6 Jan 2015

Full-Time Director of Galleries and Exhibition Spaces of the Department of Art & Design

University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (Job Poster) – Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

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Job Description

Position: Director of Galleries and Exhibition Spaces of the Department of Art & Design

Department: Art & Design

Hayes Hill Title: Academic Curator

Position Description: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Art & Design is searching for a probationary Academic Curator for a nine-month appointment with an additional one-month summer salary. The Art & Design program is well established and NASAD accredited. The primary responsibilities will be: 1) direct the gallery programs, 2) select, supervise, train, and evaluate student gallery staff, 3) teach one to two courses per academic year in her/his area of expertise, and 4) curate and maintain the University’s permanent collection.

As Academic Curator the candidate will be responsible for developing new exhibitions from initial concept to final installation. This includes curatorial research, exhibition design, layout, installation, publicity, preparation of educational material, planning events and lectures, budget management, collection care and management, grant writing, and training student interns in gallery management.

As academic staff, the candidate will be responsible for teaching one to two courses per academic year in his/her area of expertise.

Department/University Description: The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point enrolls over 9000 students, predominantly in undergraduate programs within colleges of letters and science, natural resources, professional studies, and fine arts & communication. The well-landscaped campus, located 110 miles north of Madison, includes a 200 acre nature preserve. The College of Fine Arts & Communication includes Art & Design, Communication, Music, Theatre & Dance and the Aber Suzuki Program.

The Department of Art & Design currently has 280 majors, 14 ranked full time faculty members and many additional staff members. Art & Design majors pursue either BA degrees in Art History or Studio Arts or BFA degrees in Art with an emphasis in 2D, 3D or Graphic Design. The key gallery space is the Carlsten Gallery, a 2,000 square foot facility within the Noel Fine Arts Center; this is the major art gallery at the University and serves both the University and the Stevens Point community. The gallery program operates throughout the academic year, featuring juried shows and exhibitions of leading artists, faculty and the BFA students and maintaining an effective permanent collection program. Student workers are available to assist in gallery operation.

Required Qualifications: MFA in Studio Art or Design/MA in Art History or Museum Studies. Gallery/Museum experience and an active record of professional accomplishment required. The candidate must have strong communication skills, grant writing experience, and the ability to work effectively with a variety of constituents.

Preferred Qualifications: University teaching experience is preferred and demonstrates experience addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts and design.

Appointment Date: August, 2015

Terms of Employment: Academic Curator, probationary academic staff. Full-time nine months, with an additional one-month summer salary.

Application Procedure: Application materials to include: cover letter, CV/resume, transcripts, and three current letters of reference. Apply online at http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx

Contact Information: Dr. Mick Veum, Chair, mveum@uwsp.edu; 715-346-2669

Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015
12/12/14
The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of “final candidates” must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, “final candidates” under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).

Employment will require a criminal background check.

 

 


• Job Title: Director of Galleries and Exhibition Spaces of the Department of Art & Design
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
• website: www.uwsp.edu/art-design
• Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, arts management, design, director, and exhibition. Location: Wisconsin. Job listing expires in 6 days.

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