Co-Director Search

Royal NoneSuch Gallery is looking for an enthusiastic artist or curator to join as a co-director. We are a completely volunteer-run gallery that operates on a not-for-profit model.

Our Mission:
Royal NoneSuch Gallery is an artist-run alternative art and event space located in the Temescal district of Oakland, California. We are dedicated to creating community around art-based experiences that are thought provoking and conceptually rigorous, while also being accessible and fun. Through a framework of monthly exhibitions and related programs, we strive to maintain a dynamic schedule in which the gallery is continuously reinvented to reflect the spirit and process of an artist, specific program series, or collaboration.


  • Work collaboratively to produce 6-9 exhibitions and 8-11 special events per year.

  • Collaboratively curate programming, conduct research, do studio visits with artists, and review proposals.

  • Be the point person for ΒΌ of the exhibitions per year, which means taking on more leadership responsibilities and being the main point of communication for the exhibition.

  • Complete various administrative, installation, event planning, marketing/PR, and curatorial tasks for every exhibition and event.

  • Work on fundraising efforts, in the form of: grant-writing, crowd-sourcing campaigns, events, corporate giving, and work to innovate or brainstorm new models for fundraising.

  • Attend meetings (teleconferencing can be accommodated at times) to plan and administrate gallery, which happen at minimum, monthly and sometimes bi-monthly depending on need.

  • Send and check emails and texts regularly about programming and administrative items.

  • Recruit and oversee volunteers and interns.

  • Attend all exhibitions and events. Help with setup/breakdown of bar, bartend, assist with other duties as needed.

  • Work gallery hours (Sat / Sun 1-4pm) as needed (sometimes we have interns cover all hours, sometimes co-directors need to put in 1-2 shifts per exhibition).

Ideal Candidate Qualifications

  • Sees themselves as both a leader and collaborator equally

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Reliable, responsible, and professional

  • Has experience in gallery or visual art exhibition/event spaces

  • Has experience installing artwork other than their own

  • Can holistically look at projects, big and small, from the minutiae of one event to the larger picture of the gallery as an entity

  • Can follow through autonomously on tasks and take leadership in identifying/owning tasks. (Since we are all co-directors and there is no hierarchy it is important that we are all self-starters and self-completers so that there is minimal management of each other within the group.)

  • Can honestly commit to the time RNG will require (see above responsibilities)

  • Is invested in the local and larger contemporary art scene, and specifically in being a part of shaping an art community through artist-run project spaces

  • Friendly, social, and enjoys working others

  • Identifies as a woman, trans, or gender non-conforming. We welcome diversity of any kind including, race, class, sexuality, gender identity, nationality, and disability

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and a resume to by May 15, 2017.

RNG is committed to being a safe and open space for all, including people of color, women, trans and gender non-conforming, queer identified, immigrants, and people of all faiths.