The Director of the University Galleries is an innovative and entrepreneurial leader capable of elevating an already well-respected enterprise to a new level of excellence. The Director is broadly knowledgeable in art with a sophisticated understanding of issues and opportunities associated with contemporary cultural organizations. The Director is expected to articulate a compelling vision for the integration of exhibition, education, and engagement, one that positions the galleries as an essential component of the intellectual life of the university, a rich resource for the surrounding community, and a willing partner for cultural institutions throughout the region. Reporting to the Dean of the College of the Arts, the Director must be equally adept at both the curatorial and the managerial responsibilities of the position.
Responsible for exhibition planning, program development, audience development, budget development and management, internal and external communications, strategic planning, and operations, including the supervision of an administrative staff.Â
The Director must also demonstrate a keen interest in acquiring increased external resources to support gallery programs through fundraising, donor engagement, and revenue generation.Â
The Director will hold a concurrent term appointment (rank to be determined) as a member of the faculty of the Department of Art and Design with the expectation of teaching during each academic year at least one course of mutual benefit to the department and the galleries.Â
Performs other duties as assigned.
Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time.
A minimum of seven years' experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.Â
An advanced degree in a field relevant to the position.Â
Exceptional leadership, decision-making, interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills.Â
Ability to develop and manage a budget.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Enthusiasm for the use of technology to advance objectives.
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
Organizational Marketing Statement:
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/