Director Posting

Deadline to apply: December 30, 2018

To apply: Please email cover letter, resume and professional references to Subject heading: Gallery Director. The deadline to apply is December 30, 2018.

ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists (ROY) enters into a tremendous new era. We have broken ground on our new space, which will enable us to nurture more emerging artists, exhibit provocative art, and push the artistic and cultural boundaries in Columbus. ROY seeks a Gallery Director to advance this growth and implement our programmatic objectives. The successful candidate will lead the gallery in exhibiting innovative contemporary art from emerging artists, finding new avenues of funding, managing volunteers, representing ROY in the community, and supporting the Board of Trustees for the strategic planning of the organization.

Organization Background: ROY G BIV Gallery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization located in Columbus, Ohio. After 30 years in the Short North Arts District, ROY is launching a new, bigger space in Franklinton. The gallery supports artists in the beginning stages of their careers by providing exhibition opportunities, promotion, educational workshops, and professional criticism. ROY gives these artists a platform to express themselves freely, beyond commercial boundaries. ROY connects them with mentorship and education, which allow them to thrive. The gallery works to increase art awareness in the public through partnerships and monthly artist’s programming. ROY plays a key role in Central Ohio today, by introducing the public to up-and-coming and experimental artists.

General Duties: The Gallery Director organizes ROY’s solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, and related programs (opening receptions, artists’ talks, and other events). He/she oversees maintenance of the gallery space, seeks grant opportunities and writes grant applications, manages online and social media promotion of gallery events, as well as handles art sales and donations.

Other responsibilities include scheduling and training volunteers and interns, organizing monthly exhibitions, designing promotional materials, and planning future exhibition seasons and calls for entries. The Director works closely with the Board of Trustees to create and implement programming, build and maintain relationships with local businesses, seek out partnerships with other art organizations and corporate sponsorships, and identify and solve challenges that may arise in the gallery.

Detailed Duties

Gallery Management and Operations

• Manages gallery during business hours, opening receptions and other events

• Maintains a clean space and supervises the security of artwork

• Answers email and phone inquiries about exhibition opportunities, space rentals and upcoming events

• Recruits and manages interns and volunteers

• Handles art sales, entry fees, membership fees, donations and grant payments

• Regularly communicates with the Board of Trustees and attends bimonthly Board meetings


• Directs installation and de-installation of monthly and special exhibitions

• Works with artists to coordinate exhibition layout, drop-off and pick-up

• Oversees call for entries and corresponds with jurors


• Maintains a strong, visible presence in the community

• Works with the Marketing Committee to maintain ROY’s new brand standards

• Manages exhibition promotional materials, website, social media and press releases

• Regularly communicates with ROY supporters and members


• Writes grants proposals and manages calendar of grant applications

• Supports the individual donor and membership program

• Tracks donations (cash and in-kind), sends donation acknowledgement letters, and maintains member database

• Develops new programs and events to bring in earned revenue and support the mission of ROY G BIV

• Works with treasurer to organize monthly financial records

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has experience working as an arts administrator and/or extensive experience with an arts organization. He/she has superior communication skills and can work with all types of personalities, as this position requires coordinating events between multiple people and businesses. He/she will also demonstrate the following competencies and attributes:

• Self-directed and flexible

• Resourceful and solution oriented, with a “start-up” mentality

• Effective organizational skills

• Outgoing/relationship developer and networker

• Excellent writing skills — grant-writing experience is strongly preferred

• Able to prioritize multiple items simultaneously and delegate appropriately

• History of working effectively with all people irrespective of their history, economic status, challenges, race, gender, educational level, or sexual orientation

• Experience with Microsoft Office, website content management systems and donor management software

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Past fundraising experience preferred

Compensation: The position is full-time. The gallery director will receive a competitive wage based on performance, skills, and experience.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and professional references to Subject heading: Gallery Director. The deadline to apply is December 30, 2018.

For inquiries, please contact J.D. Beiting or Ken Aschliman