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Miller Gallery
at Carnegie Mellon University

Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.268.3618
miller-gallery@andrew.cmu.edu
www.cmu.edu/millergallery

Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Sunday, 12-6pm
Closed Mondays, major holidays, and during exhibition installations (check our calendar to confirm)

Admission
Free + open to the public

 

 


SUBMISSIONS

Alumni: Contact your School or Program directly for Carnegie Mellon Alumni related exhibition opportunities.

The Miller Gallery is not accepting proposals at this time.

See a list of other galleries on campus and in Pittsburgh.


FULL TIME STAFF POSITION

Exhibitions Coordinator/Facilities Manager, Miller Gallery

Minimum: Education:
Bachelor of (Fine) Arts or related field or equivalent combination of training and experience
Licenses: Driver's License
Experience: Three or more years in exhibition administration or project management Considerable experience working as an art handler and/or registrar and in exhibit design, fabrication and installation; managerial experience
Facilities management experience; budgeting experience
Skills: Extensive knowledge of art gallery operations and contemporary art field
Broad understanding of art exhibition practices and exhibition design
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with creative individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds Ability to install/deinstall, pack, store and ship art professionally and with strict adherence to archival needs
Experience with exhibition lighting design and track lighting systems
Broad knowledge and skills using and maintaining audio and video equipment and computers, including multi-channel video projections and HDMI computer interface
Digital photography for documentation of exhibitions and events
Ability to expertly produce exhibition apparatus such as pedestals, frames, tables and shelves
Expertise with with power tools and their safe use
Knowledge of registration methods, development of packaging and crates, shipping, and insuring art domestically and internationally Excellent project planning and coordination skills including budgeting experience
Familiarity with exhibition related contracts and documents including loan agreements, condition reports, insurance lists and shipping manifests
Familiarity with U.S. customs and copyright issues and laws Mac and PC computer literacy and familiarity
Proficiency in Adobe CS, Google Drive & Calendar, Sketchup, and Microsoft Office suite
Physical Mobility: Extremely mobile; monitors and maintains space on three floors of 9000-sq ft building; requires frequent lifting and moving of artwork, art displays and equipment; travel to campus and community locations, artist studios, galleries, museums; operation of rental trucks/vans in trips of 400+/- miles in all kinds of weather.
Requires operation of hand tools (hammers, saws, etc.), power tools (drills, table saw, sanders, etc.), equipment such as hydraulic lift, lighting grid, ladders, scaffolding, projectors; frequent lifting of approx. 50 lbs.
Environmental Conditions: Work is often performed in office setting with close contact with monitor(s) for long periods of time; requires regular work in noisy gallery where hand and power tools are frequently in use and areas are frequently freshly painted and sanded.
Mental: Requires self-motivated, dedicated individual with ability to work both independently and in a team and collaborate effectively hands-on with creative artists, curators, students, administrators and the general public; ability to work under pressure, with frequent changes and interruptions, and to meet inflexible deadlines; ability to pay attention to detail while maintaining a broad perspective; ability to remain calm when dealing with difficult situations or individuals; ability to prioritize effectively and creatively problem-solve. Other: Weekend and evening hours regularly required, including but not limited to attendance at all exhibition openings and many special events. Must be able to safely operate motor vehicles; the successful candidate must submit to a driver's license verification and must complete university
Defensive Driver training.

Preferred:
Education: Masters degree in arts related field
Experience: Experience in an academic setting and/or art museum/gallery setting.
Skills: Ability to troubleshoot and repair all audio-visual equipment, flat screen TVs, computers, video projectors, parabolic speakers, amps, etc.
Extensive fine art framing and mount making experience; proficiency with AutoDesk; exhibition courier experience; metal working and construction experience; knowledge of digital fabrication tools.
Other: Familiarity with regional arts and cultural communities. Interest in community-building.

HOW TO APPLY:
For complete posting, full requirements, and application, visit the Carnegie Mellon University employment website and search for Posting Number 101086:
Please submit: (1) cover letter; (2) CV.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK INS. Please do not contact gallery staff members with applications or inquiries. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


PART-TIME STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Gallery Assistant

Seeking motivated, dedicated and talented students from all academic departments to work as gallery assistants at the Miller Gallery.
 
Supervisor:
Report to Exhibitions and Graphics/Office Coordinators.
 
Job includes:
Safe-guarding artwork and facilities. Interacting with the public, using good judgment in difficult social situations. Working receptions and special events (helping with set-up and clean-up, washing dishes, sweeping floors, taking out trash). Educating visitors about exhibitions and events. Selling store items and gallery memberships in gallery store. Installing and de-installing exhibitions. Performing gallery maintenance. Painting walls, and pedestals. Operating and trouble-shooting audio-visual equipment (projectors, computers, etc.), bucket-lift and other equipment. Opening and closing the gallery, understanding and using gallery alarm system. Running errands. Performing office tasks and other duties as assigned.
 
Desired skills:
Technical (A/V, video- editing, proficient with Adobe CS2/3 Mac and PC extensive knowledge of computer operation, basic digital photography). Construction (proficiency with power tools, table saw, chop saw, framing saw, etc.). Comfort using ladders and bucket lift, working at 20 ft. height.  Organizational (experience in gallery setting, art handling, making labels and mounts), and administrative (experience interacting with the public, familiarity with FileMaker Pro, working as part of a team).
 
Necessary skills:
Heavy lifting (as much as 50 lbs. at a time). Good communication and positive attitude in learning and performing duties listed above.
 
Preferences:
Art gallery experience. Work-study eligibility.
 
Necessary qualifications:
Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills, dedicated to working at an art gallery.
 
Please apply by Tartan Trak include resume and cover letter, search for "Gallery Assistant". Or e-mail resume and available hours to mc94@andrew.cmu.edu with GALLERY ASSISTANT in subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins. Please do not contact other staff members with applications or inquiries.
 
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


Marketing and Communications Assistant

Seeking motivated, dedicated and talented students from all academic departments to work as a Marketing/Communications Assistant at the Miller Gallery.

Supervisor:
Report to Graphics and Office Coordinator.

Job includes:
Safe-guarding artwork and facilities. Interacting with the public, using good judgment in difficult social situations. Working receptions and special events (helping with set-up and clean-up, washing dishes, sweeping floors, taking out trash). Educating visitors about exhibitions and events. Installing and de-installing exhibitions. Helping with Exhibition Research, Marketing Strategies, Website updates, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Grant writing and letter drafts, Store and Membership sales, HTML code, posting flyers and distributing invitations; working openings and special events (helping with set up and clean up; washing dishes; sweeping floors; taking out trash); opening and closing the gallery, securing gallery with alarm system; running errands; performing office tasks; and other duties as assigned.

Desired skills:
technical (web-design and web maintenance skills,  familiarity with FileMaker Pro, DVD Studio-Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel, proficient with both Mac and PC), organizational (experience in gallery setting) and administrative (experience interacting with the public, working well as part of a team)

Necessary skills:
good communication and good attitude in handling/learning duties listed above.

Preferences:
Students pursuing Masters or Arts Management degrees. Art gallery experience preferred, but not necessary. Work-study eligibility preferred, but not necessary.

Necessary qualifications:
Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills, dedicated to working at an art gallery.

Please apply by Tartan Trak or Heinz Symplicity Recruiting System include resume and cover letter, search for "Miller Gallery Marketing/Communications Assistant". Or e-mail resume and available hours to mc94@andrew.cmu.edu with Marketing/Communications Assistant in subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins. Please do not contact other staff members with applications or inquiries.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


PART-TIME CONTRACTORS

Art Handler

Seeking motivated, dedicated and talented art handlers and installers to work as Art Handlers at the Miller Gallery.
 
Supervisor:
Report to Exhibitions Coordinator.
 
Job includes:
Art handling with the safety and archival preservation of the artwork in mind. Designing/fabricating exhibition props and furniture. Installing and de-installing exhibitions. Performing gallery maintenance. Painting walls and pedestals for new installations. Keeping tool room organized and safe. Operating and trouble-shooting audio-visual equipment, DLP projectors, computers, bucket-lift and other equipment. Other duties as assigned.
 
Desired skills:
Technical (A/V, video editing, proficiency with Mac and PC, extensive knowledge of computer operation, basic digital photography). Construction (basic carpentry, building projection rooms, walls and pedestals). Proficiency with power tools (table saw, chop saw, framing saw, etc.). Comfort using ladders and bucket lift, working at 20 ft. height. Organizational (experience in gallery setting, art handling, making labels and mounts). Ability to work as part of a team.
 
Necessary skills:
Heavy lifting (as much as 50 lbs. at a time). Good communication and positive attitude in learning and performing duties listed above.
 
Necessary experience:
Previous art gallery experience.
 
Necessary qualifications:
Hard-working, responsible, punctual, flexible to last-minute changes, disciplined and self-motivated, able to take direction and learn new skills.
 
E-mail resume to karasky@andrew.cmu.edu with ART HANDLER in subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins. Please do not contact other staff members with applications or inquiries.

Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.


VOLUNTEER

Interested in volunteering at the Miller Gallery? Send an email with your interests, special skills, and availabilities to: mc94@andrew.cmu.edu with "Gallery Volunteer" in the subject line.