Alexander Gray Associates is recruiting a full-time Gallery Assistant at its Hudson Valley gallery space in Germantown, NY. The Germantown gallery opened in August 2020, and presents a year-round exhibition program as an extension of its flagship exhibition space in New York City. The Germantown gallery presents solo and group exhibitions of represented artists, and guest-curated thematic exhibitions.The exhibition program underscores the Gallery’s mission of platforming artists across disciplines, generations, and geographies, with a demonstrated commitment to BIPOC and female/female-identified artists.
The Gallery’s owners are long-time residents of the Hudson Valley; the Gallery reflects their commitment to the region’s artistic and cultural legacies and its current and future possibilities. The Gallery is an advocate and contributor towards a sustainable, dynamic community of creative producers and audiences who reside and visit the Hudson Valley.
The Gallery Assistant is the first point of contact with the Gallery’s public and constituents, and will extend a spirit of hospitality and knowledge of the exhibitions on view. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and varied tasking aptitude. This position requires working independently in the Germantown gallery space when closed to the public, and while Principals are not present; In this way, the position requires organizational and time-management skills, initiative and accountability to the role.
Ideal candidates will be aligned with the Gallery’s culture and mission. The Gallery’s collaborative team is made up of professionals from a range of backgrounds; our team diversity and passion is supported in solution-oriented procedures, documented systems, and consistent communication between team members. In this way, each individual contributes their organizational and communication skills to further the Gallery’s mission and the advancement of Gallery artists.
Phone and in-person reception
Providing visitors with information and collateral on Gallery exhibitions
Answering general inquiries about the Gallery’s program and exhibitions
Directing inquiries to appropriate Team members
Maintain standards of tidy, clean public and private spaces
Extend hospitality to VIP visitors
Enforce COVID-19 safety protocols
Maintaining an organized art storage space
Opening and closing the Gallery each day
Maintaining Gallery space (light cleaning, monitoring supplies)
Acting as point-person and assisting with art installers, photographers, cleaners, gardeners, and other vendors
Assist with on- and off-site event planning, including public and private receptions, programs, and events
Assisting New York City gallery staff with research and administrative projects as needed
Provide administrative support to Gallery owner
This is an entry-level position, with room for growth; The Gallery has a demonstrated history of contributing to team members’ professional development in the organization.
BA required, MA preferred, with primary study in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies.
Work hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm.
BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is an organization committed to anti-racist and feminist principles. The Gallery also seeks to nurture exceptional people into long-term careers with the Gallery.
Email resume with cover letter as a single PDF (can be multiple pages within one PDF file), labeled with your name to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with GERMANTOWN GALLERY ASSISTANT in the email subject line. No phone calls or in-person inquires.