The position of Regional Director is a full-time job based in Bulawayo, as a member of the senior staff and, with the Executive Director and NGZ Bulawayo team, provides artistic direction and coordination to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo programs. It requires enthusiasm and a passion for art in Zimbabwe. The Regional Director is expected to be an active and visible member of the National, Regional and International art community, and to participate in the overall institutional advancement of the Gallery.
Duties And Responsibilities
The incumbent is expected to provide leadership and overseeing implementation of the gallery vision, mission, goals and brand at the Bulawayo Gallery in a way that is aligned to the overall gallery appearance, interaction and visitor experience, as well as aligned to the Gallery’s 2021 to 2025 Strategic Plan; Exercise full administration of the Gallery in terms of staffing issues, sales, building maintenance issues, fundraising, outreach, public communication and programming; Works with staff and volunteers on projects to assure assigned areas of responsibility are understood and performed within the guidelines of the Gallery’s mission; Plays a pivotal role in expanding and diversifying the Gallery’s portfolio in the region and beyond, including building excellent relations with donors / sponsors and the Head Office; Develops and executes a marketing and strategic communications program for the regional gallery in support of the Gallery’s goals; Ensures the maintenance of the physical infrastructure condition and safety of the collections including environmental monitoring, conservation, security and emergency planning; Communicates the work, progress, challenges and outcomes of the regional programs to the Executive Director of the Gallery on a monthly basis, covering strategy, finances and future plans; Establish better routes for communication to ensure NGZ seamless alignment in terms of exhibitions, gallery education and outreach programs, library, information and social media as well as financial and monthly reporting; Ensures the administration and operations of the regional gallery comply with the applicable state laws, policies and procedures of the Gallery.
Qualifications And Experience
The candidate must be in possession of a minimum of the following:
Degree in Fine Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, Creative Art and Design and any such relevant qualification; Advanced degree in an Art or Heritage Studies or a MBA qualification would be an added advantage; Minimum of 5 years’ experience at management level in an Art or Museum institution, Experience working in a government setting will be an added advantage; A team player, highly skilled communicator with proven and outstanding negotiating skills; Be a highly target driven self- starter and have proven leadership capacity and experience; Good knowledge of Zimbabwe and African contemporary art; Good oral and written communication skills; self- motivation; initiative and ability to work as a team; Excellent problem solving, analytical and numerical abilities.
How To Apply
To apply for this position please send your applications with a covering letter enclosing/attaching a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org or to The Executive Director; National Gallery of Zimbabwe; 20 Julius Nyerere Way; P O Box CY848 ; Causeway ; Harare; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.