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Assistant Registrar

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In our very active gallery setting, the Assistant Registrar provides help with processing incoming artwork as well as outgoing consignments, loans, and sales. Primary responsibilities include assisting with inventory management (particularly with oversized inventory), preparing for art fairs and exhibitions, and cataloguing artwork. Other responsibilities include the reconciliation of artworks, light art handling, filing, and assisting with other registrarial tasks as needed.

The Assistant Registrar position requires a highly organized individual who is efficient, thorough in their work habits, can balance multiple projects at a time, and who understands how to prioritize their workflow in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who possesses meticulous attention to detail. The ability to collaborate as part of a team and take direction is essential.

Art handling experience is a must as this position requires the sensitive handling of delicate fine art photographic prints.

The Howard Greenberg Gallery represents over 45 artists and estates and has an active inventory of over 40,000 photographs. The gallery mounts approximately eight exhibitions and participates in eight art fairs annually.

Hours for this full time position are Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am – 6pm.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

REQUIREMENTS:

* Bachelor’s degree in fine art/studio art, photography, art history or a related field

* 1-3 years experience (including internships) in photography, art or relevant field

* Proficiency in Microsoft Office

* Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop

* Knowledge of databases, with an art-specific inventory software such as Artsystems preferred

* Experience with fine photographic print handling and general art handling/packing

* Ability to work on specialized tasks while at the same time balancing the needs of the registrarial team; multi-tasking in a busy environment

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Gallery Manager (Part-Time)

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$23-$25/hr DOE

Tierra del Sol is seeking a part time (24+ hours a week) GALLERY MANAGER.

Tierra del Sol is seeking a highly motivated, well organized, and team-oriented person. The Gallery Manager is the main line of communication between the Tierra del Sol campuses and the gallery director, making sure installations and openings are executed smoothly, didactic materials for the exhibitions are producing, and making sure the gallery is open on time, clean, staffed and professional in appearance, among other tasks. The hours are Thurs – Sun, noon – 6pm in Chinatown Los Angeles plus gallery events.

All aspects of Gallery and Exhibition operations including but not limited to:

  • Be personable with visitors and provide information about the artists and gallery
  • Achieving marketing, installation, preparation deadlines  
  • Communicating between curators, artists, and other personnel  
  • Securing artist works for exhibits  
  • Assisting curator with gathering images, statements, etc. for exhibits  
  • Drafting press releases  
  • Research  
  • Shipping  
  • Producing special displays for events or exhibits (slideshows, etc.)  
  • Ordering vinyl, posters and postcards, etc.  
  • Cleaning the gallery  
  • Purchasing gallery supplies  
  • Producing the gallery checksheet  
  • Managing special events associated specifically with gallery programs  
  • Social Media  
  • Assure consistent monitoring of reception area and greet public
  • Manage and supervise fundraising projects as identified

 

Administrative reporting including but not limited to:

  • Maintain inventory and storage of client artwork and image archive, supervise storage and use of images,
  • Prepare and conduct educational and promotional presentations and tours
  • Maintain/update individual art records including; sales commissions, exhibition records, honors and awards, special commissions, publications, performances, art biographies
  • Answer phones, relay calls, take messages
  • Compile inventories and create supply orders
  • Assist with paperwork for Client Coordinator and Director
  • Other duties as needed and assigned by Director

 

Qualifications Include:

  • At least 2 years of gallery or similar management experience
  • Ability to manage daily art gallery operations, exercise independent judgment, and direct the work of others – including staff, clients and volunteers.
  • A professional, cheerful and polite demeanor, and the ability to work with customers, staff and clients in a professional manner is required.
  • Copy writing skills and ability to type with accuracy and to be able to carefully edit work.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop/Adobe Cloud Design software and experience in graphic design and production on Macintosh systems.
  • Art handling and installation experience a plus
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Art Educator for Looking to Learn Program at MassArt Art Museum (MAAM)

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Compensation commensurate with experience
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June 21, 2019

Opening in February 2020, MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design is Boston's newest museum featuring visionary artists at the forefront of contemporary art.

Looking to Learn at MAAM is a visual learning program for Metro Boston Area public and private school students enrolled in 4th through 12th grades. This program uses contemporary art as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding in a two-visit learning format:

  1. The first visit is a school classroom orientation
  2. The second is a visit to MassArt focused on close looking, learning, and art making

The Looking to Learn educator works as a member of the Museum Education team. This is a part time, paid position, 20-25 hours/week, September 2019 –June 2020. Planning sessions begin in August 2019. Contract is renewable after assessment in June 2020.

While there will be no formal exhibitions on view in fall 2019, Looking to Learn will explore studio art practices at MassArt for the Metro Boston Area public and private school students through the two-visit model. Visits to exhibitions will resume in winter 2020.

For additional information on the program, visit: https://massart.edu/looking-learn

This position reports to the Curator of Education

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement Looking to Learn curriculum under the direction of the Curator of Education and in collaboration with the Museum Education staff;
  • Teach Looking to Learn curriculum in school classrooms and on MassArt campus; 
  • Initiate and maintain communication with participating schools and act as a liaison between the schools and MassArt;
  • Ensure maximum participation from area schools;
  • Organize and transport teaching supplies/materials to the school classroom as well as at MassArt;
  • Coordinate and book bus trips and/or MBTA passes between participating schools and MassArt;
  • Set up and clean up for all teaching sessions at school classrooms and at MassArt;
  • Prepare and coordinate program evaluation;
  • Be able to work with a flexible schedule and to travel independently to participating schools;
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors level degree and/or ongoing study in art education, museum and community education studies or related field;
  • Direct teaching experience with youth (4th-12th grades);
  • Experience in curriculum design and implementation;
  • Knowledge of studio art making processes;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively on program planning and teaching;
  • Proficiency in internet research and Microsoft Office;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Flexible work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in museums and/or cultural organizations;
  • Previous experience with Boston area schools;
  • Demonstrated high standards in classroom and/or museum education practice;
  • Current studio art practice (painting/sculpture/ceramics/printmaking/mixed media/interdisciplinary)
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively interpret contemporary art for a broad range of learners;
  • Experience working with underrepresented communities

For more information visit www.massart.edu/looking-learn

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Picture Framer and Gallery Assistant

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05/31/2019

Saper Galleries Picture Framer and Gallery Assistant

Seeking a professional picture framer who demonstrates the highest level of quality, proven dedication to excellence, and demonstrated competence in all tasks related to picture framing.  Must be an excellent communicator, intelligent, personable, friendly, reliable, responsible, hard-worker and have work history and references that are very positive.  Preference for a college graduate in the fine arts with experience in quality work with the hands.  

 

Additional Requirements

The candidate must have the following attributes for consideration:

 

Intelligence

Positive, friendly, kind, and respectful attitude 

Common sense in handling normal everyday tasks and seeing tasks that need to be accomplished 

Consistent hard worker

Dedication to accomplishment at the highest level of quality in all tasks

Phenomenal communication skills and use of proper language and grammar when speaking or in writing

Demonstrated ability to knowledgeably and intelligently communicate with a broad-ranging population which have high expectations

Demonstrated comprehension and accuracy in use of mathematics

Competence in accepting tasks and meeting obligations to fulfill them in a timely and efficient manner

Ability to make professional presentations with confidence, accuracy, and extraordinary knowledge of subject presented

Ability to work error-free in a demanding job where accuracy, professionalism, and high level of competence is required always

Ability to manage time so that tasks are accomplished within time constraints

Ability to provide the highest level of customer service that, as a norm, exceeds customer expectations always

Ability to perform all aspects of professional picture framing including

  - mat and framing design work with customers using knowledge of art and design aspects consistent with Saper        Galleries standards

  - creating work orders that are accurate always

  - performing all aspects of framing including 

          cutting mats, hinging or mounting artwork, building frames and finishing detail that meets Saper Galleries standards always

Ability to lift, work while standing, comfortably manage using stairs, properly work with hand tools

Punctuality, reliability, dependability 

Professional demeanor 

Ability to quickly learn and perform tasks as trained with consistency and efficiency

Creative and artistic

Understanding of art history, print-making and other art media

 

 

The job will include, but not be limited to:

 

Greeting and welcoming visitors to the gallery

Communicating with clients and others by telephone and email  

Processing art orders including accurate invoicing, packaging, and shipping

Designing matting and framing proposals appropriate for the artwork for both clients and gallery inventory

Cutting mats and frames, assembling and completing all other framing-related tasks perfectly

Accurately using database, spreadsheet, and other software

Efficiently researching art requests and communicating with artists represented by the gallery

Properly recording of payments received and handling of paperwork

Unpacking shipments and preparing materials for recycling

Designing and installing art exhibitions with efficiency, aesthetic balance, and without damaging material

Cleaning of work areas and other gallery spaces

Installing art at client locations

Using ladder and hand tools

Safely handling of art

Providing other assistance to gallery director and framing manager as requested

 

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Associate Director

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The Associate Director plays an essential leadership role on our team. As a Director, you are responsible for many of the operational aspects of the galleries, including exhibition planning, artist relationship development, marketing, and business strategy. The Associate Director is also in a lead sales role and is responsible for working with the sales team to create a commercial gallery environment that embodies our client experience philosophy, nurtures new collectors, and strengthens relationships with established clients.

● Meet and exceed monthly sales goals

● Partner with the director and manager to curate, schedule, and coordinate monthly exhibitions, yearly exhibition strategy, and special events; align strategy with sales goals and opportunities.

● Work directly with the gallery manager to oversee daily operations of Traver Gallery and Vetri
● Report to the director to keep them informed of team and operational strengths and opportunities, conduct weekly team meetings, communicate actively to keep team informed about sales, exhibitions, and artist news
● Partner with Director and bookkeeper to develop annual gallery goals, mid-month progress reports, and monthly recaps
● Partner monthly with Director to develop marketing strategies and materials for exhibitions, events, and other opportunities. Oversee creation of press releases and other artist and exhibition-related text
● Keep abreast of art-market trends and industry news and events, with a particular eye on gallery-represented artists and gallery-represented mediums
● Be a source of knowledge for collectors and gallery team; research and understand the historical context, content, style, methods, and intent of the artists and artworks we represent.
● Own floor coverage, make sure every client receives an exceptional and on-brand experience.
● Work with Director to improve galleries’ internal systems and efficiencies/galleries’ external look, feel, and presence within the community.
● Coordinate with Director to ensure artists are appropriately represented and inventory is current
● Be the eyes and ears of the gallery at all times. Listen & record/convey information to team accordingly
● Develop expert understanding and knowledge of gallery philosophy, history, artists, and clients
● Assist with exhibition design, set-up, and installation as required
● Contribute to a positive work environment and client experience; keep it upbeat and fun
● Assist with general upkeep of gallery spaces

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Gallery Associate

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40,000 - 80,000

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

 

Experience in Gallery, Museum, Auction House, or Artist Studio management, whether in Operations, Marketing and/or Public Relations

Sales experience is required.

College Degree or demonstrated experience in all required areas of expertise required

 

In its Sales capacity, the Associate Director is expected to:

  • broker the sale of artworks to gallery clients, 
  • collaboratie with other associates, directors, principals, designers and/or art advisors. 
  • promptly follow up to prospective buyers
  • prepare timely detailed proposals, that include visuals such as elevations and/or renderings of artworks
  • bring sales to a close
  • exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance in interactions with clients, designers, contractors and other advisors

 

The Associate Director is responsible for a variety of management duties, but not limited to: 

  • business development; consultancy and advisory
  • maintaining budgets, gallery operational duties 
  • working in functional areas such as accounting record keeping in QuickBooks
  • participating and promoting participation in art fairs
  • manage personnel
  • assisting with advertising/public relations
  • supporting the development of Christopher’s art career, and the career of each artist represented by the gallery 
  • assisting in brokering museum acquisitions. 

 

There is usually a crossover of duties with everyone in all our operations, our approach is encouraging everyone to be involved and share responsibility in some capacity in most management responsibilities, especially at the gallery and operational level. These managerial duties, customarily and regularly involve: 

  • directing the work of selected associates/employees/contractors on specific projects; 
  • maintaining sales records for use in supervision or control; 
  • planning the work of employees and contractors; 
  • providing for the safety and security of the employees or the property;
  • monitoring or implementing legal compliance measures.

 

Proficiency with software Desktop publishing and other applications such as:

  • Adobe Suite ( Photoshop and InDesign), 
  • Apple suites (Keynote, Numbers, Page), 
  • Microsoft Suite (Excel, Words, Powerpoint) 
  • Database Suites (File Maker Pro) preferred but not required. 
  • Accounting suite (Quickbooks)
  • Masterpiece Client, preferred but not required. 

 

Candidates please provide Resume and References when applying

 

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