We seek an experienced, innovative, energetic individual with excellent written and oral communication skills to run the Vicki Myhren Gallery, fulfilling its vision as a regional destination gallery with potential for growing a national reputation. The successful candidate will know the contemporary art world and will present inclusive exhibitions that highlight a diversity of art forms, time periods, and audiences, promoting a student-centered approach to programming and supporting the academic programs of SAAH. Responsibilities include all operations, programming, development and budget for the Vicki Myhren Gallery. The gallery director supervises an assistant to the director, two half-time gallery assistants (GTAs), a half-time manager of the University Art Collections and several gallery assistants. The Director also leads the gallery committee. The successful candidate will have qualifications and/or experience caring for and developing an art collection and directing its staff. As curator of the University Art Collections, this person will have responsibility for the mission and policies of the University Art Collections, will chair the University Art Acquisition Committee, and will support the University Advancement team by developing prospective donors, responding to donation enquiries, stewarding existing art donors, and working on strategies to engage with donors. The position reports to the Director of the School of Art & Art History, with dotted line reporting to the Executive Director of Development of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences for Advancement related duties. In keeping with the University Impact 2025 initiatives (http://imagine.du.edu/du-impact-2025/), we seek a candidate who will work to integrate gallery programming with both the SAAH curriculum and curriculum throughout the University. The ability to provide programming that activates community engagement is desirable. Facilitating the larger role of arts on campus will be part of the position.
The expected start date for this position is no later than July 2019. Tracking Code: 004207