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Gallery Assistant
Gallery Assistant
Gagosian
Post Date: 18 Nov 2023

JOB OVERVIEW

Gagosian is hiring a full-time Gallery Assistant to join its New York City team.

Gagosian seeks a polished, energetic Gallery Assistant, with knowledge and passion for the arts, to work with the public in an administrative capacity. The ideal candidate will be friendly yet professional, maintain composure under pressure, has excellent judgment and ability to prioritize, a great memory for faces, and must have outstanding phone manner.

Gallery Assistant duties include but not limited to
– Manage reception area, juggle incoming and outgoing phone calls in a bright and professional manner.
– Assist the Gallery openings, special events and meetings, such as the preparation of beverages, room reservations, press packets, catalogues, etc.
– Update auction calendar and track relevant auctions.
– Assist the Publications Department with warehouse shipments.
– Management and upkeep of the gallery database.
– Prepare gallery finance reports, maintain credit card receipts, and review and pay shipping invoices.
– Learn faces and names of those within the industry.
– Interact with gallery employees, interns, and clients at all levels.
– Receive, organize, and distribute mail to staff.
– Maintain a clean and tidy reception area.
– Prepare overnight shipments and messenger deliveries, book reservations for appointments, order supplies, and schedule security guards.
– Ability to work after hours for certain client viewings, openings and events.
– Assist staff with ad hoc projects as requested.

Qualifications for the role
– BA and/or Master’s degree in Art History or related field.
– Minimum one year’s experience in a gallery or museum, including internship experience.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt/Salaried position with overtime.

Compensation
$45,000 annually

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information
Please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Gallery Assistant” in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities.

Employee health and safety is of the utmost importance and as such Gagosian is committed to adhering to New York State Department of Health covid safety guidelines.

JOB DETAILS

Location
New York, USA

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