The art of the perfect fit

Gallery Assistant, Private Dealer

Posted: 17.10.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: £35,000 - £40,000
Location: West London UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

On behalf of an established Art Dealer we are looking for a full-time Gallery Assistant to work in an all round role supporting the activities of the dealership. The role is varied and duties will include:

Office Administration / Secretarial

  • Maintaining and running the office’s general administration
  • Maintaining the existing filing system and database
  • Basic bookkeeping and working with accountant
  • A good knowledge of art shipping is required (shipping procedures, export licence, CITES, Ivory certificate, etc

Gallery Work

  • Confident in being able to hang a painting and prepare frames for display
  • A good visual eye detail, previous experience in handling artworks
  • Working with graphic designer on publications
  • Working with scholars on research

IT requirements

  • A very confident It user, proficient in the following applications: Microsoft Office and Photoshop, previous experience with ArtScene would be useful but not essential.

PA to the Owner

  • Some PA work required (travel arrangements, hotel bookings etc.)

Key skills required:

  • Some prior experience working in gallery type environment would be preferable
  • A general knowledge of various areas of art required
  • Being extremely accurate, efficient and meticulous
  • Careful and used to handling fragile works on paper and textiles
  • Comfortable dealing with collectors, curators, scholars, restorers, photographers, shippers etc.
  • Self-motivated and happy to work on their own
  • Trustworthy, mature, responsible, and extremely discreet
  • Good communicator

Working hours

9.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday

The job requires the applicant to work at least 4 days in West London, with the option of working from home on one day


28 days (which includes bank holidays)


£35k-£40k depending on experience


Pension after probation period

Performance related bonus