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New York, NY

Gallery Assistant (Chelsea)

Gagosian is hiring a full-time Gallery Assistant to join its New York City Chelsea team. 

Gagosian seeks a polished, energetic Gallery Assistant, with knowledge and passion for the arts, to work with the public in an administrative capacity. The ideal candidate is friendly yet professional, maintains composure under pressure, has excellent judgment and ability to prioritize, possess sound organizational, research and writing skills with a keen attention to detail, the ability to work responsively and with discretion, and have a great memory for faces, and must have outstanding phone manner.

The position schedule is Tuesday–Saturday, with additional hours for openings and events.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following
– Manage and upkeep the gallery database.
– Manage incoming and outgoing phone calls in a bright and professional manner.
–Oversee day to day operations and projects of interns.
–Provide administrative support to sales staff.
–Prepare overnight shipments and messenger deliveries, book reservations for appointments, order supplies, etc.
–Learn faces and names of those within the industry.
–Interact with gallery employees, interns, and clients at all levels.
–Create and order signage for all gallery spaces.
–Manage travel bookings for sales staff.
–Assist staff with ad hoc projects as requested. 

Qualifications and requirements
– BA in Studio Art, Art History, Arts Administration or equivalent experience.
– Minimum of 1 year of relevant field experience, including internships.
– An active knowledge of, and passion for, modern and contemporary art, its discourse and its institutions.
– Proficiency in PC and Mac, Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Word, as well as Adobe Photoshop, Sketchup, and Google Suite.
– Research experience preferred.
– Experience working with Concur preferred.
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills, time-management and organization.
– Ability to work a flexible schedule and additional hours as needed for client viewings, openings and events.

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular position.

Compensation
Salary commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package.

Application Instructions
Please send resume and cover letter to careers@gagosian.com with “Gallery Assistant (Chelsea)” in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunities.

Employee health and safety is of the utmost importance and as such Gagosian is committed to adhering to New York State Department of Health COVID safety guidelines.