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The Department of Visual Arts and Art History at Florida Atlantic University is seeking applicants for our Director of University Galleries and Instructor of Museum Studies position. The position will oversee the two main university galleries: The Schmidt Center Gallery and the Ritter Art Gallery (both on the Boca Raton campus) as well as the newly opened Avron B. Fogelman Sports Museum. There are other opportunities for developing new spaces and for engaging with the greater South Florida cultural community. The Director of Galleries will report to directly to the chair of Visual Arts and Art History (VAAH) and work to coordinate BFA and MFA exhibitions, along with a number of outside exhibitions each year.
This position also carries with it a Non-Tenure-Track (NTT) instructor position in gallery practices and/or museum/curatorial studies. This academic posting will allow for regular review and promotion within the university’s NTT guidelines. The instructional load is one course per semester in the candidate’s area of specialization with additional opportunities for summer teaching.
The university has received several high-profile gifts recently including the Rick Stone and Lesley Blackner Fine Arts Collection and a gift of paintings from the estate of artist Tom DiSalvo. The director will work to develop new donor opportunities and future acquisitions and will work with college development and the University Art Committee to manage the current collection and evaluate gifts to the university.
The director will also oversee the budget for the galleries and manage staff and student employees. A detailed description can be found at https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/vaah/jobs.
The Department is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal; promote diversity, equity, and inclusion activities; have experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and who demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD) from an accredited institution in curatorial studies, art history, or a related field.
Strong preference will be given to those with expertise in exhibition design and experience in planning and mounting exhibitions.
Candidates who can contribute to that goal; promote diversity, equity, and inclusion activities; have experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and who demonstrate and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
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This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) letter of interest detailing qualifications and experience related to job description, (4) statement of teaching philosophy, (5) sample materials from exhibitions candidate has been involved with.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
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