Job Number 1907007

Director, Gallery

This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
Position Information

Location Highland Campus
Note: For the Art Department
Hours 40 hours/week as assigned: Generally 8:00 am - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday. May include some evenings and weekends.
Salary Manager 1/121 ($43,769.00 - $62,529.00)
FLSA Status Exempt
Reports To Art Department Chair
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
General Statement of Job

To direct, plan, and implement year-round exhibition programming for the Art Galleries, manage their daily operations, and oversee the permanent Fine Arts Collection.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Directs and plans innovative and inclusive exhibition programming for two main Art Galleries and district-wide auxiliary spaces.  Collaborates closely with exhibition committee, art department staff, visiting artists, curators and others to plan, develop, and launch exhibitions and public programs.
  2. Oversees the daily operations of the art galleries including hiring, training, and supervising gallery and exhibition staff.
  3. Advises on staffing needs, capital improvements, and facilities to ensure standards are maintained for exhibitions and the permanent art collection.
  4. Ensures the safety, security, and integrity of permanent art collection, exhibitions, gallery programs and facilities.
  5. Oversees budgetary and financial matters with advice and direct input from the Art department chair and exhibition committee.
  6. Facilitates public receptions and acts as primary point-of-contact for visiting artists, curators, and groups.  Coordinates outreach and marketing to enhance visibility both within and outside the college.
  7. Directs staff in the creation, distribution, and maintenance of printed and digital promotional information, including for webpage and social media platforms.  Researches, writes, designs, and produces exhibition-specific handouts for different age groups.
  8. Facilitates curriculum development to integrate exhibition programming.
  9. Facilitates development of student internships for service learning experience in galleries and exhibitions.
  10. Establishes and maintains professional networks at local, state, national levels.
  11. Researches and writes grants to support educational programs and to secure funding for exhibitions and visiting artists.
  12. Supervises staff in managing the permanent fine art collection of over 250+ artworks including maintaining an on-campus loan program, implementing a collection management policy, maintaining the physical care and documentation of the collection's objects, and other registration duties.
  13. Supervises staff in maintaining/updating the photo digital archive of ACC student, faculty and visiting artist's work; ensures archive is accessible through online platforms.
  14. Facilitates development and oversight of the mission, vision, and goals of the galleries in accordance with college-wide and departmental strategic plans.


Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Technology Skills

Required Work Experience

Preferred Work Experience

Required Education

Preferred Education

Special Requirements

Licenses/Certifications; Other

Other Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements


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ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.