editing skills – Exceptional relationship-building skills with a diverse constituency of members, donors, prospects, and volunteers; strong leadership and public speaking skills with an ability to engage and inspire confidence. – Five or more years of direct annual fundraising experience are required, preferably in a museum or cultural setting or in an institution of higher education.  – Applicants should have specialized knowledge of and experience with fundraising for the arts and the ability to articulate the special role of the arts and humanities in the context of a leadership research university. Experience with paid membership programs and associated strategies strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will possess poise and diplomacy, and be resourceful, self-motivated, and mission driven, with strong attention to detail and follow through. The incumbent must demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism and performance as evidenced by collaborative teamwork, initiative, critical thinking, sound judgment, and timeliness, with the ability to prioritize among multiple responsibilities. The ability to work independently, as well as to take direction, in a high-paced environment is essential.  A bachelor’s degree is required, and a master’s degree is preferred. Applicants must have excellent computer skills, including a demonstrated mastery of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge database and the analytical acumen necessary to interpret data necessary to inform a sound and effective fundraising strategy.

Further information about the Museum and its programs can be found at <a href=></a>

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.


President & Chief Executive Officer [Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Spring Green, WI]

Job Description

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is seeking applications and nominations for a new President & Chief Executive Officer. Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright to be the repository of his life’s work, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is engaged in a broad range of activities. It maintains its international headquarters at Taliesin West (designed 1937-1959) and owns Taliesin (designed 1911-1959) in Spring Green, WI. The Foundation actively stewards both properties maintaining and promoting Wright’s legacy through museum partnerships, educational outreach programs, robust tour offerings, lectures, events, and numerous other activities. In addition, the Foundation runs the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, a fully accredited graduate degree program (and the continuation of the apprentice program Wright established in 1932), and uses both facilities as its campuses. For more information, please visit
The President & CEO will be a confident leader, bridge builder, and engaging team player with gravitas and strong business acumen. He/she will possess the clarity of vision and operational savvy required to anticipate and leverage opportunities and provide workable solutions to challenges. Equally important is his/her ability to channel his/her passion for the mission and vision of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation into effective and inspiring communications to various constituencies and stakeholders.
The President & CEO is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the organization. This involves general management of a staff of 125, and a $9 million annual operating budget. This person will work closely with the Board of Directors to advance the Foundation’s vision and mission, setting and executing strategy, identifying and securing the necessary enabling resources, and delivering specific objectives of the Foundation in accordance with its mission. He/she will be accountable for overall strategic planning, financial management, organizational development, board relations, and program development and management for the Foundation. This person will play a significant role in fundraising and developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with stakeholders.
The successful candidate should have a minimum of ten years of senior level leadership and management experience in a larger or comparably sized non-profit or business setting, and demonstrated success in fundraising and management. This person should have strong strategic and operational planning experience, demonstrated experience effectively articulating a vision to stakeholders and success identifying, cultivating, and closing significant major gifts from a variety of constituents. Experience in retail operations and licensing are a plus. An undergraduate degree in one’s chosen field of study is required. An MBA or terminal degree(s) is preferred.

Initial screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will be assisted by Michelle Bonoan, Eboni Gates and Julia Salem of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Applications and nominations should be directed to:

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer

c/o Heidrick & Struggles, Inc.

2001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 800

Washington, DC 20006


The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.