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Operations & Art Handling Assistant

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AVANT ARTE

At Avant Arte, we collaborate with some of the world’s top artists to produce exceptionally high quality print and sculpture editions. We currently have a significant and growing online community of art lovers, with over 2M followers on Instagram and engagement in line with the biggest youth fashion brands of today (our launches often sell out in minutes). We’re a small but growing company with big ambitions, and we believe high quality production and warehouse operations are core to our future success.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a hardworking and ambitious Assistant to the Warehouse Manager who will work closely with our Production, Logistics and Sales team to help manage our warehouse operations and ensure orders get picked, packed and dispatched on time, with quality and care. The core of this role is to ensure that the post-purchase experience for Avant Arte collectors is second to none. 

The role is based in Amsterdam and is full time, initially on a fixed term 12-month contract, with a view to renewing at the end of this period. Fluent spoken and written English is required, Basic Dutch is considered a plus.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Warehouse management assistance
    • Provide daily support to our WHSE manager in overseeing WHSE operations
    • Assist in supervising our team of technicians and art-handling freelancers
    • Assist in management and development of key supplier relationships
  • Inventory control
    • Inventory tracking of Avant Arte’s editions and WHSE supplies
    • Digital filing and folder management
  • Oversight and management of shipping process
    • Booking third country shipments (to/from production houses to artists for signing) as required
    • Managing the post-sale shipping for all purchases to ensure any customs issues are dealt with as swiftly as possible
    • Daily checking and reporting internally on order and delivery status
    • Delivering works to our framing partner and returning the works once complete
  • Art handling and quality control
    • Ensuring that all orders are picked, packed, and dispatched to our collectors with exceptional care and attention
    • Condition checking all artworks on arrival to our warehouse and prior to packing/shipping, communicating any issues internally in a timely fashion.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE

  • Who is versatile and pro-active. You have exceptionally high standards and attention to detail in everything you do, big and small, and thrive in environments where you’re given lots of responsibility
  • Who is comfortable with adapting to change and on-the-spot requirements that can arise when challenges occur unexpectedly and can handle peaks in demand
  • Who always tries to stay a step ahead and can highlight any expected issues or concerns to the rest of the team
  • Who is a quick learner and can adapt to using IT and warehouse management systems & who is comfortable with Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) and can comfortably report on performance
  • Who has a valid driver’s license in order to carry out local deliveries and collections required
  • Who preferably has past experience in booking shipments and handling customs regulations and requests
  • Experience in or a background in art handling, luxury and/or high-end goods.
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Front of House Assistant (Part-Time)

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£66.92 per day
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Mon 17 May, 12 noon

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Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) are seeking a Front of House Assistant to bring their experience and enthusiasm to ensure a positive first experience of CFCCA for our weekend visitors. Working Saturdays, the candidate will maintain excellent visitor services through supporting the Volunteer Project Coordinator and front of house volunteer team to carry out reception duties, including meeting and greeting visitors, answering telephone calls and responding to enquiries. The role will also support the Operations team to ensure CFCCA’s venue is clean, safe and welcoming for audiences, artists, contractors and staff.

Our workforce should be representative of the artists and audiences we seek to engage and currently, this is not the case. In a commitment to positive action therefore, we particularly encourage applications from candidates of Chinese heritage, to bring the necessary lived experience and nuanced understandings of being Chinese to this visitor facing role. However, we welcome candidates of all backgrounds that meet the person specification.

Person Specification

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  • Enthusiastic and confident with a hands-on attitude
  • Good communicator who enjoys engaging with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work under your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Good IT skills with the ability to pick up new skills quickly
  • Reliable with excellent time keeping and time management
  • Commitment to championing inclusivity, equity and diversity
  • An active interest in contemporary arts

Desirable

  • Fluent in Mandarin or Cantonese
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