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Gallery Associate
Gallery Associate
MADRAGOA
Post Date: 01 Jul 2024

JOB OVERVIEW

MADRAGOA is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2016 in the homonymous neighbourhood of Lisbon’s historical center. Since its beginning, the gallery has been an early supporter of a number of international young artists such as Adrián Balseca, Rodrigo
Hernández, Renato Leotta, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Joanna Piotrowska, and Yuli Yamagata, whose first productions and exhibition have been produced and promoted by the gallery and often presented for the first time in Portugal. Moreover, Madragoa launched the careers of young Portuguese artists such as Sara Chang Yan, Luís Lázaro Matos, Gonçalo Preto, and Jaime Welsh, giving them visibility on the international scene.
From its peripheral location in Europe, MADRAGOA’s project focuses on how to set a deep conversation with the city and its extraordinary potential, setting a dialogue between global artistic practices and local craftsmanship and ideas. The gallery always created experiences of research and production for its artists locally and promotes its program also through the participation in a number of international art fairs, gallery exchanges, and exhibition projects.
In 2023, Madragoa inaugurated its new premises next to the Basílica da Estrela, one of the landmarks in Lisbon’s historical centre. The space, renovated by Ab Rogers Design, has been opened with the first solo exhibition in Portugal – and in a commercial gallery – of Sarah Benslimane, who joined the program of Madragoa just a few months prior.
MADRAGOA is currently recognized as one of the most innovative realities in the Portuguese art scene, while it succeeded to obtain visibility internationally throughout its years of its activity. At the moment, the gallery actively represents artists from Portugal, Italy,
Ecuador, Mexico, Poland, Spain, France, Brazil and South Africa.
We’re looking for a Gallery Manager and Gallery Assistant to join our team. Look below for more details:

Job Title: Gallery Assistant
Working Conditions: Full-time, Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 19:00, some additional work hours on special occasions (i.e. art fairs, exhibition openings)
Salary: According to experience and market rate

About the role:
As a Gallery Assistant, you will support the daily operations of the gallery, providing excellent customer service to visitors, assisting with exhibitions and administrative duties.

Responsibilities:
● Welcoming visitors and providing information on current and upcoming exhibitions, artists, and gallery history.
● Handling phone and email inquiries
● Assist in the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions, including handling and hanging artworks.
● Maintain the appearance of the gallery, ensuring that exhibitions are presented at the highest standard.
● Help prepare exhibiton materials, such as labels, wall texts, and catalogs.
● Support the planning and execution of gallery events, coordinating event logistics
● Assist with communication, including social media updates and email newsletters
● Manage inventory, ensuring accurate documentation of artworks, including condition reports and location tracking
● Liase with Gallery Director regarding sales and consignments.
● Perform general office tasks and maintain and update the gallery’s contact database.
● Prepare reports, presentations and proposals as required.
● Perform other tasks as assigned by the Gallery Director

Candidate Requirments:
● Degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Cultural Management, or related field preferred
● Previous experience in the field is favourable
● Strong organizational and multitasking abilities
● Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
● Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere)
● Fluent Knowledge in English is essential
● Physical ability to handle and move artworks safely is desirable, but not essential
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Apply here: https://forms.gle/jHpSf6g7bhhyShT67
Please have your application submitted by July 15th, 2024 at 23:59.
English or Portuguese responses will be accepted.
This position will officially begin on September 3rd, 2024.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be submitted through this form. Applications by email
will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

JOB DETAILS

Location
Lisboa, Portugal

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