Julia was previously Managing Director of Drummond Read Recruitment, where she quickly built up a loyal client base amongst Dealers, Auction Houses and Commercial Galleries. She has more than 20 years’ experience overseeing recruitment businesses in niche markets, and has held several senior positions, including CEO at Recruitment Solutions Group.
Julia's experience covers recruitment for permanent, contract and international positions in the UK, Europe, USA and Australasia.
Over a ten-year period, Nina worked in various roles for commercial galleries, a major museum, an art fair, and a fine art shipping company. Then she turned her attentions to the recruitment industry. In 2010, she set up the art division of SCJ Consulting, before launching Art//Work Recruitment, which was devoted to recruitment and head hunting for the art world.
This broad, varied experience gives Nina a deep understanding of the industry and the jobs that make the wheels go round.
Vania joined the team as a business developer and database administrator, becoming a consultant in 2015. Previously, she had worked at various national museums, commercial art galleries, and fine art shipping companies.
Originally from Italy, where she gained her BA in Arts Administration, Vania moved to London in 2010 to complete postgraduate Art History degrees at Goldsmiths and UCL. Vania is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
Vania is now managing junior and mid-level searches, as well as assisting with other placements.
Kate has over 10 years of experience working for a leading fine art shipping company, coordinating shipping and logistics for art fairs, contemporary galleries and national museum exhibitions.
Previously Kate has worked for a blue chip contemporary gallery and as Fair Manager for one of the most successful and internationally recognised art fairs.
Kate’s focus at D.R.A.W Recruitment is on art shipping, registrarial and art fair roles, both in the UK and internationally.
Maria has worked within Human Resources for nearly twenty years. She started her career working within HR in the the financial services industry and then moved to work for a variety of fast growing SME organisations in Head of HR roles. She has a breadth of experience within strategic HR, employment law, performance management, reward and development.
Maria looks after our clients with all their HR needs; from drafting contracts for new hires and providing HR handbooks,to advising clients about legal obligations within the work environment. She helps to simplify HR and protect businesses.
When not working with DRAW, Maria works as a HR Consultant for small businesses and volunteers within schools to support children with career choices as an Enterprise Advisor.
Having worked in the international art world for over 20 years, Lisa has gained a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the industry and now seeks to utilise her skills and experience at D.R.A.W Recruitment.
After being Managing Director of an international gallery in Berlin for more than eight years, Lisa undertook advanced training in strategic personnel management and mediation to broaden her expertise in the art business.
Lisa will focus on developing D.R.A.W Recruitment’s services for Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
I have been using the services of Art//Work Recruitment for the past 3 years. In this time Nina Langford has assisted us in effectively placing excellent staff within our galleries. Nina has always presented me with quality candidates, been very professional and most importantly been discreet and sensitive to our requirements. I would highly recommend Art//Work Recruitment to any company looking for quality staff."Robert Holzberger, Director of Operations, Victoria Miro Gallery
Nina has sourced a number of excellent candidates for us over the past three years. Her first hand experience of the commercial art world coupled with a intuitive yet rigorous approach means she consistently presents shortlists of the highest calibre. I would recommend her services to any organisation wishing to build a great team."Cassie Vaughan, Director of Operations, Timothy Taylor
With her art world background Nina quickly understands our specific requirements when undertaking a recruitment project and provides valuable input into defining the candidate profile. From working together she has gained a good feel for the culture of the organisation and consequently the quality of the CVs we receive is a close match to our needs which leads to an efficient and streamlined process. She is thorough in her approach, always available and keeps in touch after successful candidates have been appointed. I have no hesitation to recommend her to other organisations."Tim Jones, Director of Finance and Administration, Hauser & Wirth
We have used a number of recruitment consultants specialised in the art world before but have only ever been totally satisfied with the services of Drummond Read. Julia’s understanding of our needs was obvious from the start and her care and attention during the process of recruitment was very reassuring."Stuart Lochead, Managing Director, Daniel Katz Ltd
I contacted D.R.A.W because I needed very specialist advice on an important clock collection which involved clocks by the premier names of English clock making. At the time I was on holiday but by the time I returned, D.R.A.W had organised a specialist with many years’ experience who catalogued the collection to a tight deadline, with condition reports and invaluable advice on cases, movements and makers. The whole process was made easy by D.R.A.W. and was excellent value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend them."Jeremy Lamond, Director, Halls Fine Art Auctioneers
We had been looking for a General Valuer for some time and had been unsuccessful in finding the right candidate through traditional advertising. Drummond Read understood the brief and Julia tackled this tricky search with determination. Drummond Read presented us with some excellent candidates, which resulted in a key appointment for our business earlier this year. Julia has also helped us find a Toys and Collectables Specialist and a Pictures Cataloguer"Jeremy Pattison, Managing Director Auctioneer and Furniture Specialist, Tennants Auctioneers