The Assistant Director position is responsible for the daily operations of the Forsyth Galleriex. The person in this position will act as Associate Curator for the University Art Galleries Department with specific focus on the Runyon Collection, including doing research on the collection that leads to interpretive exhibitions. The assistant Director will directly supervise of the Collections-related staff for the department, and will provide input to the Director in the development of strategic and assessment planning for the Forsyth Galleries.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelorâ™s degree in Art History, Arts Administration, or fields closely related, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Six yearsâ™ experience as a museum curator or in museum administration.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrable knowledge of decorative arts, fine arts museum administration, curating exhibitions, audience development, and resource acquisition.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Other Requirements or Other Factors
Must be willing to work occasional nights, weekends, and be on call for security alarm response.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Masterâ™s degree in Art History, Arts Administration, or fields closely related.
Three yearsâ™ experience as a museum curator or in senior museum administration.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Specialization in American and European Art Glass and/or American Paintings.
Selects, designs, curates, schedules, and installs exhibitions for the Forsyth Galleries. Performs curatorial and acquisition research on the Runyon Collections and other art objects held by the Forsyth Galleries.
Supervises the Collections Managers of the Forsyth Galleries and the J. Wayne Stark Galleries, as well as the Collections Graduate Assistant and student gallery attendants. Ensures that professional standards in collections care are maintained for all collections in both galleries as well as the Universityâ™s public art collection. Works with Forsyth Curator of Education in the training of docents and gives tours of the Forsyth Galleriesâ™ collections as needed.
Works with the UART Director to establish and implement strategic planning, including long and short-term goals, objectives, and policies and operating procedures. Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement. Oversees responsibility of Forsyth Galleriesâ™ physical plant security and use of the facility for events. Acts as a second in command for the department when the Director is out of office.
Develops and maintains relationships with art collectors, former students, and private art associations related to the Runyon Collections areas of interest. Provides input to the Director regarding potential donations of art, money, and other resources to the Runyon Collections/Forsyth Galleries. Assists with development efforts for the department.
Represents the Forsyth Galleries to the media, government agencies, funding agencies, students, and/or the general public. Serves on university or Division of Student Affairs committees as appointed. Represents the Department at the Division of Student Affairs Vice Presidentâ™s Meeting when the UART Director is unable to attend.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Internal Number: R-014253
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