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TMCC Art Galleries Curator

Per the NFA Contract, Article 9, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a TMCC Art Galleries Curator.

Date

April 26, 2024

Description

The Art Galleries Curator will coordinate, maintain, and promote on-campus and community exhibitions.

Scope of Work

This assignment begins July 1, 2024, and ends June 30, 2025; with approximately 29 hours per week of work for the duration of the assignment.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

The Galleries Curator will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Maintain Future Exhibitions Schedule
    • Maintain the database of gallery exhibitions
    • Communicate with scheduled artists – contracts, inventories, shipping/delivery of artwork
    • Research potential artists for Main Gallery, reviewing artist applications, and inviting desired individuals/groups
    • Outreach to high schools for art show collaborations
    • Review incoming artist applications
  • Design Publicity Campaigns for Art Galleries
    • Write press releases for gallery events and exhibits
    • Design announcements, postcards/posters, etc., for exhibitions
    • Provide event info to Web Services and online calendar for the TMCC website
    • Maintain social media for the galleries
    • Outreach to community partners for collaborative curated shows off campus
    • Post publicity info to applicable online calendars
    • Bring more public artwork to TMCC campuses
  • Art Galleries maintenance and displays of artwork
    • Install and de-install artwork in all galleries
    • Maintain the professional and aesthetic quality of the gallery for daily operations, tour, functions, openings, and special events.
    • Write and submit work orders for gallery maintenance (floors, walls, ceilings, electrical, etc.)
    • Communicate with scheduled artists – contracts, inventories, shipping/delivery of artwork
    • Package artwork for pick-up or shipping
    • Coordinate between students/artists for artwork purchases from the community
  • Gallery Receptions and artists lectures
    • Schedule gallery receptions, events, and artists lectures, including reserving rooms, submitting work orders for set-up, signage, ice, delivery, etc.
    • Purchase and prep food and beverages, cutlery, plates, napkins, and tablecloths for receptions
    • Submit work orders for set-up of events, floor maintenance, signage, media services, ice delivery and lift
  • Maintain Budget for Art Galleries
    • Apply for external Arts grants to fund visiting artists or related events
    • Apply for internal college funding through the Resource Allocation Process or other grant opportunities
    • Coordinate fundraising events to be held in gallery spaces (e.g. open call community paid submission)
  • Art Collections Curator – Permanent Collection
    • Maintain and catalog art for the TMCC Permanent Collection
    • Maintain database – hardcopy and digital
    • Photograph artwork for databases
    • Complete data entry and provide data to Web Services to keep website up to date
  • Install/de-install artwork in spaces on and off-campus
    • Maintain waitlist of departments/offices requesting Permanent Collection pieces for display
    • Select art for spaces and communicate with special projects manager for authorization to display in each area
    • Hang artwork or create work order for Facilities department to install (larger artwork)
    • Collaborate with community partners for off-campus curated exhibitions
  • Inspect Permanent Collection artwork on display at each site once each semester
    • Maintain the database for the Permanent Collection
    • Acquire artwork to increase the value of the collection, both educationally and financially
    • Re-establish the TMCC Galleries Advisory Board; attend once-per semester Board meetings; and communicate with members on art selection and placement
  • Attend department, division, and other meetings as requested
  • Teach the ART 209 Intro to Gallery Practices class (1 credit)

Qualifications

One year minimum experience teaching art or gallery practice classes. Experience working in art galleries.

Compensation

$22.00 hourly rate, 29 hours/week, July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2025.

Reports To

Ron Marston, Department Chair, Visual and Performing Arts and Natalie Russell, Dean of Liberal Arts.

Application Process

Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on May 10, 2024.

The letter should be addressed to Natalie Russell, Dean of Liberal Arts. NOTE: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.

Selection Process

The Dean of Liberal Arts will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before May 14, 2024.