The Gallery and Office Manager at the Gunnison Arts Center is a full-time position that creates a vibrant atmosphere for visitors entering the building by curating diverse gallery exhibits, bolstering the Shop, and sustaining a fresh and dynamic front of the house. The GAC Gallery and Office Manager builds relationships with and supports artists, welcomes visitors by greeting and answering questions, and maintains the sales and office functions. 


  • Monthly Galleries
    • Curate three monthly galleries through an artist application process, community collaborations, and open calls for art
    • Manage gallery artists’ contracts and communications
    • Gilde artists through install and deinstall, and prepare the Galleries between exhibits
    • Perform virtual tours monthly
      Track gallery inventory and sales, submit payment for gallery artists
  • The Shop
    • Maintain a diverse and vibrant mix of local artists’ work
    • Rotate and accept new artists through application/waitlist 
    • Manage Shop artists’ contracts and volunteer hours
    • Build and maintain a group dynamic with the Shop artists
    • Lead Shop display and rearrange collaborations with artists seasonally 
    • Track Shop sales and submit payments for Shop artists
  • ArtWalk 
    • Plan ArtWalk events for Shop and Galleries
    • Staff events with volunteers
    • Be present at ArtWalk events to represent GAC and support artists
  • Manage ArtWalk program for Gunnison Creative District
    • Enroll new and renewing businesses and collect dues
    • coordinate marketing and communications
  • Collaborate on program catalog creation
    • Work with other staff to plan and develop the program catalog three times a year
    • Complete gallery pages and others as needed
    • Coordinate with other staff members to complete catalog distribution
  • Front Desk and Office
    • Daily presence at the front desk with support from other staff members
    • Answer phones and greet visitors with a friendly welcoming presence
    • Conduct sales process for class enrolments, events, and art
    • Complete daily sales reports for accounting
    • Maintain a clean, organized, and fresh look in the front of house areas
    • Flexible and willing to assist the Director of Operation with tasks as needed


  • Create a welcoming community vibe
  • Collaborative team member of the GAC staff team
  • Report to Director of Operations
  • Maintain a schedule and presence at the GAC Front Desk
  • Professionalism
  • Timeliness
  • Thorough, respectful, and professional communication with other GAC staff members, gallery and shop artists, visitors, and community members
  • Support the GAC mission
  • Manage own time and schedule to accomplish duties within 40 hours per week


  • Knowledge of galleries, art mediums, and hanging techniques
  • Frequently move items 25 lbs and heavier, ascend ladders, replace light bulbs, repair nail holes, and spot paint
  • Outstanding customer service skills with experience greeting public
  • Experience with point of sales systems and reconciliation of sales
  • Mircosoft Office/Google Drive and is comfortable using computer programs and communication tools
  • Self-starter that can manage their own time and obligations
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills


  • Starting yearly salary of $35,500
  • 80 hours (10 days) of paid time off after 6 months of employment
  • 64 hours of paid sick time after 90 days of employment
  • GAC class/event credit of $75 per schedule 

To apply send a cover letter and resume with references to Executive Director, Carlie Kenton at

The Gunnison Council for the Arts (GCA) actively seeks to promote access, equity, and inclusiveness, and to discourage discrimination that denies the essential humanity of all people. The GCA recognizes that tolerance and a diversity of perspectives are basic and healthy in community life. In its many activities, GCA will recognize this diversity.

Therefore, the GCA follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to such distinctions as race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, or marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors and customers, use of contractors and consultants, and in dealing with the general public.