Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator - Art

Job Title: Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator - Art
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £35000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH58652_1495117747
Contact Name: Aoife O'Reilly
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 18, 2017 15:29

Job Description

Collection and Exhibitions Coordinator - Art Gallery and Collection

Salary Negotiable Dependent on Experience

Handle recruitment is working with an Art Gallery and Collection to find a Collection and Exhibitions Coordinator to join the small, developing team at their gallery.

Reporting to the Head of Collection, this role will play a crucial role in coordinating the diverse art collection and gallery exhibitions.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Scheduling, organise and oversee gallery installation photography in line with exhibition deadlines.
  • Monitoring and track commissioned work fabrication budgets
  • Researching upcoming auctions related to the collection
  • Compiling sales lists including purchase details and insurance values
  • Managing all aspects of incoming loans for exhibitions, acting as the main point of contact for a variety of external lenders
  • Proofing exhibition materials and catalogues
  • Coordinating special events around exhibitions

The Ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong proven experience in a gallery or art collection environment
  • A methodical nature and impeccable attention to detail
  • The ability to work on a wide range of projects often to tight deadlines and on a continually developing exhibition programme
  • Previous experience of overseeing events, loans, publications and external communications within a gallery environment
  • Excellent project management, communication and organisational skills
  • Exposure to budgeting and costings
  • Proven copywriting/copyediting experience
  • Discretion, flexibility and an enthusiastic approach is a must
  • Auction bidding experience is very advantageous

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a truly varied role liaising with a broad range of contacts at a high level including artists, press and galleries.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.