Gallery Director

Supervisor: Highpoint Center’s Artistic Director
Full time, permanent, salaried position
Application deadline: Friday, April 20, 2018 (midnight)
Start date goal: mid-May

Job Summary

The Highpoint Gallery Director will successfully blend attention to detail, flexibility, and people skills while working in a small organization with a wide range of activities. They will be a motivated sales person, have deep knowledge of art and the world of prints, and have strong social skills. Work hours are 40 hrs/wk; plus, occasional travel and weekend and evening hours for special events.


Job Description

Gallery Director Job Duties include:

Highpoint Editions

  • Coordinate all aspects of Highpoint Editions sales, including pricing, marketing, and client communications/relations.
  • Serve as main liaison to Highpoint Editions print buyers, coordinating invoicing and print packaging/shipping with HP staff.
  • Oversee Highpoint Editions inventory and documentation systems.
  • Work with Operations and Communications Manager to track and report on Highpoint Editions sales.
  • Develop and execute an annual marketing plan for Highpoint Editions.
  • Grow net print sales for Highpoint Editions across individual and institutional clients, placing Highpoint Editions work in important collections and deepening relationships with clients.
  • Develop value added benefits for upper level collectors and patrons group.
  • Develop Highpoint Editions exhibition opportunities and traveling exhibitions.
  • Oversee rotating display of HPE artwork in Highpoint’s offices, professional shop, and print study room.
  • Coordinate photo documentation of visiting artists and Highpoint Editions artwork and exhibitions
  • Maintain Highpoint Editions content on website (using Squarespace platform).
  • Work with Artistic Director to coordinate participation in 2-3 art fairs annually (occasional travel is required).
  • Work with Artistic Director to develop and maintain relationships with past, present, and future Highpoint Editions artists.

General Gallery

  • Develop and coordinate various Highpoint gallery exhibitions (international shows, juried shows, etc.).
  • Coordinate annual exhibitions plan/ calendar.
  • Lead group tours of gallery and facility as needed.
  • Schedule staff for Saturday gallery monitoring shifts.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (or higher) degree
  • Demonstrated ability to sell and place contemporary art
  • Understanding of various printmaking techniques (intaglio, lithography, screenprinting, and relief)
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for contemporary art
  • Mature outlook, positive attitude, and self-confidence working with others
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task a wide variety of projects
  • Able to work with many deadlines and different personalities
  • Flexible, creative, and efficient problem-solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience developing and executing marketing and/or communications plans
  • Experience with social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of national and international collectors and museums
  • Familiarity with the Twin Cities artistic community: its key institutions and issues
  • Familiarity with Google Apps, Salesforce.com, and Squarespace a plus

Benefits

  • Starting salary $38,000
  • Employer contributes 50% of health costs towards Health Partners Highpoint plan
  • Vacation: two weeks, plus 10 paid holidays
  • Sick and safe paid leave as required by the City of Minneapolis
  • Discounts on classes and events
  • Chance to be part of a close-knit team of art and community advocates, and contribute your own ideas and skills in a meaningful way

How to apply
Applicants should submit:

  • A resume (2 pages max). In addition to professional/ work information the resume should also list 3 professional references with their contact information
  • A 1-page cover letter detailing professional experience and highlighting any unique qualifications/ skills you can bring to Highpoint.
  • A writing sample (1-2 pages)
  • All materials should include name and current contact information (address, e-mail, phone)

Applications accepted via e-mail to info@highpointprintmaking.org or via mail by
April 20, 2018 (this is not a postmark deadline).

Applications may also be mailed to:
Job Search: Gallery Director
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 Lake Street West, Minneapolis, MN 55408

No calls or drop ins, please.

Highpoint is a federally registered, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. Highpoint is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, nationality, orientation, religion, ability, or age.