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Art and Art History Gallery Technical Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 521679
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Theatre Arts

 

Job Summary

The Department of Art and Art History has numerous gallery spaces in the Art and Industrial Studies buildings on the SJSU campus. The Gallery Technical Coordinator assists the Gallery Director and the Art and Art History Department Chair with the management, use and operations of the gallery facilities and to help plan, organize and supervise the gallery program for the Department of Art and Art History.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance to students and faculty in relevant gallery and university policies
  • Schedule weekly shows in the exhibition/display areas for Masters of Fine Arts, Bachelors of Fine Arts, and class shows
  • Support the weekly (Tuesdays presently) Night Lecture Series, both in-person and virtually
  • Catalog and archive exhibition documentation and images from student exhibitions and Thompson Gallery events and exhibitions
  • Maintain and develop web presence for exhibitions (may include hiring and training student assistants for creating regular postings, and/or assist with archiving images of related shows and events)
  • Arrange and coordinate artwork in the Thompson Gallery including insurance values and incoming/outgoing condition reports
  • Maintain student gallery storage areas overseeing and completing minor repairs and general maintenance
  • Coordinate loan of tools and materials for student use
  • Maintain Thompson Gallery storage area and installation tools including exhibition displays and digital equipment. Repair and/or fabricate as needed
  • Ensure the safe use of paints, solvents and other hazardous materials and store and organize them safely in approved cabinets
  • Ensure safe ladder usage with yourself and all students and staff members
  • Assist Gallery Director with Non-Monetary In Kind Donations, condition reports, and correspondence with donors for acquisitions in the University Art Collection
  • Manage database of works of art and images

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of various media used to create fine works of art and design
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the procedures and practices used in the installation and exhibition of works of art and design
  • Thorough knowledge of the various materials used in the exhibition of works, including paints, plastics, framing materials, glass, flooring, and floor finishes
  • Thorough knowledge of shipping methods, packing and crating methods used in the shipment of works of arts
  • Thorough knowledge of processes used in wall and floor maintenance (painting, sanding, scraping spackling and refinishing)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with power and hand tools
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects and to coordinate the work of others
  • Strong oral communication skills. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the various materials used in the exhibition of works, including paints, plastics, framing materials, glass, flooring and floor finishes
  • Thorough knowledge of processes used in wall and floor maintenance (painting, sanding, scraping spackling and refinishing)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with power and hand tools
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, procedures and practices; English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Working knowledge of software applications; word processing
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work and projects and to coordinate the work of others

 

Required Qualifications

  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MA or MFA in Art or Design
  • Three (3) years of experience assisting the curation of exhibitions, interacting with artists, agents and the public in planning work of others for project coordinator
  • Minimum of two (2) years of paid preparator experience coordinating, organizing and installing exhibitions

 

Compensation

Classification: Instructional Support Tech II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,957/month - $5,290/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,180/month - $7,254/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

 

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: December 20, 2022 through January 3, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

 

Contact Information

University Personnel
jobs@sjsu.edu
408-924-2252

 

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to jobs@sjsu.edu.

 

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.

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All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu.

 

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

 

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Last Updated Oct 7, 2022