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Gallery One is looking for our next Gallery Manager to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in a career in the arts and project management, who loves people, is an excellent communicator, has positive team-building energy and can work independently. The successful candidate will be a cohesive member of the management team reporting to the Executive Director. We will train the right person and develop the position to your strengths.

Purpose of Position
The primary vision for this position is to increase artists income, manage facilities and ensure basic needs are met for the business operations of Gallery One in support of our mission to provide access to the visual arts for all. Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this position manages art sales, general operations, and program scheduling.
Beginning immediately, this position is scheduled to work primarily at Gallery One’s front desk with some flex hours, travel, and a heavier workload Oct-Dec. .8 FTE (32 hours) non-exempt with some overtime expected.
A college degree or equivalent experience.
Preferred Skill Set
Above average knowledge of art mediums, event planning and project management experience, fluent in Microsoft Office, customer service experience, sales and inventory management (e-commerce experience a plus), basic art installation experience. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse audiences.
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and put people first, attention to detail and follow through, must be a team player with good communication skills, passionate about inclusivity and community.

Duties & Responsibilities
Sales – 40%

Artist vendor relations
Foster and manage relationships will all artist vendors, including scheduling transportation of merchandise to and from the gallery, with a focus on increasing diversity of representation. Attend industry related events and gift shows to cultivate new and returning vendors.
Manage inventory
Manage procurement budget and determine wholesale purchase quantities/prices. Generate monthly consigned sales report. Receive, inventory, and tag all merchandise. Merchandising of all displays in the gift shop.  Perform once yearly store-wide inventory in January and work with the bookkeeper to reconcile inventory. Maintain and organize storage rooms. Prepare for the Annual Gift Show by purchasing/receiving additional merchandise prior to the show.
Maintain online gift shop by managing inventory and processing/shipping sales. In addition to managing the online gift shop, support other e-commerce and online fundraising platforms.
Plan and implement promotional sales/events including First Friday Artwalk and Girls’ Night Out.

General Operations- 30%

Administrative responsibilities
Answer phones, take messages, answer inquiries regarding the facility, classes, exhibits, and events. Maintain inventory of supplies and support individual staff needs. Schedule custodial services.
Financial management
Manage retail budget and inventory of $75-$125k and support the financial policies of Gallery One, including weekly deposits.
Board support
Assist the Board and Executive Director in planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating fundraising and other events as needed. Serve as board liaison for the events and building committees.
Staff and volunteer coordination
Supervise the Gallery Assistant and support events and other programs with volunteer and other staff as needed. Maintain schedule for front desk staff. Train front desk staff on front desk responsibilities and functions.

Scheduling and planning– 30%

Cultivate positive relationships with artists, maintain standards of teaching, and focus on increasing diversity of teaching artists. Coordinate workshops on a quarterly basis. Communicate with workshop attendees one week prior to class as well as a follow up email with a satisfaction survey.  Schedule private workshops. Fill out contracts and pay instructors for all workshops.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to lift and carry or otherwise move 25 pounds occasionally. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as the copy machine, printer, and must be comfortable using a drill and hammer and climbing ladders.
Facility rentals
Primary point person for facility rentals including scheduling, payment, and staffing.
Community events
Liaison with EDA, the Chamber and other partners regarding special events (BrewFest, Girls Night Out, Ellensburg Music Festival ).
Maintain an annual calendar of programs and events and activities of all staff and board.

Other duties as assigned.
Compensation and Benefits

32 hours/week (must be available some weekends and some evenings)
Non-exempt position, hourly
Compensation: $35,000- $39,100 (.8 FTE)
PTO and a $200/ month health stipend (QSEHRA) and $200/mo IRA contribution after 6 months
Discounts on Gallery One classes and merchandise
Regular performance and wage review
Opportunities to contract and teach additional workshops. Compensation for contract work is $42/hr or greater
Relocation stipend

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest explaining why you believe you are a great candidate for this position with a resume or equivalent description of experience and when you can begin to Communications Manager, with [YOUR NAME]: Gallery Manager in subject line. Position open until filled.

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