Art Gallery & Museum Director

Recruitment #20-5153-001

Definition

Plans, organizes, promotes, directs, and manages the operations, exhibitions, and other activities of a college art gallery and museum; manages the business operations of the college art gallery and museum's supporting foundation.

Typical Duties

Plans, organizes, and manages the day-to-day operations of a college art gallery and museum and exhibitions.

Plans, manages, and implements the business activities of the foundation that supports a college art gallery and museum.

Consults with college administrators to best maximize the role of a college art gallery and museum in college life.

Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with the college's fine and applied art departments to support all relevant educational activities.

Identifies and develops sources for providing exhibits and educational programs designed to enhance the public understanding and appreciation of art.

Establishes and maintains liaison relationships with private individuals, corporations, and foundations to enhance donor prospects for the college art gallery and museum.

Coordinates the promotion of gallery and museum activities including the production of appropriate promotional posters and publications.

Directs and participates in the acquisition, classification, storing, preservation, and display of art objects.

Oversees the college art gallery and museum workshop.

Establishes and enforces operational policies and procedures of a college art gallery and museum.

Directs and participates in the maintenance of all records pertaining to the college art gallery and museum art collection.

Directs and participates in the development and maintenance of a web-site to support the college art gallery and museum.

Develops and manages the gallery and museum budget.

Coordinates and participates in the transport of art objects and exhibits to and from the art gallery and museum.

Prepares reports and presentations related to the operations and activities of a college art gallery and museum.

Supervises, trains, and evaluates assigned staff.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Art Gallery and Museum Director has full responsibility for the planning, promotion, operation, and direction of a college art gallery and museum and exhibitions and manages the business affairs of its supporting foundation.

An Art Gallery Preparator assists in the physical operation of an art gallery by performing tasks involved in displaying, storing, cleaning, cataloging, securing, transporting, and installing art exhibits.

An Instructional Assistant, Art, applies knowledge of design, drawing, painting, print making, ceramics, and sculpture, in performing a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of an art department which includes the preparation of supplies, materials, and equipment for instructional use, art gallery activities, record keeping, and store keeping functions.

Supervision

General supervision is received from an academic or classified administrator. General supervision is exercised over assigned staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles and techniques pertinent to the acquisition, classification, storing, transportation, preservation, and exhibition of art objects

Fine arts and visual arts terminology and interrelationships of all areas of art

Art history

Community relations and community outreach

Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to the business affairs of a foundation

Principles of business and personnel management

Principles and techniques of public relations, promotion, publicity, and marketing for galleries, museums, and special exhibits

Security practices necessary to protect assigned art collection and temporary exhibits

Insurance requirements for galleries, museums, and special exhibits

Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration

Communication media sources and their most effective uses, including print, broadcast, web, and social media

Principles of supervision and training

Organization and management of records

Capabilities of computer systems, software, and hardware in the management of a college art gallery and museum

Skill in:

Interpersonal relationships

Presenting concepts orally and in writing

Gaining the understanding and support of community groups, professional organizations, and business organizations

Ability to:

Plan, direct, organize, and manage the operations of an art gallery and museum

Provide a positive image for an assigned art gallery and museum

Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the community

Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations related to business affairs of a foundation 

Apply principles and techniques pertinent to the acquisition, classification, storing, transportation, preservation, and display of art objects

Curate and install museum or gallery exhibits

Exercise initiative, discretion, and critical judgment

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Develop effective interpersonal relationships

Prepare effective reports, correspondence, and presentations

Develop and maintain a budget

Travel to off-site meetings and events

Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a degree in fine arts, studio art, art history, gallery or museum management, or closely related field AND five years of full-time, paid, professional level experience in directing or assisting in the direction of an art gallery or art museum.

OR

B. A master's degree from a recognized college or university with a major in fine arts, studio art, art history, gallery or museum management, or related field AND three years of full-time, paid, professional level experience in directing or assisting in the direction of an art gallery or art museum.

Special:

A valid Class "C" California driver's license is required.

Travel to locations throughout the District is required.

Benefits

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 



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