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OrganizationSecond Street Gallery
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineAugust 4, 2017
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 977-7284


About us

Second Street Gallery is committed to offering Charlottesville and the central Virginia region leading-edge new art in perspective and context, and to fostering an active and open appreciation of this art by directly engaging the issues surrounding works by the best contemporary artists in the field.

SSG’s primary mission is to enliven Virginia through access to the best in contemporary art and artists and to inspire new ways of thinking, seeing, and doing. To this end, SSG promotes contemporary artists through the presentation of their work in a professional gallery and encourages an appreciation of contemporary art and culture by educating the public through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, tours, and publications.

Job Duties

About the position

The Operations Manager reports to the Executive Director & Chief Curator. This is a part-time position: 15-20 hours a week. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, plus some evening events. A schedule will be determined based on gallery need.

• Assist with exhibition installations.
• Organize shipping for exhibitions.
• Administer website, design and write monthly e-newsletter.
• Design exhibition cards and signage; organize printing.
• Manage exhibition budgets.
• Plan and promote web and social media updates for all exhibitions.
• Help plan and implement fundraising events.
• Manage building and office specific tasks and relationships.
• Coordinate space rentals, write contracts, promote availability, etc.
• Manage membership database.
• When available, supervise intern(s).

• We are a small staff, so in addition to your major job responsibilities, there may be things to help out with such as running errands, filing, cleaning up around the gallery, etc. We all pitch in and help each other out!

Skills Required

About you

• You have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
• You have a love of art, contemporary art in particular.
• You are a self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• You are resourceful and personable.
• You are comfortable working with a small team, or a big group (kids especially!).
• You have experience with MAC OS, InDesign, and Photoshop.
• You have experience in the arts and/or nonprofit world.
• You are discrete and confidential.

Additional Info

If you are interested in applying, please send your resume, cover letter, and contact info for 3 references to, with the position you are applying to in the subject line, no later than August 4, 2017.

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position becomes available August 2017 and will remain open until filled.

Only candidates being considered for the positions will be contacted. No telephone calls please.