Under the lead direction of the Department Chair, the Gallery Director will be responsible for providing leadership and overseeing two on campus galleries, the Reese Bullen and Goudi'ni Native American Arts galleries, running all aspects of the on-campus exhibition program and overseeing and managing the university’s permanent collection of works of art. The Reese Bullen gallery features exhibitions by professional artists related to areas of instruction in the Art department. The Goudi'ni Native American Arts gallery highlights the work of contemporary and traditional Native American artists.
The Department of Art is interested in a Gallery Director who will bring an innovative vision to our gallery programming that supports the mission of the university and the department. We are currently re-envisioning the mission, programming, and scope of our galleries and are looking for a director who can contribute to this process by engaging meaningfully with the various constituencies involved. The director will promote alignment between gallery programing and course curricula, further collaboration between academic departments, increase on-and-off campus engagement with gallery programming, and broaden relationships with local Native peoples and tribal nations. The director works closely with the Museum and Gallery Practices Certificate Coordinator and helps to train students in the Museum and Gallery Practices Certificate Program.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic museum/gallery professional with curatorial vision and significant hands-on experience with all aspects of gallery work and collections management.