D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Researcher, Contemporary Art Gallery


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

An internationally renowned contemporary gallery is looking for a Researcher to join their team.

The role will include, but is not be limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • In-depth research on both individual works of art as well as specific artists, summarising findings in written reports
  • Research and document provenance, exhibitions, and literature histories for secondary market art works
  • Writing short academic texts on works of art or exhibitions
  • Price analysis and general art market research
  • Liaising with auction houses
  • Monitoring the secondary market activities of specific artists and disseminating relevant auction information to key parties
  • Preparing offers and sales documentation

The successful candidate will have a mixture of the following attributes:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to articulate views clearly and confidently
  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Familiarity with the art market
  • Proven track record of working under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and communicate with a range of staff at all levels
  • Ability to work both independently and part of a team
  • Proven computer skills in most MS Office and Adobe CS applications, and experience using collection management databases
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (especially German) would be a bonus

Candidates should have a Masters degree in Art History. Considerable relevant experience is required, preferably in a gallery or auction house. A demonstrated ability to write contextual texts, as well as experience researching artworks is a must. This role will work closely with the Head of Research.