The art of the perfect fit

Registrar, Mayfair Gallery

Posted: 08.09.2022
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for an experienced Registrar for a gallery in Mayfair that specialises in Ancient and Medieval Art.

Key responsibilities:

  • Managing stock inventory, ensuring records are maintained and updated efficiently and accurately, including management of website database.
  • Managing all incoming and outgoing shipments of works of art, locally and internationally.
  • Liaising with customers and vendors post-purchase and post-sale
  • Managing and maintaining our Temporary Admission account with HMRC
  • Dealing with VAT under the auctioneers and art dealers margin scheme and TA and ensuring that appropriate records are retained to support the VAT returns
  • Providing administrative and office support and helping to coordinate and assist a team of six people in one of London’s leading galleries


  • Proven experience in a commercial gallery or auction house essential
  • Strong knowledge of current customs procedures, temporary admissions and export licencing, both for the UK and in the context of its relationship with Europe post-Brexit
  • Computer literate with good working knowledge of art and client databases and website content management systems
  • Understanding of the VAT margin scheme and financially aware
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively and independently
  • Demonstrable interest in Medieval Art desirable