Bergen Community College, 45 minutes from New York’s Chelsea district, seeks an art world professional with a commitment to contemporary art for the position of Gallery Director. The Director will work with the Gallery Advisory Committee to shape the gallery artistic direction through producing year-round exhibitions and related educational programming. The Director is responsible for planning and implementing all phases of exhibitions including curating and working with guest curators, budgeting, shipping, handling, registration, installation, insurance, grants development, supervision of student aides and publicity. Additionally, the successful candidate will be required to teach two (2) courses in the visual arts program.
Teaching and learning are the central functions of Bergen Community College, and as such, its faculty plays a central role in supporting and fulfilling the College mission. The faculty has the primary responsibility for developing and carrying out effective instruction, counseling and library services. Since its founding in 1965, the College has been proud of its mix of tradition and innovation in the process of challenging students to raise questions, examine evidence, validate opinions, make decisions and communicate ideas effectively.
Successful candidates must be able to teach both day and evening classes including weekends, be committed to assessing student success and learning outcomes, assessing and developing new programs/curricula, demonstrating competence in instructional technology, especially on-line instruction and willing to accept assignments at any of our three locations (Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst). All positions require excellent organizational and communication skills as well as demonstrated scholarship and professional involvement. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to do a teaching demonstration and present a teaching portfolio.
- Masters degree in History of Art, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, Fine Arts (Candidates with outstanding curatorial experience may be considered with a Bachelors degree)
- 3 or more years of experience managing all aspects of varied exhibitions in a gallery context (Experience in a higher education setting preferred)
- 1+ years experience college teaching in a subject pertaining to visual art.
Application materials will be accepted until position is filled. All interested candidates should send a letter of intent curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, salary requirements and three professional letters of reference with current contact information. Send materials by e-mail with the job code F-GALLERY in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.