Art Exhibition Class

Exhibition Planning &
Gallery Management

AVAILABLE JOB POSITIONS

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Gallery Attendent 

WORK STUDY / OPEN CONTRAST GALLERY ATTENDENT AT STEP GALLERY IN PHOENIX 

AVAIBLITY: THURSDAY, FRIDAY OR SATURDAY noon-5pm and 1st AND 3rd FRIDAYS FRIDAYS FROM 6-8pm.

 

LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

LIGHTING TEHCNICIAN FOR GALLERY 100, HARRY WOOD GALLERY AND STEP GALLERY

AVAIBLITY: SUNDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER 5pm.

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION: GALLERY ATTENDENT - STEP GALLERY

 

WORK STUDY STUDENTS FOR STEP GALLERY.

MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR WORK STUDY!

MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE FAFSA!

 

Working Environment  

Needs to be a clear communicator capable of greeting the public. Should be able to lift 50lbs, engage in regular light physical activity, perform basic running operations activities, use technical equipment like a television, projector or computer, and be able to sit for an extended period of time.

 

Essential Duties 

Gallery and maintenance duties, some like filing or cataloging, attentiveness to the public and the ability to greet visitors and sit a regular working shift. 

 

Desired Qualification 

A love of learning about art, good decision making, an ability to follow directions, and management of a exhibition environment or public space.

 

List of Specific Duties

 

 

Shifts

Working shifts are noon-5pm on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday with two additional shifts available each month from 6-9pm on Fridays. These are the ONLY times that we needs workers.

 

Opening

Unlock front doors

Place the exhibition sign outside

Turn on track lights (never fluorescents)

Power on any electronic art

 

Your Primary Function is to Greet and Assist Gallery Visitors                                                   

If you are knowledgeable about the current exhibition you may share information about the artists’ background, information on specific works, etc. Visitors may also want to know how to get more information from our website, be added to a mailing list, or directed to the other galleries. Below are some important sites to know:

ART EVENTS: http://art.asu.edu/calendar/index.php

GALLERIES: http://art.asu.edu/facilities/index.ph

If visitors would like to be added to the mailing list, please inform them that the mailing list can found be on the left hand sidebar of the “Art Events” page on the Herberger website or on any of our gallery desks.

 

Protect Artwork

Most artwork is not designed to be handled by the public. Unless otherwise specified, assume that the artist does not want their work touched. Enforce this by gently asking visitors not to touch the works.

 

Clean and Maintain Gallery Appearance

Cleaning supplies located in the bathrooms or utility closets will allow you to: clean windows, sweep or mop, remove debris, etc.

You will want to remove trash from the gallery trash cans at the end of the week. This may need to be done more often if there is food or other perishables in the cans. Dumpsters are located behind the building.

 

Complete Daily Tally Sheet

Sign-in, Note visitors, Note notables, email the Gallery Director or Gallery RA if we’re running low on Tally Sheets.

 

Archival Work

You may be asked to sort, file or compile information, back logs, alphabetize or do some light secretarially work while you sit the gallery when it's slow.

 

Transportation

You must be able to get to work on time and travel to the Great Street Studios in Phoenix.

 

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JOB DESCRIPTION FOR LIGHTING TECH

LIGHTING TECHNICIAN

 

MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR WORK STUDY!

MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE FAFSA!

 

Working Environment  

Must be able to climb ladders, keep balance, and be comfortable handling lights while on a ladder.

 

Essential Duties 

The core duties of your job will be lighting exhibitions in the School of Art Galleries and attending to basic gallery maintenance in relation to lighting equipment. Also, you will need to report equipment if it is broke or needs to be replaced.

 

Desired Qualification 

A love of art, good decision making, an ability to follow directions, and excellent management of an exhibition space and its lighting conditions.

 

List of Specific Duties

Moving lights from track to track.

Making sure artworks are evenly light.

Replacing lightbulbs when they go out. 

Reporting hardware in the gallery when it fails.

Working on a ladder or platform.

 

Lighting is on Sunday and Tuesday Nights

You can pick your evening hours but between 6-9pm is recommended. On Sundays you will light the artwork at Harry Wood Gallery on the first floor of the art building and Gallery 100 in the Tempe Center on the Tempe Campus. On Tuesdays you will light Step Gallery at Grant Street Studios located at 605. E. Grant Street., Phoenix, AZ. 85004. You must be able to work independently.

 

Lighting Artwork

You will make sure all artwork is adequate lit and ready for public presentation. This may mean aiming 1 or more lights on a work in order to show off its appearance and highlight its best features. Lights are not to be too close to a work or too far, but at a complimentary space to the work for viewing.

 

Type of Lighting

You will need to know the difference between focused “spot” lights and diffuse “flood” lights and which kind of lighting compliments which kind of artwork better.  

 

Cleaning Up

After you light the gallery you will want to make sure that dust and debris isn’t on the floor. Lighting may cause some particulate to fall on the floor and it may need a quick sweeping before you leave. Brooms are in the gallery closets.

 

Transportation

You must be able to get to work on time and travel to the Great Street Studios in Phoenix as well as work at the Tempe Campus.

 

 

 

 

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