Lecturer And Director Of Herter Art Gallery

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Amherst, MA, USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time Art & Art History Humanities: Other Arts & Museum Deans & Directors

Job Description

Lecturer And Director Of Herter Art Gallery

College of Humanities and Fine Arts
University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Full time Lecturer and Director of Herter Art Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to showcasing student and faculty work of the department as well as professionally curated exhibitions. The position will begin September 1, 2020. Although the initial appointment is for one year, the position has the potential for an open-ended appointment with just cause protection after four years.


The director will be responsible for the exhibition program by working with students, faculty, and other artists and participants and for overseeing budgeting, public relations, and the daily operation of the Herter Art Gallery. The director is expected to offer a robust array of exhibitions that will become an important part of undergraduate and graduate studies in art and visual culture at the University.


The director will also contribute to the curriculum in the Department of Art, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, teaching subjects that include issues in contemporary art, writing, and curating, as well as supervising students with their academic theses; participate in service to the UMass community; and engage in artistic community at the regional, national, and international level.


The director will have the capability to work not only in competence areas in the field but also broadly across disciplines through collaboration.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • An MFA in Art or a master's degree in art history or related field is required; or professional experience equivalent to the advanced degree in the form of extensive publication and curating at reputable venues.
  • Proven track record of strong contribution in the field of curating art and/or publication of art history/theory/criticism
  • Teaching experience in art history or studio art
  • Experience in curatorial practice
  • Knowledgeable of current practices and issues in modern and contemporary art and visual culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to teach art writing at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • International track record or networks within the field of art criticism or curating preferred.



Application Details

Special Instruction to Applicants:

The online application is a two-part process.

  1. Please upload the following items to PageUp at: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/501538/lecturerdirector-of-herter-art-gallery
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications and curatorial activity
  • Summary of teaching experience
  • Two samples of published essays or articles
  • Names, titles, and full contact information of three professional references
  1. Please submit documentation of installation views of exhibitions curated (10-20 images) to SlideRoom at: https://umassamherstart.slideroom.com/#/permalink/program/49243


To receive full consideration, please submit your application materials by September 16, 2019. The search will remain open until filled; however, applications received after the priority deadline may not be reviewed.


Artists who are also curators and writers are encouraged to apply.



UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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