Under limited supervision, Gallery Director oversees and coordinates the business operations of the Tamarind Institute gallery. The scope includes overseeing physical gallery and online sales platforms (Artsy, Instagram, and Tamarind website sales activity). The Gallery Director develops, implements, and evaluates marketing and presentation strategies for new releases, exhibition opportunities, and special features of Tamarind editions. Maintains a rotation of Tamarind editions in the gallery and develops special regional exhibitions in pop-up spaces. Works in consultation with Director to determine priorities for new releases and participation in art fairs. Maintains a strong working knowledge of Tamarind inventory, publishing projects, and contemporary artists who collaborate with the workshop.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate activity in gallery for annual rotation of scheduled installations of Tamarind editions.
Create 4-6 viewing rooms and features annually on Artsy and online IFPDA fair.
Oversee planning and execution of outside art fairs and pop-up shows, including preparing checklist and wall labels, framing, packing crates, and art shipping .
Develop strong social media presence to stimulate print sales and increase visibility, featuring new releases, exhibitions, and artist profiles.
Cultivate new collectors and capture contact information for client base, including individual collectors, museum curators, art consultants, and gallery partners.
Maintain regular communication with new and existing collector base through special offers, advance notice of new releases, and preview of art fairs.
With support from staff and student assistants, plan, develop, and organize promotional activities and materials, including announcing participation in art fairs, advertising related to print inventory, and printed materials.
Participate with Master Printer and Director in selection of artists for publishing projects.
Represent Tamarind at various community, national, and international events to promote its projects and programs.
Assist with public programs, including artist talks, gallery and workshop tours; assist gallery visitors.
Oversee student gallery personnel, including work allocation, training, enforcement of internal procedures and policies.
Oversee all gallery functions including, but not limited to, the management and administration of sales records and invoicing; monitor consistent sales pricing in print, web, and online platforms; establish pricing in consultation with artist and Director; respond to inquiries regarding print sales.
Minimum Job Requirements
Master’s degree; 2-3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of contemporary art and the contemporary art marketplace.
Knowledge of social media and contemporary art marketing techniques.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials about Tamarind artists and prints.
Ability to supervise and train student employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Knowledge of fine art printmaking processes.
Basic understanding of best installation and art handling practices.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Ability to travel to attend art fairs as needed.
Ability to plan, organize and coordinate public activities and special events.
Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud and Mailchimp. Experience with AppQuest database and Word Press a plus.
Knowledge of second language (Spanish preferred).