The art of the perfect fit

Assistant to Senior Partner, International Gallery

Posted: 26.10.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

Our client, a blue chip, international gallery seeks a full-time Assistant to Senior Partner for immediate hire at its London gallery.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support Senior Partner with roster of artists:

  • Assist with general management of artists’ studios and estates, with exhibitions, requests, press, image requests, general studio requests, events, appraisals and artist care.
  •  Support with artist management, as well as gallery exhibitions globally.

Providing broad sales support to Senior Partner:

  • Help create sales offers, coordinate and prepare for client viewings.
  • Conducting post-sale tasks including invoicing and coordination of shipping.
  • Preparing consignment agreements and insurance appraisals.

Provide all administrative support including:

  • Daily management of Senior Partner’s calendar, agendas, to-do list and help set daily priorities and goals.
  • Prepare travel arrangements, itineraries, appointments and expenses.
  • Liaise frequently with multiple departments within the gallery including: Research, Client Development, Digital, Marketing and Registration to oversee projects that include creating exhibition and art fair booth models, gallery exhibition checklists, online viewing rooms, sales previews, press packets, among others.

Person Specification:

  • The ideal candidate has at least three years of related experience or equivalent.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and communication skills, the ability to time manage, multitask and meet deadlines, and work with multiple teams.
  • Proficiency in other languages is an added value, but not essential.
  •  This position will involve contact with artists, their studios, curators and clients, therefore discretion and poise are essential.

Position hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am to 6pm. Candidate will occasionally need to work additional hours for openings and events.