Residencies and Exhibitions Manager | San Antonio, TX

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The Residencies and Exhibitions Manager is a full-time, salaried position. Artpace’s regular workday

is 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday–Friday. Additionally, this position requires certain evenings and

weekends for artists’ projects, openings, lectures, and other public events. The Residencies and

Exhibitions Manager reports to the Director. This position has generous benefits, including paid

leave, shared health care, a 401k plan, holidays, and a positive work environment. The salary range

for this position is $50,000 to $55,000.

The Residencies and Exhibitions Manager works directly for the Director to provide management of

exhibitions and residencies with detailed planning and clear communication for Artpace’s resident

and exhibiting artists. This position is responsible for organizing, scheduling, budgeting and

expenses, installation, deinstallation, and return shipping of exhibitions at the highest standards

while maintaining the organization’s reputation of excellence. The Residencies and Exhibitions

Manager should excel in communicating artists’ ideas in written and verbal forms as well as

coordinate the duties of Artpace’s studio staff members and contractors. They will work creatively,

strategically, and be flexible, with good social skills, and must be able to manage multiple

exhibitions and projects with overlapping deadlines. The ability to work with artists to interpret their

designs and ideas without altering or influencing their decisions in any way while adhering to firm

budgets and timelines is key.

Job Responsibilities:

Review and manage program calendars and deadlines for International Artists-in-Residence,

Residency guest curators, curatorial residents, writers-in-residence, sponsored residencies, and

exhibitions in Hudson Showroom and Main Space Galleries

Manage and plan public programs related to residencies and exhibitions including openings,

talks, and special programs

Follow and account for annual departmental budgets, including exhibitions, residencies, and

some public programs related to the residency programs

Oversee and manage process for international artists to apply for a US work Visa

Manage online ‘Open Call’ system and lead the scheduling and escorting of curators to studio

visits throughout Texas with key staff

Manage and clearly communicate artist, curator, and exhibition agreements, reimbursement,

and payment schedules

Review and manage loan forms and artwork checklists in coordination with studio staff

Lead development of in-gallery resources and interpretive materials designed for various

audiences, such as gallery notes and coordinating their Spanish translations

Provide support for other Artpace projects and ventures as directed by Director

Supervise Archive and Programs Associate who provides support to the Residencies and

Exhibitions Manager

Key Skills and Strengths:

The key skills required for success include the ability to work collaboratively, communicate clearly

and diplomatically, schedule and budget accurately, and think creatively about value engineering

and problem-solving for artists’ installations and exhibitions. Successful candidates will have the

ability to work effectively with artists, colleagues, the general public, interns, volunteers, board

members, and outside contractors. This position requires high energy, discretion, being outgoing

and engaging, and dedication to Artpace’s mission to serve artists and engage local communities

with global art practices and experiences.

Strong knowledge of current contemporary art world practices

Confident public speaking and presentations

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong understanding of a range of traditional and non-traditional processes, techniques, art

mediums, and materials

Demonstrable experience understanding, developing, and managing projects with firm budgets

Highly organized and adept with spreadsheets and databases

Proven ability to read and understand schematic and construction drawings

Ability to manage artist and exhibition agreements

Must have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record and ability to pass background

and credit checks

Excellence in a Mac-based work environment; Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Teams, Planner),

BOX online server or comparable cloud storage, and virtual meeting systems (Zoom)

Artpace provides a comfortable work environment, office space with free parking, a computer, use

of Artpace email for official business, and access to physical and digital files. Working in the office

and on-site is required.

Artpace San Antonio provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and

applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,

disability, or genetics. Artpace’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion guides

all aspects of Artpace, including our residencies and exhibitions.

To apply please email with a PDF of a resume, a letter of interest, a sample of recent writing, and

three (3) references, who have worked with the applicant, to employment@arpace.org. The

deadline is August 9 or until Artpace has a diverse pool of applicants.