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Gallery Manager PA Hearst Mus of Anthropology

Company: University of California
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Job Description:

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The Gallery Manager and Education Coordinator plays a pivotal role in the public service mission of the University of California, Berkeley and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology by managing general operations in and around the Museum's Gallery in the Anthropology and Art Practice Building while also playing a leading role in the Museum's public programs, research and class visits. This position reports to the Executive Director and supports planning and achieving near and long-term goals. This position manages the day-to-day visitor operations, colonnade, and patio of the Gallery, ensuring that facilities are clean, presentable, and secure. Incumbent will greet and host general visitors, descendent communities, campus students, staff, faculty members, donors, and Museum advisory council members. Manages revenue from door fees, stocks and manages the Museum's retail cart and manages facility rentals. This position recruits and manages a staff that may include work-study students, docents, interns and volunteers who assist with visitor services, tours, rentals, maintenance, and programming. Will be available to work weekends and occasional evenings.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 08/19/2022.


* Manages gallery operations.
* Maintains the gallery, patio and all related facilities in clean and fully functioning condition.
* Maintains gallery entrance desk, collects admission fees, manages and stocks gift shop.
* Monitors the security of all public facing spaces and objects.
* Coordinates installation of exhibits and assists with installation as needed.
* Maintains clear and efficient schedule of gallery space usage.
* Manages daily transactions and makes weekly bank deposits.
* Manages paid and volunteer gallery staff.
* Interviews, selects, trains, manages, coordinates schedules and assignments and evaluates paid and volunteer gallery staff members.
* Recruit docent, gallery guides, runs training meetings, secures content specialists as speakers and coordinates with exhibition advisors.
* Responsible for maintaining docent tour schedules and records for all visiting groups.
* Trains staff in basic gallery operations, welcome desk management, gift shop cart management and light cleaning duties.
* Manages gallery programs.
* Promotes and facilitates programs for campus, Museum supporters, descendent communities, and the general public.
* Collaborates with Museum staff to update website content.
* Promotes Museum activities through social media, newsletters, and various online resources.
* Assists with museum operations and research and class visits.
* Assists with strategic planning, management of program area budgets and expense reports.
* Assists with gallery data collection for reporting purposes.
* Assists Museum staff with scheduling, facilitating research and class visits.
* Program evaluation.
* Evaluates effectiveness of gallery exhibits and programming and takes steps to improve them.
* Utilizes visitor research techniques including interviews and surveys.
* Works with museum staff, supporters, faculty, and community representatives to assess potential topics and programs.
* Shares results with Museum leadership and staff.
* Reviews exhibits and programs at other museums and educational institutions recommending and developing partnerships and complementary offerings at the Museum.

Required Qualifications

* Thorough knowledge of museum educational techniques.
* Thorough knowledge of the learning characteristics of museum audiences.
* Knowledge of best practices in gallery management, visitor experience, and sales.
* Thorough project and budget management skills.
* Thorough subject area knowledge.
* Subject area knowledge of topics in Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History, Classics, and/or Area Studies.
* Thorough knowledge and skills in training development and/or learning strategies.
* Thorough project management skills.
* Thorough knowledge of emerging educational technologies and social platforms.
* Strong verbal, interpersonal, presentation and written communication skills with a wide range of audiences.
* Originality, creativeness and ability to maintain classroom attention.
* Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
* Continuing education in related field required.
* Degree(s) in Anthropology (or related social science or humanities field), Education, and/or Museum Studies.

Salary & Benefits

This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) exempt career position, which is paid monthly and eligible for full UC Benefits. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $68,000.00 - $78,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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