Photography and Archival Coordinator | Job #5423

Murk & Co

An established contemporary art gallery in Chelsea seeks a Photography and Archival Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have experience preparing a wide range of imaging for circulation, which will require expert level proficiency with Photoshop and Adobe Suite, as well as familiarity with video-editing software. Possession of strong organizational skills, including past exposure to website content management systems and gallery databases, is necessary. The successful coordinator will have knowledge of contemporary art, standard gallery practices, and experience in supportive roles. They will be precise, self-motivated, attentive to detail, visually acute, efficient and have a demonstrated ability to prioritize among competing tasks. Verbal communication skills and the ability to work closely and cooperatively within a team are essential.



  • Respond to rights and reproduction and licensing requests for image inquiries related to publications and scholarly materials, working in collaboration with licensing organizations such as ARS and VAGA

  • Update artist CVs, bibliographies and narrative biographies with institutional and gallery exhibitions as per directions from Directors; update website

  • Under direction from the sales team, generate sales PDFs and Artlogic Private Views for exhibition previews, art fairs, and individual offers following the gallery’s style guide

  • Manage, edit and produce gallery exhibition catalogs with freelance designer, in consultation with Directors and Press Associate


  • Organize photography of gallery art works and installation views

  • Work closely with Registrars and Preparators to set up photography sessions

  • Edit and retouch images as needed using Photoshop

  • Organize image files according to gallery naming, resizing, and organizational conventions

  • Upload images and videos to Artlogic and disseminate to artist studios and sales team and communications department

  • Diligently update installation images and related exhibition materials from third party institutions for artists’ and gallery archives

Archival and Administrative support:

  • Scan slides, research individual artworks, update archival documents with new information

  • Act as point person for research visits

  • Provide support to Front Desk as needed

  • Experience in a supporting role at a gallery, museum or comparable arts organization

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art or related degree

  • Familiarity with contemporary art and a strong interest in the gallery’s program

  • Expert knowledge of Photoshop, Adobe Suite and Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with photography post-production and video editing software

  • Experience using website CMS and Artlogic or other gallery databases

  • Poised and friendly demeanor

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work closely and cooperatively within a team

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

How to Apply

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Posted on May 18