Program Coordinator, Art & Learning Center and Stamp Gallery

College Park, Maryland
Jun 15, 2017
Jul 20, 2017
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Program Coordinator oversees two dynamic art spaces, Art & Learning Center and Stamp Gallery, as well as the Contemporary Art Purchase Program (CAPP) that are housed in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park. This position supports the Stamp’s vision of transforming and enriching the Maryland experience through arts and leisure programs.

The Art & Learning Center (ALC) offers non-credit studio classes and workshops in ceramics, art, self-development, creative writing, music, photography, digital media, yoga, and dance. All classes are open to students, staff, and the public and run during the fall & spring semesters. In the summer a four-week arts camp is offered for children ages 6-12. Children receive instruction in arts and crafts, drama, music, dance and digital media.

The Stamp Gallery annually houses 6-7 art exhibitions. The exhibits have typically featured emerging artists with a local or national reputation, and student artists.

The Contemporary Art Purchase Program (CAPP) provides a student committee the opportunity to interact with the art world by researching, discussing, and purchasing, artwork by emerging and established contemporary artists. This program operates on a biannual basis. Acquisitions become part of the Stamp’s permanent contemporary art collection.

The Coordinator will provide programmatic direction for an enlivening student union-based arts program including a 50-60 ALC class schedule and the monthly workshop series offered during the academic year, and the summer camp. Plan and implement class and workshop schedule of offerings. Hire class instructors and camp staff. Curate solo, thematic, and group exhibitions in the Stamp Gallery. Oversee exhibit development, related programming, installation and de-installation, contract negotiations with artists and guest curators. Advise the Contemporary Art Purchase Program student committee and work with its Advisory Board. oversee and maintain Stamp’s Contemporary Art collection. Manage the interface of the public with the art collection including providing collateral materials, tours, and complementary programming. Manage budgets for the ALC, Gallery and CAPP totaling $300,000. Supervise and mentor two graduate assistants and 15 undergraduate student staff members. Manage facilities. Develop an outreach and marketing strategy including managing web content and social media for the ALC, Gallery and CAPP. Work with development staff on grant writing. Work collaboratively with colleagues in the Stamp and on campus to create programs that complement exhibitions and programs enlarging the Stamp mission to provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UM students, alumni, faculty and staff and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship. Represent the Activities Office and Stamp at departmental and campus meetings.

Other duties will need to be completed as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

-Bachelors degree required.

-Minimum of one year of professional experience managing an arts or related organization, ideally including oversight of a physical facility.


-Master’s in a related field, e.g. arts, education, recreational and leisure studies, or business administration

-Two years or more of professional experience managing an arts organization, ideally including a facility

-Be well informed of current trends in the arts

-Have a strong customer service orientation

-Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral

-Be fiscally responsible, including using best practices to maximize efficiencies in operations and staffing

-Be an effective manager of people and projects, including supervision and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students

-Possess intellect, gravitas, and grace to work effectively with diverse stakeholders

-Bring energy, curiosity, creativity, optimism, and problem solving skills to the work

-Have a successful track record of developing strong partnerships

-Be a good colleague and team player

Best Consideration Date: 07/05/2017

Physical Demands: Work takes place in both an office environment and in on-campus buildings; will require ability to travel throughout campus. Gallery set-up may be required. There may be occasions when the incumbent will need to work outside their normal work shift to accommodate other shifts that exist in the organization for purposes of meetings, training, etc.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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