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Jun 17

Gallery Director, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs

The Art Students League of New York

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Gallery Director, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs

The Art Students League of New York

Posted on
Jun 17


The Art Students League of New York (“The League”) is looking for a Gallery Director, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs.

This role acts as an ambassador for The Art Students League in the realm of galleries, museums, and cultural institutions, in addition to a myriad of duties surrounding exhibitions as well as The League’s permanent collection. This position will work closely with The League’s Executive Director and will have overall responsibility for leadership of The League’s gallery exhibitions and public programs, its permanent collection, and the Gallery/Exhibitions staff.

The Gallery Director will organize and execute an annual Instructor Salon exhibition, 1-2 collection-based curated exhibitions, quarterly rotating lobby exhibitions, and a minimum of four exhibitions of exceptional student work annually installed either at The League or an offsite location. This position will invite visiting curators and speakers and oversee The League’s public talks program as well as external exhibitions programs.

To qualify for this position you should have:
• 5 – 7+ years’ recognized experience in an art gallery, museum, school, or similar organization
• Extensive experience with exhibition organization and coordination
• Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to manage staff and to work as part of a larger, coordinated team
• An MA in art/art history—PhD preferred
• Exhibition management experience

The Art Students League of New York was founded in 1875 and remains an institution run by artists in support of artists. The League fulfills its mission by offering accessible, affordable, high-quality education and instruction in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, metal work and mixed media in the context of an Atelier system. There are no entrance requirements, degrees or set curriculum. Students come for a hands-on studio education accessible to anyone who truly aspires to develop as an artist, whether they seek to pursue a profession in the fine arts or are just beginning their artistic journey. Each month, students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels study on-site at The League or through The League’s e-telier online class program. Many famous artists who have shaped the vocabulary of art worldwide have been instructors, lecturers, and students at the League. They include Georgia O'Keeffe, Romare Bearden, Jackson Pollock, Carmen Herrera, Robert Rauschenberg, Adrian Piper, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, James Rosenquist and Ai-Weiwei, among many others.

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This salary for this position will range from $85,000 - $95,000, based on a candidate’s professional background and experience. In addition, this position is eligible for The League’s full range of benefits, including health insurance and 401(k) plans, as well as other fringe benefits offered through The Art Students League of New York.

The Art Students League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The Art Students League complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

PLEASE NOTE: due to the many resumes we receive we are only able to reply to those candidates who are selected for an interview. Thank you for your interest in the Gallery Director, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs position, and for your understanding.

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85000.00-95000.00 (Annual)

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