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Gallery Assistant
Gallery Assistant
Zeit Contemporary Art
Post Date: 22 Jun 2024

JOB OVERVIEW

Gallery Assistant at Zeit Contemporary Art

Zeit Contemporary Art is seeking a motivated, well-organized, and detail-oriented Gallery Assistant to join our dynamic team. We specialize in sales and advisory services in modern, postwar, and contemporary art, with a strong focus on European and American art from 1900 to the present. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about the art world and experienced in the day-to-day operations of an art dealership.

About Zeit Contemporary Art

Founded in 2016, Zeit Contemporary Art is dedicated to the understanding of art as a complex cultural object that defines its time and space. We organize meticulously curated exhibitions and viewing rooms, featuring contemporary artists and historically focused projects. Our active participation in prominent art fairs in the United States and abroad, coupled with our discreet private sales of museum-quality works, makes us a unique player in the art market. We take pride in assisting both seasoned and new collectors navigate the art world.

Key Responsibilities

Client and Communication Management:

– Handle phone calls and messages from clients and third parties.

– Dispatch emails to clients, consignors, artists, and vendors.

– Forward emails from clients to the appropriate recipients.

– Address client requests efficiently.

Operational Duties:

– Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments.

– Organize participation in trade fairs.

– Arrange fine art insurance coverage for works in storage, consignment, loan, exhibition, or transit.

– Oversee exhibitions, installations, publications, and online viewing rooms.

– Book and arrange travel, transport, and accommodation.

– Maintain and update inventory databases.

Customer Service:

– Greet visitors at the office, gallery, art fairs, and other designated locations.

– Complete customer service tasks, including order placement and explaining artworks and services.

Administrative Tasks:

– Handle business correspondence.

– Write press releases and introductions to exhibitions and/or online viewing room projects.

– Research and write entries for artworks.

– Create and manage social media campaigns.

Team Coordination:

– Communicate effectively with management, employees, and contractors.

– Assist with proposals for clients as directed by the CEO.

Qualifications

– B.A. in Art History required; M.A. preferred, especially in Art Business and Arts Administration.

– High level of expertise in 20th and 21st-century European and American art.

– Exceptional English communication and writing skills.

– Advanced skills in Photoshop and InDesign.

– Minimum of two years of experience in the art market or nonprofit art organizations.

– Proficient in social media within the creative industry.

– Strong research and analytical skills.

– Deep knowledge of historical and emerging artists and their market.

– Interest in the financial aspects of the art market.

– Ability to work under tight deadlines.

– Strong team player with excellent communication skills.

Compensation

Zeit Contemporary Art offers a competitive compensation of $20/hour for a 30-hour per week schedule. This position provides opportunities for growth within the company.

If you are passionate about art and meet the above qualifications, we would love to hear from you. Join us at Zeit Contemporary Art and contribute to our mission of exploring and promoting the visual arts.

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