Various Small Fires (Los Angeles, CA) is seeking a full-time Gallery Assistant to work Tuesday - Saturday from 9:45am to 6:15pm.
Specific duties & responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Opening and closing the gallery
Registrarial tasks such as coordinating shipping, receiving quotes, data entry, filing forms, and liaising with artists and clients of the gallery
Writing or editing press releases
Writing or editing art fair applications
Event planning and assisting with gallery openings
Drafting email blasts and updating mailing list via Mailchimp
General front-desk duties, including directing phone calls and interfacing with gallery visitors - must be a proficient multi-tasker that remains organized and level-headed at all times.
Updating gallery-wide calendars
Light art handling and overseeing installations
Exhibition upkeep and maintenance
Booking travel and accommodations for artists
Applicant should possess a Bachelor’s degree in Art History or a related field. Proficiency with Apple computers, Google Drive, Excel/Sheets and Word/Pages is a must. Experience with Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop, and art databases such as GalleryManager or ArtLogic is a plus.
The candidate should have strong communication and writing skills, be highly motivated, proactive, have a sharp attention to detail, and be able to work efficiently and collaboratively within a fast-paced team environment. The candidate should demonstrate ability to handle multiple tasks and remain flexible with changing priorities.
Salary commensurate with experience.