D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Assistant/ Business Development, Arts Organisation


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Contract
Pay: £23 - 25k DOE
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Contract, Freelance
Job description:

A small arts organisation in South London is looking for an Assistant/ Business Development person to join them.

This is a really exciting opportunity to meaningfully contribute to a fast-growing arts organisation at a crucial stage in its development. This multifaceted freelance role is ideal for a creative and proactive individual who thrives on results and delivering ambitious projects to the highest possible standard.

This is a freelance, fixed term contract, based on 6 months initially with the potential to extend this. 

Person Specification:


  • Educated to at least BA
  • Proven experience in contemporary art industry (ideally gallery, advisory/consultancy auction house, artist studio).
  • Excellent written and verbal
  • Excellent administrative


  • Experience working directly with artists and
  • Existing contacts within art
  • Ability to work in In-Design or similar

Responsibilities include:

Business Development

  • Sales support including; responding to email + social media enquiries, designing bespoke catalogues and sales
  • Prospective client research and contact list building in targeted sectors including Museums + Private Collections/Foundations and Interior Designers + Property Developers
  • Generating artist opportunities and sales leads through introductory emails and client outreach.

Digital Marketing

  • Management, maintenance and content production for the website
  • Designing and delivering regular and targeted newsletters and sales campaigns and event invitations.
  • Developing Instagram following by scheduling regular and targeted visual content


  • Supporting the Director at meetings, exhibitions, fairs and events
  • Artist Liaison
  • Artist Research.


  • Coordinating the shipping and installation of artworks from artists studios to exhibitions, fairs and clients
  • Maintaining an up to date inventory of artists available
  • Overseeing consignment agreements
  • Creating and submitting invoices and certificates of authenticity for sold works
  • Management and maintenance of contact