Gallery Assistant

Hauser & Wirth

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We are looking for a Gallery Assistant to join our team in New York. The Gallery Assistant should have affinity for the arts, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to provide a welcoming experience for visitors and guests.

This position requires attention to detail, organization, diplomacy and willingness to learn gallery history and the art industry. The Gallery Assistant is expected to plan, communicate and act independently and collaboratively, as projects require.


Front Desk

  • Provide administrative support to Sales Team Directors

  • Provide educational exhibition materials to Invigilators

  • Maintain gallery traffic by assisting with phones, email and visiting public

  • Coordinate the incoming and outgoing art related shipments of resources such as books, sales packs and photographs.

  • Maintain exhibition displays, materials and signage

  • Manage updating address entries in internal database.

  • Provide support in ordering office equipment and supplies

  • Assist with travel and lodging arrangements for visiting staff and artists

Exhibition & Events

  • Assist with art fair and gallery exhibition preparations

  • Support exhibition related events such as tours, press previews and receptions

  • Compile guest lists for exhibition opening events

  • Supervise distribution of invitations, RSVPs, and guest lists

  • Organize gallery openings and exhibition related events

  • Assist with any promotional and marketing events and activities

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in an art gallery, museum or visual art related field

  • 5 day work week, with overtime as required

  • Flexible schedule with weekend availability

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively

  • Ability and confidence to take initiative

  • Knowledge of and passion for modern and contemporary art

  • Exceptional visitor service skills and a friendly demeanor

  • Computer proficiency with Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn new programs as necessary

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

How to Apply

Please email your resume to

Posted on March 16