Assistant Director of Exhibitions

Pratt Institute

Organization Description: 
A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York.

Position Description:
Be an essential part of Pratt Institute’s Department of Exhibitions and help to lead the direction of a brand new ground floor gallery in New York City. Collaborate closely with the Director of Exhibitions and a team of professionals to facilitate a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, and publications. Interface with professional artists, designers, and students and faculty to mount shows in Pratt Institute’s main public galleries on our Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses.

Reports to:
Director of Exhibitions

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
-Manages the daily operations of Pratt Institute’s leading public galleries and supervises staff, and student employees
-Assists the Director of Exhibitions with the organization and implementation of exhibitions, publications, and publicity for the Pratt Manhattan, Schafler, and satellite galleries
-Plans and organizes the shipping of artworks, the fabrication of special artist projects, and assesses audio-visual and technology needs
-Supervises fiscal and administrative processes for the Department
-Communicates to artists, vendors, and internal Departments and promotes exhibitions and events through social media.

Candidate Qualifications:
– Education: BFA or equivalent required; MFA or MS in Art History or a related field preferred

– Experience: Must have at least 2-3 years’ gallery or museum experience as well as experience supervising students/staff. 3-5 years’ gallery experience including shipping and handling of artworks in the U.S. and abroad preferred.

-Required skills: Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. Should have a thorough understanding of contemporary art/design and an ability to work with artists, gallery dealers, collectors, and museum and graphic design professionals. Basic knowledge of budgeting, word processing, database, and page layout, and MAC troubleshooting skills are required.

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Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm; with some overtime for events that take place from 6 – 8 PM

Salary or Compensation:
$65,600 – $76,500 + Generous Benefits. There will be Some flexibility for a hybrid work schedule.

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