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Senior Registrar, Contemporary Gallery, Mayfair

Posted: 12.09.2023
Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

We are looking for an experienced Registrar to join the team at a Contemporary Gallery in Mayfair.

This role is suited to someone who enjoys working in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Being part of a small team means the responsibilities are varied so candidates need to have a degree of flexibility and be able to work proactively. Previous Fine Art Shipping Experience is essential.

Gallery based, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

The responsibilities will evolve with time, but in the first instance will focus on the following tasks:

  • Main point of contact for all shipping across three locations Milan, Stockholm and London
  • Good working knowledge of customs procedures
  • Organising artwork shipments/works on TA/framing/installation with clients and at the gallery
  • Dealing with import/ export queries
  • Inventory Management
  • Managing TA Account held with the Fine Art Shipping Company
  • Insurance and condition reports
  • Liaising with 3rd parties such as shipping companies, framers and other suppliers
  • Liaising with clients and Artist Studios
  • Working with Gallery Director on preparation for exhibitions
  • Maintaining and updating all databases (clients, inventory) and the website
  • Filing condition reports, certificates of authenticity and images

Candidate requirements:

  • Previous shipping experience in a Fine Art Shipping Company, Auction House or Gallery
  • Good understanding of customs procedures, TA Import / Export formalities
  • Strong and efficient administrator, able to work from own initiative, self sufficient
  • Flexible mind set and willing to do “ whatever the day brings”
  • Good attention to detail, highly organised, thinks ahead
  • Team player and strong communicator