Posting Details

Posting Number A01524
Position Title Gallery Manager, The Center for Visual Art
Position Number E00677
Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $49,900 – $62,400. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Pay Grade


Employee Category Professional staff
Department Art Gallery
EClass Code Full Time Professional Staff
Position Summary

This position exists to manage administrative support and art handling functions within the Center for Visual Art. The responsibilities include art handling and installation, providing support to the professional staff for the CVA, event planning and management, monitoring the facility, supervision and training of work study and volunteer staff, and management of CVA work processes and business procedures.

MSU Denver is an equal opportunity employer that embodies diversity in all its rich representations and expressions. The Center for Visual Art commits ourselves to justice that provides a foundation for equity and inclusion. We aim to mend internal and external inequities through the cultivation of a vibrant, healthy community.



Gallery Management (25%)
• Prioritizes work to meet institutional and CVA schedules and deadlines.
• Arranges work schedules of student employees and volunteers to ensure timely, complete and courteous coverage of the gallery.
• Oversees exhibit security, greeting of visitors, phone answering, and opening/closing of gallery.
• Manages all CVA work processes including filing systems, daily operational procedures, and stocking and inventory of materials and supplies.
• Processes work orders for facility maintenance and obtains bids for work done outside of facilities’ range of services.
• Serves as exhibit docent when needed.
• Tracks and processes artwork sales, including collecting and submitting paperwork for artist/gallery payments. Tracks merchandise sales and inventory. Tracks expenditures.
• Creates and processes independent contractor paperwork.
• Oversees and reallocates CVA’s corporate card purchases, compiling and submitting monthly spending reports.

Event Coordination and Planning (20%)
• Assists with all special events and activities at the CVA, including but not limited to exhibition receptions, staff and committee meetings, university events, and private events.
• Ensures Art Gallery Liquor permit is up to date with the city and state.
• Coordinates catering, bar service, event staffing, and security.
• Supervises the serving of alcohol at select events.
• Makes travel arrangements for guest artists and speakers.
• Coordinates and sets up artist/speaker AV needs.
• Greets guests and directs traffic flow.
• Creates plan for student employee and volunteer assistance with setup, break-down and clean-up for each event and for exhibits.
• Obtains special event permitting when necessary.

Art Handling and Installation (25%)
• Handles and installs artwork with close attention to instructions of artist or owner, preservation of work, security, and employee safety.
• Trains student employees in the proper methods of handling and installing artwork.
• Works with Director & Curator to arrange exhibition.
• Arranges and installs gallery lighting and audio equipment for best effect.
• Constructs temporary walls or other displays as needed.
• Uses power tools, expandable ladder, scissor lift, and other tools and equipment safely, and trains student employees in their proper use.
• Manages logistics for artwork delivery and outgoing shipping.

Student Employee Supervision and Volunteer Management (25%)
• Supervises and mentors student employees, including recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating and implementing disciplinary procedures.
• Educates employees and volunteers about CVA, its mission and its programs.
• Explains and enforces CVA and university employment policies and procedures.
• Verifies eligibility of students for workstudy funds and monitors workstudy fund usage.
• Tracks student hourly funds and ensures that funds are not over spent.
• Tracks and approves student timesheets.
• Recruits, trains, and schedules volunteers.

Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
• Performs other duties in support of the CVA leadership staff as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, or closely related field.
• At least one year of relevant work experience in contemporary art field, or with art making materials and techniques, or any other combination of experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
• At least one year of relevant work experience with art handling, art installation, and preparatory work.
• Experience with A/V equipment and software, and power tools including drills, table saw, and scissor lift.
• Professional experience providing leadership, supervision, and training for staff.
• Proficiency with Photoshop, database management skills, spreadsheets, and all areas of Microsoft Office.

Physical requirements of position: Must be able to move objects weighing up to 75 pounds (following safety procedures and working with other employees), and be able to work comfortably up to 20 feet off the ground, on tall ladders and scissor lift.

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet all required qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in gallery management.
• Experience with multimedia installations.
• Knowledge of budget development and fiscal management.
• Experience planning, organizing, and coordinating activities and special events.
• Experience collaborating with others to create or implement a task, project, or event.
• A strong commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and promoting an inclusive environment for all students, staff, artists, and visitors.
• A strong background and awareness of BIPOC, LBGTQIA, low-income, first-generation, undocumented, non-traditional, veteran, English-language learner students, as well as students with disabilities.
• General knowledge of art history, contemporary art, art exhibitions, and the art marketplace.
• Strong attention to detail.

Posting date 02/18/2021
Closing date
Closing Instructions Open Until Filled
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) 03/04/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Talent Team Representative Tanya Rogowsky
Talent Team Representative E-mail

MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:
Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References

Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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