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Can you create and maintain a welcoming and supportive environment with students of diverse multicultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds? Are you eager to work collaboratively to find innovative ways to improve student success? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the Art Department as the Director of Archer Gallery. We value collaboration and are dedicated to guiding students towards the achievement of their academic and career goals.
This part-time position is an ongoing recruitment in which applications are collected year-round. Applicants must be available to teach the daytime, evening or weekend hours. Positions will be filled as program needs arise.
Clark College is currently accepting applications for a part-time Archer Gallery Director-Curator – Part-time Adjunct Faculty Instructor position, and the companion position of Director of the Clark Art Talks Program. This is a part time position for three quarters. The Gallery and Art Talks Director works 10 months of the year and reports to the Chair of the Art Department.
The Gallery Director is responsible for planning, designing, and physically installing four exhibits yearly, including the annual art student exhibition held in spring term. The Director of the Art Talks Program is responsible for planning and hosting a monthly lecture series (either on campus or virtual), coordinating with Art Department Instructors to host classroom talks and workshops, and facilitating the annual Artist in Residence program on campus.
The Archer Gallery has established a reputation as a significant alternative exhibition venue in the Portland/Vancouver regional area. The mission of the gallery is two-fold: to present a mixture of shows that complement the curriculum of the Art Department and other departments within the college, and to expose our students and the greater surrounding area to the highest level of contemporary regional art.
Based upon class availability and area of expertise, part-time teaching within the Art Department may also be available.
The highly qualified candidate will have prior professional experience with:
• Three years – gallery or museum experience (both curating and installing shows).
• Fundraising or grant writing experience.
• Superior writing skills.
• Familiarity and comfort with graphics software to design and prepare promotional materials.
GENERAL FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Instruct classes utilizing techniques and knowledge of the discipline that facilitate student learning.
• Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in department and college committees.
• Pursue professional development.
• Strive to enhance teaching and learning techniques.
• Work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Understand and commit to the mission of Clark College.
• Visit artists’ studios and maintain current contacts with artists and galleries in Portland, Seattle and surrounding areas; keep current of contemporary art practices in the Pacific Northwest.
• Promote and maintaining broad-based support for the gallery across campus which includes reaching out to administrators, non-art faculty, and other constituencies on campus to engage the community in contemporary visual art programming.
• Curate and install four exhibitions during the academic year.
• Maintain and update gallery website: www.archergallery.space
• Arrange packing, shipping and insurance of pieces.
• Arrange press releases and media coverage of shows. Prepare flyers, announcement cards, and catalogs.
• Compile, update, and maintain the Gallery mailing list.
• Prepare bulk mailings in collaboration with Central Shipping & Receiving.
• Hire, train, and supervise work study students.
• Deliver presentations and gallery talks to students and other groups.
• Plan, coordinate, and attend receptions and artists’ talks.
• Schedule outside activities involving use of the gallery space.
• Prepare a yearly budget and present it to the Student Government Finance Committee.
• Administer the Gallery budgets by monitoring expenditures and maintaining records of all purchases; resolving budget problems.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
CLARK ART TALKS: VISITING ARTIST AND SCHOLAR LECTURE SERIES
• Select/invite artists and schedule art talks on Zoom and/or on campus (nine per year)
• Coordinate with instructors and allocate funding for classroom workshops.
• Facilitate the annual “Artist in Residence” program (this includes selecting an artist, collaborating in planning the project and visit, coordinating travel and housing, facilitating and scheduling engagement with Clark Art classes)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in Art or a closely related field.
• Knowledge of and contacts with Northwest galleries and museums.
• Public speaking experience.
• Ability to maintain a website.
• Teaching experience.
• Ability to work well as a member of a team.
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
• Vaccination requirement: Per Washington State Proclamation 21-14.1: college employees must be fully vaccinated. Your COVID-19 vaccine status must be validated by the Human Resources office prior to the commencement of work. Requesting a disability or religious exemption would be done through the Human Resources office.
SALARY STATEMENT: $23,972 for three quarters.
Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application, including names of three (3) references
• Cover letter addressing experience and qualifications for the position
• Current résumé
• Letter of application describing related experience and addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications as described in brochure
• Three samples of promotional materials from previous curatorial experiences if applicable.
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with the online application
• Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application
• Please describe how you have implemented practices and/or participated in initiatives that promote racial and cultural equity.
Please apply online at www.clark.edu/jobs
Application Deadline: Open until filled.
To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105
At Clark, we value equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to growing, learning, and supporting our employees. Our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) supports individuals with their academic, personal, and professional development, as well as provides training and educational resources for all members of the college community around diversity, inclusion, power, privilege, inequity, social equity, and social justice. The college offers further professional development for our employees through opportunities such as Employee Resource Groups, Social Justice Leadership Institute, Cross Institution Faculty of Color Mentorship program, Administrators of Color Leadership Program, and Faculty and Staff of Color Conference.
Clark College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship, immigration status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, vision and values of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance social equity on our campus and in our community. The college provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, and Affirmative Action: Gerald Gabbard, Director of Labor and Compliance, 360-992-2317, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Baird 142, Vancouver, Washington 98663. Clark College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts. Please note that upon being hired, Washington Administrative Code (WAC) and the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) require a Vocational Certification plan be in place prior to the first day of classes. Under the standard specified in WAC 131-16-070 through 131-16-094 Vocational Certification is a condition of continued employment for all professional technical education personnel.
Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360) 992-2105 or by video phone at (360) 991-0901.
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CORRECTIONS OR EXTENDED NOTICES
Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.
Clark College Human Resources
September 15, 2022
To apply for this job please visit www.clark.edu.