Gallery Manager Center for Visual Art - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position exists to manage administrative support and art handling functions within the Center for Visual Art, which includes art handling and installation, providing support to the professional staff for the CVA; event planning and management; monitoring the facility; supervision and training of work study and volunteer staff; and management of CVA work processes and business procedures.


This position is responsible for:
Gallery Management – 25%
Prioritizes work to meet institutional and CVA schedules and deadlines. Arranges work schedules of student employees and volunteers to ensure timely, complete and courteous coverage of the gallery. Oversees exhibit security, greeting of visitors, phone answering, and opening and closing of gallery. Manages all CVA work processes including filing systems, stocking and inventory procedures, and daily operational procedures. Processes work orders for facility maintenance. Serves as exhibit docent when needed. Enters student timesheets and runs financial reports in Banner. Creates and processes independent contractor paperwork. Prepares other financial reports as needed.
Event Coordination and Planning 20%
Assists with all special events and activities at the CVA, including but not limited to exhibition receptions, staff and committee meetings, University-level events, and private parties. Arranges for catering, travel arrangements for guest artists and speakers, hotels, and event staffing and security. Greets guests and directs traffic flow. Supervises the serving of alcohol at select events. Creates plan for setup, break-down and clean-up for each event and for major and minor exhibits, with assistance from student employees.
Art Handling and Installation 25%
Handles and installs artwork with attention to instructions of artist or owner, conservation of work, security, employee safety, field of vision, line of sight, compatibility with the aesthetics of other pieces in close proximity, and efficient traffic flow all per the direction of curator. Arranges gallery lighting and audio equipment for best effect. Constructs temporary walls or other displays as needed. Uses power tools, expandable ladder, scissor lift, and other tools and equipment safely, and trains student employees in their proper use. In conducting installation of art work, will move objects weighing up to 75 pounds (following safety procedures and working with other employees), and at times will climb on tall ladders and use scissors lift 20 feet off the ground. Manages logistics for artwork delivery and outgoing shipping.
Work study supervision and volunteer management 25%
Supervises and schedules student employees, including recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and discipline up to termination if necessary. Trains student employees on use of power tools and heavy equipment. Educates employees and volunteers about the art being exhibited. Advises student employees on funding issues. Explains and enforces CVA and university employment policies and procedures. Prepares human resource paperwork for newly hired employees. Verifies eligibility of students for workstudy funds and monitors workstudy fund usage to ensure that students do not use more than their awards. Collects timesheets, reviews them for accuracy and completeness, and enters hours worked in Banner system. Recruits, trains and schedules volunteers. Keeps records of time worked by volunteers.
Other duties as assigned 5%
Performs other duties in support of the CVA leadership staff as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelors degree in art or closely related field.
Experience with art making material and techniques.
A minimum of 1 year of art handling and preparatory work.
Experience using Microsoft Office Software ( Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
Previous staff supervision
Experience with A/V equipment and software
Must be able to move objects weighing up to 75 pounds (following safety procedures and working with other employees), and be able to work comfortably on tall ladders and scissors lift 20 feet off the ground.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in gallery management.
Working knowledge of Ellucian Banner, or comparable system.
Experience coordinating and planning events
Experience training staff or volunteers.
Strong attention to detail.
Must have an ability to collaborate with others to create or implement a task, project or event.
Ability to used power tools, including drills, table saw, scissor lift.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
Must have knowledge of Art History.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant yiu must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • ART - Art Gallery
  • Gallery Manager Center for Visual Art
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Cultural Facilities / Museums
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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