The Tufts University Art Gallery is dedicated to conceiving and presenting art exhibitions and educational programs that support the academic and civic ideals of Tufts University. The Gallery fosters cultural exchange by creating a forum for art produced by emerging and mid-career artists, by featuring new work of established artists, and by exposing fresh interpretations and scholarship on art. The Gallery's major constituencies include: current students, faculty and staff on the Tufts Medford/Somerville campus, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and other Tufts Schools; the greater university community of alumni, parents, donors, friends, and neighbors; the regional and New England arts community; and arts professionals.
The Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator independently performs project management functions to support the exhibitions program at the Tufts University Art Gallery and is supervised by the Director of Galleries and Collections. The Gallery Exhibitions Coordinator serves as project manager for 15 exhibitions per year: 6 curated exhibitions in the Tisch and Koppelman Galleries and Remis Sculpture Court; 7 in the Slater Concourse Gallery (Tufts' Community Gallery); one Museum Studies Program exhibition; and one outdoor public art project. In addition, this Coordinator recruits, hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and mentors approximately 12 to 15 Gallery Ambassadors (part-time student employees providing visitor services to the Gallery's audience and live security for works of art on loan). Other responsibilities include:
• coordinating two Call for Proposals annually for the Slater Concourse and liaising with selected departments and student groups who submit proposals;
• liaising with the Staff Assistant to add project deadlines to master office calendar and to make travel arrangements for visiting artists, curators, guest speakers, and art couriers (15 to 20 per year);
• managing 15 Gallery Student Advocacy Council members and facilitating 2 to 3 special events it organizes annually;
• publicity (including drafting press releases, proofreading, managing Gallery's Facebook page and contributing to Arts & Sciences Arts Twitter feed, Constant Contact e-newsletters, etc.).
• Bachelor's degree
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a non-profit arts organization or academic department in an administrative capacity
• Valid U.S. driver's license
• Proficient in Macintosh Office Suite; working knowledge of Adobe; basic knowledge of Windows/PC
• Excellent communication, customer service and organizational skills
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
MA degree preferred. Graduate or certificate coursework in non-profit arts administration or management very desirable. Prior supervisory experience of students preferred. Access to a vehicle is helpful.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Five to six evening events or receptions (until 9 p.m.) during academic year; rarely results in more than 40 hours per week.
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