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Project Assistant
Project Assistant
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Post Date: 18 Dec 2023


1-54 Presents is a new initiative from 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair that looks at highlighting African art and its Diaspora through a series of curated shows. We are seeking a highly organized and dynamic Project Assistant to coordinate in the planning, execution, and successful implementation of 1-54 Presents. The ideal candidate will be passionate about African art, culture, and have a deep appreciation for African art’s rich diversity and significance.

Main duties

Acting as the main point of contact on-site for 1-54 Presents and external suppliers, the role will be responsible for reporting to the 1-54 Presents Manager and assisting in arranging and overseeing all logistics, shipping as well as liaising with the communication, VIP and partnership team at 1-54.



  • Work with 1-54 Project Manager to be the on-site point of contact for external contractors, participating galleries and artists. This involves coordinating various aspects, such as shipping, lighting, installation, and security, ensuring seamless execution of the exhibition.
  • Assist the Project Manager to update the internal document, ensuring the 1-54 team has access to the latest information.
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager to oversee the design and layout of exhibition spaces to create an immersive and visually appealing experience for visitors.
  • Attend and organise 1-54 Presents – VIP events, ensuring they run smoothly and provide a memorable experience for attendees.
  • During the exhibition, be present to greet guests and provide information about 1-54 Present.
    Oversee the organisation of social events such as cocktail, breakfast or talks
  • Assist in generating invoices

Assist in the translation of key communication elements sales deck, price list, biographies
Assist in the coordination printing material on-site (e.g. signage, flyers etc.)

Key Requirements

  • Proven experience in production and gallery relations, with a track record of fostering positive and long-lasting relationships with clients in the art industry.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in the Art Industry.
  • Previous experience in customer service and event management is highly desirable.
  • A problem-solving attitude and a natural inclination for addressing challenges and finding effective solutions.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic team player with a strong desire to grow and contribute to 1-54 Presents success in the art world.
  • Exceptional eye for detail and adept at managing a varied and demanding workload with precision.
    Outstanding social skills and the ability to effectively manage relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail in all aspects of communication.
  • English, Cantonese & Mandarin proficient
  • Proactive and self-motivated approach to work, taking initiative and ownership of tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise effectively, and plan efficiently, ensuring smooth operations in a dynamic art environment.
  • Demonstrable and active interest in art, design, and visual culture.
  • Experience working as part of a small team, showcasing your ability to collaborate effectively with diverse personalities.
  • Excellent IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Office and Google Sheets.

Send your CV to [email protected]  by 1st of January 2024

For more information:  https://www.1-54.com/careers/

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