Gallery Assistant

Berggruen Gallery

Berggruen Gallery seeks a highly professional and reliable person as a Gallery Assistant. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced professional to work in a cultural, creative, and challenging environment.

The ideal candidate for this position has an interest in fine art and excellent organizational skills, is highly motivated, and excels in an extremely fast-paced environment.

This full-time position is based in San Francisco, California, and reports on-site to the Directors and Owner. Working hours are 9am — 5pm, Monday — Friday.


The candidate will be an assistant to multiple gallery directors.

  • Assist owner and directors in the preparation of exhibitions

  • Manage reception desk: greet clients in the gallery, answer and direct phone calls, coordinate materials and viewings for clients, ensuring art handling is finalized

  • Assist with coordinating gallery events

  • Act as the initial point of contact, greeting visitors, answering phones, responding to general inquiries, and overseeing the opening and closing of the gallery daily

  • Administrative duties: office supplies, kitchen supplies, signage in the gallery, basic upkeep of gallery space, and personal errands for the owner and directors

  • Assist with any unanticipated projects or requests

  • BA Degree Required

  • 1-2 years of experience within an office, gallery, auction house, or museum setting preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • Must be extremely organized and able to prioritize tasks as needed

  • Must be highly detail-oriented and have excellent proofreading skills

  • Strong computer skills required

  • MS Office, Google Drive, and back-end operations on social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linkedin)

  • Design experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and photo editing preferred

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize critical assignments and coordinate numerous projects simultaneously

  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

  • Willingness to work long hours (50 - 60 hours per week) -flexibility to allow for periodic long work days and to support the gallery’s special events, which generally occur after work hours

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Please include “Gallery Assistant” in the subject line. Calls to the gallery will not be accepted nor returned.

Posted on May 1