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2 Oct 2019

Full-Time Director

Jenkins Johnson Projects  New York, United States

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Job Description

Contemporary Art Gallery in Brooklyn, with 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 bas
e 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 fabricationprinting, 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. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to brooklynprojectspace@gmail.com 

 

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, director, gallery, management, and sales. States: New York.
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