Director job at Jenkins Johnson Projects | New York | Art Jobs

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Contemporary Art Gallery in Brooklyn, with a focus on the diaspora, seeks a highly motivated and experienced Director.
Successful applicants should have 8 – 10 years of gallery experience, with 5 years minimum experience as a Director.
Strong knowledge of international contemporary art, existing client base and relationships with artists, along with excellent management and communication skills are required.  

 

Responsibilities include: 

Oversee day-to-day gallery operations 

Research new artists, guest curators and art fair opportunities 

Work with gallery owner and guest curators to select artwork for exhibitions and art fairs 

Supervise exhibitions including:  

Working with guest curators for artist liaising 

managing artwork fabrication, printing, framing, and shipping 

overseeing installation and deinstallation 

writing and editing press releases and organizing support materials  

assisting in press solicitations 

distributing client previews and sales outreach  

 

Responsible for all aspects of sales for gallery including outreach to museum curators and institutions 

Work with registrar to manage inventory, consignment agreements and loan agreements 

Manage vendor and external relationships including shippers, mounters, printers, framers, craters, art handlers, suppliers, etc. 

Prepare international art fair applications 

Supervise all logistics for art fairs including shipments of art, travel, installation and support materials  

Serve as gallery representative at select art fairs 

Strategize and oversee gallery’s online and social media presence 

 

Qualifications include: 

BA from four-year college or university in art history or related field 

MA or MFA required 

Experience handling artwork, including vintage photography, mixed media, and painting 

Curatorial track record 

Experience with social media 

Excellent writing skills 

Experience working with museum curators and institutions 

Proven leader 

Team player 

Highly motivated to be an active participant in the New York art scene 

 

Additional Requirements: 

Available to work Tuesday-Saturday 

Available to travel and work at art fairs and other events 

 

Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits. 

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