Assistant to Director

Gladstone Gallery

Gladstone Gallery seeks an Assistant to Director. This position reports to and provides support for a director who focuses on sales in addition to acting as an artist liaison on behalf of the gallery. This director travels a great deal, spending a large amount of time in Europe and Asia. Qualified applicants will have at least 2-years of experience working in a commercial gallery, auction house, or similar arts-related setting, as well as proficiency with art database systems such as Artbase and sales tools like Artbinder. Fluency in Mandarin is beneficial but not a requirement.

The ideal candidate is highly organized, proactive, and has experience multi-tasking and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is an excellent writer, communicator and possesses an acute attention to detail.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • assisting the director with administrative tasks, from making sure artists’ bibliographies, biographies, and the gallery website are all up-to-date to editing correspondence.

  • content creation and oversight of gallery WeChat account as well as writing descriptions of artwork for art fairs and sales packages.

  • assisting the director with sales offers, appraisals, and viewings, including installation logistics.

  • preparing and organizing artist information and inventory for art fairs.

  • coordinating exhibitions by organizing consignments and loans and by communicating with artists, framers, and museums.

  • assisting with planning, organizing and realizing exhibitions by gallery artists—within the gallery as well as outside institutions, including acting as a liaison with artists’ studios on behalf of the director and the gallery.

  • managing the director’s calendar, including events, openings, art fairs, etc.

  • organizing travel and accommodations, (hotels, flights, reservations, and itineraries).

Requirements

Position is Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30am - 6:00pm with additional hours as needed for opening events and work-related tasks for the director.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates, please send cover and résumé via email, with the subject line “Assistant to Director,” to Laura Higgins, Gallery Manager. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

Gladstone Gallery is an equal opportunity employer.

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Posted on December 4