Employment at ArtCenter


Coordinator, Exhibitions Department

Every position at ArtCenter plays an important part in carrying out the values, goals, strategic vision, and mission of the College. This includes diversity, equity, inclusion, access, belonging and culture.

Reporting to the Vice President, Exhibitions the coordinator provides administrative support and oversight of gallery operations. Stationed at the ArtCenter Williamson, Mullin, and ArtCenter DTLA Galleries, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the gallery operations, including opening and closing, monitoring and providing security for the exhibitions when open to the public. In addition, the Coordinator operates and maintains the exhibits throughout their display period, understands and maintains electronic and media displays on exhibit, troubleshoots display issues, reports problems to appropriate department supervisor or other college staff.

Reports to: Vice President, Exhibitions / Director, ArtCenter Galleries

FLSA status: Non-Exempt

Salary grade: 6

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should send cover letter with resume and employment application to HR@artcenter.edu and reference “Coordinator, Exhibitions Department” in the subject line.

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Job posted 6/9/22.


  • Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • At least two years of experience coordinating projects and/or gallery shows
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, detail-oriented, highly organized, able to balance priorities, takes initiative, reliable and resourceful
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities related to general maintenance and installation of exhibits
  • Experience working with technical equipment such as computers, audio visual and sound
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution or commensurate work experience
  • Audio visual expertise; construction, carpentry or fabrication experience
  • Experience in Higher Education

Essential Functions

Administrative and Gallery Support — 50%

  • Perform general administrative and clerical tasks including general correspondence, supply management, room bookings, maintaining records
  • Perform general registrarial tasks including inventory and condition reporting
  • Serve as primary administrative support for VP and Associate Director to provide departmental administrative and clerical support
  • Interfacing with College Departments, including Facilities and Accounting
  • Responsible for all aspects of the purchasing and reconciliation processes for the department
  • Act as the first point of contact for visitors entering the gallery; open and close gallery
  • Monitor and provide security for the exhibitions when open to the public
  • May require travel between Hillside, South Campus and DTLA locations

Exhibition Maintenance — 45%

  • Assist Director, Associate Director, and exhibition curators in organizing and installing gallery exhibitions
  • Assist visiting artists with special needs; assure that audio/visual and specific lighting demands are met; acquire specific hardware if necessary
  • Assess installation and deinstallation needs and provide necessary assistance
  • Maintain the exhibitions throughout their display period; understand and maintain electronic and media displays on exhibit; troubleshoot display issues
  • Perform minor maintenance/replacement of gallery fixtures; coordinate other gallery repairs with facilities and vendors

Marginal (Non-Essential) — 5%

  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the Director, Title IX Compliance and Programs, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

This is a full-time on-site position with a schedule of Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ability to work weekends, evenings and attend events as needed. Travel between Hillside, South Campus, and DTLA as needed.


Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard gallery setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time standing, working with small tools; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an gallery setting; to stand or walk for prolonged periods of time; including, bending, kneeling, crouching, reaching, squatting, and twisting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight (50 pounds, or team-lift up to 100 pounds); to operate office and shop equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.