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Gallery Assistant - Art

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: office support
  • Type: office-based
  • Contact: Jordan Luff
  • Contact Email: jordan.luff@handle.co.uk
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH110041

Are you passionate about art and skilled in managing the operations of a vibrant and forward-thinking gallery?

This role is ideal for recent graduates who are passionate about art and looking to start their careers in the art and cultural sector. The successful candidate will be crucial in supporting gallery operations, assisting with exhibitions, and providing exceptional service to our visitors and artists.

Based out of the gallery 5 days a week, the Gallery Assistant will primarily support with admin relating to the artwork and day-day admin of the gallery, including preparing for exhibitions, inputting data to internal management systems and maintaining them, putting together inventory lists and presentations, and reporting artist resale rights. You will need to show flexibility and be capable of dealing with who or what comes through the door, so someone who is confident and who can think on their feet is key.

Roles and Responsibilities:


* Assist in setting up and taking down exhibitions.
* Offer administrative support to the gallery staff.
* Manage visitor inquiries and provide knowledgeable responses regarding exhibitions.
* Assist in managing gallery operations, including inventory, sales, and customer relations.
* Contribute to the development and execution of marketing strategies to promote exhibitions and events.
* Maintain the appearance and organisation of the gallery.
* Participate in organising and hosting gallery events and openings.

The ideal candidate will have:


* Strong interest in contemporary art.
* Friendly and professional demeanour - ability to engage with people, respond to their needs and be a brilliant communicator.
* Outstanding time management and organisation skills with exceptional attention to detail.
* Experience working on social media, marketing content would be advantageous.
* Strong interest in contemporary art.
* Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with database management.
* Previous experience in a gallery or museum is a plus but not required.

The role will be varied, sometimes working independently, sometimes managing a busy day of appointments, working with the sales team or supporting our marketing team with content and ideas. You will need to be able to work flexibly around meetings and events that run on into the evening.

This is a full time, permanent position offering a competitive salary, progression opportunities and great benefits. Please note before applying, this role is based 5 days in the office.

To be part of this dynamic team within a thriving industry please apply today! If you have any questions, please do pop me an email:

jordan.luff@handle.co.uk

Handle actively welcomes applicants from under-represented backgrounds - we pride ourselves on attracting the best talent for every opportunity through a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.