Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is happy to announce that we are currently looking for a full time Gallery Manager for our healing arts galleries.
Position Description: The Gallery Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts
Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI). The Gallery Manager
will ensure the success of the exhibitions at both Galleries throughout the year. The Gallery Manager will be the onsite
face of the Smith Center Gallery and will foster the connection with Smith Center’s mission and Cancer Support
Programs. The Gallery Manager will maintain a weekly presence at the ISCI and foster the connection between the
Gallery at the ISCI and the Gallery at Smith Center. Physical time at the two galleries should be split 80% at Smith
Center and 20% at ISCI although work for both galleries will occur at Smith Center.
Reports To: Executive Director, Lisa Simms Booth
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Safeguard the successful day to day gallery operations:
o Maintain the gallery premises and equipment and ensure both galleries are adequately covered during hours
of operation
o Greet and assist gallery visitors, artists, and collectors in person, by telephone, and email and process sales
o Maintain gallery database, email and mailing lists, and artwork inventory ensuring up to date and correct
and improve and ensure adequate data collection regarding visits, sales, etc.
o Manage the finances of both galleries, including but not limited to: budget planning and monitoring and
tracking all sales and distribution of art work in conjunction with each exhibition
o Research and assist with approaching potential sponsors and/or food/material donations (U. St. only) and
develop, nurture, and maintain development prospects, collectors, and gallery donors
• In conjunction with Smith Center’s Marketing Manager, coordinate effective gallery marketing and outreach:
o Create and implement the exhibition marketing plan for each exhibition
o Coordinate, draft, and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials
o Maintain all gallery social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest), ensuring
posts are up to date, engaging, appropriate, correct, creative and beautiful
o Draft and implement regular email campaigns to be sent to the Smith Center gallery email list
o Ensure Gallery web pages are up to date, engaging, and aesthetically pleasing. Includes, selecting images for
website, email updates and writing gallery content
o Establish and maintain relationships with local press contacts, arts colleagues, collectors, and arts critics
through consistent correspondence and networking events
• Ensure exceptional exhibition management:
o Successfully plan and implement each exhibition’s thematic focus, invite artists, and help design exhibition
o Assist with researching artists and exhibition concepts for upcoming shows including doing studio visits and
screening artist submissions
o Help build and nurture relationships with artists and art critics to keep current with trends and to identify
work that will attract visitors and buyers
o Manage all contracts for exhibiting artists, guest curators and outside partners and successfully negotiate
(ISCI only) all artist sales commission percentages with artists
o Collect and organize all of the artist materials for upcoming exhibitions and returning unsold pieces at end of
exhibitions. At ISCI, ensure coordination with the ISCI staff to ensure proper care, safety, and storage of art
o Coordinate the production of all exhibition signage and literature
o Manage all event coordination, preparation, and implementation including space and food prep, bar
coverage, volunteer recruitment, and art sales during all gallery events and programs
o Ensure Smith Center staff receive appropriate exhibition content training and education
• Other duties as needed including, but not limited to, general office administrative and operational support and
general gallery house-keeping and upkeep
Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Interns
• Volunteers
Primary Objectives:
• To ensure the high standards of exhibitions set in previous years and to ensure the message of art and healing
through appropriate exhibitions and programming
• To help educate the public via exhibitions on the important role of the arts for our health and wellbeing
• To ensure the gallery runs smoothly and that exhibitions are well coordinated, engaging, and ideally generate
• 4 years’ experience in an art gallery, arts administration, non-profit organization or similar setting;
• 1-2 years’ management experience and gallery management experience a plus;
• Experience with or a solid understanding of art and healing and related disciplines;
• Previous successful experience with social media for promoting business;
• Previous experience with grant writing and/or fundraising experience, a plus;
• Skilled research capabilities, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and strong computer literacy in a Mac
• Familiarity with website design and Squarespace, a plus;
• Experience with database administration and Bloomerang, a plus;
• Photography and Photoshop experience, a plus;
• Articulate verbal communication and strong presentation, writing, and editing skills;
• Excellent organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
• A mature, pleasant, positive attitude and ability to work independently and in partnership with minimal
supervision in a cooperative environment
Physical Requirements:
• Ability to perform physical duties as required by job including but not limited to:
o Lifting and handling art up to 35 pounds
o Moving tables, chairs, equipment and possible furniture.
Job Details:
• This is a full time, forty-hour per week position.
• Gallery hours are set by appointment on select days of the week at Smith Center.
• Annual Salary: $45,000- $50,000 based on experience
• Substantial benefit package including: health, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term and short-term disability
insurance, vacation, sick/personal, federal holiday time off, and 403b with employer contribution

To Apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts as
well as why specifically we should consider your application for the Gallery Manager position for the Joan Hisaoka
Healing Arts Gallery (maximum 2 pages). Send all materials to Deputy Director Michelle Clermont at:
[email protected]
We strongly encourage you to visit our website and learn more about Smith Center and services we provide before
applying for this position. Phone inquiries will not be returned.