Employment Opportunities

The University of Iowa Libraries: Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator

Position Title: Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator
Classification Title: Program and Outreach Coordinator (PEI2)
Pay Grade: 3A
Percent of time: 100%
Department: Library Administration
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Salary Range: $47,500 - $49,500

Position Description: The University of Iowa Libraries' Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator is a newly created position to design and implement a wide array of programming in support of the University's education, research, and outreach missions through the study of and interaction with artifacts in the University Libraries' collections. In 2016, the UI Libraries premiered its new state-of-the-art Gallery, a renovated education and exhibition space showcasing books, documents, manuscripts, photographs, artworks, and other artifacts drawn from University collections. The Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Main Library Gallery operations and programming and fostering close collaboration across constituencies interested in archives and cultural heritage collections, including academicians, scholars, curators of related archives and galleries, and partners in Iowa's Creative Corridor.

The Exhibition and Engagement Coordinator reports to an Associate University Librarian in the Libraries' administrative office and is part of a leadership team that includes the heads of Special Collections & University Archives, Preservation & Conservation, and the Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio. The individual in this position coordinates the gallery work of staff in other departments with expertise in exhibit preparation and installation, design, and strategic communications in order to produce comprehensive high-quality displays and programming that meets the teaching and research needs of our diverse community.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee University Libraries' exhibition development, planning, implementation, programming, and assessment. 
  • Coordinate Main Library Gallery operations, including managing the facility, scheduling events, supervising installation, serving as the liaison between principal curator and library staff, and developing budgets. 
  • Serve on the Gallery Advisory Team to solicit and evaluate exhibit proposals and set the Gallery schedule. 
  • Work in close collaboration with library staff to develop and deliver rich exhibition-related programming for the University and wider community. 
  • Liaise with the area's cultural communities in venues such as the Iowa Cultural Corridor Alliance and allied organizations under the direction of the University Librarian. 
  • Foster close and productive relationships among other campus and regional partners in the "GLAM Sector" (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums), including the UI Stanley Museum of Art, the UI Pentacrest Museums, and the UI Center for the Book. 
  • Assist with developing and executing exhibit communications plan; lead development of web and print promotional material and related content to enhance the user experience and increase visibility of exhibitions. 
  • Participate in professional development and service activities that contribute to the organization. 
  • Additional job duties as assigned based on individual knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Application details
To apply, go to: https://uiowa.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/exhibition-and-engagement-coordinator-1567.

Please attach a resume/CV and a cover letter as part of the application process. This job opening will remain posted at least through February 8, 2019. Applications received by that date will be given priority consideration. For questions or additional information, please contact andrea-rost@uiowa.edu. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and degree verification. References will be requested from candidates at a later point in the interview process.

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Central Michigan University: Artist-In-Residence

Central Michigan University and the Department of Art & Design Barstow Artist-in-Residence program invite applications for a fixed-term faculty as Artist-in-Residence for the Fall 2019 semester. This is a part time position of 10 hours a week and is not benefits eligible. Term of employment is August 2019 through December 2019.

The position includes a $14,000 stipend and free private housing (utilities included). These accommodations are surrounded by nature on the banks of the Chippewa River and designed by noted architect Stephen L. Barstow. The house provided for the Artist-in-Residence is located 15 miles from Mt. Pleasant, includes a large private studio, and requires personal transportation to and from campus provided by the artist.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-directed, practicing artist interested in mentoring art students. The residency provides artists the time and space to work creatively. In return, CMU students are provided valuable access to educational opportunities outside of the existing curriculum and faculty.

Qualifications: MFA or equivalent in area of specialization.

Desired Qualifications: Expertise in one or more of the following areas: letterpress printing, book arts, or printmaking. Teaching experience at the university level and/or experience in a leadership or mentoring role.

Responsibilities: Meet regularly with the BFA program (includes up to 12 students), participate in three full-faculty BFA critiques, conduct individual portfolio reviews with students throughout the semester, do occasional classroom visits, and hold weekly office hours on-campus. Coordinate occasional community building and mentorship activities, such as field trips. Conduct 2 or more collaborative workshops with faculty, give a public artist lecture, and exhibit creative work on campus. Artists are also asked to donate a work to the Central Michigan University Collection at the end of the residency.

Deadline: February 17, 2019

Application Details: https://www.jobs.cmich.edu/postings/29536

Florida State University, Small Craft Advisory Press, Press Manager, Full-Time Position#: 44559

Florida State University,
Small Craft Advisory Press,
Press Manager,
Full-Time Position#: 44559


Posting Title:
Press Manager - Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP), Full-Time
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida State University, College of Fine Arts is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Press Manager of Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP). The position is a full time A&P Staff position with benefits.

SCAP is a collaborative book arts press that uses a range of technologies to create artist book editions that push the traditions of the book. SCAP books are collected nationally and internationally. SCAP is part of the Facility for Arts Research.

Position to begin late spring or early summer.


In coordination with SCAP Director:

  • Day-to-day operations of Small Craft Advisory Press (SCAP)
  • Maintain equipment including Vandercook Proof Presses
  • Manage and supervise students and interns
  • Oversee and produce SCAP editions including binding and printing
  • Assist with coordinating artists visits, including pre and post planning
  • Maintain web presence for SCAP including social media
  • Assist with SCAP archive
  • Other activities related to the daily operations of SCAP and FAR


Bachelors degree and two years experience minimum. Must be a skilled letterpress printer and binder with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite. Candidate should have an interest in contemporary tools such as laser cutting, CNC routing and 3D printing. Candidate should be able to run, manage, and maintain printing press and binding equipment, including Vandercook Proof Presses.


BA, BFA or MFA in book arts or equivalent, with expertise in letterpress and bookbinding

How to Apply:


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Contact Info:

SCAP Press Manager Position
Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts
540 West Call Street, Tallahassee FL 32306-1170

Questions should be directed to:
Denise Bookwalter, Small Craft Advisory Press, Director

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