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Major Gifts Officer, NYC

 

We are seeking to fill a Major Gifts Officer position for our NYC museum client. Capital campaign experience is essential with the ability and resources to attract, cultivate and secure gifts in excess of $1million. Please send resume and an outline of accomplishments in confidence to Geri Thomas, President of Thomas & Associates, Inc., at gthomas@artstaffing.com by July 15, 2014.

Posted on 5/22/2014

Exhibitions Director, Art Gallery, New York

 

For our world-renowned art gallery client we are seeking an Exhibitions Director. The successful candidate will assist the gallery owner and other directors with all aspects of the exhibitions program including logistics, curatorial decisions, installation design, scheduling, research, catalogue content and archival work. Duties include: design, coordinate and oversee exhibitions; assist with registrarial functions; manage archives and databases; produce catalogue entries and essays; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in exhibitions management at a major art gallery, museum, private or corporate collection with a strong focus on 20th Century American and European Art and excellent writing, research and project management skills. BA in Art History required; MA preferred. An excellent position for a flexible, team-oriented professional. Salary DOE and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com by July 15th, 2014.

Posted on 7/2/2014

Media Relations Director, Arts & Culture Public Relations Firm, New York

 

For our Arts & Culture PR and Specialized Events Firm client we are seeking a Media Relations Director. The successful applicant will report directly to the owner and will provide leadership and strategic direction for growing team. Duties include executing media relations campaigns and customized, high-profile events; pitching features, review and news stories to newspapers, magazines and online and broadcast media; oversee support staff to write, edit and proofread media releases and related materials; grow relationships on behalf of the business; other duties as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have at least 6 years' experience in arts & culture PR and communications with PR agency experience preferred; a proven record of results with print, broadcast and media coverage; in-depth knowledge of media and developed contact list of key editors, writers and producers; and excellent communications, writing and organizational skills. Strong technical skills including Microsoft, Photoshop, PowerPoint, MAC and experience with HTML templates are required; ability to travel and knowledge of social media marketing are essential. An exciting position for an ambitious, independent, hard-working self-starter to join a growing team with a prestigious client list. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com, by July 15, 2014.

Posted on 6/17/2014

Specialist, Traditional Asian Art, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking an Asian Art Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for traditional Asian Art. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of Asian Art; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international Asian Art market with, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Highly competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 6/11/2014

Controller, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our internationally renowned Contemporary Art gallery client we are seeking a Controller. The successful applicant will oversee all aspects of bookkeeping and accounting functions, including account receivable & payable; journal entries and general ledger; prepare and review invoices, financial statements and special reports; prepare annual and monthly budgets; liaise with accountants and bankers as necessary; manage payroll; track artist income; make deposits and manage wire transfers; manage expenses; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in a controller role with a major art gallery or auction house, familiarity with perpetual inventory and foreign currencies, and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, QuickBooks, Artbase and FileMaker Pro. BA required; excellent organizational, time and project management and communication skills essential. An excellent opportunity for a proactive, independent, upbeat professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment. Salary to 90K DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 6/11/2014

Senior Art Handler & Preparator, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our internationally renowned contemporary art gallery client we are seeking a Senior Art Handler & Preparator. The successful applicant will handle all aspects of art handling for the gallery and a satellite location, including installation and deinstallation, exhibition logistics and planning, lighting, wall and building maintenance, overseeing part-time and temp art handlers, assisting sales staff with display of work for viewings, other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience as an art handler/preparator with a major art gallery or auction house and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills. Art Fair and off-site experience a plus. BA in Art History or equivalent required; the ability to take direction, problem-solve and liaise with staff, vendors and clients is essential. An excellent position for a dedicated, deadline-oriented and highly professional team-player. Salary to 60K DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/28/2014

Associate Registrar & Art Handler, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned Art Gallery client we are seeking an Associate Registrar & Art Handler. The successful applicant will oversee and manage registrarial and installation duties, national and international shipping; maintain databases; assist with condition reports and archival photography; maintain a satellite viewing space and assist with all viewings at that location; oversee and assist with all shipping, packing and installation for gallery shows; oversee building maintenance; liaise with gallery staff, vendors and shipping agents; provide top-level client support for viewings and at art fairs; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience as a registrar with a major art gallery or auction house, familiarity with the latest services, methods and installation, packing and registration practices; experience with customs; experience overseeing and assisting part-time art handlers and other staff; and flexibility regarding evening hours. Outstanding interpersonal skills, past experience handling high-value and fragile works and the ability to work with a diverse range of personalities in a fast-paced high pressure environment are a must. Professional presentation and demeanor, BA in art history or equivalent, US passport and driver's license and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, priority-driven, forward-thinking and team-oriented professional. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/23/2014

Specialist, Contemporary Art, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Contemporary Art Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for Contemporary Art. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of Contemporary Art; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international art market with a focus on Contemporary Art, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Highly competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/22/2014

Specialist, Design, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Design Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for design. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of design; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international design market with a focus on 20th Century Design, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or design gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/15/2014

Specialist, Jewelry, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Jewelry Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for jewelry. Duties include: source property for sale; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of jewelry; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international jewelry market, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline and a Gemologist degree; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or jeweler's gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/8/2014

Head Registrar, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned New York City art gallery client we are seeking a Head Registrar. The successful candidate will with work three full-time registrars and all temporary art handlers, vendors and consultants. Duties include: oversee temporary and permanent staff; streamline and enhance procedures, methods, databases and related technologies; keep abreast of new developments in best practices; oversee databases and related projects; oversee all installations and de-installations at gallery locations, art fairs and off-site events and exhibitions; oversee national and international shipping, packing, insurance and long and short-term on and off-site storage; oversee loan and consignment schedules; liaise with artists, clients and staff; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years' experience as a registrar or collections manager at a major gallery or auction house, familiarity will all aspects of registrarial duties, the ability to participate in installations and projects on an as-needed basis and excellent managerial, communications, organizational and time-management skills. Flexibility, dedication and a hands-on approach are essential. BA in Art History or equivalent required. An excellent opportunity for a committed and team-oriented professional. Salary to 70K DOE and excellent benefits. Send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/2/2014

Director of Development, Arts & Culture Non-profit, New York City

 

For our distinguished non-profit arts & culture client we are seeking a Director of Development. The successful candidate will create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, including major gifts, special events, corporate donations, grant solicitation, planned giving and in-kind resources. Duties include: collaborate with the board of Directors to create, implement, monitor and evaluate a comprehensive development plan; establish policies and procedures; monitor trends and adapt applicable strategies; oversee and execute planning of special events; identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for fundraising; develop and manage timelines; develop and track proposals and reports; assist with management of databases and mailing lists; coordinate in-kind donations; engage and manage volunteers for projects; supervise Development Coordinator; monitor expenses and analyze budget reports; develop a comprehensive communications plan to promote the organization; coordinate related marketing efforts; participate in community outreach; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have a minimum of 5 years' development experience with an arts & culture organization with demonstrated success in fundraising, strategic planning and management and excellent communications, networking and presentation skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred. Knowledge of fundraising software, including Filemaker Pro and Salesforce is essential. An excellent opportunity for an energetic, enthusiastic and forward-thinking professional with the ability to perform a multifaceted role in a fast-paced environment. Excellent salary and benefits. Please send resume along with detailed cover letter and the contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 4/15/2014

Specialist, Watches, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Watches Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for watches. Duties include: source property for sale with a focus on vintage watches; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of timepieces; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international watches market, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or timepiece salesroom with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 4/10/2014

Temp Registrar (six-month period), Art Museum, New York City

 

For our world-renowned New York City art museum client we are seeking a Registrar to work a six month period beginning in Mid-April. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will manage all aspects of registrarial work for site-specific, visiting and permanent collection exhibitions. Duties include: coordinate all transport, packing and unpacking and condition reports; manage exhibition contracts, agreements and insurance; liaise with curatorial staff to assist with completing a comprehensive review of collection databases., conservation needs, fiscal records and collections management issues; oversee on and off-site storage; manage and process all gifts, donations and new purchases; create catalogues, objects files, visual records and related policies and procedures; research new methods, vendors and systems; oversee all reproduction and copyright issues; update provenance, historical data and press as applicable; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have 5 years' experience as a registrar with a major art museum, and excellent communications, organizational and time-management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required. An excellent opportunity for a dedicated professional with significant collections management experience. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 4/8/2014

Development Manager of Individual and Institutional Giving, New York

 

For our distinguished and rapidly expanding New York-based non-profit client we are seeking a Development Manager of Individual and Institutional Giving. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and overseeing the organization's individual and grant portfolios and growing and strengthening the organization's funding capacity and resources. The position is assisted by the Development and Outreach Coordinator and reports directly to the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The successful candidate will develop and manage the grant portfolio, including programs, exhibitions and special project funding requests; plan and manage individual giving campaigns; manage fundraising events including cultivation events and programs for young patrons; assist the Development Manager with events and fundraising initiatives; cultivate strategic relationships and partnerships with Board members, prospective donors, government agencies; liaise with Board to achieve fundraising goals; attend and represent the organization at networking, community and other public events; serve as a point person for the Development Committee; other duties as required. The idea candidate will have a proven track record in development and at least 3-5 years' experience with an organization with a focus on architecture, art or design education. BA in art history or equivalent, excellent financial management skills and strong computer skills, including Quickbooks, Filemaker and Salesforce, are required. Superb organizational, staff management and communications skills are essential. An excellent opportunity for a self-confident and dynamic professional who is flexible, diplomatic and excellent with interpersonal relationships. Some weekends and evenings are required. Salary DOE and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least 3 references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 3/11/2014

Gallery Assistant, Image Database & Photoshop Expertise, New York City

 

For our blue-chip New York City gallery we are seeking a Gallery Assistant with excellent image database and Photoshop skills. This is an excellent position for a polished and professional team-player who enjoys being the public face of a prestigious gallery and who can also provide image database and Photoshop support for scanning, color-correcting and preparing images for clients, publications, advertisements, etc. The successful applicant will greet clients and visitors; answer and forward calls; assist with gallery openings and events; maintain mailing lists; update image databases and other files; provide general office and administrative support; and other duties as assigned. The ideal applicant will have at least 3-4 years' experience in a similar role with a gallery or auction house, excellent communications, organizational and phone skills and the ability to respond to and work with a broad range of queries, personalities and co-workers. BA in Art History preferred; strong Photoshop experience, familiarity with ArtBase or equivalent image-based databases and flexibility during auction season and art fairs required. Knowledge and interest in the arts, discretion, highly professional presentation, punctuality and attention to detail are essential. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 2/21/2014

Registrar, Contemporary Art Gallery, New York

 

For our world-renowned contemporary art gallery we are seeking a Registrar. The successful candidate will manage all registrarial duties including maintenance of inventory and all related databases; condition reports and photography of works; national and international shipping; on and off-site storage management; oversee installation and de-installation of exhibitions both in-house and at other locations including national and international art fairs; hire and oversee temporary art handlers and other staff for same; oversee crating, packing and unpacking; work with the controller and accounting staff regarding financial information, reporting and costs; liaise with conservators, framers and other vendors as applicable; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience at a major contemporary art gallery or auction house, detailed knowledge of art databases and superb oral, interpersonal and written communications skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required. Some travel. An excellent opportunity for a mature, team-oriented problem-solver who can act independently. Competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and the contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/28/2014

Executive Assistant to the Owner/Director, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our world-renowned contemporary art gallery client we are seeking an Executive Assistant to the Owner/Director. The successful candidate will support the Owner/Director in all aspects of her professional and personal calendar. Duties include but are not limited to: manage all aspects for the Owner/Director's schedule, including client and other meetings, calls and events; arrange all national and international travel; liaise with gallery and home staff, family and personal contacts; manage all correspondence and calls; interact with clients and guests; provide administrative support; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have 5 -7 years' experience in an Executive Assistant role at a major art gallery, auction house or equivalent, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, knowledge of contemporary art and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional and personal obligations. BA in Art History or equivalent required: knowledge of French strongly preferred. Some travel required; occasional weekends during auction season and for events. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional with a career interest in the role of Executive Assistant and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Highly competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume as a standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/28/2014

Gallery Director, New York City

 

For our renowned contemporary art gallery we are seeking a Gallery Director. The successful applicant will work with the gallery's Founder to create, initiate and manage all aspects of a rapidly growing program, including sourcing and maintaining relationships with private, public and corporate collectors; initiate and close sales; liaise with artists and visit studios; develop the gallery's program and exhibition schedule; assist with PR and communications strategies; participate in all art fairs; represent the gallery at events, panels, museum and gallery openings; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have 5 - 7 years' experience with an art gallery or auction house with a focus on cutting-edge contemporary art, extensive knowledge of international trends and markets and proven history of sales and client development. BA in art history or equivalent and excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required. National and international travel and the ability to work extra hours and weekends as necessary. An excellent opportunity for an energetic, proactive and detail-oriented professional with the ability to participate in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Salary DOE plus commission and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references as standard Word document attachments to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/24/2014

Senior Curator, Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our world-renowned New York City contemporary art gallery client we are seeking a Senior Curator. The successful candidate will work closely with the gallery principals, department heads and directors to position and develop the gallery's profile, reputation and brand in the US and internationally. Duties include but are not limited to developing high-quality exhibitions, programming, catalogue essays, artist histories and other content; work with gallery artists to develop appropriate strategies for their advancement in the media and the market; suggest, evaluate and cultivate prospective artists; work with Sales Directors to develop strategies to place works in major museum, public and private collections; represent the gallery in New York and internationally at openings, panels and other events; serve as a press contact as appropriate; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have 5 - 10 years' experience in a curatorial role at a museum, major non-profit arts organization or major commercial gallery with a focus on international contemporary art; proven national and international relationships with a focus on artists, curators and museum and non-profit directors; a publication history with major academic and critical titles; the ability to train, manage, inspire and engage with staff; and superb communications, organizational, project management and problem-solving skills. BA in Art History or related field required; MA preferred. Some travel required. A unique opportunity for a positive, outgoing, flexible and innovative professional who enjoys developing new relationships and contributing to a fast-moving team. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/22/2014

Associate Registrar & Art Handler, Upper East Side Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned Upper East Side Art Gallery client we are seeking an Associate Registrar & Art Handler. The successful applicant will oversee and manage registrarial and installation duties, national and international shipping; maintain databases; assist with condition reports and archival photography; maintain a satellite viewing space and assist with all viewings at that location; oversee and assist with all shipping, packing and installation for gallery shows; oversee building maintenance; liaise with gallery staff, vendors and shipping agents; provide top-level client support for viewings and at art fairs; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience as a registrar with a major art gallery or auction house, familiarity with the latest services, methods and installation, packing and registration practices; experience with customs; experience overseeing and assisting part-time art handlers and other staff; and flexibility regarding evening hours. Outstanding interpersonal skills, past experience handling high-value and fragile works and the ability to work with a diverse range of personalities in a fast-paced high pressure environment are a must. BA in art history or equivalent, US passport and driver's license and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, priority-driven, forward-thinking and team-oriented professional. Competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/16/2014

Postwar and Contemporary Art Specialists, Multiple Positions, New York

 

For our international arts business & auction house client's New York office we are seeking several specialists in Postwar and Contemporary art. Successful candidates will work to source significant property for sale, with a focus on European, American and Asian work from Postwar through Contemporary periods; identify and generate new sources of business; create and develop long-term client relationships; work with marketing, administration and other staff to determine and meet company and client goals. Detailed knowledge of the international art market, a developed client list and strong knowledge of art history are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, business-oriented and strategic thinker with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and negotiating skills. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and the names of three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/13/2014

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JAMAICA CENTER FOR ARTS & LEARNING, NEW YORK

 

For the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, our renowned arts & cultural center client, we are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial Executive Director.

THE ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1972 and recognized as a pioneer in arts-in-education programming, the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is a multidisciplinary urban arts center located in Jamaica, Queens, New York and the most ethnically diverse county in the United States. JCAL's mission is to offer visual, performing and literary arts education to encourage participation in the arts and to contribute to the cultural enrichment of Queens and the wider metropolitan area. Located in an historic building that incorporates a visual arts gallery, a theater and studios for painting, dance, ceramics and recording, the Center has been instrumental in establishing the educational viability of collaborations between schools and community-based organizations nationwide. JCAL has presented such legendary performers as Wynton Marsalis, Eartha Kitt and Dizzy Gillespie; and has exhibited such important artists as Romare Bearden, Isamu Noguchi and Elizabeth Catlett. In 2010, JCAL opened the Jamaica Performing Arts Center (JPAC), a former Dutch Reform Church that has been converted into a 400-seat theater located just a few blocks from JCAL's primary facility.

THE POSITION: The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization and is responsible for the overall leadership, management and fundraising success of JCAL Working with the Board of Directors and senior staff, the Executive Director provides organizational and visionary direction in keeping with JCAL's mission.

Primary areas of responsibility include providing executive leadership in programming, fundraising and development strategies, and sound fiscal management. Emphasis also is placed on developing and maintaining partnerships with the local community, funders, elected officials and trustees.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure a lively, relevant program of exhibitions, events, performances, and arts-in-education programming that responds to and reflects the needs of JCAL's audiences, community and constituents.
  • Lead a team of committed arts professionals; hire, train and motivate staff.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising and development strategy.
  • Expand existing and identify new revenue sources, including earned income opportunities, public/private partnerships and sponsorships.
  • Develop and monitor the organization's annual operating budget.
  • Work with the Finance Committee of the Board and submit all relevant financial and budgetary documents.
  • Supervise ongoing capital projects to successful completion.
  • Monitor compliance, record-keeping and reporting of funder requirements.

CHARACTERISTICS AND REQUIREMENTS:
The ideal applicant will be capable of representing JCAL in the community and possess professional credibility in the arts & culture arena. Demonstrated leadership and management skills and a full appreciation of community-based arts education, exhibition and performing arts centers are essential. Ability to speak publically and with enthusiasm for the goals of JCAL and superb interpersonal and written communication skills are required. A minimum of five years senior management experience in an arts environment and demonstrated success in programming and fundraising initiatives that have had significant impact on an organization are necessary. This position is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, outgoing and goals-oriented professional comfortable with and eager to be part of JACAL and its place in a vibrant and rapidly evolving community. JACAL offers a competitive salary and benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send cover letter, resume and contact information of at least three references to: Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., at gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/23/2013

Furniture Designer

 

For our internationally renowned furniture designer client in New York City we are seeking to fill the position of Furniture Designer. The successful applicant will work closely with the Founder & Designer of the company to develop concepts, designs and production specifications and schedules for unique lines of wood and metal furniture, lighting fixtures and accessories. Duties include but are not limited to: studying, researching and planning various styles of furniture design; finding ways to improve furniture items already manufactured; keeping informed about design trends and developments; selecting suitable materials, which may include wood, metal, plastic and textiles; generating sample designs using computer-aided design (CAD), card models, sketches or hard prototypes; using software packages such as AutoCAD, 3D Max, Sketchup and Photoshop; preparing detailed final designs; liaising with craftsmen or production department staff, such as production managers, marketing staff and design engineers, about the process of construction or manufacture; evaluating issues such as pricing and fixing costs, fashion, purchasing, safety, materials and manufacturing methods and techniques; using various tools to complete projects from raw materials to finished furniture items; organizing plans and schedules with respect to the availability of resources; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will be familiar with all aspects and stages of high-quality furniture design, advanced experience with the latest CAD software, and a proven track record with creating cost-effective, utilitarian and aesthetically successful designs. An excellent position for an inspired, creative and energetic team player with an eye for detail and a vision of the big picture. BA in Studio Art, Design or equivalent (MA preferred); and a minimum of 5 years' experience with a major design firm in a design position are required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume as standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least 3 references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/20/2013

Sales Associate

 

For our internationally renowned furniture designer client we are seeking to fill several sales positions in New York City. The successful applicant will be proactive in selling unique lines of wood and metal furniture, including beds, chairs, tables and lighting fixtures; limited editions and one-of-a-kind pieces. Duties include overseeing all aspects of sales from initial client contact to closing; discussing designs and concepts; developing and maintaining client relations; targeting and growing new clients and markets; maintaining related databases; planning strategic marketing and related initiatives; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have at least 3-5 years' experience in sales at a major design gallery with a proven track record in sales and client development, excellent interpersonal and communications skills and broad knowledge of design and furniture history, trends and markets. The ability to read and understand shop and production drawings and work collaboratively with clients and production staff are essential. BA in design or equivalent required. An excellent opportunity for a goal-oriented, dynamic and entrepreneurial professional. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume as standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least 3 references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/20/2013

Specialist, Modern & Contemporary Art, Auction House, New York

 

For our celebrated international auction house client's New York office we are seeking a Specialist in Modern & Contemporary Art. The successful candidate will source property for sale with a focus on Modern & Contemporary work in all mediums; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business, authenticate and vet all properties consigned; manage existing client accounts and create new target markets; review inquires; proofread catalogues, essays and advertising copy; oversee the development and implementation of two or more auctions annually; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have detailed knowledge of the international art market, a developed client list and strong general knowledge of international contemporary and modern art. BA in Art History or related discipline required with MA preferred; a minimum of 5 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and negotiating skills. An excellent position for a proactive, business-oriented team player and strategic thinker with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com

Posted on 11/26/2013

Communications Director, International Contemporary Art Gallery, New York

 

For our world-renowned New York-based Contemporary Art gallery client we are seeking a Communications Director. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive strategic, content-rich and consistent communications narrative about the gallery, its artists and exhibitions. Reporting to the Gallery Director, the Communications Director will plan, budget, create, execute and measure the effectiveness of the gallery's public relations, press, media and marketing initiatives in order to build and reinforce the gallery's profile and brand to clients, the media and national and international audiences. Duties include providing innovative and strategic ways to position and develop the gallery's brand; developing the communications plan and budget, including analyzing ROI, key growth areas and savings; creating and delivering marketing, branding, press outreach and programming initiatives; creating and maintaining excellent relations with the press, critics and other opinion makers; seeking out unique and high-profile media opportunities; cultivating productive long-term partnerships with institutions, museums, publications, international brands and other organizations and businesses; overseeing Communications and Events staff to produce high quality, well publicized and well attended events and other programming; work closely with Artist Liaisons and Exhibitions teams to generate communications opportunities for three locations; other duties as required.

The ideal applicant will have 5 - 10 years Communications and Press experience with an art gallery, auction house or public relations firm with a focus on Contemporary Art; proven relationships with national and international press and media; the ability to work independently, manage projects, solve problems and manage and motivate staff; broad knowledge of international Contemporary art; and excellent verbal and written communications skills. BA required. An excellent executive-level position for a proactive, innovative and flexible professional with a positive outlook and exacting standards. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least 3 references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/16/2013

Sales Director, New York Gallery, Chelsea

 

For our rapidly-expanding, internationally known New York gallery client we are seeking a Sales Director. The successful applicant will work with the gallery director to develop sales strategies, conduct sales of primary and secondary market work with a focus on primary market, develop and maintain new and existing client relations, manage and update client lists, liaise with 1-2 gallery artists to assist them with scheduling, production issues and client interaction; create, develop and oversee PR and updates to clients and prospective clients, respond to press queries, assist with all aspects of art fair participation, organize and host openings and special events, represent the gallery at other organizational programs, other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years' experience in a gallery or auction house, proven sales record in primary and secondary market work and strong knowledge of contemporary art and the international art market. BA in Art History required: excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. Some travel for art fairs necessary. An excellent opportunity for a dynamic and proactive professional looking to join an expanding team. Please send resume, cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/15/2013

Project Manager, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

 

For our long-term client, the Newark Museum, we are seeking a Project Manager. The position provides institutional support to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with organizational strategy, mission and goals. The successful applicant will lead the planning and implementation of specific projects related to operations; coordinate institutional planning and the budgeting process; liaise with regulatory agencies to ensure compliance; assist the Controller with financial analysis; assisting the COO with Board committee activities; assist in the production of related reports with Museum departments; and maintain legal and business archives to ensure documentation of all policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in a Project Management role with a major museum or cultural non-profit and a strong background in finance with proficiency in word-processing, spreadsheets, research, PowerPoint presentations and database management. BA required: MBA preferred. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential. An exciting opportunity for a team-oriented professional to join one of the nation's top encyclopedic museums. Competitive salary plus comprehensive benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/3/2013

Senior Sales position, New York Art Gallery

 

For our renowned and rapidly-expanding New York contemporary art gallery we are seeking to fill a Senior Sales position. The successful candidate will work with the Executive team to create a comprehensive strategic long-term plan for sales on the primary and secondary market with a focus on Contemporary Art. Duties include: managing all aspects and stages of sales; development of client relations with private, corporate and museum collections; liaising with artists and reviewing possible additions to the gallery's roster; assisting with the expansion of the secondary market program; market research and analysis; attendance at major auctions, art fairs and other secondary market sources; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience with a major gallery or auction house, extensive client contacts, a proven sales record and excellent communications, networking and organizational skills. Highly competitive salary, commission and excellent benefits. An excellent position for a dynamic team player who feels confident in the ability to close $5 million in sales annually. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/30/2013

Gallery Assistant, Contemporary Art Gallery, New York

 

For our world-renowned New York City Contemporary and Post-War Art Gallery client we are seeking a Gallery Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of managing the gallery's day-to-day activities, including answering phones; liaising with clients and the public; managing the Director's travel plans and schedule; assisting with openings and special events; providing support to sales and curatorial staff; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have at least 2 years' experience working an administrative role in a major New York art gallery and have superb communications, organizational and time-management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent and fluency in French required. Salary to 45K with benefits. An excellent "ground floor" opportunity for a polished, discreet, team-oriented and enthusiastic professional to join a blue-chip gallery. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/17/2013

Director of Exhibitor Relations, New York, NY

 

For our leading international art fair client, we are seeking a Director of Exhibitor Relations. She/he will develop and execute a plan to grow the existing business and attract new galleries and dealers. Responsibilities include booth sales; negotiating sales and contracts; establishing and maintaining positive relations with art dealers, galleries, exhibitors and industry contacts; assisting with the selecting and placing of exhibitors and participating in the jury selection process. The role requires extensive international travel throughout the year to facilitate outreach to potential new clients and to maintain relationships with current exhibitors. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of progressively responsible experience in the art fair industry. Candidates from galleries and auction houses will also be considered. Exceptional sales, organizational, administrative, and communications skills are essential. A significant contact list and strong knowledge of contemporary art and the international art market are required. Minimum BA and knowledge of databases is required. This is an excellent position for a capable, flexible, goal-oriented professional who thrives in a challenging and rapidly expanding environment. High energy, determination and a collaborative and positive attitude are key organizational values. Send cover letter, resume and the contact numbers of three references to: Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., gthomas@artstaffing.com as soon as possible and by 9.10.13.

Posted on 8/30/2013

Registrar & Artist's Assistant, New York City

 

For our distinguished artist client we are seeking a Registrar & Artist's Assistant. The successful applicant will serve as a registrar and personal assistant to a dynamic artist working in multiple mediums and locations in the New York City area and abroad. The ideal candidate will have full knowledge of and experience with registrarial duties, including condition reports, international shipping, on and off-site storage, databases and insurance. In addition, the successful applicant will provide executive-level administrative support; manage all aspects of the artist's office and studio locations; oversee artist's daily schedule; organize and respond to correspondence; manage and organize office and studio, including overseeing supply deliveries, organization of files and databases; assist with financial records; coordinate with staff at other locations; other duties as necessary. BA in art history or equivalent and 3-5 years' experience as a registrar necessary, with major private or corporate collections experience strongly preferred. Artist liaison experience desirable; some international travel required. Salary DOE. An excellent and unique opportunity for a discreet, dedicated professional with excellent organizational, communications and database skills and the ability to work in a home office environment. Please send resume with contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/8/2013

Senior Account Executive, Media Relations, Arts & Culture Communications Firm, New York

 

For our renowned Arts & Culture PR Firm client we are seeking a Senior Account Executive for Media Relations. The successful applicant will execute media campaigns for major international clients; pitch and place features, reviews and news stories to newspapers, magazines and online and broadcast media both nationally and internationally; write, edit and proofread media releases and related materials; organize media events; update databases and mailing lists; research new media contacts and grow relationships; recruit, train and manage interns; work with marketing team to incorporate social media into outreach; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in arts & culture PR and communications with agency experience preferred; a proven record of results in placing stories and obtaining coverage; in-depth knowledge of media and developed contact list of key editors, writers and producers; and excellent communications, writing and organizational skills. Strong technical skills including Microsoft, Photoshop, PowerPoint, PC/Mac compatibility and experience with HTML templates are required; ability to travel and in-depth knowledge of the visual arts are essential. Languages a plus. An exciting position for an ambitious, independent, hard-working self-starter. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/6/2013

Gallery Director, Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

For our client, a major Contemporary Art Gallery opening a new multistory Chelsea location, we are seeking a highly experienced Gallery Director. The successful applicant will work with existing gallery artists and identify and attract additional artists to an exciting program that includes sales, exhibitions, publications, artist residencies and opportunities for commissions. Working with the Vice President, the Director will create, initiate and fulfill long term sales and programming strategies; conduct sales of primary and secondary market works of art, focusing on emerging and mid-career contemporary artists; manage and oversee all aspects of the gallery's administration, including staff, vendor relations and exhibition schedules; create exhibitions and oversee installation; develop art fair schedules and programming and represent the gallery at fairs; create and track budgets; liaise with other gallery locations and administration as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 - 7 years' experience as a gallery director with a major contemporary art gallery and excellent organizational, administrative, interpersonal and communications skills. A significant contact list and client base, strong knowledge of contemporary art and the international art market are essential. BA in art history and knowledge of Mac platform and databases are required. An excellent position for a capable, flexible and goal-oriented professional who thrives in a challenging and rapidly expanding environment. High energy, determination and a collaborative and positive attitude are key organizational values. Highly competitive salary and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 3/26/2013

Senior Auction Specialist, Contemporary Art, New York City

 

For our renowned international arts business client, we are seeking a Senior Auction Specialist in Contemporary Art. The successful candidate will work to source property for sale with a focus on Contemporary work in all mediums; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business, including establishing parameters for targeting new sellers of property for the auctions; manage existing client accounts; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals. Detailed knowledge of the international art market, a developed client list and strong general knowledge of international contemporary and modern art are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, business-oriented team player and strategic thinker with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and negotiating skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 2/21/2013

Client and Visitor Services Associate, Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York

 

Client and Visitor Services Associate, Contemporary Art Gallery, Chelsea, New York

For our internationally renowned Contemporary Art gallery client, we are seeking a Client and Visitor Services Associate. The successful applicant will provide superlative customer service skills to all gallery visitors during daily office hours, openings, events and public and private programs and receptions. Duties include greeting and facilitating conversations with clients and visitors; answering and forwarding calls; coordinating gallery openings and events; processing sales catalogue orders and keeping inventory; maintaining lists and sending out mass mailings; overseeing and collecting incoming and outgoing mail; routine maintenance of artist and related files; general office and administrative support; and other duties as assigned. The ideal applicant will have at least 5 years' experience in a similar role with a gallery or auction house, excellent communications, organizational and phone skills and the ability to respond to and work with a broad range of queries, personalities and co-workers. BA in Art History preferred; strong Microsoft Word experience and flexibility for some evening and weekend hours are required. An excellent position for an enthusiastic, friendly and professional team-player who enjoys and thrives in a front desk role and who can manage a variety of tasks at the same time. Knowledge and interest in arts and culture is essential. Salary to 40-45K plus excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 4/3/2013

Registrar & Preparator, Upper East Side Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned Upper East Side Art Gallery client we are seeking a Registrar & Preparator. The successful applicant will oversee and manage all registrarial and installation duties, including national and international shipping; undertake condition reports and archival photography; organize and oversee on and off-site storage; monitor consignment and loan agreements; manage databases; oversee and assist with all shipping, packing and installation for gallery shows and national and international art fairs; liaise with gallery staff, vendors, art handlers and shipping agents; provide top-level client support for viewings and at art fairs; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience as a registrar with a major art gallery or auction house, familiarity with the latest services, methods and installation, packing and registration practices; experience with customs; experience overseeing and assisting part-time art handlers and other staff; and flexibility regarding evening hours. Outstanding interpersonal skills, past experience handling, packing and installing high-value and fragile works and the ability to work with a diverse range of personalities in a corporate environment are a must. BA in art history or equivalent, US passport and driver's license and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills are essential. National and international travel required. An excellent position for a proactive, forward-thinking and team-oriented professional. Highly competitive salary and benefits. Send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 2/14/2013

Internship Available for MA or BA candidate in Arts Administration -- Thomas & Associates, Inc.

 

With offices in New York City and Chicago, Thomas & Associates, Inc., is an innovative firm that offers staffing, consulting, and professional development workshops for museums, galleries, auction houses, and arts & culture businesses nationwide and internationally.

Thomas & Associates, Inc. currently has an internship opportunity for an energetic and ambitious BA or MA candidate in Arts Administration who wants to gain invaluable experience in executive-level recruitment, project management, and client relations from one of the leading firms in the arts & culture industry. Excellent computer, research, communications and database skills are essential. Ideally we are seeking an intern for 2-3 days per week. The internship can accommodate a summer schedule and can be extended through the academic year. The internship is unpaid, but we will provide a MetroCard for agreed-to days, a friendly professional environment, and a complimentary and comprehensive career advisory session and recommendations and references to future employers. This is a unique opportunity to work with some of the leading arts organizations and businesses worldwide. Please visit www.artstaffing.com to learn more about our services. Interested applicants should send current resume (standard Word document); letter of interest, and two academic references to David V. Griffin, Senior Associate, at recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/25/2013

Part Time Human Resources & Database Associate, Thomas & Associates, Inc.

 

With offices in New York City and Chicago, Thomas & Associates, Inc., is an innovative firm that offers staffing, consulting, and professional development workshops for museums, galleries, auction houses, and arts & culture businesses nationwide and internationally.

We are currently seeking a Part-Time Human Resources & Database Associate to work in our New York City offices. The successful candidate will assist in all forms of business-getting and outreach with an emphasis on social media networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and other professional platforms to assist in sourcing high-quality candidates for positions with major art galleries, museums, auction houses and arts & culture businesses and organizations; assist with all related data entry and database updates, reviews and incorporation of new systems; participate in weekly client update sessions; assist with phones, correspondence and scheduling; other duties as necessary. BA in Art History or equivalent, at least 2 years' experience at an art gallery, auction house or arts business and excellent database, communications and social media skills required: the ability to multitask and provide excellent client relations support is essential. Some prior HR experience at and languages a plus. An excellent opportunity to gain experience with the leading international firm in arts & culture recruitment; growth potential for the right candidate. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information of at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/25/2013

Gallery Director and Artist Representative, New York City

 

For Sophia Collier, an important new artist who has developed a unique practice and method of production that extends the minimalist and Light and Space art tradition, we are seeking a Gallery Director and Artist Representative. The artist and gallery are located in Sausalito, CA, but the position can be located in New York, with regular travel to California. The successful candidate will foster relationships with museum curators, private collectors, galleries, and public institutions, establishing a strong client base through sales, exhibitions, and other business opportunities. The goal is to introduce the work to collectors, curators and art advisors through a national exhibition program and selective gallery representation. This position offers a unique opportunity to work with a creative and forward-thinking individual who is interested in building long-term success for Collier's work and for everyone involved with the gallery. We are looking for a strong and effective communicator and a commercially-geared strategist with a sound understanding of the global art world. The ideal candidate will have at least 8-10 years extensive experience as a gallery director and artist representative, with the capacity to create a strong business model; proven history of selling and placing significant contemporary art; an established network of collectors and clients. A strong compensation package including salary, benefits and incentives is available for the right professional. Please send cover letter, resume and the names of at least three references to: gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/22/2013

Associate Specialist, New York City

 

For our New York City auction house client we are seeking an Associate Specialist. The successful candidate will assist Senior Specialists in Photography and Prints in sourcing work and liaising with clients; oversee and assist with all aspects of catalogue production, including researching, writing and editing entries; prepare estimates; respond to queries; build and maintain general client relations; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have a BA in art history, at least 3 - 5 years' experience in an auction house and familiarity with catalogue production. An excellent opportunity for an energetic, productive and deadline-oriented professional with excellent research, writing and communications skills. Salary DOE and benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/3/2013

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