Exhibitions & Galleries Coordinator

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Exhibitions & Galleries Coordinator




Bethesda area arts organization seeks a full-time Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience in exhibition coordination, planning and design as well as assisting in the promotion of visual art exhibitions and sales. The Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator will work closely with the Visual Arts & Education Program Director and various stakeholders to support and contribute to the growth of the exhibition program that celebrates and promotes the diverse artistic talents in the DC metro area. This position requires the candidate to be onsite for exhibition installations, openings, gallery operational hours, events and other gallery related activities.

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is the nonprofit organization that operates the arts programs and facilities at Glen Echo Park, a National Park located in Montgomery County. Glen Echo Park is a community of artists, educators, dancers, and performers who share their knowledge and expertise with participants and audiences of all ages and skill levels. The Partnership is dedicated to encouraging public participation in all that the Park has to offer.

Reports to: Visual Arts and Education Program Director

Key Responsibilities: The Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator will coordinate all administrative aspects of exhibitions and the Partnership’s
galleries, resident partner exhibitions, outdoor art markets, Labor Day Art Show and other programs.

Gallery & Exhibitions
▪ Facilitate the planning and implementation process for the three Partnership galleries, including exhibit installations, artists coordination, managing exhibition schedule, and working closely with guest curators and Exhibition Committee.
▪ Administer artist selection process to include Park resident artists, diverse regional artists, group shows, and other opportunities.
▪ Support the development and implementation of online channels and both online and gallery retail opportunities for the Park and non-resident artists and Glen Echo Park merchandise.
▪ Schedule and supervise gallery staffing for two staffed public galleries operated by the Partnership, and summer intern.
▪ Maintain accurate sales records, reconcile sales, and coordinate artist payments along with other gallery functions.
▪ In collaboration with Program Director, coordinate the annual Labor Day Art Show, including soliciting entries, exhibition
installation, staffing plan, marketing and administrative support.
▪ Coordinate and implement gallery related events such as opening receptions and other special events, including off site
▪ Support and staff Partnership special events and festivals throughout the year.

▪ Collaborate with Marketing department to implement an overall marketing plan for the exhibition program.
▪ Regularly update the Partnership’s website for exhibition programs, including editing web pages and managing online art market.
▪ Plan and execute social media marketing and contribute exhibition content for weekly email marketing communications.
▪ Design promotional collateral materials and signage for exhibitions and gallery related events and activities.
▪ Collaborate with Marketing department to draft and send media advisories and press releases, dedicated exhibition emails as well
as respond to press inquiries regarding exhibitions.

Candidate Requirements
▪ B.A. in studio art, art history, museum studies or related field
▪ One year or more of professional experience in galleries, museums, non-profits or related industry
▪ Proven experience in coordinating projects, exhibitions and arts related events
▪ Knowledge of DC region visual arts community
▪ Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite or other design programs (Canva, etc.)
▪ Experience using social media platforms, email marketing software, and knowledge of web design and CMS programs
▪ Ability to work independently with excellent organizational, communication and detail-oriented skills
▪ Proficient with Microsoft office programs
▪ Current COVID-19 vaccination required

This role is a permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm. Saturday hours include coverage of one of the Partnership galleries. Some evening and weekend hours required for openings and special events. Some remote work some days with supervisor approval. Onsite work requires all staff to adhere to CDC and state health guidelines and protocols.
The salary is commensurate with experience. Full time exempt position.

▪ 2 weeks paid vacation annually, increases after 12 months employment
▪ 10 Paid holidays annually
▪ 7.5 paid sick/personal day annually
▪ 401(k) available after 12 months employment
▪ Health plan offered after 3 months employment
▪ Long term disability plan

Physical and other requirements
Must be able to provide own transportation, including during hours when public transportation is not operating; lift and move up to 25 pounds and walk throughout the Park for event setup; and speak fluent English to engage patrons.

To Apply: With “Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator” in the subject line, please send resume and cover letter to:  jobs@glenechopark.org. By mail, send to GEPPAC, Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812. No phone calls please

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, family responsibility, pregnancy, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or on any status protected by federal, state or local law. 

Glen Echo Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812.

Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: -
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: Less than 2 Years
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree