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Gallery Manager

Position Description: The Gallery Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts and at the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI). The Gallery Manager will ensure the success of the exhibitions at both Galleries throughout the year. The Gallery Manager will be the onsite face of the Smith Center Gallery and will foster the connection with Smith Center’s mission and Cancer Support Programs. The Gallery Manager will maintain a weekly presence at the ISCI and foster the connection between the Gallery at the ISCI and the Gallery at Smith Center. Physical time at the two galleries should be split 80% at Smith Center and 20% at ISCI although work for both galleries will occur at Smith Center.

Reports To: Executive Director, Lisa Simms Booth

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Safeguard the successful day to day gallery operations:
o Maintain the gallery premises and equipment and ensure both galleries are adequately covered during hours of operation
o Greet and assist gallery visitors, artists, and collectors in person, by telephone, and email and process sales
o Maintain gallery database, email and mailing lists, and artwork inventory ensuring up to date and correct and improve and ensure adequate data collection regarding visits, sales, etc.
o Manage the finances of both galleries, including but not limited to: budget planning and monitoring and tracking all sales and distribution of art work in conjunction with each exhibition
o Research and assist with approaching potential sponsors and/or food/material donations (U. St. only) and develop, nurture, and maintain development prospects, collectors, and gallery donors
• In conjunction with Smith Center’s Marketing Manager, coordinate effective gallery marketing and outreach:
o Create and implement the exhibition marketing plan for each exhibition
o Coordinate, draft, and oversee the production and dissemination of publicity materials
o Maintain all gallery social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest), ensuring posts are up to date, engaging, appropriate, correct, creative and beautiful
o Draft and implement regular email campaigns to be sent to the Smith Center gallery email list
o Ensure Gallery web pages are up to date, engaging, and aesthetically pleasing. Includes, selecting images for website, email updates and writing gallery content
o Establish and maintain relationships with local press contacts, arts colleagues, collectors, and arts critics through consistent correspondence and networking events
• Ensure exceptional exhibition management:
o Successfully plan and implement each exhibition’s thematic focus, invite artists, and help design exhibition layout
o Assist with researching artists and exhibition concepts for upcoming shows including doing studio visits and screening artist submissions
o Help build and nurture relationships with artists and art critics to keep current with trends and to identify work that will attract visitors and buyers
o Manage all contracts for exhibiting artists, guest curators and outside partners and successfully negotiate (ISCI only) all artist sales commission percentages with artists
o Collect and organize all of the artist materials for upcoming exhibitions and returning unsold pieces at end of exhibitions. At ISCI, ensure coordination with the ISCI staff to ensure proper care, safety, and storage of art works.
o Coordinate the production of all exhibition signage and literature
o Manage all event coordination, preparation, and implementation including space and food prep, bar coverage, volunteer recruitment, and art sales during all gallery events and programs
o Ensure Smith Center staff receive appropriate exhibition content training and education
• Other duties as needed including, but not limited to, general office administrative and operational support and general gallery house-keeping and upkeepSupervisory Responsibilities:
• Interns
• Volunteers

Primary Objectives:
• To ensure the high standards of exhibitions set in previous years and to ensure the message of art and healing through appropriate exhibitions and programming
• To help educate the public via exhibitions on the important role of the arts for our health and wellbeing
• To ensure the gallery runs smoothly and that exhibitions are well coordinated, engaging, and ideally generate sales

• 4 years’ experience in an art gallery, arts administration, non-profit organization or similar setting;
• 1-2 years’ management experience and gallery management experience a plus;
• Experience with or a solid understanding of art and healing and related disciplines;
• Previous successful experience with social media for promoting business;
• Previous experience with grant writing and/or fundraising experience, a plus;
• Skilled research capabilities, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and strong computer literacy in a Mac environment;
• Familiarity with website design and Squarespace, a plus;
• Experience with database administration and Bloomerang, a plus;
• Photography and Photoshop experience, a plus;
• Articulate verbal communication and strong presentation, writing, and editing skills;
• Excellent organization, multi-tasking, and time management skills
• A mature, pleasant, positive attitude and ability to work independently and in partnership with minimal supervision in a cooperative environment

Physical Requirements:
• Ability to perform physical duties as required by job including but not limited to:
o Lifting and handling art up to 35 pounds
o Moving tables, chairs, equipment and possible furniture.

Job Details:
• This is a full time, forty-hour per week position.
• Gallery hours are set by appointment on select days of the week at Smith Center.
• Annual Salary: $45,000- $50,000 based on experience
• Substantial benefit package including: health, dental, vision, basic life, and long-term and short-term disability insurance, vacation, sick/personal, federal holiday time off, and 403b with employer contribution

NOTE: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the job holder. This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

To Apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts as well as why specifically we should consider your application for the Gallery Manager position for the Joan Hisaoka
Healing Arts Gallery (maximum 2 pages).

Send all materials to Deputy Director Michelle Clermont at:


Development Manager

Position Description: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts is currently searching for an exceptional, full-time, Development Manager who will facilitate the success of the organization’s development related activities.

Reports To: Executive Director

Primary Objective:
• To partner with the Executive Director and Leadership Team to successfully meet our organization’s immediate and long-term development goals, with a primary focus of sustainability

Key Responsibilities:
• Work with Leadership team to develop, set, and monitor all organizational fundraising goals
• Develop, lead and manage all fundraising appeal and campaign processes and administrative implementation (including all print and digital channels)
• Partner, participate and support the Executive Director’s sponsorship, major gifts and planned giving initiatives, including fundraising asks
• Manage all phases of grant processes including grantor selection and application, cultivation, acknowledgments, and interim and final reporting of funded grants while managing outside contracted grant managers and writers and coordinating internal staff
• Lead all efforts for fundraising related events including planning, logistics and implementation
• Manage all donor acknowledgements, cultivation, relationship management and communication processes, including managing Executive Director’s prospect cultivation calendar and schedule
• Manage and maintain all fundraising related data in the organization’s database

• Strong fiscal management and budgeting skills.
• 4-5+ years related development and fundraising experience, preferably in the nonprofit or philanthropic (with proven record of success in campaigns, grants, corporate and individual giving)
• Minimum of 1-2 years of technical and/or grant writing experience
• Minimum of 1-2 years of management experience
• Experience with successful event planning and event execution
• Effective project management skills with ability to successfully manage multiple, competing priorities with tight deadlines
• Experience working with database and donor management software (we use Bloomerang) and proficiency with several design programs and all Microsoft Office programs (especially Excel)
• Exceptional written, spoken, virtual and interpersonal communication skills with donors, key stakeholders, leadership and colleagues
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Public Affairs, Nonprofit Administration, Communications, Marketing, Arts Administration, or similar fields- though degrees in other areas are welcome
• Fully embraces Smith Center’s mission and values.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Possible Intern(s) and/or Volunteer(s)

Job Details:
• Full-Time Position – 40 hours per week
• Annual Salary – $55,000 – $65,000

• Competitive Benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 403b retirement plan, and vacation, sick/personal and holiday time

To Apply:
Please send your resume with cover letter explaining why you want to work at Smith Center as well as why specifically we should consider your application for the Development Manager position (maximum 2 pages).

Send all materials to Executive Director Lisa Simms Booth at:

Phone inquiries will not be returned.


Internships at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts offer the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skills and gain valuable nonprofit experience, all while contributing to the mission to serve the needs of individuals affected by cancer. Interns will be placed in a focus area, where they will work closely with mentors and managers as valuable members of the Smith Center team. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, interns will have the opportunity to take part in Smith Center programming, receive formal training, and share in community-building activities with a cohort of peers. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts seeks individuals who are able to earn academic credit for their internship through an accredited academic institution.

Interested in an internship with Smith Center?

Applications and resumes are accepted on a rolling basis, in multiple departments including Cancer Support Programs, Development, Finance & Operations, Gallery, and Social Work (MSW students only). For information on available internships, search for “Smith Center for Healing and the Arts” on Handshake.

You may also send your resume and a brief note on which department(s) you are interested in working with to

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