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Gallery Assistant



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M+B, a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, seeks a friendly, hard-working and organized professional for a full-time Gallery Assistant position. We are seeking an energetic, detail-oriented problem-solver who is willing to go above and beyond. Applicants should be highly organized, able to prioritize and willing to undertake basic and complex tasks with equal diligence and enthusiasm. He or she should project a positive, pleasant demeanor, dress professionally and enjoy working with the public as well as with co-workers.

Responsibilities include greeting clients and assisting them in the gallery, assisting the directors and registrar with a variety of projects, event organization, database entry and managing and updating the gallery contact list. Administrative duties also include maintaining and organizing gallery supplies, opening and closing the gallery, answering phones, managing the owner’s and directors’ calendars and travel arrangements and being responsible for the day-to-day look and cleanliness of the gallery. The Gallery Assistant will also be responsible for scheduling third parties such as installers, photographers and interns. Art handling skills such as packing and wrapping for some storage and shipping is also a part of the position.

Responsibilities also include physical and digital image archive maintenance, coordinating press materials and responding to press inquiries as well as archiving gallery press, maintaining organization of the press and image archives, updating social media pages, updating the website, managing the email blasts for the gallery and keeping artist’s press packs and sales packs up to date. The Gallery Assistant will also be responsible for organizing art fair materials and applications. The ability to use the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) is a must.

Applicants must be able to multi-task and work well within a fast-paced environment, as meeting multiple deadlines is the standard and not an exception. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as logic-based reasoning and the ability to think creatively are also a must. A thorough understanding of contemporary art is essential.

Prior gallery or museum experience is preferred.
 Salary is commensurate with experience.


  • Knowledge and experience with Mac platform, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), and Adobe 
(Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Art History is a plus) 

  • Excellent phone and email etiquette 

  • Good communication skills 

  • A can do and positive attitude
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Gallery Intern - Social Media



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position open until filled

Innovative, contemporary art gallery located in Hollywood seeks intern for social media management and content creation. The position will offer the opportunity to work collaboratively with a small team and directly influence and grow our social media presence.

The ideal candidate has familiarity with account management and publication for a variety of social media platforms (Instagram especially); basic software (Adobe Photoshop, etc.), photography, videography, and design skills for content creation; and is highly organized with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced setting.

Compensation: $13.35/hr, part-time

Responsibilities include:
- Administrate the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content
- Create and maintain a regular publishing schedule and promote content through social media
- SEO (search engine optimization) and generation of inbound traffic
- Attend openings and events to document and promote 
- Other administrative and general office tasks as required


- Experience running an active social media accounts (Instagram, etc)
- Experience managing social media campaigns
- Basic photography, videography, and design skills for content creation 
- Experience with Macs, Adobe Creative Suite, and other content creation tools
- Strong verbal and written communications skills

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Researcher, The Getty, Art museum in Los Angeles



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We are looking for someone to do research at The Getty, Art museum in Los Angeles.

This is an occassional research project, not a full time work.

Lives in LA
Should have a Master of Arts in Art History from a reputable university.
Be fluent in English.
Actually live within the city limits of Los Angeles, not the far suburbs.
Preferably, have some experience doing research for pay (not just for school).
Preferably have the relevant art museum or municipal library card

Who has preferably done research in Getty.

Each assignment is paid by the hour or a flat fee, by mutual agreement.

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Magazine Advertising Sales Executive



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LA’s preeminent  bi-monthly, glossy contemporary art magazine is seeking an advertising sales rep based in a western neighborhood of Los Angeles.

This role is commission-based, with flexible hours and working from your home.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the business of art, become thoroughly knowledgeable with SoCal’s galleries and museums, and to create new accounts of your own in industries connected to art. Print and digital advertising are still an essential part of the art world and our ad sales team is central to the magazine's success and longevity. We are thirteen years strong! 

If you love art and have an outgoing personality, please send us a cover letter as to why you are interested the advertising position along with your resume. Sales experience is preferred but not required. Most important is a person that is curious, self-motivated, has a positive attitude and a great sense of humor. Plenty of perks come with working with this organization.

We provide training, email templates and data. We set you up for success.

You will be working under the magazine’s publisher.

Preferred Start Date: January 14, 2020


Approximate 2 hours per day for 3 weeks every other month. We are on a bi-monthly sales cycle. The workload lessens every other month.

Around 3 to 4 times a month every other month we would like you to visit art centers and galleries in person, “out in the field.”

Organization Skills. An ideal sales rep keeps a record of who they have contacted, who to follow up with and when.

Good instincts of when to reconnect with advertisers and when to give them space to review proposals.

Must have a car and be comfortable driving at times to 3 or 4 galleries in a day.

Must be social and someone who loves talking to people and attending art events.

Must dress professionally while representing an art magazine and attend art openings of clients and potential clients.

Smartphone and comfortable with digital, written and phone communication.

Please send your one-paragraph letter of interest and resume to:


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Art Magazine Internship



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January 14 2020

Be a part of one the most exciting art institutions in LA and a pillar of art journalism on the West Coast as Artillery’s Marketing Intern.

Desired start date: January 16, 2020.


-Must have Photoshop/ and or InDesign/ and or Illustrator experience.

-Creating engaging, creative social media assets and simple PDFS are a vital part of the role.

-Some knowledge of Constant Contact highly preferred.

-Must be able to spend approximately 2-4 hours on social media per week…and enjoy it!

-Interest, enjoyment, comfort with and enthusiasm for attending art openings and other art events.

-Ability or interest in creating videos is a plus.

-A creative thinker and a positive attitude.

-We love a person with ideas, an organized mind, and an attention to detail. We prefer a people-person, who likes meeting and engaging with art professionals and artists, or wants to get better at it.

-A sense of humor. We’re a fun group of people.

-This internship comes with perks- invites to after parties, tickets to various fantastic art events, killer networking opportunities, and a rare way to thoroughly know the LA art scene intimately.

-Please note this is not an Editorial Internship.

Let us know why you think you’re right for the role in one paragraph and attach your resume. Much of the work can be done remotely and we require 6 to 10 hours per week from 3 to 6 months. School credit is applicable.

It’s a fantastic way to build your resume and have fun while getting free access to art fairs and events. You’ll make great connections, earn great references, dive into the LA art world, work with some of LA’s most creative professionals, and be a part of one of the best, most respected art magazines in California. We look forward to getting to know you!

Please email your one-paragraph letter of interest and resume to Please use subject line “Intern 2020.”

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Lead Art Handler




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Minnesota Street Project Art Services provides a comprehensive, concierge-based art collection management service to private collectors, galleries, and institutions. Adhering to the best art handling practices, we document, inventory, store, and present artwork in conformance with museum standards, working with an extensive network of affiliated providers to crate, ship, conserve, and appraise client artworks. Our 50,000 ft2 storage facility features state-of the art environmental-control, security, and fire safety systems, as well as an attractive and comfortable viewing room and photography facility. 

Minnesota Street Project is seeking a full-time lead art handler with expert customer service, art handling, packaging, and transportation skills to join our team of arts professionals.



  • Exhibits a friendly and approachable demeanor with MSP staff, clients, and vendors, acting as a positive ambassador for the overall Project; ensures strong communication is facilitated and deadlines are continually met.
  • Leads a team of Art Handlers to expertly handle, package, install and transport high-value artworks for important clients, all in accordance with museum standards.
  • Ensures full and heightened quality control of jobs from start to finish, including (but not limited to) anticipating and maintaining proper materials, communicating details and status updates with Project Managers, checking that documents (BOLs, on-site condition reports, artwork checklists) are properly completed, and artwork returned to the warehouse is properly stored.
  • Rotates semi-annually as Lead on our LA shuttle.
  • Keeps warehouse consistently clean, useable, and client-ready, bringing a proactive approach; administers reuse/recycling policies.
  • Attends weekly department meetings and performs other related duties as required.



  • BA in Visual Arts, Humanities, Art History or equivalent required; MA preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a museum, gallery or art shipping organization; demonstrated expertise in art handling techniques and storing protocols.
  • Art transportation and shipping knowledge; ability to drive a 16 – 24’ box truck. 
  • Experienced operating warehouse equipment (VRCs, forklifts, scissor lifts, and pallet jacks) a plus.
  • Ability to quickly identify and resolve problems, ensuring projects stay on schedule.
  • Demonstrated concern for detail, accuracy and precise execution of work; excellent communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Works well independently and in a team; gracefully shifts between warehouse, client and office settings.
  • Valid CA license and willingness to deliver and install artwork on a moment’s notice.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs and safely cart artwork within a ½ block.
  • Proficient with PC and Mac operating systems, including Adobe and Microsoft Suites and FilemakerPro.
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