Research Associate / Assistant to Director

Venus Over Manhattan

Research Associate/Assistant to Director

New York

Venus Over Manhattan seeks a Research Associate/Assistant to Director to work alongside a small team in a fast-paced environment. Designed to support senior staff across a range of areas, this position encompasses responsibilities across the gallery’s functions.

Position is Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, with additional hours as needed for openings and gallery events. Salary commensurate with experience.

Venus Over Manhattan is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status. #LI-DNI



  • Drafting press releases, art fair applications, artwork descriptions, and correspondence for senior staff


  • Gather relevant information with regard to artworks at the gallery; production of CVs + Biographies for artists relevant to gallery program; ability to present results of inquiry in quick and digestible fashion.


  • Drafting and editing sales materials using existing templates for senior staff. Assistance with design and production of gallery publications, as well as exhibition announcements, and social media assets.


  • Update and maintain CVs + biographies for artists relevant to gallery program; familiarity with DAM/asset management best practices for proper archiving of image and data files

Database Management

  • Regular maintenance of gallery inventory systems; produce lists and reports from the database

Digital Media

  • Frequent updating and management of digital assets across gallery’s platforms, including gallery website, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Familiarity with Google Analytics, and best practices for SEO a plus.

Book Sales

  • Managing the purchase and sale of artist publications

Gallery Management

  • General physical plant needs; packing and unpacking artworks; interfacing with art handling companies and related vendors as needed; order and stock office and gallery supplies as needed.


  • Assist senior staff in the production and installation of exhibitions at the gallery


  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 years related work experience

  • Previous experience at a gallery, museum, auction house, or art advisory firm required

  • Excellent communication, time management, and organizational skills across environments where discretion is necessary

  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, and Acrobat

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Word + Excel

  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and MailChimp preferred. Experience with Exhibit-E website backend a plus

  • Familiarity with database products including ArtLogic and ArtBase

  • Ability to properly pack and prepare small artworks for shipping

  • Wide and employable knowledge of modern and contemporary artists

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to

Posted on June 8