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2 Jan 2020

Full-Time Gallery Director

Institute 193  Lexington, Kentucky, United States

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Job Description

Gallery Director, Institute 193 (Lexington)

Institute 193 is currently seeking a gallery director to oversee operations at its exhibition space located in Lexington, Kentucky. Applicants should be self-motivated and brilliant, if possible.


Reports to: Curator-at-Large and Board of Directors


Report to and work closely with the Curator-at-Large and Board of Directors to seek their involvement in curatorial decisions, publishing initiatives, events/programs, and fundraising to increase the overall visibility of the organization.

Maintenance and upkeep of the Lexington gallery space.

Curation, organization, and installation of exhibitions.

Supervise and collaborate with organization staff including interns.

Strategic planning and implementation.

Planning and operation of the annual budget.

Serve as Institute 193’s primary spokesperson in Kentucky and the Southern region.

Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Institute 193’s mission.

Engage in fundraising and developing other streams of revenue.

Oversee marketing, social media, website, and communication efforts related to the Lexington gallery and program.

Oversee organization Board and committee meetings.

Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit, including procedures related to compliance, bookstore/web-shop management, shipping logistics, etc.

Review and approve contracts for services.

Other duties as assigned by the Curator-at-Large and/or Board of Directors.



Expertise in modern and contemporary art, including alternative narratives and histories.

Superior research and writing skills essential.

Additional requirements include strong organizational skills and attention to detail and working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint and other standard office procedures and skills.

Please know how to use a broom and mop—and possess the attitude to use them both with confidence.

Professional demeanor and appearance a must.


Salary is commensurate with experience. 25k – 40k plus benefits.

Applicants should email:
Please include a cover letter.
 Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Institute 193 is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.


Full-Time Job in Museum and Gallery:
Gallery Director
  Institute 193
   Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: curatorial, director, exhibition, fund-raising, gallery, human resources, marketing, and recruitment. States: Kentucky.

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