Waterhouse & Dodd, dealers in 20th Century and Contemporary Art and formed in 1987, and its sister company, Fine Art Brokers, a leading art advisory company, are seeking a full-time Manager to start immediately. The companies are based in a small but well-appointed private dealing space on the Upper East Side near Madison Avenue. We also have a gallery in London.
We are looking for an allrounder with wide-ranging skills and knowledge of the art market, and who has had at least 4 years’ experience in the art world. The successful candidate will have his or her own office space and work with the owner, Ray Waterhouse, and with the Director of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sandra Safta Waterhouse, and also with our consultant, Simone DiLaura. The new Manager will work with and be responsible for the part-time book-keeper/admin assistant. There will be days when the Manager will work alone and be in charge (especially until we fully open in September).
The role involves managing the day to day activities of both companies and the admin - both of which are highly important - but the Manager will also play a significant role in sourcing art, research, helping create client presentations and generally helping to create business. Depending on the experience and expertise of the successful candidate there will be opportunities to research upcoming auctions in the US and elsewhere for potential purchases for both W&D inventory and for FAB clients. There will also be involvement with writing and designing occasional newsletters and social media.
Because of the amount of learning involved, we seek someone who will work with us for a minimum of two years (and hopefully much longer) during which time his or her responsibilities will increase. The wide-ranging nature of the role means that the successful candidate will learn a great deal about art dealing and art advisory work. Someone with excellent organisational ability will be able to cope with the admin aspects of the role and work on more interesting aspects and even develop client relationships.