Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to lead one of the biggest Arts Institution in Zimbabwe, based in Bulawayo. This is a leadership executive position reporting to the Executive Director, Head Office in Harare. The Regional Director is responsible for the overall guidance of the Regional Gallery.
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; 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; 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 operations and administration of the regional gallery comply with the applicable state laws, policies and procedures of the Gallery.
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; 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.