Director of Exhibitions and University Art Collections
George Fox University
June 18, 2018
$52,614-$78,920 - Salary
Full Time - Experienced
Administrative Careers - Clerical/Administrative Support
The Director of Exhibitions and Collection Management is envisioned as a full time, 11 month position working collaboratively with the Office of the President, Office of Advancement and the Department of Art and Design.
The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, with a commitment to the care and management of art objects, a willingness to work one-on-one with students, and an appreciation for museum collections and university exhibition programs and their role in expanding art appreciation and knowledge of art history to the campus community and the region. Fundraising for the exhibitions program and a vision for visual arts community engagement with the city of Newberg, Yamhill County, and the greater Portland metro is essential.
Fiscal management and stewardship for both exhibition and collection programs
Fundraising for the exhibition and collection programs
Casting vision for local and regional arts engagement and partnership in university exhibition and collection resources
Managing the exhibition program of the Minthorne and Lindgren Galleries (10 exhibits per year)+additional exhibit spaces will be added with the construction of a new art and design center
Cataloging new collections as received and updating existing object information
Researching, photographing, and scanning existing collections into museum registration software
Managing loans to and from the collection including the changing exhibition program and art objects in campus offices, departments and buildings; maintaining accuracy of database information for movement of collections
Overseeing the fine arts insurance information for the university collections, as well as temporary exhibitions and loans
Coordination of public relations activities including social media for areas of responsibility
Supervising interns and work-study students working with the collections and exhibition program
Teaching undergraduate courses in museum studies or arts administration as needed
Collaborating with the visiting practitioner program "Art Talk" run by Dept. of Art and Design
Job Responsibilities are divided as such:
30% gallery exhibition management including supervision of student staff
30% Brandt and Isom Collection management including supervision of student staff
25% fundraising for the collection management, exhibition programs including staff salaries
15% Teaching one course in museum studies or arts administration per year
Bachelor's degree plus three years of arts administration experience OR Master's degree with two years of arts administration experience
Experience with museum collections software, Adobe Creative Suite, and MS Office/Google Office
Excellence in writing skills and a track record of success in grant writing
Comfort working in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated excellence in organizational and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of and appreciation for art history and visual communication
Ability to work a flexible schedule as necessary, including some evenings and weekends.
The ability to safely handle art objects, both heavy and fragile
Experience in or aptitude for hiring, managing, and mentoring a staff of undergraduate student interns and work-study students.
Affirmation of GFU community faith and lifestyle statements, and demonstrated ability to integrate university values with work
Knowledge of standard art museum collection management policies including: acquisition and divestment, records management, etc.
Familiarity with fine arts insurance and risk management including emergency preparedness, security and fire protection systems, art handling, packing, shipping, and integrated pest management/inherent vice management
Knowledge of collections ethics, sensitivity to care of sacred and culturally sensitive objects, copyright law, and rights and reproduction management.
Previous work experience in a non-profit, arts administration and or gallery/museum collections of the PDX metro or schools in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.
Experience teaching museum studies, arts administration courses, and or not for profit arts management courses at the undergraduate level
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.