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The Art Gallery Director, reporting to the Vice President for Strategic Communications and External Relations is responsible for the overall curatorial vision for the College, as well as management and operations of the Champlain Gallery.
The Director is responsible for organizing professional-quality art exhibitions that engage a variety of campus constituencies, attract members of local and regional communities to campus and demonstrate the value of the creative arts with mission-centered relevance.
The Director oversees all aspects of running a variety of exhibitions and lectures, including but not limited to supervision of independent curators, logistics, support materials, marketing, installation and de-installation.
- Management of theme-based digital or non-digital shows, including oversight of independent curators, artist coordinator, preparation of support materials, marketing materials, installation and de-installation. Participate in “Teachable Events” talks, upon request, for each exhibition.
- Collaborate with faculty to create professional-quality exhibitions of graduate and undergraduatestudent work and faculty work; including coordination of senior and end-of-year shows for a variety of academic programs.
- Oversee use of art exhibition space throughout the campus for digital and non-digital display. This includes, but is not limited to, classroom buildings, the Miller Information Commons/Library, Perry Hall, Lakeside and the Gallery.
- Work with the Associate Vice President of Campus Planning & Auxiliary Services to maintain requiredinfrastructure and hardware related to digital art exhibits throughout Champlain’s campus. Provide faculty with instruction in use of digital curation software to create temporarydigital curatorial programming.
- In conjunction with the Faculty Advisory Committee, identify activities that support the academic divisions’ goals. This may include:
- Management of at least two major theme-based digital or non-digital shows per year, including artist selection, support materials, installation and de-installation. Participate in “Teachable Events” talks, upon request, for each exhibition.
- Organization of one visiting artist exhibition per year, to include lectures by visiting artist. Includes artist selection, logistics, support materials, installation and de-installation.
- Organization of one visiting curator exhibition with lecture per year. Includes artist selection, logistics, support materials, installation and de-installation.
- Organization of artist commission for annual site-specific interactive digital artwork utilizing large screens in CCM building. Includes artist selection, logistics, support materials, installation and de-installation.
- Coordination of Champlain’s exhibitions for SEABA’s annual Art Hop event.
- Manage budgets reated to exhibition planning and programming.
- Collaborate with the College’s Marketing and Strategic Communications departments to develop publication strategies and materials (print, web, social media, etc.) consistent with the College’s brand.
- The Director may elect to teach one course per semester and would receive a separate adjunctfacultycontract and compensation to do so.
EDUCATION AND HIRING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POSITION:
- Bachelor’s degreerequired; Master’s degreepreferred
- Demonstrated experience with digital art
- College-level teaching experience a plus