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Gallery Manager
Gallery Manager
Galeria Madragoa
Post Date: 08 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 to join our team. Look below for more details:

Work 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 Manager, you will oversee the day-to-day operations of Madragoa. You will be responsible for managing the gallery’s daily operations, exhibitions, staff, and relationships with artists, collectors, and the community.
Some traveling abroad can occur for specific occasions, such as art fairs, exhibition openings, etc.

Responsibilities:
● Oversee daily operations of the gallery, ensuring a clean, organized and professional environment
● Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness
● Coordinate the planning, installation, and deinstallation exhibitions, ensuring proper documentation, labeling, and presentation of artworks.
● Manage client relationships and oversee social media and email newsletter scheduling
● Plan and execute gallery events, such as openings, artist talks, and educational programs, coordinating logistics for events
● Maintain accurate records of all artworks, including condition reports, provenance, and sales
● Manage the gallery database and archive, ensuring up-to-date and precise documentation
● Oversee the shipping and handling of artworks, ensuring proper care and compliance with regulations
● Manage insurance coverage for art transport and liaise with insurers as necessary
● Identify opportunities for new exhibitions, collaborations, and partnerships
● Represent the gallery at art fairs, exhibition openings, and other events
● Perform other tasks as assigned by the Gallery Director or Owner.

JOB DETAILS

Location
Lisboa, Portugal
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