D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Communications and Marketing Manager, Contemporary Gallery


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: Paris, France
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

A contemporary gallery in Paris seeks a Communications and Marketing Manager to join its global marketing department.

The ideal candidate will have considerable related experience in public relations and marketing. Superior communication skills, the ability to work independently, manage time and meet deadlines, and the ability to work with multiple teams is required.

Marketing & Communications:

  • Plan and implement strategic press campaigns for the Paris gallery in a wide range of top local, national, and European media, including print, online, TV and radio for the Paris gallery shows and selected 3rd-party museum shows
  • Maintain and cultivate media relationships for the gallery via meetings at media outlet offices, lunches, gallery tours
  • Point person for day-to-day media requests pertaining to the Paris gallery
  • Work with the Research team on Paris press releases
  • Inform staff and gallery artists of key published media placements in real-time
  • Liaise with European museum press offices & PR agencies for third party exhibition assets
  • Manage the press and communications intern

Private Client Events

Manage and coordinate A-to-Z logistics for 6-10 Paris and European-based private events annually which includes but is not limited to:

  • Scout and secure venues for dinners and parties in Paris and throughout Europe
  • Support European institutional events on behalf of the gallery and its artists, as needed
  • Work with global Events Teams and Sales Teams to manage guest lists, invites, RSVP’s, seating charts; manage outreach and RSVP management for lead private events
  • Serve as primary liaison to vendors, secure and negotiate budgets, contracts, menu selection, day of logistics, etc
  • Work with Marketing team on the budgets, negotiating fees, PO approvals, and invoice processing
  • Partner with Marketing/Design team on invitations, additional staffing support as needed; Partner with Gallery management to coordinate car/transportation
  • Be present on-site to manage on-the-ground logistics throughout duration of events; support private additional events as needed

Public & Gallery-Related Events

Manage and oversee the A-to-Z logistics of public events held at the gallery:

  • Lead all on-site logistics for Press, Public, and other Gallery-Related events; Coordinate with Gallery team for staffing, logistics, run of show, resources, etc
  • Manage the Paris events calendar and operations
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing & Client Dev/Sales team to curate guest list for Public & Semi-public Gallery events; manage outreach and RSVP management for select events
  • Partner closely with Global Events team to ensure all private events adhere to best practices and gallery standards/protocol


  • Fluency in French, and English required
  • BA or Masters degree in Art History or Communications preferred
  • 6 + years of related experience in a gallery, museum, art institution, luxury house, or PR agency
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop