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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: 6/17/19
Departmental Overview CED is comprised of faculty, students and staff with an impressive set of backgrounds and talents. We believe in the importance of supporting an inclusive environment that values community and builds its strength from a diversity of views and expertise. There are approximately 55 faculty, 1000 undergraduate and graduate majors, and approximately 45 total staff. The college budget is approximately $23M. The College of Environmental Design (CED) is a multifaceted academic unit, with three departments (architecture, city & regional planning, and landscape architecture & environmental planning); undergraduate, professional graduate and doctoral programs; a suite of highly regarded summer design institutes; widely recognized environmental design archives; extensive computing and fabrication facilities; several administrative and student affairs departments; and a building with auditoria, classrooms, studios, labs, research centers, library and a cafe.
The Environmental Design Archives, a unit of the College of Environmental Design, holds more than five million items within more than 200 archival collections. It is the most extensive source of written and visual information on the development of the Bay Area and Northern California architecture and landscape architecture. To support the educational mission of the University, the Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant design heritage of Northern California and beyond through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the designed environment. Staffing consists of a curator, collections archivist, reference archivist, and student technicians to support a full archival program.
Responsibilities The Director of Public Programs designs, curates, and manages public exhibits in the College of Environmental Design, drawing on faculty, student and alumni work as well as the extensive collection held by the Environmental Design Archives. The Director also recommends and helps secure archival acquisitions for the Environmental Design Archives Curator and philanthropic resources for public programs. In addition, the Director develops marketing materials and publications related to College exhibitions.
60% Curatorial Duties:
Curates exhibitions and associated public programs.
Collaborates with CED Exhibition Committee members and dean in planning and evaluation of overall exhibition program.
Actively contributes to long- and short-term strategic planning.
Introduces programs, gives gallery tours, organizes panels, and writes original interpretive materials that engage a general audience as well as a highly informed one.
Establishes and strengthens ties between CED and campus-serving art organizations, such as BAMPFA, and smaller venues such as Worth Rider Gallery.
Hosts guest designers, historians, and critics, including occasional designer residencies.
20% Development Support:
Cultivates financial support for exhibitions, publications, and related programs.
Actively cultivates relationships with foundations, alumni, existing and potential major donors, and designers for programmatic and financial support, as well as gifts of archival collections.
Collaborates with development staff to strategize and fundraise for program-specific events.
Works with development staff as well Environmental Design Archives staff to develop grants and write reports and seek funding from cultural agencies and foundations.
Will have administrative responsibilities associated with public programs, including coordinating with stakeholders and supervising any curatorial assistants, students, and interns, and handling transactions necessary to execute programs.
Develops, monitors, and manages exhibition budgets and catalogue production, working closely with development, marketing and communications.
Required Qualifications ****************************This is a one-year, 50% time contract (temporary)*************************
Bachelor Degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, related field or equivalent experience.
Experience in mounting and marketing exhibitions.
Experience in organizing, mounting, and marketing public programs including exhibitions.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, designers, and professional colleagues.
Experience coordinating external support groups and individual donors.
Experience in supervising student employees.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the media, culturally diverse colleagues and visitors, as well as local and regional architecture and landscape architecture communities.
Initiative and flexibility, and organizational, time, and project management skills
Candidate should possess a strong commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment.
Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design or related field.
Salary & Benefits For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
*Salary commensurate with experience. *This is a temporary one-year, 50% time contract position. Contract positions may be extended based on operational demand. Contract positions are eligible to participate in the health and welfare programs offered by UC Berkeley.
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
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