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Miller Gallery
at Carnegie Mellon University

Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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

Free + open to the public




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.

Seeking Curator/Educator for Position of Gallery Director


  • Develop and maintain a dynamic vision for the Miller Gallery working with the dean of the College of Fine Arts, head of the School of Art, and gallery advisory board.
  • Model a collaborative, open forum across various interests groups and diverse populations within the university, across the region, and on the international stage.
  • Create interdisciplinary programming that serves the pedagogical, research and outreach interests of the college and the university.
  • Work with faculty across the university to integrate Miller Gallery programming (exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, lectures, etc.) into academic coursework.
  • In collaboration with university and college fundraising staff, lead the effort to generate contributed income for the Miller Gallery from private, public and governmental sources.
  • Develop and teach a course related to contemporary exhibition theory and practice or a particular area of interest
  • Maintain a dynamic media presence to promote the Miller Gallery. Function as a connection point for the College of Fine Arts, the broader university, the Pittsburgh region, and national and international arts and design communities.
  • Manage budgets for the Miller Gallery.
  • Supervise staff: assistant director, exhibitions coordinator/facilities manager, student gallery assistants, exhibition technician, and others as needed. Serve on the university’s Public Art Committee and manage the university’s public art works.


  • Minimum of MFA in Visual Arts, MA in Museum/Curatorial Studies, MA in Art History/Museum Management/Administration or equivalent.
  • Record of experience having successfully generating contributed income from private, public, corporate, governmental and foundation sources.
  • Three-to-five years of experience in museum or gallery curation or programming, and a scholarly and technical understanding of both contemporary art and institutional management or the equivalent.
  • Candidates with a full range of experience (handling art, contracting exhibitions, museum/academic gallery administration, and managerial experience) strongly preferred.
  • Experience as a teacher in formal or informal environments, including course-building/structuring and objective-setting skills, and trans- and meta-curricular program development skills.
  • Knowledge of and hands-on experience with the practical processes of supporting exhibitions from proposal to de-installation is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and produce exhibition publications, gallery text, and promotional materials.

DEADLINE April 1, 2017

through Interfolio to begin the process of submitting an application.
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.


Gallery Assistant
Seeking motivated, dedicated and talented students from all academic departments to work as gallery assistants.
Supervisor: Report to Assistant Director and Exhibitions Coordinator.
Job includes: Safe-guarding artwork and facilities. Interacting with the public, using good judgment in difficult social situations (ex. when someone touches the art/ is disruptive to other visitors). 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 (picking up packages or purchasing supplies). 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.
APPLY ONLINE through HANDSHAKE include resume and cover letter, search for "Gallery Assistant" Job number #421759. Or e-mail resume and available hours to 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.

Miller Gallery Arts Technician

The Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a detail-oriented Arts Technician to assist Exhibitions Coordinator with hands-on preparations of exhibitions including:
• installation and de-installation of artworks and other exhibition materials;
• art handling with the safety and archival preservation of the artwork in mind;
• 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;
• any other duties assigned by Exhibitions Coordinator.  

The gallery contains 7000 sq ft of exhibition space and is located in the Purnell Center for the Arts on the Pittsburgh campus. See for more information about the gallery.

Requires self-motivated, dedicated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability follow instruction and to work both independently and as a team and collaborate effectively hands-on with creative artists, curators, students, faculty, administrators and the general public; ability to work well 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. 
Technical A/V, video editing, proficiency with Mac and PC, extensive knowledge of computer operation and basic digital photography; experience with Google Drive and Calendar, Sketchup and Microsoft Office Suite
Construction basic carpentry, building projection rooms, walls, pedestals and other exhibition apparatus; proficiency with power tools (table saw, chop saw, framing saw, etc); comfort using ladders and bucket lift, working at 20ft. heights;
Organizational:  experience in gallery setting, art handling, making labels and mounts; familiarity with registration methods including condition reports, experience crating, packing and shipping of artworks.

Experience with events, event documentation with video/photography, tours and art education, marketing distribution, social media, writing and proofing a plus.
Physical Requirements: Extremely mobile; requires frequent lifting and moving of artwork, art displays and equipment; Requires operation of hand tools (hammers, saws, etc.), power tools (drills, sanders, etc.), comfort working on ladders and equipment such as hydraulic-lift for extended periods of time; frequent lifting of approx. 50 lbs.

Availability: Must be available to work varying schedules depending on the Gallery’s exhibition schedule and be available some weekend and evening hours as needed.

• High School Diploma or GED
• At least 1 year of relevant work experience

APPLY ONLINE HERE. Or go to the Carnegie Mellon opportunities page and search for Miller Gallery Arts Technician 2004405. 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.