The position of Gallery Director, Hera Gallery/Hera Educational Foundation is a part-time paid position (18 hours per week, $12.10/hour). The Director reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.
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 including associate artist membership (free) in the gallery. The gallery director may also work to develop skills in the following areas:
curatorial experience and exhibition design, graphic design, professional level arts writing, website development.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Good computer skills—proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with
Photoshop, Illustrator, and square space (website template)
• Administrative experience desired
· Fundraising and event planning experience
• 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 liaison with community
• Background or involvement in the visual arts
· Knowledge of Social Media, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
· Mailchimp for email marketing
• Administrative: execute the general day-to-day operations of the gallery, supervise interns and volunteers, and 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: Oversees board and artist members to implement annual fundraising initiatives including but not limited to 2 fundraising events per fiscal year, works with board to implement corporate sponsorship, annual appeal and friends of Hera Campaign, and grant writing.
• Assist exhibiting artists and curators with coordination of exhibitions and programs.
• Attend and prepare Director’s report for monthly Board meetings; attend gallery events.
For more information about Hera Gallery go to www.heragallery.org. Please send a cover letter and resume to Barbara Pagh, Hera Gallery, Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880 by January 22, 2016