iLEAD Positions

Student Space Gallery Manager

General Purpose

The Student Space Gallery Manager (SSGM) directly supports the Student Space Gallery program, which aims to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to exhibit their artwork on campus.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • The Student Space Gallery Manager (SSGM) will provide overall supervision to the four student galleries on MICA’s campus: Pinkard, Gateway 1 & 2, and Meyerhoff Piano Gallery. 

  • The SSGM will manage the operations of the gallery spaces, communicating with and supporting artists exhibiting in the galleries, as well as provide outward facing general information/marketing regarding current and upcoming exhibitions.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Advising (40%) 

    • Provide assistance for installations and de-installations which may include but not be limited to: advising on and executing installation plans, lifting/moving objects, installing hanging material, advising on how to patch and paint, advising and assisting on printing/hanging wall text/labels, etc. 

    • Advise accepted artists on necessary steps to create a successful exhibition from application acceptance, to installation, to de-installation 

    • Deliver feedback to artists not selected upon request 

    • Advise applicants as needed  

  • Operations (25%) 

    • Prepare gallery space for exhibitions/receptions 

    • Maintain general cleanliness of gallery space & safety of artwork on exhibit 

    • Track & record attendance at receptions 

    • Maintain an understanding of MICA Exhibition policy/procedures/resources 

  • Marketing, Recruitment, Communication (25%) 

    • Promote SSG exhibitions by preparing information about upcoming applications & shows for CSE publicity materials such as: social media, print publications, posters, flyers, gallery prospectus, etc. 

    • Digitally document shows and archive past exhibitions 

  • Other (10%) 

    • Organize Jury hiring, Jury meetings/artist application review, and sit as a non-voting member of the Jury. 

    • Other duties as deemed necessary by Assistant Director of Student Involvement

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Demonstrates efficient time management while prioritizing workload 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal relationship skills

  • Ability to deliver constructive feedback

  • Ability to assist with exhibition install/de-install 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a currently enrolled MICA undergraduate student at time of employment

  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

  • A desire to serve the MICA community 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous gallery and/or exhibition experience strongly preferred

  • Curatorial experience a plus, but not necessary 

Compensation Information

  • $11.75 per hour

  • Time commitment: 4-8 hour per week, including:

    • Minimum of three (3) office hours per week

    • Weekly meeting with Assistant Director for Student Involvement (1 hour)

Conditions of Employment 

  • Attend a 1-2 hour transition meeting & training session with the outgoing SSMG (typically takes place in May)

  • Attend Joint Student Leader Training (tentatively August 20-21, 2021)

  • Attend SSG Jury Training (typically in mid-September)

  • Attend Spring Exhibition Selection Meeting (typically the first Saturday in October)

  • Attend Fall Exhibition Selection Meeting (typically the first Saturday in April)

  • Student employees may work no more than 20 hours per week across all on-campus positions. 

Application Timeline & Details

  • Applications close March 1, 2021.

  • Interviews will take place throughout the month of March 2021. 

  • For more information, please contact the current Student Space Gallery Manager at ssgm@mica.edu. 

  • Please note: This position is contingent on the college’s reopening plan for fall 2021, the 2021-2022 fiscal budget, and the college’s need for student employees physically on campus.

Physical demands and work environment: 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.)