The Director will be responsible for shaping a strategic vision for exhibitions and educational programming that support the College’s core mission, and a broad mission of public engagement intended to expand the impact and visibility of the gallery, its exhibitions, and collection within and beyond the campus community, and to enhance its regional and national reputation. This is a part-time, 10-month position, which follows the academic year from September to June.
The Director of the Beard and Weil Galleries must be a passionate spokesperson and “connector” for the College who will work collaboratively and consultatively with arts faculty, the Arts Manager, and the Curator of the Permanent Collection. The Director will also work with students, including opportunities to teach when available, and foster opportunities for interdisciplinary exhibitions in various departments. The Director will further shape the artistic direction of the galleries by bringing forward the work of emerging young artists, new media, and a more global range of artists working on socially and politically relevant themes.
Responsible for the research and development of collections-based and loan exhibitions, the Director will produce at least three exhibitions per year, including Wheaton Biennials. The Director is responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of exhibitions including curating and working with guest curators, attendance at all openings of the gallery, budgeting, shipping and handling, registration, installation, insurance, assisting with fundraising/donor development, especially the Friends of Art, supervision of student gallery monitors, publicity in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications, responding to weather-related operations issues, and maintaining a presence on campus of 20 hours per week.
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