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Collection Assistant, Private Collection,
New York City

 

For our renowned corporate art collection we are seeking a Collection Assistant. The successful applicant will work with the Collection Manager and other staff to support a unique collection of Old Masters. Duties include providing comprehensive administrative support, including maintain all files and archives; assist with schedule and organization for projects, including loans; respond to queries; arrange appointments and travel; reconcile monthly expense reports; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' experience with an art gallery, museum or private collection and excellent communications, organizational and project management skills. BA in Art History, experience with Photoshop and light web editing skills are required. Knowledge of and experience with Old Masters a plus. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. An exciting opportunity for a dedicated and deadline-oriented professional. Please send resume with detailed cover letter to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/23/2016

Social Media Director, New York

 

For our renowned arts & culture communications client we are seeking a Social Media Director. The successful applicant will oversee all aspects of strategic social media accounts and projects, grow new business and continue to develop social media options for clients. Duties include: liaise with clients to determine goals, manage expectations and create social media strategies; manage the social media team, interns and freelance specialists; oversee the company's own social media platforms. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience with social media for an arts & culture business; the ability to and analyze metrics and superb communications, presentation, organizational, managerial and project management skills. BA required; extensive knowledge of international art world is essential. Some travel. Salary to 75K plus excellent benefits. An excellent opportunity for a diplomatic and innovative professional looking to grow with a team. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/22/2016

Accounts Payable Associate, Art Gallery,
New York City

 

For our renowned art gallery client we are seeking an Accounts Payable Associate. The successful applicant will manage all aspects of A/P including receiving, distributing and verifying invoices; maintaining accounting systems and schedules; and liaise with vendors regarding payment and billing. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience in A/P and understanding of current best practices in accounting. BA degree, past experience with an art gallery and familiarity with Microsoft Great Plains and Excel software are required. Excellent organizational, communications and databases skills are essential. An excellent opportunity for a focused and strategic-minded professional who can create solutions, ensure best value for services and work effectively with a team. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume with contact information for at least three references and detailed cover letter to: careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/18/2016

Prints Specialist, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned gallery client we are seeking a Prints Specialist. The successful candidate will manage all aspects of sales and administration for an inventory of Modern & Contemporary prints. Duties include: manage and develop business and clientele for primary and secondary markets; oversee all aspects of sales; oversee and develop consignments; liaise with gallery artists regarding production and sale of prints; participate in art fairs, supervise assistant and interns; manage inventory and related databases; represent gallery at art world events and programs; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years' experience with prints in a major art gallery or auction house, proven sales, highly developed contacts, knowledge of international markets and excellent organizational, project management and communications skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. An exciting opportunity for a committed and strategic-minded professional. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/17/2016

Executive Assistant, Contemporary Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned Contemporary Art Gallery client we are seeking an Executive Assistant. The successful candidate will provide professional and personal support to the Owner of a rapidly growing art gallery. Duties include but are not limited to: manage calendar and schedule appointments; including client, personal and other meetings, calls and events; arrange all national and international travel; update personal and business databases, files, library and archives; manage all office and personal correspondence and calls; liaise with clients, artists and guests as necessary; assist with recording and filing information concerning sales, acquisitions, consignments, loans and exhibitions; assist with mailings, holiday gifts and functions; provide administrative support for openings and events; other duties as necessary.
The ideal applicant will have 3-5 years' experience in an Executive Assistant role at a major art gallery, auction house or equivalent, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, knowledge of contemporary art and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional and personal obligations. BA required. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional with a career interest in the role. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume as a standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact info for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/10/2016

Sales Director, Contemporary Art Gallery, New York

 

For our celebrated New York gallery client we are seeking a Sales Director. The successful applicant will assist with all aspects of sales with a focus on Contemporary art. Duties include: generate sales revenue and achieve sales goals; manage all aspects of the sales process; build and maintain client relationships; sell both primary and secondary market works; develop strategic outreach; participate in art fairs; represent gallery at art world events, openings and programs; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 3- 5 years' experience and proven sales record with an art gallery or auction house department with a focus on international Contemporary and related markets; international experience and contacts; excellent communications, project management and organizational skills; and the ability to work in an intimate team-oriented setting. BA in Art History or equivalent and some travel, national and international, for art fairs required. Familiarity with ArtBase a plus. Salary DOE with commission and benefits. An excellent opportunity for a detail-oriented self-starter with a strong work ethic. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/7/2016

Director of Development, A Blade of Grass, New York, NY

 

Overview

A Blade of Grass (ABOG) is a young and ambitious nonprofit with strong fundraising assets operating at the intersection of art and social justice. Founded in 2011, ABOG nurtures socially engaged art by providing direct support to and telling stories about individual artists that are enacting social change within communities.

Mission: A Blade of Grass Nurtures Socially Engaged Art. We provide resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. We evaluate the quality of work in this evolving field by fostering an inclusive, practical discourse about the aesthetics, function, ethics, and meaning of socially engaged art that resonates within and outside the contemporary art dialogue.

The ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art, our cornerstone program, supports socially engaged artists who are working in leadership roles and in direct partnerships with communities in ways that are ambitious in scale and relevant to everyday life, in order to enact social change. Seven to ten artists or collectives are selected every year via a competitive nationwide open call. ABOG provides direct financial support for the production of a short documentary film, ethnographic field research, a biannual publication, citizen journalism, public programs that contextualize artists' projects, and direct opportunities to see socially engaged art.

ABOG's goal is to illuminate the evolving roles and contributions of artists by telling compelling stories about the beauty, meaning, and transformative potential of projects that happen in everyday life.

Position Description

A Blade of Grass is seeking a development officer who can effectively partner with the Executive Director and Board to develop and lead staff and board efforts towards the implementation of an annual fundraising plan that capitalizes on the diverse audiences that ABOG serves.

Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Executive Director and Board to create an annual development plan that expresses and enacts ABOG's vision, sets clear income targets, and furthers strategic objectives
  • Lead implementation by marshaling board and staff efforts to create a culture in which everyone on the ABOG team is a fundraiser
  • Partner with staff and board on an annual operating budget
  • Secure financial support from individuals, corporate sponsors, and foundations
  • Identify, package, and market earned income opportunities
  • Engage in outreach and cultivation to grow ABOG's community of support
  • Oversee planning and implementation of special events, outings and salons
  • Oversee the grant calendar and grant writing and reporting; integrate data for the Cultural Data Project; track donors using Donor Perfect
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

The ideal candidate loves to "sell" big ideas; has substantial leadership-level development and/or foundation experience outside the small arts nonprofit landscape; is passionate about a variety of social issues and believes in the role artists play as visionary change agents; and, can demonstrate the following skills and qualities:

  • Abundance mindset and experience managing and growing resources
  • Demonstrable interest in movement-based fundraising
  • Sufficient flexibility to deploy multiple development tactics, and work with multiple audiences and value propositions
  • An established network of contacts that would be excited to support ABOG's mission and activities
  • Demonstrable relationship-building and outreach skills
  • Creativity and a specific interest in innovative approaches to fundraising
  • Comfort with ambiguity, the capacity to "fail forward," and an ability to take risks
  • Exceptional writing, communication and interpersonal skills essential
  • An established network within the tech entrepreneurship landscape is a plus
  • Specific experience working within foundations is a plus
  • Specific experience fundraising within a political movement or campaign context is a plus

How to Apply

An excellent opportunity for a proactive, polished, results-oriented and intellectually engaged professional. Please send cover letter, resume and the contact numbers for three references (confidential) to: gthomas@artstaffing.com.Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc.

Posted on 10/4/2016

Administrative & Research Associate, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned art gallery client we are seeking an Administrative & Research Associate. The successful applicant will work closely with the gallery owners to provide comprehensive administrative and research support. Duties include: research all provenance and exhibition-related history of a rapidly expanding inventory of secondary market work with a focus on American Modernism through Postwar art; generate, expedite and manage all gallery invoices, contracts, consignment agreements, purchase agreements and related paperwork; liaise with collectors, dealers and museums to obtain relevant information; manage and update databases; answer insurance and appraisal-related queries; arrange biddings, condition reports and images for auctions; supervise gallery librarian; liaise with sales directors; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in a research or administrative role with a major art gallery and detailed knowledge of 20th century American art. BA in art history required; MA strongly preferred. Knowledge of art databases including ArtBase and ArtSystems, strong Photoshop and excellent research, communications and organizational skills are essential. An excellent opportunity for a proactive, detail-oriented, intellectually engaged and flexible problem solver with the ability to anticipate needs and support a diverse team. Salary DOE and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/15/2016

Gallery Manager, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned art gallery client we are seeking a Gallery Manager. The successful applicant will oversee all aspects of management, operations and website maintenance. Duties include: draft consignment agreements and invoices; negotiate insurance policies; manage gallery finances and liaise with bookkeeper; create and implement new cost-effective procedures; serve as liaison for New York auction consignments; oversee staff and hire and train new staff and interns; organize and monitor staff schedules; create, design and manage e-mail marketing campaigns; create and update content for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest accounts; manage and update gallery website; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5-7 years' experience managing an art gallery or arts business; experience with legal and financial contracts; ability to manage staff; and excellent project management, communications and organizational skills. Competitive salary and benefits. An exciting opportunity for an energetic and focused professional who thrives in a multi-faceted role. Please send resume and cover letter along with contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 9/15/2016

Long-term Temporary Registrar — Two Positions
New York and New Jersey locations

 

For our distinguished foundation client we are seeking a registrar to fill a long-term temporary position of approximately four months starting immediately. The successful candidate will coordinate the production, shipment and installation for the Foundation's New York headquarters; establish policies and protocols; and transition the permanent collection into a new TMS database.

For our world-renowned arts business client we are seeking a registrar to fill a long-term temporary position of approximately six months starting in November. The successful candidate will manage all registrarial duties, including condition reports, databases, storage and shipping. New Jersey location; some experience with decorative arts and jewelry strongly preferred.

Competitive rates. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/25/2016

Human Resources Assistant, Art Gallery, New York

 

For our internationally celebrated Contemporary art gallery client we are seeking a Human Resources Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with all aspects of Human Resources, including benefits and general administration. Duties include: prepare benefits packages; process enrollments and terminations; review monthly invoices and related deductions; maintain personnel files; track resume submissions and related interview schedules; Prepare offer letters, info packets and orientation for new employees; assist with payroll; liaise with employees; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years' experience in Human Resources, excellent interpersonal, communications and organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. BA required. An excellent position for an energetic and resourceful candidate. Please send your resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/19/2016

Sales Director, Art Gallery, New York

 

For our celebrated New York gallery client we are seeking a Sales Director. The successful applicant will assist with all aspects of sales with a focus on Modern through Contemporary primary and secondary market. Duties include: generate sales revenue and achieve sales goals; build and maintain client relationships; source secondary market materials; research, write and edit support materials for available works; participate in all art fairs; represent gallery at art world events, openings and programs; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have 7+ years' experience and proven sales record with a blue chip art gallery or auction house department with a focus on Modern through Contemporary; international experience and contacts; broad knowledge of related markets; excellent communications, project management and organizational skills; and the ability to work in an intimate team-oriented setting. BA in Art History or equivalent and some travel for art fairs and other projects required. Highly competitive salary DOE with commission and benefits. An excellent opportunity for a polished and engaged professional. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 7/25/2016

Associate Director, Institutional Development, New York City

 

For our globally influential museum client we are seeking an Associate Director, Institutional Development. The successful applicant will identify museum funding needs and develop and manage a strategic plan for soliciting support from foundations and governmental agencies. Duties include: Manage and expand an existing portfolio of funders; develop proposals and budgets; provide strategy and vision with the departmental director; manage and motivate a team of three development professionals; monitor revenue projections; provide analysis and ensure compliance; some travel and participation in events required. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years' experience in fundraising for a major arts & culture organization, demonstrated success in securing foundation and government funding; and excellent communications, organizational, and presentation skills. BA required; MA preferred. Excellent salary and benefits. An exciting opportunity for a take-charge and detail-oriented professional able to manage multiple projects and deadlines. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 7/20/2016

Human Resources Manager, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City

 

For our client, The Roundabout Theatre Company, one of the nation's largest and most celebrated non-profit theaters, we are seeking a Human Resources Manager. The successful applicant will work with senior management to create and implement all HR policies and procedures, including the standardization of processes to attract, retain and develop staff. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the position's duties include: manage planning and delivery of recruitment and staffing, employee relations, performance management, training, compensation and benefits; Provide day-to-day direction across the organization to ensure application of HR practices and compliance; liaise with and respond to needs of managers and staff; resolve employee relations issues and consult with legal consul as necessary; provide support in assessing and refining compensation practices, including bonuses; create and implement a strategic HR plan that supports the goals and mission of the company and its internal culture; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years' experience in Human Resources with comprehensive knowledge of recruitment, employee relations, compliance, compensation, benefits planning and administration, as well as training management and organizational development. Demonstrated success in supporting a creative arts and culture non-profit organization; knowledge of current HR trends, labor laws and federal and state regulations; and excellent communications and organizational skills are essential. BA required: HR-related degree or SPHR certification a plus. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. An exciting opportunity for a hands-on and highly adaptable professional able to manage multiple priorities. Please send resume as standard Word document with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 6/23/2016

Bookstore Manager, New York City

 

For our world-renowned arts & culture/luxury retail bookstore client we are seeking a Bookstore Manager. The successful applicant will manage all aspects of the day-to-day and strategic operations of the bookstore's flagship location. Duties will include: execute corporate directives and implement strategies for growth; liaise with corporate offices; analyze sales and identify trends; manage inventory; oversee operations; manage a staff of 13 and hire and train personnel; oversee website and social media; supervise Events Manager to produce all public and private events; liaise with industry partners; provide client support and customer service; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience in arts & culture retail; broad familiarity with art, architecture, fashion, photography and design; and excellent communications, presentation and leadership skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required; languages a plus. Salary DOE plus benefits. An exciting opportunity for a proactive and collaborative professional who is able to represent the company and the brand. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 6/16/2016

Senior Auction Specialist, Auction House
Washington, DC

 

For our distinguished DC Auction House client we are seeking a Senior Auction Specialist. The successful candidate will oversee sales, secure consignments, provide expertise and meet annual figures for sales and operating income. Duties include: develop new market and client opportunities; research and assess current market trends and values for a broad range of art and antiques, with preferred focus on American and European Fine and Decorative Arts and strong general knowledge of Silver, Jewelry, Watches, Books and Asian Art; determine sale potential of materials; increase transactions in consignments and sales; review photo queries and appraise objects; develop and maintain client base; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have at least 8 years' experience as a generalist in an auction house, demonstrated ability to appraise property and increase client base; knowledge of auction platforms (AuctionFlex, Live Auctioners, etc.,) and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required; diverse relations with dealers and collectors essential. Salary to 100K plus commission and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 6/1/2016

Project Manager & Administrative Assistant
Private Art Collection, New York City

 

For our art collector client, we are seeking a Project Manager & Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will assist with all administrative functions regarding the care, management and loan schedule of a globally renowned private art collection of Old Masters. Duties include: assist with schedule of collection projects, including museum loans, exhibitions, website updates and work agendas; oversee and update databases; perform research into provenance and maintain related archives; provide support to senior staff, including document production, internal schedules, correspondence, travel plans and filing; serve as courier as needed; other duties as necessary. The ideal applicant will have at least 3 years' experience in a private collection, gallery or museum with a focus on Old Masters; knowledge of basic collections management and best practices; familiarity with collections management databases; and excellent communications, organizational and time management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required. An excellent opportunity for a dedicated, engaged and team-oriented professional. Some travel. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to careers@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 5/12/2016

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