POSITION AVAILABLE Gallery Librarian II, Art, Music and Media, Allen County Public Library


Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery Librarian II
Art, Music and Media
Allen County Public Library

Librarian Responsibilities: Provide reference assistance to patrons in locating materials and information. Instruct patrons on the usage of computers, copiers and audio-visual equipment. Represent the library and community in a leadership role for the arts. Participate in collection development of materials specific to the department. Supervise the department during scheduled evening or weekend hours when the manager and assistant manager are absent.

Gallery Coordinator Responsibilities:
Plan Exhibits: Coordinate gallery schedule and maintain ongoing working relationships with art organizations, universities and individual artists throughout the scheduling phase. Refine the exhibit scope, gallery layout and selection of artwork. Prepare gallery programming in conjunction with exhibition; these include workshops, artist visits, lectures and opening receptions. Complete paperwork including contracts, shipping documents, supply forms and purchase requests.
Direct Installation: Direct the activity of properties, security and housekeeping during installation and exhibition. Prepare and patch walls, pedestals and fixtures. Coordinate art drop-off and retrieval of artwork. Arrange artwork and lighting. Inventory items on display daily.
Coordinate Receptions with the events coordinator, housekeeping and security staff. Schedule caterers or prepare refreshments. Staff the event and oversee volunteers.
Create Publicity: Update staff, patrons and artists on gallery events through emails, newsletters and posters. Maintain the gallery blog. Maintain ongoing contact with other art organizations.

Minimum Qualifications: ALA/MLS degree. Undergraduate degree with major in art preferred. Gallery experience preferred. Ability to network with the art community; plan and install gallery exhibits. Excellent organizational skills are necessary. Strong interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to providing information in the context of pro-active library service. Ability to work cooperatively and positively with a wide variety of patrons and co-workers. Ability to work a variety of day, evening and weekend hours. Bilingual ability in Spanish or an Asian language is desirable but not required.

COMPENSATION: 2010 minimum salary $35,547. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans, including long term care. Flexible spending account. Free parking.

APPLICATION: Please send in letter of interest and qualifications, resume, and the names of three professional references to Human Resources, PO Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270; e-mail to hrs@acpl.info; or fax to (260) 421-1389. For further information see our home page at http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/hr.

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