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Oklahoma Arts Council Job Opportunities

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While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. 

Current Job Opportunities

Department: Oklahoma Arts Council
County Location: Oklahoma
Posting Date: December 21, 2022
Open Until Filled

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The Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC) is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. We strive to build a diverse team comprised of the best and brightest individuals to support our mission to lead, cultivate, and amplify the transformative power of the arts for all Oklahomans and their communities. The Oklahoma Arts Council is currently seeking enthusiastic and creative people with an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to public service to contribute to our team.

The Oklahoma Arts Council seeks an innovative and dynamic individual for the position of Director of Collections Management. This position serves the role of both registrar and collections manager and the varied responsibilities include the care and management of state-owned collections under the care of the Oklahoma Arts Council, including but not limited to: Oklahoma State Capitol Art Collection, Governor’s Mansion, Oklahoma State Art Collection, and Oklahoma Public Art Collection, among others. This position also provides expertise and guidance to other state-owned collections managed by the Legislative branch and state agencies which are displayed at the Capitol for public engagement and educational purposes. The Oklahoma State Capitol building is the state’s largest public art museum, with hundreds of artworks on display and a robust exhibition schedule with twenty rotations per year. With recent completion of the restoration of the Oklahoma State Capitol, the priority of this position for the first 12 to 18 months will be assisting with the installation of new and returning artwork throughout the historic building.

The successful candidate will exhibit a deep knowledge and understanding of registrarial responsibilities, collections care and management, and museum best practices along with strong organizational skills, communication, and sector knowledge in visual arts, fine arts museums, and public art. The Director of Collections Management reports directly to the Director of Visual and Public Art. This position includes state retirement and insurance benefits, including health, dental, life, and disability insurance. Salary is commensurate with experience with a cap of $58,047.

The Director of Collections Management is responsible for the following functions:

Collections Management Policies and Procedures
The successful candidate will be responsible for the documentation, preservation, and management of more than 500+ works of art under the management of the Council. Given the diversity of collections under the agency’s care and their respective scope and missions, the works of art range from interior and exterior works of art, public art installations, monumental murals, sculptures, paintings, basketry, ribbonwork, beadwork, photography, ceramics, printmaking, fiber, leather, metal, and mixed media, among others.

The Director of Collections Management will be responsible for implementing policies and procedures for the care and management of artwork, storage, handling, and the records pertaining to collections and loans. The candidate will maintain collections databases; create and maintain files relating to copyright and reproduction, insurance and risk management; and develop a schedule of inventories, maintenance, and condition reporting. Tasks and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Risk Management and Conservation
Secure and maintain hard copy records of history, commission or donation documentation, provenance, status, photographs, evaluation, condition reporting, insurance and physical location of each artwork. 

Special Visual Arts Projects and Art in Offices Program
This position, in collaboration with the Curator of Capitol Exhibitions, contributes to activities of the Council in the area of visual arts including: providing technical assistance to agency staff, public inquiries, and visual arts organizations throughout the state. Collections care and management including inventory controls for the agency’s Legislative Art Program/Art in Offices program at the Capitol also falls under the Director of Collections Management. Other related duties as required by the Director of Visual and Public Art or Executive Director.

Research and Educational Content and Exhibitions Preparation
This position also supports the exhibition schedule and projects by conducting research for the visual and public art department including content and information related to the agency’s exhibitions and educational programs, including but not limited to: lectures, multi-media/audio-visual presentations, demonstrations, and workshops. These tasks are collaborative with the the Curator of Capitol Exhibitions and the Curator of Education and Engagement.


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The Oklahoma Arts Council is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of OAC to prohibit unlawful discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to political or religious opinion or affiliation, race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by law. It is the policy of OAC to provide equal opportunity in employment, advancement and other conditions of employment to all qualified applicants and employees. It is the intent of OAC to fully comply with all applicable state and federal equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws and regulations.  

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