Operations Director

Jeffrey Deitch, Inc.

Jeffrey Deitch is seeking a highly motivated, extremely organized, personable, and detail-oriented person for the role of Operations Director in their Los Angeles gallery. This is a full-time position, five days per week, and requires flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the Gallery. The ideal candidate would be able to begin immediately.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Shipping:

  • Prepare and book estimates for both inbound and outbound shipments, especially in situations with last-minute scheduling and tight timelines

  • Work with both external shipping companies and internal resources on the safest, most cost effective shipping options

  • Coordinate local transport, art handling, packing and crating services

  • Provide post-sale customer service in the area of art transport

Database Management:

  • Oversee release and receipt paperwork, database management, and artwork labeling

  • Manage consignment and loan agreement in system alongside Directors

  • Document retention, database management, and artwork labeling

  • Organize and file incoming and outgoing forms, generate in-house condition reports and perform artwork inspections

Operations:

  • Coordinate art handling and exhibition logistics with Exhibitions Director

  • Liaise with staff, art handling companies, artist studios, fine art shippers, framers, and conservators for care and maintenance of artworks

  • Oversee packing, installation, de-installation, condition reports, wall repair, and lighting of works within the gallery’s exhibition spaces and viewing rooms

  • Communicate with conservation, installation team, and Directors on condition issues

  • Maintain inventory of tools and packing materials

  • Coordinate and purchase supplies from outside vendors

  • Track expenses and costs

  • Building maintenance

  • Collaborate with staff on all aspects of the general gallery operations

Requirements
  • At least 2 years of experience in operations in an international commercial art gallery, auction house or art shipping company

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to work professionally and responsibly with clients and all areas within the business

  • Knowledge of Artbase and Artbinder preferred

  • Proactive with excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to prioritize to meet strict deadlines with an adaptability to handle time sensitive shipments and last minute scheduling

  • Excellent time and resource management skills with the ability to multi-task and work autonomously in a small team-based environment

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter via email to katya@deitch.com

Contact
Posted on April 1