NIAD is an organization that aims to be artistically relevant and culturally inclusive. As an organization we deliver these aims through activities in our main galleries, our Artist of the Month installation run by studio artists and staff, and our off-site partnership collaborations.
NIAD’s Art Marketing and Partnerships Program drives audience reach, reputation and revenue: developing and diversifying audiences; building brand visibility, and creating an outstanding audience experience; and generating income for NIAD. Our very active team aims to deliver outstanding art marketing to our audiences that is both highly creative and effective and can connect us to the widest possible audiences.
The Art Marketing and Partnerships Director works closely with the Executive Director and Development Manager, and is responsible for the collaborative work of the Art Marketing team which includes the Gallery Manager, the Accessibility and Communications Specialist, the Online Exhibitions Coordinator, and NIAD’s Graphic Designer, as well as interns and volunteers working with the program.
One of the objectives for this position is to drive forward positive change—we want to be more representative of the communities that we serve, both in terms of diversity within our teams, and in generating engagement and involvement from people who have been historically under-represented. This is an opportunity to lead art marketing for a leading arts disability organization with a highly regarded reputation, working with the most inspiring content, with a committed team in a time of great change.
As with many organizations, NIAD has been met with challenges during shelter-in-place and to this end, some of the details in this job description may be impacted by the shifts we have made to working remotely. We would encourage any future staff members to be transparent in their communication about questions and needs for remote or on-site work, and as an organization, we acknowledge that these shifts will be temporary.
NIAD supports inclusivity and visibility in all areas of our working practices and spaces and want to make sure that opportunities are accessible in all ways and that all voices are truly heard and contribute to our future. We actively encourage individuals from marginalized groups to apply, in particular those from traditionally under-represented groups, e.g., people with disabilities, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates.
If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Ingrid Alonso-Rodriguez, email@example.com, or (510) 620-0290.
Duties and responsibilities
Oversight and Team Coordination
Publicity and Public Relations
And other tasks as needed.
May be required to work some evenings and weekends and participate in a variety of errands, including, but not limited to, mailing and shipping, restocking gallery/sales materials and equipment, documentation of artworks and events at NIAD and offsite, as well as attending openings at NIAD and other venues.
3+ years experience in visual art exhibitions, curation and inventory management or a related field.
3+ years experience in Publicity, especially in Social Media Platforms, and familiarity with accessibility tools.
Ability to communicate and collaborate to ensure that multiple goals and tasks are achieved. Experience in team management is strongly preferred.
Telephone and email etiquette. Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once and willingness to reorganize priorities when necessary.
Willingness to acknowledge and accept challenges that arise, as well as an ability to find and solve problems collaboratively, and aptitude for in-process innovation.
Driver’s license and transportation.
Love and knowledge of contemporary art, with a preference for knowledge of artists with disabilities and/or progressive art studios. Diverse network and knowledge of local and national contemporary artists.
Knowledge of Shopify, Photoshop, Digital Photography, iMovie, MailChimp, PayPal, Vimeo, Flickr, Squarespace, WordPress, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Square and various social media platforms.
This is not an exhaustive list, rather examples of work experience that we will consider. We encourage interested applicants who have related experience beyond these qualifications to apply.
Typical hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturdays.
Background check required.
Some lifting, use of ladders and tools.
Gallery Manager, Accessibility and Communications Specialist, Online Exhibitions Coordinator, Graphic Designer
NIAD is an organization that aims to be artistically relevant and culturally inclusive. As an organization we deliver these aims through activities in our main galleries, our Artist of the Month installation run by studio artists and…
Health and Dental insurance provided.
Health and Dental insurance provided.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV or resume, and a one-page professional writing sample.