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Thank you for your interest in Wisconsin Academy Careers. The following positions are open for recruitment.

Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator 

 

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Exhibitions and Outreach Coordinator (James Watrous Gallery) 

The exhibitions coordinator is a full participant in the planning and execution of James Watrous Gallery exhibitions, events, and related outreach. This position’s responsibilities include developing events to connect with new and returning audiences; coordinating the 2022 statewide Call of Artists; managing exhibition logistics; and assisting with exhibit design and installation. This is a 50% non-exempt position.

General Duties: Plan and coordinate exhibition-related programming and logistics to engage new audiences and ensure a positive experience for both artists and gallery visitors.

Reports to: James Watrous Gallery Director

Responsibilities 

Specific tasks for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate the 2022 statewide Call for Artists. 
  • Work with the gallery director to manage scheduling and logistics for exhibitions and events.
  • Assist with exhibition design and installation.
  • Explore new avenues for public engagement to cultivate and develop connected audiences and event partners. 
  • Work with the events and communications manager to plan and schedule gallery promotion. 
  • Manage attendance and guestbook records and the front desk, with assistance from visitor services staff.

Essential qualifications:

  • Passion for sharing and interpreting visual art.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent project management and administrative skills, including time management, process development, collaboration, and attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead and participate in teams. 

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience with event planning and promotion.
  • Experience with exhibition design, installation, and art handling.
  • Experience with local arts and culture organizations and institutions.
  • Familiarity with and comfort in working across Wisconsin's diverse cultural landscape.
  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in a discipline relevant to the gallery’s mission. 
  • Cross-disciplinary skills and interests. 

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@wisconsinacademy.org

 

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1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
Phone: 608.733.6633

 

James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608.733.6633 x25