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Gallery Assistant
Gallery Assistant
Perrotin
Post Date: 15 May 2022

JOB OVERVIEW

Perrotin New York is seeking a personable and organized Gallery Assistant to manage the front desk and perform various office-related administrative tasks. 

Summer hours are Monday-Friday, 9:45 am-6 pm; Regular hours, resuming in September, are Tuesday-Saturday, 9:45 am-6 pm.

The candidate must be able to efficiently multitask while working in a busy front desk environment. Attention to detail, excellent communication, and problem-solving skills are required to excel in this position.

Responsibilities:

– Greet incoming visitors, communicate exhibition information, and answer questions about artwork and programming

– Answer and redirect phone calls to staff and take messages

– Oversee daily receipt and sending of packages with couriers, FedEx, UPS, and USPS

– Check-in gallery appointments and liaise with art delivery personnel and other vendors

– Open and lock upfront desk area/gates daily, ensure gallery tidiness 

– Receive and distribute mail and packages throughout the gallery

– Order and restock gallery-wide office supplies 

– Liaise with event staff and vendors for gallery openings and preparation for on and off-site special events (dinners, talks, receptions, book signings etc.)

– Assist with gallery openings and preparation for on and off-site special events (dinners, talks, etc.)

-Assist with travel arrangements and accommodations for staff and artists as needed

-Manage gallery penthouse apartments for visiting artists or staff as needed

– Various additional tasks, as needed

Required Skills & Experience:

– Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

– Prior experience in a museum, gallery, or other arts institution

– Knowledge of contemporary art and gallery represented artists

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

– Self-starter with the ability to multitask and problem solve 

– Polished demeanor 

– Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, Apple devices and G Suite

– Familiarity with File Maker or similar art database system

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line “Gallery Assistant”

Qualified candidates will be contacted directly; no phone calls, please. 

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA

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