Gallery Manager

Deadline May 31, 2023

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation operates a 4,000-foot state of the art exhibition area that highlights prints, paintings, and sculptures of the most important American artists of our time!

These shows have been available by appointment to various groups over the last two years. We now feel that it would serve the community to open the exhibition space to the public several days a week. Therefore, we are looking for someone who loves contemporary art and can help arrange school groups, art groups, and seniors, as well as be there during open hours on dates to be determined. This individual should have an art history background and is someone who likes people and enjoys hosting these groups in the exhibition space.

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation has been building its art collection since the 1970’s. it now consists of thousands of prints, paintings, and sculptures of major artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, David Hockney, Hank Willis Thomas, Jeffrey Gibson, Vanessa German, Alison Saar, Judy Chicago, Leonardo Drew, and Jim Dine to name a few. The 4,000-foot exhibition space usually exhibits 80-120 works of art, and it is attached to the 52,000-foot warehouse where eleven art professionals work maintaining and managing the collection.

The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation has also been instrumental in loaning works for sole exhibitions from its collections to 120 museums. All these exhibitions are loaned at no cost. In 2022, we had twenty openings around the country such as Global Asias, 18 Asian artists, Kara Walker, premiere Black artist of our time, Art of Food, twenty-five artists with food in their art, Marie Watt, amazing Native American artist, and others.

Essential Job Duties:
Front of house support greeting visitors.
Schedule and coordinate visits with Portland-area arts and/or community institutions.
Assist in coordinating gallery events/opening receptions (outside normal business hours).
Ability to give informed exhibition tour.
General administrative support.

Degree art history or equivalent experience in related field is desirable.
Excellent communication skills required.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Experience and continued interest in learning about post-war and contemporary art.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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