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Exhibitions Manager (6127U) 22317
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Aug. 12, 2021
Title Exhibitions Manager (6127U) 22317
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Arts/Museum/Theater

Exhibitions Manager (6127U) 22317

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

UC Berkeley's Art Practice Department provides rigorous practical, conceptual, and critical studio art training within a world-renowned public research university located on Huichin Ohlone Land.

Students develop a cross-media understanding of studio art practices in a global context and gain valuable experience for a wide range of professional lives within contemporary art and culture. 2D, 3D, and time-based studio production courses, research seminars, and professional development courses provide essential skills within conceptual and critical frameworks, and lead to a Bachelor of Arts or a Master of Fine Arts degree.

The diverse faculty consists of internationally acclaimed artists working across a range of media, and with multiple research interests that closely link the Art Practice Department with other university departments and research centers, including the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Program for Disability Studies, the Center for Race and Gender, the Townsend Center, the Institute for South Asia Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the LGBTQ Citizenship research cluster, among others.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 24, 2021

  • Curates exhibitions and programs, including: guiding planning and implementation of recurring departmental exhibitions, designing exhibition layout, liaising with participating artists, and planning art openings and events.
  • Publicize and promote all events, activities, and exhibitions using social media, press releases, and email newsletters.
  • Install and de-install artwork in galleries, which may include: lifting sculptures that weigh up to 40 lbs, hanging two-dimensional work onto walls, adjusting track lighting by ascending a ladder, moving pedestals in the gallery, and connecting audio and video components to monitors and projectors which are mounted onto walls.
  • Schedule and supervise interns during exhibition installation and de-installation. Schedule interns to watch gallery during open hours.
  • Oversees maintenance of facilities, sites, and equipment. Contacting and coordinating with building facilities staff when repairs are needed.

Required Qualifications
  • Knowledge of selection, evaluation, and exhibition of contemporary art.
  • Knowledge of current museum curatorial practices including public practices art.
  • Skills in utilizing websites and social media to publicize art exhibitions and events.
  • Advanced Degree in related area and/or experience or equivalent training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience curating art exhibitions and events.
  • Skills in scholarly research and writing scholarly publications and grants.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This is part-time (20 hours per week) career position eligible for full UC Benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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