Associate Director

Marianne Boesky Gallery

Marianne Boesky Gallery seeks an Associate Director for our Chelsea galleries. This position is full-time Tuesday through Saturday, from 10am to 6pm, plus openings, events and on call as needed. Salary is commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package is provided.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities and skills required of this role are wide-ranging and include but are not limited to:

Artist Management

  • Manage internal and external exhibitions for select artists including generating schedules and managing budgets

  • Track and convey all external and internal exhibitions, fairs, and events for select artists

  • Manage assorted projects such as commissions, public art proposals, art fairs, etc.

  • Generate and negotiate terms for commissions, special projects, museum loans, and consignments with third parties e.g., other galleries, museums, etc.

  • Manage shipping deadlines for exhibitions, events, art fairs, and special projects

  • Liaise with PR team about upcoming projects for gallery artists, connect them with appropriate third-party contacts

  • Working with the Archivist and Gallery Assistant, ensure images and press are compiled and distributed to artists

  • Coordinate and facilitate production of new work in the studio, keeping gallery staff up to date about forthcoming inventory

  • Review packing specifications of new work to ensure best practices are being upheld

  • Track acquisitions, exhibitions, and auction results for assigned artists

  • Propose and organize group exhibitions and/or viewing rooms

  • Obtain condition reports for works of interest at auction for represented artists

  • Obtain travel preferences and communicate to Gallery Assistant; oversee travel details

Financial

  • Research, propose, and formalize pricing and insurance values with Director oversight

  • Update prices holistically in the artwork database and across any external consignments or loan agreements

  • Track payments and invoicing due for special commissions and public projects

  • Assess and track various expenses associated with exhibition, production, framing and submit for approval

Sales

  • Communicate and conduct viewings on Directors’ behalf

  • Represent the gallery at select art fairs and pop-ups as needed

  • Manage and update Artsy and Artnet listings

  • Manage art fair deadlines and prepare art fair applications

  • Provide sales support as needed

General

  • Directly supervise Gallery Assistant providing feedback and

  • Manage Gallery Assistant in compiling interest lists for guest invitations and mailings

  • Ensure Gallery Assistants are maintaining standards for artist CVs, overviews webpages (gallery website, Artsy, etc.)

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, a focus in in art history or visual fine arts is preferred

  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role in a gallery, auction house or art advisory firm

  • Discreet and professional demeanor

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Punctual, proactive, organized and detail oriented with exceptional problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work under pressure with a capacity to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work with others and independently when necessary

  • Proficiency in Adobe Suites, Artlogic, Microsoft Office and SketchUp experience is preferred

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@boeskygallery.com with ‘Associate Director” in the subject line. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no walk-ins or phone calls.

Posted on May 14