(Public Affairs / Communication Specialist II)
College of Liberal Arts – Art & Design Department
$3,515 – $5,429/mo
(Anticipated hiring range: $3,515 – $4,042/mo)
Open Until Filled
(Review begins: 06/05/2015)

The Art & Design Department is one of 17 departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts. Its primary purpose is to prepare students in the major for a career in art and design. The Art & Design Department at Cal Poly offers a BFA degree accredited through NASAD with three concentrations: Graphic Design, Photography and Video, and Studio Art. There are approximately 230 majors and 50-60 minors.

The Gallery Specialist is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the University Art Gallery (UAG), primarily serving the needs and goals of the faculty in the Art & Design Department, with about 1/6 of the specialist time arranging exhibitions, both on and off campus, for the College of Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED). Student Assistants contribute to the daily operations.

Under the general supervision of the Chair of the Art & Design Department and working in concert with the University Art Gallery Committee, the Gallery Specialist is responsible for coordinating (and when appropriate curating) and installing exhibitions (about six shows per year by nationally recognized artists, including the annual student and BFA exhibitions) for the UAG and for the venues of the CAED (about two shows per year), as well as developing methods of communicating gallery activities to both on-campus and off-campus constituents. The specialist also has a role in the design and installation of exhibitions, as well as communication with artists and off-campus constituents. The specialist also supervises students installing exhibitions in concert with a faculty curator.

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103681. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/minorities/females/vet/disability.

Finalists may be asked to bring and/or discuss their work portfolio.