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Gallery Director

Kahilu Theatre is seeking a Gallery Director who will work in concert with the Executive Director and the Exhibition Committee to curate, plan, and produce an annual/multi-year program of relevant and exciting art exhibitions for Kahilu Theatre’s Simperman and Hamakua galleries and auxiliary spaces. The Gallery Director will also be responsible for coordinating special Kahilu.TV art programs.

The Gallery Director is responsible for managing daily operations, exhibitions, calls for artists, juried shows, artist gatherings, and other events in the Theatre’s galleries.

Qualities, Responsibilities, and Experience
  • Curatorial and production experience with contemporary visual arts is required.
  • Experience working across disciplines a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge of procedures and materials used for art packing, installation/de-installation, wrapping and transport of fine art.
  • Able to handle the physical requirements of the job.
  • Capacity to grow relationships with partners locally and throughout the state.
  • Bachelor’s degree in visual arts not required, but a plus.
The Gallery Director is a vital part of our team, and we seek someone who is communicative, collaborative, and imaginative, who values the presentation and contextualization of artwork, who is excited to develop opportunities for artists, who will incubate new work and generate equitable, diverse, and critical spaces where artists can be in dialogue with the broader community.

Overview of Services 
  • With the Executive Director and in collaboration with the Exhibition Committee, establish an operational exhibition plan, gallery maintenance program, calendar and budget for the year.
  • Develop and manage all exhibition policies and procedures.
  • Curate invitational thematic group exhibitions, select jurors for an annual juried exhibition that is open to community artists, as well as curate solo and group exhibits that reflect the Kahilu’s mission and vision.
  • Manage all communication with artists, including call for entries, arrangement of receiving and returning of artwork.
  • Oversee and participate in proper installation of artwork, signage and programming related to each exhibit and provide appropriate information for art sales commissions and awards.
  • With the Executive Director, develop private and public funding opportunities.
  • Develop a plan to appropriately market art and merchandise related to the Kahilu Exhibits Program.
  • Maintain a list of physical improvements to be made to the gallery spaces (e.g., resurfacing of walls, lighting, moveable walls and pedestals) as well as equipment for exhibiting new media artwork (e.g., projector, speaker system and monitor).
  • Provide Marketing Manager with all press materials, graphic design and photography needed for media releases, invitations, posters and web page and actively seek out press opportunities to promote and showcase the Kahilu Exhibits program.
  • Plan and execute educational programming related to Kahilu Exhibits, such as lectures geared towards different age groups to be given to the general public as well as school groups. Work with Education Coordinator to track metrics and impact.
  • Under the general direction of the Executive Director, execute other administrative and curatorial tasks related to the mission of the Kahilu Exhibitions program.
Compensation

This is a salaried position, reporting to the Executive Director. Salary range is $32-$42k commensurate with experience and other factors, including pay equity across the organization. Kahilu offers a healthcare package and paid time off. Kahilu Theatre Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Kahilu Theatre 

Kahilu Theatre is an artistic and cultural gem nestled in the heart of rural Waimea on Hawai‘i Island. The mission of the Kahilu Theatre Foundation is to make a place where community, creativity, and inspiration thrive. Kahilu was founded by Parker Ranch heir and Broadway actor Richard Smart, and first raised its curtain in 1981.

Kahilu Exhibits presents solo and thematic group shows and features local and global works of art from both emerging and established visual artists. Educational outreach includes school visits, artist talks, workshops, and publications that encourage the visual arts to be a catalyst for creativity and growth. Our Exhibition Committee selects artists for solo and group exhibitions, via a proposal and review process, once each year on CaFÉ(callforentry.org).

Kahilu Theatre foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

Application procedure
Kahilu Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Through our producing, presenting, exhibitions, and educational programs, we strive to reflect and enrich the diversity of our island home. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and a résumé. Kahilu Theatre will contact candidates of interest. 

Please, no calls. Email submissions only. Send only PDF attachments, no web links, to sara@KahiluTheatre.org with “Gallery Director” in the subject line. Only complete submissions will be considered.

 
 
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