Topic ID #38135 - posted 3/10/2017 7:32 AM

Instructor or Lecturer and Art Gallery Coordinator - Orlando, FL


Position Number:  32235
Class Title:  Instructor or Lecturer and Art Gallery Coordinator
Administrative Title:   Coordinator
FTE:  1.0-Full-Time
Job Open Date:  03/10/2017
Job Close Date:  04/06/2017
Open Until Filled:  No
Division:  Academic Affairs
College/Area:  College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department:  CAH-School of Visual Arts and Design
Annual Salary:  Negotiable
Type of Appointment:  Regular
Job Category:  Faculty


Job Description

The School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a full-time 12-month Art Gallery coordinator. This is a non-tenure earning position at the rank of instructor or lecturer. The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will create an innovative exhibition and lecture program that inspires and informs SVAD arts and designs majors and also appeals to the broader university and regional communities. The successful candidate will teach, perform service, and participate in campus and community life. UCF supports and rewards teaching excellence and offers undergraduate B.F.A and B.A degrees as well as M.F.A and M.A degrees in Emerging Media. The School of Visual Arts and Design has approximately 2,700 majors across five areas that include Architecture, Art History, Digital Media, Film, and the Studio Arts. The position’s anticipated start date is August of 2017.

The school is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and creative professional with a minimum of two years of full-time experience in a gallery or museum. The Gallery coordinator will develop curatorial projects and implement an exhibition program that enhances UCF’s educational mission and curriculum. The Gallery coordinator will collaborate with the SVAD exhibition committee to envision, plan, and produce exhibitions and programming; develop collegial relationships with faculty and students; and cultivate the pedagogical role of exhibitions.

The UCF Art Gallery coordinator will direct and manage all gallery operations including, but not limited to: managing a budget; training and managing gallery staff, supervising volunteers and interns; planning, preparing, and promoting exhibitions and programming; overseeing the collection and acquisitions; fostering public relations by initiating community outreach; and collaborating with established public art programs.  


Position Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Studio Art or a related field from an accredited institution for instructor rank or a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) in Art, Fine Arts, Art Practice or a related field from an accredited institution for a lecturer rank; at least two years of experience in gallery programming; teaching experience at the college level; solid administrative and organizational skills; effective communication skills; technical proficiency.



Ph.D. in Art History, Comparative Art, Art Education, or Design from an accredited institution or M.F.A. in Art, Fine Arts or Art Practice from an accredited institution; grant writing and fundraising ability; collection management experience; curatorial and exhibition design practice.


Special Conditions

The work locations are on the UCF main campus in East Orlando (primary location) and downtown at the Center for Emerging Media.


Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all candidates apply online at  In addition to the online application and in order to be fully considered for the position, please upload the following individual PDF documents: 1) letter of application, 2) CV, 3) curatorial philosophy, 4) teaching philosophy, and 5) contact information for three professional references. In addition, applicants must submit a single multi-page PDF that includes: up to 20 images of student work, exhibition installations, exhibition catalogues or related publications with descriptions of contributions to the exhibits shown (i.e., relevance to criteria outlined in the position description).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be uploaded at that time. The site will not accept more than 10MB total per applicant. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit documents at a later date.

Complete applications must be received by April 6, 2017. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

The review of applications will begin immediately. For any questions, please contact the search committee chair, Molly Reilly at

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is an emerging preeminent research institution and America’s Partnership University. Our 13 colleges provide education and opportunities to more than 63,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is one of the largest universities in the country with 212 degree programs from which to choose. UCF is ranked as a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

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