Communications Assistant

The Armory Show

The Armory Show, taking place March 7-10, 2019 on Piers 92 & 94 in New York City, is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated candidate for a full-time, temporary position during the months leading up to the fair. Applicants must be responsible, detail-oriented, work independently, have good communication skills and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

The Communications Assistant will work closely with the Director of Communications on all aspects of media relations in the lead up and during the fair. Applicants must have working knowledge of the art world and be familiar with relevant media outlets. This role would offer unique exposure into the contemporary art world while providing valuable knowledge on the inner workings of a prominent international art fair.


Duties include but are not limited to:

Administrative Support

  • Work collaboratively with outside PR support as well as internal team

  • Manage the press inbox and responding to media queries

  • Manage, update, and distribute press materials

  • Review and process media for accreditation

  • Manage social media accounts and monitor activity

  • Assist department director in preparing press releases and announcements

  • Copy edit outgoing communications

  • Maintain press database and update contacts

  • Liaise with galleries for press materials and media requests

  • Be a collaborative, energized, and enthusiastic team member

On-site Support

  • Maintain a professional and organized demeanor at the press check-in desk

  • Liaise directly with press to check-in, answer questions, and offer assistance

  • Process on-site requests such as: Wi-Fi information, press packs, access to image galleries, and press accreditation

How to Apply

Please email with the subject line ‘Communications Assistant.’

Please send a cover letter and resume.

Posted on October 22