All My Relations Arts | Part time Gallery Associate/Assistant Curator job opening
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Part time Gallery Associate/Assistant Curator job opening

Native American Community Development Institute


All My Relations Arts


Job Description

Gallery Associate/ Assistant Curator 

Closing Date: April 30th, 2015


Organizational Overview: NACDI is a non-profit community development intermediary organization working specifically with the American Indian community in the areas of community and economic development, planning, training and education, research, and technical assistance.


AMRA, an initiative of NACDI, is a non-profit arts organization and gallery, which provides both American Indian and non-Indian audiences broad access to quality American Indian art. AMRA programming focuses on artist training and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as community arts based events that serve NACDI’s community development mission.


Job Summary: The gallery associate/assistant curator is responsible for the administrative needs of the All My Relations Gallery, working directly under the gallery director/curator and serving as the point of contact for exhibiting artists. The gallery associate will handle artist and consultant contracts, marketing and advertising accounts, management of gallery website and social media sources, mailing lists, creation and distribution of newsletters as needed. The gallery associate position includes hands on work such as installation of exhibitions under gallery curator’s supervision, shipping and handling of artworks, climbing ladders to change light fixtures, painting, and cleaning duties. The Gallery Associate/ Assistant Curator will also act as a community representative for the arts programming of AMRA and NACDI.


REPORTING PROTOCOL:                                                                         CLASSIFICATION:

AMRA Gallery Director/Curator                                                        Part-time (.05 FTE)


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Administrative Duties

  • Promotion of exhibitions and events through management of All My Relations website and social media sources
  • Management of All My Relations advertising and marketing
  • Management of artist and consultant contracts and relationships
  • Management of shipping, receiving, and insurance of artwork
  • Management of contact databases and newsletter outreach
  • Administrative assistance as requested by gallery director/curator


Docent/Gallery Duties

  • Assist curator in the installation and tear down of each exhibition
  • Prepare exhibition labels and didactics
  • Management of condition reports
  • Serve as gallery attendant while at work, be available to answer the questions and needs of gallery audience members
  • Conduct gallery tours and presentations
  • Maintain presentation of gallery, such as cleanliness, humidity, changing light fixtures, paint touch ups, cleaning pedestals and vitrines, etc.
  • Handle sales of artwork and gallery merchandise
  • Training and mentoring, assistant supervision of gallery interns/volunteers


Community Representative for the Arts Duties

  • Maintain knowledge of the current environment of Native and non-Native contemporary arts field. Be able to accurately speak about Native contemporary arts to the public
  • Serve as arts representative for NACDI/AMRA
  • Attending events, meetings and conferences to network, build relationships and capacity that help further the mission of NACDI/AMRA
  • Speak publicly about NACDI/AMRA work via radio, film, or at various events and presentations

Minimum Qualifications

The Gallery Associate/ Assistant Curator must meet the following education and experience requirements and be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.


Education and/or Experience required:

  • A Bachelors Degree in Museum Studies, Art History (with focus in Native Arts), or Fine Arts. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Strong knowledge of both historical and contemporary Native arts.
  • Strategic thinking skills, combined with strong verbal and written skills and the ability to speak publicly.
  • Proficient knowledge of American Indian urban and tribal communities, particularly in Minnesota and the Midwest region.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, volunteers, and artists.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work; ability to work unsupervised and make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively and creatively.


Preferred experience:

  • Strong knowledge of best art handling practices.
  • Experience in hanging/display and design of exhibitions.


Rate: $16.83/hr (20 hrs per week)

Closing Date: April 30th, 2015

Qualified applicants can submit/e-mail cover letters and resumes to:

1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404


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