Assistant Director/ Assistant to the Director

Cheryl Numark Art Advisory

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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

Desirable experience:

  • Past art gallery and/or art advisory positions

  • Writing of exhibition press releases and bios of artists

  • Business administration

  • 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.

How to Apply

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 Please put “CNAA Directors Assistant” in subject line of email.

Posted on March 2