Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HERA GALLERY SEEKS NEW DIRECTOR!

The position of Gallery Director, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation is a part-time paid position (18 hours per week). The Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors. Salary: $10 an hour. Deadline for applications: April 27, 2012. Position available late May. Please MAIL a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Hera Gallery

PO Box 336

Wakefield, RI

02880

This position, while an administrative position, is a creative springboard allowing a motivated individual the opportunity to contribute to the local arts community by leading a well-regarded institution. Hera encourages the gallery director to pursue his or her professional interests. The gallery director may develop skills in the following areas: curatorial experience and exhibition design, graphic design, professional level arts writing, development skills, grant writing, website development.

Qualifications:

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Organizational skills

Good computer skills—proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Photoshop, Illustrator, MS Access or InDesign a plus

Administrative experience desired

The gallery director must have the ability to work with a diverse audience of local community members as well as artists, arts professionals, funders, and media. Serves as liason with community

background or involvement in the visual arts

Responsibilities:

• Administrative: execute the general day-to-day operations of the gallery, supervise interns and volunteers, maintain exhibition and gallery records. Facilitate communication between artist members, Board of Directors and Friends of Hera. Oversee preparation of bulk mailings.

• Public Relations: includes writing press releases, developing relationships with journalists; assisting with writing and editing gallery publications such as website, newsletters, fundraising materials and targeted emails to journalists, supporters, artists.

• Development: Works with Board members to implement annual fundraising initiatives and oversees membership program.

• Assist exhibiting artists and curators with coordination of exhibitions and programs.

• Attend and prepare Director’s report for monthly Board meetings; attend gallery events.

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