As the second edition of Paris+ au Art Basel has drawn to a close, and the doors of Paris Photo 2023 opening, this month we are shining our spotlight on Paris. Recent gallery openings including Modern Art and Hauser & Wirth highlight a clear shift in focus to Paris. Alongside Paris+, Asia Now…
Since Christmas it really has been a case of heads down and all hands on deck at DRAW. Despite the difficulties we have all faced in the last few years it has been so encouraging to see many of our clients posting record years and using this as a springboard to make positive changes to their organisations as we slowly leave the pandemic behind. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to play a small part in helping our clients achieve their goals and we have been quietly working hard to do our best to deliver the perfect fit for each search. You may have noticed that this has made us a bit quieter on social media…
Over the past 6 months we have found more than 100 candidates’ new jobs and have placed people in the UK, France, Germany and the USA. As well as serving regular clients, we have also welcomed new clients across the board from Galleries, Auction Houses, Artists’ Studios, E-Commerce and Digital organisations, Art Shippers, Art Fairs, PR & Communications Agencies, Dealers and Museums. We even worked with UK Parliament to recruit a Collections Advisory Group for the parliamentary collections.
Job roles have varied from Director level all the way down to positions for recent graduates. It has been encouraging in the New Year to see an increase in Junior and entry level roles, particularly when there are so many talented graduates that have struggled with getting a foot in the door due to Covid.
To make sure we can deliver the best possible short list for every job the team at DRAW have been meeting as many new candidates as possible. We like to see the people behind the CV, so we can work out the best personality fit as well as match skills. This also helps us find the diamonds in the rough, the ones whose CVs don’t necessarily do them justice. The transition from meeting in person to meeting via zoom took a bit of adjustment. Whilst this does have its advantages, such as greater flexibility for our candidates who may be trying to arrange a catch up around work hours, we are aiming to transition back to a mix of IRL and online meetings soon.
Here at DRAW, it is probably fair to say we limped out of the first lockdown with our small team on furlough and the future looking uncertain. We are so pleased to be back, working full steam ahead and have recently welcomed two new team members Rob and Lesley.
Thank you to all our clients and candidates for taking us with you into the next chapter.
Notes from DRAW · 02.03.2022