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621 Gallery Seeking Executive Director

Published January 23, 2017

Tallahassee, Florida’s largest contemporary art gallery seeks a part-time Executive Director to oversee administrative operations for a 2-3 year term, starting March 1, 2017. Working closely with the organization’s Board of Directors and committed interns, the incoming ED will schedule and supervise gallery activities, sustain and expand current fundraising opportunities, and manage the continued development of education and outreach initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development and management of the budget, grants, and strategic plan, including fundraising, grant writing and management of day to day operations of the 621 Gallery and 621 Annex;
  • Development, maintenance, training, and supervision of University internship staff for Fall, Spring, and Summer Internships;
  • Monthly interface with the Gallery Board of Directors in the budgeting, selection, planning and production of all exhibits, events and programs in the Gallery and 621 Annex.
  • Leading the Exhibition Committee in the selection, planning, design and management of all art exhibits, including artists contracts, coordinating visiting artists and sales (Exhibition committee selections occur annually);
  • Oversee the planning, development and implementation of all internal and outreach and educational programming, including working with public schools, universities and city, county and state entities;
  • Oversight of the 621 Gallery’s Sculpture Garden maintenance, current renovations and educational programs.
  • Oversight of PR and Marketing for the Gallery and 621 Annex.
  • Interface with Railroad Square management and marketing team on a regular basis.


  • The ideal candidate has extensive experience in arts and gallery administration, and is seeking an immersive opportunity to oversee all aspects of running a contemporary art gallery. Specifically, the applicant possesses:
  • Terminal degree or equivalent experience in Arts Administration, Art Curation, or related field
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Effective delegation and decision making skills
  • Invested curatorial experience and vision
  • Successful background in fundraising
  • Foundation relationship and grant writing experience
  • Familiarity with the Department of Revenue for Nonprofits

To apply, please send the following application materials to

  • Letter of Intent stating interest in position and relevant experience
  • CV
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Up to 2 supplemental materials that would best familiarize the committee with the applicant’s skills

Applications are due by 5:00PM on Friday, February 3, 2017.