Fine Arts Specialist, Gallery Director

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

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The School of Art in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks to hire a Gallery Director at the academic rank of fine arts specialist. This is a full-time, year-to-year appointment beginning August 2019.


The Gallery Director position engages the School of Art, the Herberger Institute, the university and the surrounding communities. This position will strengthen students’ professional preparation and promote art events within the community. The Gallery Director will plan, implement, and supervise gallery exhibitions, including installation and break-down, as well as oversee exhibition reception and manage media event promotion. The Gallery Director will liaise with faculty committees dedicated to exhibitions and gallery programming and supervise and train student gallery workers. The Gallery Director will teach two courses a semester designed to facilitate exhibitions. The Gallery Director manages the School of Art’s galleries in Tempe and downtown Phoenix: Step Gallery 950 square feet in downtown Phoenix and the Harry Wood Gallery (1700 square feet), Gallery 100 (1900 square feet) and display cases in the Art Building.


Master’s degree in fine arts or related field AND one year related gallery experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years gallery or related experience; OR, Seven years of gallery experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; Demonstrated experience in Gallery and/or museum exhibition design and preparation; Excellent written and oral communication skills and a vision for the galleries program; Evidence of excellence in teaching at the University level; Demonstrated ability to work with diverse student populations; Experience using social media technology and other forms of digital communication to promote art events and activities.

Desired qualifications:

Experience as curator or art preparator; Experience within range of exhibition environments; Knowledge of local and regional cultural resources in and around Phoenix.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest addressing professional, teaching and exhibition experience as well as engagement with the arts community and experience utilizing digital platforms for communication and promotion Curriculum vitae The names and contact information of three references Evidence of professional exhibition experience in the form of 5-10 images (.jpg format, 1200 max. pixel width), with a separate image list

Applicants advancing to the second round of review may be asked to provide additional materials. All applications must be submitted electronically via .

Application deadline: The application deadline is July 12, 2018; if not filled, reviews will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Posted on July 1