The Director is responsible for the overall direction, management, operations, and sales of the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. Founded in 1979, it is the nation’s foremost contemporary marine art gallery specializing in painting, sculpture, scrimshaw, and ship models. In addition to Gallery management, the Director develops art events and educational programs for the Museum. The Director oversees all day-to-day Gallery operations to insure the successful handling, exhibition, and sales procedures for artworks on display. Operations: • Plan, organize, install, and manage 4-5 yearly on-site marine art exhibitions and at off-site locations • Manage Gallery’s exhibit space insuring professional handling and installation • Maintain and secure all consigned art for sale including all client correspondence records • Maintain and grow Gallery Patron program through ongoing events, correspondence, annual dues • Plan and develop brochures, invitations, postcards, and banners to promote exhibitions • Plan and run the annual fall Black Tie Awards Gala for International Maritime Art exhibition Qualifications: • BFA or MFA preferred; minimum of 3 years Gallery Management experience required • Proven records in sales and client development • Knowledge of the contemporary marine art marketplace, artists, and exhibition/gallery best practices • Excellent planning, organizing and coordination of all Gallery related programs and special events • Strong oral, written, computer skills • This is a full-time position and requires flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the gallery To apply: please submit an application (found at, resume, and cover letter to or to Mystic Seaport PO Box 6000 Mystic, CT 06355 Attn: Human Resources. AnPosted on: 04/07/2015