The Director will be responsible for initiating, designing, producing, and reporting on education programs in CoAA Galleries – Projective Eye Gallery (Center City Building), Storrs Building Gallery, and Rowe Arts Building Galleries, by developing exhibitions, workshops, seminars/webinars, conferences, performances and other activities to advance the mission of the College and provide venues for public engagement.
The theme of the galleries is to project our work, ideas, and educational methods. The College Galleries serve not only to expand public programming and outreach with local-to-international audiences but also to be a catalyst that draws the scholarly interests and networks of our faculty and students into public view.
Working closely with the College's Director of Communications & External Relations, the Director of Galleries will develop and manage a marketing and communications plan that will include exhibition and media efforts, non-traditional and social media strategies, internal communications, presentations, briefings, editorials, articles, catalogs, and other materials. The Director will serve on the College Executive Council and will collaborate with academic units, peer directors, and associate deans in establishing schedules, exhibition dates, and programming. The Director must be skilled in representing the College in meetings, conferences and other public forums and in managing sensitive issues with both internal and external constituents. The successful candidate will possess curatorial skill with experience in art and design, art production processes, art installation, communications, print and non-print marketing media, and cataloging and archive processes. The Director of Galleries will have a proven ability to lead a non-collecting academic gallery in the 21st century and will demonstrate a strong interest in how arts and architecture practices cross boundaries, instigate new visions, confront and present new directions, and project alternative solutions to creative inquiry and production.
Curatorial, Exhibition Design, Art & Design Management: Leads the development and implementation of an integrated College-based program of exhibitions in four galleries that complement and provoke engagement between diverse art audiences; Provides leadership in developing, managing, and sustaining strong public exhibitions and programs that contribute a unique voice in Charlotte's cultural landscape; Surveys contemporary art and architecture landscape and develops exhibition schedule based on thematic concepts and curricular agendas. Identifies and maintains effective relationships and communication with discipline-specific organizational and institutional partners and create opportunities to promote and highlight scholarly research, exhibitions, and performances to build audience and awareness.
Galleries Operation and Management: Develops and maintains annual budget and full suite of College materials in coordination with College Director of Communications & External Relations, Director of Collaborative Works, Director of IT, Arts Education Specialist, and unit heads; Facilitates and manages extramural contracts, liability, shipping/receiving and insurance arrangements; Coordinates all operations with Rowe Art & Art History Faculty, School of Architecture Faculty in Storrs, and Center City Building staff, inclluding the College Director of Collaborative Works; Supervises one (full time, term-limited) Assistant Director of Galleries, one (part time, term-limited) admin assistant, one (full time, permanent) Supervisor of Installations, and 2 (part-time, term-limited) installer/preparators for exhibition and operational support. Supervises College web/social media content related to College galleries; Develops College annual news and fundraising communications documents; Coordinates College presentation materials; Attends both College and Community events directly supportive of and connected to the College mission; Represents the College on University, regional, and national arts/design communications committees and associations.
Minimum Experience / Education:
A Master's degree in art, art history, architecture, design, museum studies or related field is required. Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in writing and digital communications/technology.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Candidates should have experience in one or more of the fields of art, design, and electronic media plus marketing and communications, budget management, grant writing and proven experience as a spokesperson working with the media.
A Master's degree in art, art history, architecture, design, museum studies or related field is required.
Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in writing, digital communications/technology, and public speaking.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.