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.
Lisa has been working in the international art world for almost 20 years. As a Managing Director for an international art gallery in Berlin for more than 8 years, she gained comprehensive knowledge of the complex aspects of running and setting up a gallery space. Lisa had the great pleasure of working closely with some of the most exciting artists and liaising with museums and private collections worldwide. As Lisa started to pursue a keen interest in developing people and businesses, she broadened her expertise and completed an advanced academic training in strategic personnel management to focus on the principal and operational aspects of the art business. Joining D.R.A.W Recruitment as a General Manager in 2018, a market-leading Recruitment Agency specialising in Art Jobs. Lisa is working on developing the business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Emma has recently completed her MA in the Art Market and History of Collecting and supports the D.R.A.W team in her role as administrator. Previously, Emma worked at the Royal Academy of Arts and had completed various intern and volunteering positions within the arts.
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
Even though we just started working with D.R.A.W. we could not be more pleased with the level of professionalism and discretion of their service. Lisa Bosse is especially well connected and has a great eye for committed and professional people, which are hard to find these days. We are very grateful for her good work and especially for our new supporting team members."Esther Schipper, Esther Schipper Gallery
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
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
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