GALLERY COORDINATOR – ROSEWOOD ARTS CENTRE
(Regular Part-Time Position)
Open Until Filled
The City of Kettering’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is recruiting to fill the regular part-time position of “Gallery Coordinator.” The Gallery Coordinator works under the supervision of the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor. The Gallery Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the exhibitions, exhibition schedules, artist liaison, contracts, risk management, curatorial, installation and de-installation, art handling, condition reporting, development and implementation of public programs and administrative duties of the Rosewood Gallery program.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS This position prepares and coordinates contracts and supplemental materials with exhibiting artists; coordinates and assists installation and de-installation with exhibiting artists and serves as point of contact for artists, including coordinating delivery and pick-up of art and exhibits; manages preparation of gallery for new and existing exhibitions including prepping walls, lighting artwork, hanging signage, creating price sheets and labeling works; maintains reporting and records of all artwork in the Rosewood Gallery program; installs exhibitions as required; schedules, coordinates and manages installation volunteers as required; processes incoming exhibition proposals; prepares juried exhibition materials; performs all other duties pertaining to the exhibitions and galleries; maintains and develops financial support for the Gallery program through grant writing, sponsorships and purchase awards; develops gallery-related programming in conjunction with the Programming staff; assists with Rosewood Arts Centre special events; assists in developing new strategies for the success of artist and community participation with Rosewood Gallery; and maintains constant evaluation of current trends in programming and relates new ideas to the Cultural Arts Program Supervisor. This position assists in daily office activities such as answering phones and emails; greeting visitors and answering questions about artwork; assists in the supervision and management for interns; maintains inventory and stocks supplies; maintains storage facilities, tools and equipment; maintains varied tracking databases for Rosewood Gallery; and provides oversight and implementation of Gallery marketing efforts; produces gallery promotional materials and performs all other duties as assigned. This position coordinates and manages artist and exhibition receptions; creates special events and community engagement opportunities; and assists with Rosewood Arts Centre special events.
QUALIFICATIONS Must have a strong academic art background (BFA or BA in Studio Art or Art History). Must have a solid understanding and experience in the proper handling, installation, packing and storage of art; and experience using power tools, painting and lighting. Must be comfortable using a 7-foot ladder and moving items up to 25 pounds. Must possess strong computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite and other database programs. Must have a strong sense of responsibility, excellent organizational and problem solving skills with an attention to detail. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact in a professional manner with artists, patrons, vendors and co-workers. Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends, be self-motivated and have the ability to consistently evaluate the most efficient procedures of gallery production and organization; must have marketing and organizational skills; must project a pleasant personality and work well with others; and must present a sincere interest in the development and promotion of Kettering arts programs. High School graduate level with experience in a gallery, museum or similar environment; knowledge of and interest in contemporary art; possess basic carpentry, photography and photo editing skills and experience; possess a basic understanding of Adobe Creative Suite. Experience technically supporting video related office and exhibition equipment preferred.
COMPENSATION The pay for this position begins at $16.21/hour working 20 hours per week with some evenings and weekends. Entry rate is contingent upon the candidate’s related skills, education, knowledge, and abilities.
Candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter, including a brief overview of relevant work experience and education to: Director of Human Resources, Kettering Government Center, 3600 Shroyer Rd, Kettering, OH 45429-2799; firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax 937-296-3371. Please visit www.ketteringoh.org for more detailed information. Position is open until filled.
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