Job Title: Assistant to Gallery Owner
Job Type: Internship
Job Location: Tribeca/Chinatown, NYC
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to ﬁll the position of Assistant to Gallery Owner. The successful candidate will work closely with the Gallery Owner to support the day-to-day operations of the gallery. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience in the art world and an opportunity to learn about various aspects of the gallery business.
- Assist with exhibition planning and coordination. This may include helping to organize exhibitions, preparing exhibition materials, and managing the gallery’s calendar of events.
- Provide administrative support. This may include maintaining the gallery’s physical space and equipment, responding to emails, maintaining ﬁles, and updating databases.
- Assist with social media management and content creation
- Greet and interact with gallery visitors, providing information about the artwork and artists.
- Support sales eﬀorts by engaging with potential buyers, providing information about pricing, and facilitating sales transactions.
- Assist with the creation and maintenance of digital and physical records of artwork inventory, sales, and customer information.
- Conduct research on artists, artwork, and industry information to support the gallery’s programming and marketing eﬀorts.
- Attend meetings, exhibitions, art fairs, and other events as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree in Art History, Fine Arts, Arts Management, or a related ﬁeld is preferred.
- Strong passion for the arts and a keen interest in contemporary art and the art market.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to maintain accurate records.
- Proﬁcient in using Microsoft Oﬃce Suite, design-related skills and familiar with email marketing platform.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to work eﬀectively both independently and as part of a team.
- Prior experience in a gallery, museum, or arts-related organization is a plus.
- Fluent in both English and Chinese language is an advantage.
- Availability to work ﬂexible hours, including some weekends and evenings.
This is a 6-month internship with the potential to be extended up to one year, and the possibility of being oﬀered a staﬀ position at the gallery. This internship requires a commitment of 2-3 days per week. The starting day is ﬂexible and will be discussed accordingly. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about the art and gallery business, has a strong work ethic, and is eager to grow with the gallery. We provide compensation for meals and commuting expenses incurred during working hours. We understand the importance of supporting interns in their learning experiences and aim to provide a unique and valuable internship opportunity.
How to apply
To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and any relevant portfolio or writing samples in ONE PDF file, demonstrating your interest and qualiﬁcations for the position. The file should be labeled with your full name and submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line of your email, please include “Assistant to Gallery Owner – Your Name”.
Additionally, the gallery accepts applications on an ongoing basis for its regular 3-month internship program that qualifies for school credit. The internship requires a commitment of 1-2 days per week, during which the intern will provide support for gallery operations. The intern will have the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest, such as content creation and marketing, exhibitions and events, research and archiving, business development, or management and operation. Please follow the instruction above to apply, and include “Gallery Assistant – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
We thank all applicants for their interest in the position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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