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Senior Associate, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned art gallery client we are seeking a Senior Associate. The successful candidate will assist the Owners with all aspects of sales, art fairs and administration for a gallery with a focus on 20th - 21st Century American Art. Duties will include: generate sales; create, develop and maintain client relationships; respond to queries; create market analysis and review auction and retail comparables; coordinate client presentations including artwork selection, installation and support materials; liaise with registrar and art handlers regarding installations, acquisitions and inventory; facilitate post-visit follow-up with clients; attend art fairs and generate and oversee related sales; assist with and oversee the gallery's administrative functions; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have at least 5 - 7 years' experience in a gallery or auction house with a focus on American Modernism. BA in Art History with MA preferred and knowledge of ArtSystems, ArtBase and Microsoft Word required: excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask are essential. Some travel required. An excellent opportunity for a serious, proactive and team-oriented professional who enjoys a congenial yet fast-paced work environment. Competitive salary plus benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/5/2014

Business Development Associate, Trusts & Estates, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Business Development Associate, Trusts & Estates. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will oversee all aspects of developing and growing successful relationships in the Trusts & Estates Community and positioning the auction house as a resource for the dispersal of trusts and estates. Duties include: create and develop long-term client relationships with financial advisory firms, wealth management offices, family foundations and other trust & estate professionals; identify and generate new sources of business; liaise with specialists and appraisers; 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 Trusts & Estates, a developed contact list and the ability to represent the company professionally are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with excellent outreach skills. The ideal applicant will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in Trusts & Estates; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/4/2014

Art Handlers, Immediate Multiple Opportunities

 

For numerous gallery, art fair, private and public collection clients we are seeking experienced art handlers for temporary assignments. The ideal candidates will have at least 5 years' experience with a major art gallery or auction house with installation, packing and shipping; prior art fair experience; familiarity with condition reports and registrarial duties; and be conversant with the latest methods, materials and practices. BA in Art History or equivalent, own tool kit and excellent project management, problem-solving and communications skills required. Driver's license a plus. Some travel may be required. Competitive rates. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/29/2014

Registrar, Auction House, New York City

 

For our distinguished auction house client we are seeking a Registrar. The successful applicant will handle all aspects of art handling including: oversee warehousing and other long and short-term storage, manage national and international shipping including packing and insurance, perform condition reports, lead art handler team, liaise with consultants, vendors and transporters, oversee all related databases, manage presentation of work related to live auctions, 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 and excellent communications, organizational, computer and project management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required; the ability to manage multiple deadlines, 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 70K DOE and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/28/2014

The Studio Museum in Harlem
Principal Gifts Officer

 

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society.

Since opening in a rented loft at Fifth Avenue and 125th Street in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem has earned recognition for its catalytic role in promoting the works of artists of African descent. The Museum's Artist-in-Residence program has supported over 100 graduates who have gone on to establish highly-regarded careers, including Chakaia Booker, David Hammons, Kerry James Marshall, Julie Mehretu, Wangechi Mutu, Mickalene Thomas and Kehinde Wiley. A wide variety of Education and Public Programs bring art alive for the public through lectures, dialogues, performances and on-site and off-site interpretive programs. Museum exhibitions expand personal, public and academic understanding of modern and contemporary art and broaden the scope of art historical literature through the production of catalogues and brochures.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced development professional for the position of Principal Gifts Officer. Capital campaign experience is preferred with the ability and resources to attract, cultivate and secure substantial gifts and naming opportunities. Work in partnership with museum and board leadership, as well as curatorial and program staff to achieve fundraising goals. A background in arts & culture is required and familiarity with the New York Philanthropic Community is preferred. Please send resume and an outline of accomplishments in confidence to Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., at gthomas@artstaffing.com by August 27, 2014.

Posted on 8/1/2014

The National Academy, New York, NY
Associate Curator for Contemporary Art & Architecture

 

The National Academy is a lively community of artists, architects, educators, students, museum-goers, and those dedicated to the arts in America. The National Academy Museum's permanent collection of over 7,000 works captures the variety and vitality of American art since the early 19th century due to the vision of the Academicians who present their work upon induction to the Academy. The Academy School offers studio-based study in an intimate environment under the mentorship of working faculty artists.

The National Academy seeks an Associate Curator for Contemporary Art and Architecture to be part of a dynamic and highly-focused curatorial team, producing at least five exhibitions and 25 programs annually. Responsibilities include creating exhibitions, producing catalogues and wall text, and overseeing installations, as well as developing and implementing public programs on contemporary art and architecture. In addition, the Associate Curator is the programmatic point person and contact for the Academicians and facilitates their participation in the life of the Academy by developing a comprehensive knowledge of their work and accomplishments, and including them in lectures, panel discussions and workshops. Working with the Curator of 19th and early 20th Century Art, the Associate Curator oversees the docent program and serves as Project Manager for the Academy's Annual Induction Ceremony. This position works closely with the Registrar and Chief Conservator on all exhibitions, loans and care of the collection. In concert with the curatorial team, the Associate Curator will prepare, track and adhere to departmental budgets.

We strongly seek candidates who bring an expertise in utilizing a collaborative and integrative approach to exhibitions and program planning. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years' experience as an assistant or associate curator with a track record of developing and producing contemporary art and architecture exhibitions and attendant public programs. MA required; PhD preferred. Ability to foster relationships with artists, architects and donors is essential as is a positive, proactive and collegial work ethic. Excellent written and oral communication and time management skills are required. Proficiency in MS programs and The Museum System (TMS) is necessary. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please send detailed cover letter, resume, exhibition history and contact information for at least three references to: gthomas@artstaffing.com; Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc. - www.artstaffing.com

Posted on 8/1/2014

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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