Cheryl Numark Art Advisory, a leading art advisory firm based in Washington, DC, provides art consulting services for private, corporate and institutional clients, and sells second market work as a private dealer. CNAA is currently seeking an Assistant to the Director. Ideally, the successful candidate will be based in Washington DC, have a track record of experience working in a commercial fine arts setting, knowledge of contemporary art, proficiency in editing images, excellent writing and organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to pursue a career in the art consulting field.
Preparing client presentations
Using Photoshop and/or other photo-editing programs for image editing
Using Illustrator and/or Sketchup to create renderings
Assisting with technical devices when required. A general tech savviness with Apple computers and basic applications: Gmail, file format conversion (particularly images), iCloud features, Apple device settings, etc. is essential
Coordinating shipping of artworks, creating invoices and statement of payments for all sales
Assisting the Director with interoffice communication, administrative responsibilities and any other daily tasks as needed
The ideal candidate will have:
BA or MA in Arts Management, Art History, Arts Administration, knowledge of contemporary art
Experience with the art world, specifically in a commercial art sales setting
Experience assisting in secondary market research and secondary market artwork sales at auction or through the private market
Experience researching available artwork for clients through correspondence with galleries, artists and auction houses
Excellent communication skills
Past art gallery and/or art advisory positions
Writing of exhibition press releases and bios of artists
Orchestrating marketing campaigns and reaching out to potential clients
Diverse range of software proficiency
This position is based out of the Director’s home office in NW DC and requires two - three days (14 - 20 hours of work per week) and schedule of days may be flexible. Hourly salary based on experience.
If you are interested in the position, please email your resume, references, and cover letter explaining your background, experience within the art world, and qualities you think make you a good fit for the job to firstname.lastname@example.org Please put “CNAA Directors Assistant” in subject line of email.