Lyles & King seeks a hardworking, detail-oriented Associate Director. This role is ideal for someone eager to participate in all areas of exhibition-making and managing the day to day of a young, growing Lower East Side gallery. Applicants should find pleasure and meaning in working with artists.
Qualified applicants will have 2-4 years of experience working in a commercial gallery, museum, auction house, or arts-related setting. The ideal candidate is highly organized, proactive, and has experience multi-tasking and meeting deadlines. The successful candidate possesses an acute attention to detail, has a positive attitude, and is an excellent communicator.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting with planning, organizing and realizing exhibitions by gallery artists. This includes managing all logistics of shipping, installation, and consignments.
Managing domestic and international shipments for exhibitions, art fairs, and clients.
Assisting with art fair applications as well as managing all art fair logistics.
Managing administrative tasks, from ensuring artists’ cvs and the gallery website are all up-to-date to writing press releases to ordering office supplies.
Assisting with sales offers and client meetings when needed.
Database management: using Artlogic to manage gallery inventory.
Creating and updating artist dossiers and press materials.
Answering phone calls and greeting visitors.
Applicant must have the following skills and personal traits:
A positive attitude.
Excellent social, writing and speaking skills.
In depth knowledge of contemporary art and art history.
A habit of attending gallery openings and visiting gallery exhibitions.
A collaborative spirit.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize and meet deadlines.
Preferred candidates will be versed in:
Database programs such as Artlogic or Artbinder.
Mac operating system.
Position is Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30am - 6:00pm with additional hours as needed for exhibition openings, art fairs, and other events. Salary commensurate with experience.