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Exhibitions Manager - View Arts

  • July 25, 2022 9:59 AM
    Message # 12860113
    Amelia Whitworth (Administrator)

    Job Location: Old Forge, NY

    Job Title: Exhibitions Manager

    Institution: View Arts

    Institution Website: www.viewarts.org

    About the Institution: Located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Old Forge, NY, View brings a broad range of artistic and cultural programs to the area. The View community consists of year-round and seasonal residents and tourists, many of whom enjoy the region’s natural beauty, taking advantage of the scenic lakes and mountains in the summer, the breathtaking beauty of the Fall foliage, and the expertly groomed snowmobile and ski trails in the winter months.

    Job Description: This is the lead position for View’s exhibitions and associated programs. The Exhibition Manager is responsible for developing the creative direction of the Exhibition program, and works collaboratively with View team members, the Exhibition Committee, and volunteers to implement these programs. This position reports to the Executive Director.
    Major responsibilities
    • Develop, plan, and implement exhibitions and related programming that is consistent with and builds on View’s mission, vision and brand, and strengthens View’s Exhibition offerings.
    • Serve as the primary View team liaison to the Exhibition Committee, regional and national artists and collectors, and peers in the Exhibition field.
    • Represent the organization to artists, vendors, volunteers, interns, and audience members.
    • Work closely with View leadership, team members and the Exhibition Committee to develop exhibition concepts and other Exhibition programs that support and enhance the exhibition content.
    • Develop opportunities to engage community members, seasonal residents, and visitors through exhibition-driven programming that deepens the experience of View’s audiences.
    • Work with View’s professional staff, including the Ceramics Studio Manager, Workshops Coordinator, and Performing Arts Manager to develop participatory activities, educational programs, and partnerships that augment the Exhibition experience at View.
    Exhibitions
    • Plan and execute all exhibitions in three main galleries and ancillary exhibition spaces including conceptualizing exhibition themes and ideas; creating and implementing calls for artists, including juror and artist selection and related communication; create all exhibition related materials, including wall text and artwork labels, catalogs for key exhibitions, and all related interpretive material.
    • Oversee all aspects of gallery operations including installation and deinstallation, shipping and storage of works on loan, and insurance as necessary. 
    • Manage all artist contracts for review by the CFO/Director of Operations
    • With View staff and key committee members, identify collaborators and partners to develop related programs and expand the reach and impact of View’s exhibition offerings. 
    • With staff and volunteer support, coordinate opening/closing receptions, artist lectures and demonstrations, and the multi-day Quilt Conference and other related Exhibition programming.
    • Develop surveys and other feedback tools and methodologies to evaluate View’s exhibitions and related programs.
    • Prepare and manage annual Exhibition program budget with oversight from the CFO/Director of Business Operations and the Executive Director, and participate in collaborative efforts to secure grants in support of Exhibition programs and exhibitions. 
    • Oversee the safety and maintenance of all galleries and tools/equipment utilized for exhibitions and related activities.
    • Make recommendations for equipment needs and repairs in the galleries.
    • Ensure that materials and supplies for exhibitions and related programs are ordered, utilized efficiently, inventoried appropriately, and stored in an organized manner.
    Marketing and Outreach
    • Propose social media and advertising content that promotes and markets exhibitions, programs, and events.
    • Work with the marketing staff to design and create exhibition related marketing and promotional materials including postcards, catalogs, posters, calendars, etc. 
    • Draft website content and work with marketing staff to ensure that all website information related to Exhibition is current, accurate, and complete. 
    • Train volunteers, interns, docents and others as needed to ensure appropriate support for exhibition programs.
    • Work with area schools to build partnerships and programs that serve area educators and students. 
    • Build relationships with peer organizations and individuals to promote collaboration, enhance visibility and awareness, and support the cultural ecosystem of the Adirondacks. 
    • Maintain awareness of national and regional arts organizations, museums and galleries, and related media and social media; attend meetings and conferences to represent View and develop skills and contacts.

    Experience: Two to five years of exhibition management preferred, or a combination of education and related experience.  This position is ideal for emerging professionals interested in developing a broad range of museum/gallery expertise in a modern, well-designed arts center. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes healthcare and paid leave. Salary range between 50,000-55,000

    This Position is: In-Person

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: 50,000-55,000

    Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid time off

    How to Apply: To apply for the Exhibition Manager position, submit cover letter and resume to info@ViewArts.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.  View is an EEO employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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