|Deadline||March 13, 2014|
|Date Posted||February 14, 2014|
|Type||Non tenure track|
The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, Art Gallery coordinator (internal title of Art Gallery director). This is a non-tenure earning position, at the rank of instructor or lecturer. The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will create an innovative exhibition and lecture program that inspires and informs SVAD majors (in the following areas of study: studio art, architecture, animation, architecture, art history, film, digital media, game design, graphic design, information design, and product design) and also appeals to the broader college, campus, and local communities. The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of developing exhibitions and administration of UCF Art Gallery operations, including, but not limited to: managing part-time and volunteer staff, creating and managing budgets, identifying and pursuing fundraising opportunities, creating community outreach initiatives, and collaborating with established public art programs.
The successful candidate will teach one course per semester, perform service and participate in campus and community life. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence. UCF offers undergraduate B.F.A. and B.A. degrees as well as M.F.A. and M.A. degrees in studio arts. The School of Visual Arts & Design has approximately 2,700 majors across four areas that include architecture, digital media, film, and studio arts. The position anticipated start date is in August 2014, pending the availability of funding.
Minimum: Bachelors degree in studio art or a related field from an accredited institution, or a masters degree in art history or a related field from an accredited institution; effective communication skills; experience successfully managing complex projects; evidence of promising scholarly or curatorial record; and 3-years experience in exhibition development in a gallery or museum setting required.
Preferred: Terminal degree in studio art, art history, or related field from an accredited institution. The search committee is seeking a hands-on, resourceful, collaborative, multi-talented professional, with minimum 3-years full-time experience developing significant curatorial projects in a gallery or museum setting. The successful candidate will also have proven experience in institutional administration (including managing staff, budgets, facilities, and developing community outreach initiatives and opportunities) and will demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills. Teaching experience at the college level is also highly valued.
The university requires that all candidates apply online. To apply for position number 32297 go to https://www.jobswithucf.com/ and upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) curatorial philosophy, 4) teaching philosophy, and 5) contact information for three references. In addition, applicants must also submit a single multi-page PDF that includes up to 20 images of exhibition installations, exhibition catalogues or related publications with descriptions of contributions to the exhibits shown (i.e., relevance to criteria outlined in the position description).
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date. Complete applications must be received by March 13, 2014. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts. Direct search related inquiries to: Gallery32297@ucf.edu
UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials, including transcripts used in final screening, available to the public upon request.
The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) http://svad.cah.ucf.edu/ is housed in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) at the University of Central Florida. UCF is one of the most dynamic universities in the country. Offering 212 degree programs, it has become an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, science, hospitality management and digital media. UCF and its 12 colleges provide opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nations second-largest university. UCF is called a Top Up-and-Coming national university by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplingers, and one of the nations most affordable colleges by Forbes.
How To Apply
You can apply for this position online at https://www.jobswithucf.com/