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The Director of Exhibitions and Education (DEE) is responsible for implementing the artistic and community goals of The Studios through exhibitions, classes, and other programs. The Director of Exhibitions and Education (DEE) is a full-time salaried position, reporting to the Executive Director.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting proposals for exhibitions and classes, guiding proposal reviews, and setting program schedules
  • Designing and installing exhibitions, working with artists as appropriate
  • Supporting instructors and students with registration management, classroom setup, and technical needs
  • Managing budgets and logistics for classes and exhibitions, including shipping and purchasing
  • Developing strategies and programs to maximize the impact of exhibitions and reach underserved audiences


About The Studios of Key West and the Exhibitions and Education Programs:

The Studios is a multifaceted organization at the heart of Key West’s cultural life, whose mission is to use the arts to foster a creative and connected island community, and promote Key West’s reputation as a place where artists can thrive and create new work. From our growing island campus, we present exhibitions, theater, concerts, classes and other programs, and provide space for artists through a nationally recognized residency program. 

The Studios currently presents more than 100 classes and 24 exhibitions annually, in the four gallery spaces and two classrooms over which the DEE has primary responsibility. The artists we present include international artists with work in major collections, established local artists, and others who may be exhibiting for the first time. Our curatorial focus is on work that is relevant to our local environment and introduces our audiences to new voices and ideas. Classes are primarily geared for adults, and include writing, music and other disciplines alongside the visual arts. Youth programs offer room for growth and include gallery visits by schools, after school classes and summer camps.

To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to Jed Dodds, Executive Director, at

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Job Qualifications:

A Successful Candidate will:

  • Have at least three years professional experience in related arts programming 
  • Have hands on experience with exhibition design and installation
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with writing and budgeting skills a plus
  • Demonstrate a clear vision for how the arts can serve communities

Compensation & Housing: $65-75k annually, commensurate with experience. No health benefits are provided. Housing may be provided if needed, with salary adjusted accordingly.

Equal Opportunity: The Studios of Key West is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the organization and view every job opening as an opportunity to further those goals.