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Bookkeeper, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our renowned and rapidly expanding art gallery client we are seeking an experienced Bookkeeper. The successful applicant will handle day-to-day finances for the gallery and manage the owner's personal finances. Duties include: working with the owner and staff to create and monitor annual budgets, exhibition budgeting and summaries; manage payroll; assist with sales transactions and related records; taxes preparation; accounts payable and other billing and reporting functions; insure compliance; other related duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-4 years accounting experience with an art gallery or arts business and knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft OX and Adobe Suite. BA and outstanding communications, organizational and project management skills are required. Salary to 60K and excellent benefits. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/23/2015

Temp Registrar (three-month period), Art Museum, New York City

 

For our world-renowned New York City art museum client we are seeking a Registrar to work a three- month period beginning ASAP. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will manage all aspects of registrarial work for site-specific, visiting and permanent collection exhibitions. Duties include: coordinate all transport, packing and unpacking and condition reports; manage exhibition contracts, agreements and insurance; liaise with curatorial staff to assist with completing a comprehensive review of collection databases, conservation needs, fiscal records and collections management issues; oversee on and off-site storage; manage and process all gifts, donations and new purchases; create catalogues, objects files, visual records and related policies and procedures; research new methods, vendors and systems; oversee all reproduction and copyright issues; update provenance, historical data and press as applicable; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have 5 years' experience as a registrar with a major art museum, and excellent communications, organizational and time-management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required. An excellent opportunity for a dedicated professional with significant collections management experience. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/14/2015

Finance & Accounting Director, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our world-renowned New York City-based art gallery client we are seeking a Finance & Accounting Director. The successful candidate will have detailed experience with complex global art transactions including working with banks in leverage situations; monitoring all banking activities: contributing to the strategic planning of domestic and international fiscal activities; supervising finance staff and overseeing all systems; other duties as required. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years' experience in a finance role with a major art gallery, auction house or arts business and superb organizational, communications and managerial skills. CPA or MBA preferred; experience with structuring international joint ventures a plus. Salary from 200 to 250K DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc., at: gthomas@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 1/06/2015

Personal & Gallery Assistant, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our world-renowned Art Gallery client we are seeking a Personal & Gallery Assistant. The successful candidate will work with the Director and their team to administer all aspects of both a showroom of contemporary art and the Director's personal and professional schedule. Duties include but are not limited to: manage all aspects of the gallery and Director's schedules, including client, personal and other meetings, calls and events; arrange all national and international travel; liaise with gallery and home staff, family and personal contacts; manage all office and personal correspondence and calls; interact with clients, artists and guests; provide office administrative support including filing, databases, vendor relations and front desk; assist with mailings, holiday gifts and functions; update artist records, press packets and other support materials; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have 3-5 years' experience in an Executive or Personal 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 in Art History or equivalent required. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and discreet professional with a career interest in the ability to work a multi-faceted role in a fast-paced environment. 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: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/23/2014

Senior Specialist, Watches, Auction House, New York City

 

For our New York City-based international auction house client we are seeking a Senior Watches Specialist. Working with the executive team, the successful candidate will develop and oversee all aspects of an innovative sales program and schedule of auctions for watches. Duties include: source property for sale with a focus on vintage watches; create and develop long-term client relationships; identify and generate new sources of business; price, authenticate, evaluate and vet a high volume of timepieces; manage existing client accounts and provide excellent services and support; work with marketing, administration and other sales staff to determine and meet company and client goals; other duties as necessary. Detailed knowledge of the international watches market, a developed client list and the ability to manage a high volume of material and multiple auctions every quarter are essential. An excellent position for a proactive, client-oriented professional with the proven ability to perform in a highly competitive market. The ideal applicants will have a BA in Art History or related discipline; a minimum of 5 - 8 years' experience in an auction house or art gallery with proven sales history; and exceptional communications, networking and organizational skills. Competitive salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send a resume, detailed cover letter and contact information for three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/19/2014

Senior Sales Associate, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our internationally renowned art gallery client we are seeking a Senior Sales Associate. The successful candidate will work with the Executive and Sales teams to develop sales in the primary and secondary market with a focus on Contemporary Art. Duties include: managing all aspects and stages of sales; development of client relations with private, corporate and museum collections; liaising with artists; market research and analysis; attendance at major auctions, art fairs and other programs; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience with a major gallery or auction house, extensive client contacts, a proven sales record and excellent communications, networking and organizational skills. BA in Art History or related discipline required. Excellent salary, commission and benefits. An excellent position for a polished and proactive team player looking for a long-term role. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to: recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 10/29/2014

Registrar, Art Gallery, New York City

 

For our internationally celebrated New York City art gallery client we are seeking a Registrar. The successful candidate will oversee all registrarial duties, including condition reports; domestic and international shipping; overseeing crating, packing and deliveries; maintaining inventory and related databases; coordinating activity in the gallery warehouse; overseeing all art fair shipping, liaising with artists' studios; daily logging of transport, storage and installation sites; liaising with vendors and tracking budgets; other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience as a Registrar with a major art gallery or auction house and excellent project management, communications, interpersonal and organizational skills. An excellent opportunity for a team-oriented professional eager to work with one of New York's major galleries. Salary DOE and excellent benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information for at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 12/4/2014

Executive Assistant to the Director, Art Museum, New York City

 

For our world-renowned contemporary art museum and cultural center client we are seeking an Executive Assistant to the Director. The successful candidate will support the Director in all administrative functions and organize and direct the operations of the office. Duties include but are not limited to: review and respond to inquiries and requests made to office of Director; prepare and manage all correspondence and calls; maintain databases and files; manage Director's schedule, including staff and other meetings, calls and events; arrange all national and international travel and related expense reports; research and coordinate information for Director as needed; assist in coordination of Board meetings and transcribe minutes; help coordinate special events; other duties as required. The ideal applicant will have 3-5 years' experience in an Executive Assistant role at a major museum or cultural organization, excellent communications, organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage a diverse calendar of professional obligations. BA in Art History or equivalent and fluency in spoken and written Spanish required. An excellent position for a polished, team-oriented and dedicated professional. 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 recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 11/6/2014

Art Handlers, Immediate Multiple Opportunities

 

For numerous gallery, art fair, private and public collection clients we are seeking experienced art handlers for temporary assignments. The ideal candidates will have at least 5 years' experience with a major art gallery or auction house with installation, packing and shipping; prior art fair experience; familiarity with condition reports and registrarial duties; and be conversant with the latest methods, materials and practices. BA in Art History or equivalent, own tool kit and excellent project management, problem-solving and communications skills required. Driver's license a plus. Some travel may be required. Competitive rates. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/29/2014

Registrar, Auction House, New York City

 

For our distinguished auction house client we are seeking a Registrar. The successful applicant will handle all aspects of art handling including: oversee warehousing and other long and short-term storage, manage national and international shipping including packing and insurance, perform condition reports, lead art handler team, liaise with consultants, vendors and transporters, oversee all related databases, manage presentation of work related to live auctions, other duties as necessary. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years' experience as a registrar with a major art gallery or auction house and excellent communications, organizational, computer and project management skills. BA in Art History or equivalent required; the ability to manage multiple deadlines, problem-solve and liaise with staff, vendors and clients is essential. An excellent position for a dedicated, deadline-oriented and highly professional team-player. Salary to 70K DOE and benefits. Please send resume with detailed cover letter and contact information or at least three references to recruiters@artstaffing.com.

Posted on 8/28/2014

The National Academy, New York, NY
Associate Curator for Contemporary Art & Architecture

 

The National Academy is a lively community of artists, architects, educators, students, museum-goers, and those dedicated to the arts in America. The National Academy Museum's permanent collection of over 7,000 works captures the variety and vitality of American art since the early 19th century due to the vision of the Academicians who present their work upon induction to the Academy. The Academy School offers studio-based study in an intimate environment under the mentorship of working faculty artists.

The National Academy seeks an Associate Curator for Contemporary Art and Architecture to be part of a dynamic and highly-focused curatorial team, producing at least five exhibitions and 25 programs annually. Responsibilities include creating exhibitions, producing catalogues and wall text, and overseeing installations, as well as developing and implementing public programs on contemporary art and architecture. In addition, the Associate Curator is the programmatic point person and contact for the Academicians and facilitates their participation in the life of the Academy by developing a comprehensive knowledge of their work and accomplishments, and including them in lectures, panel discussions and workshops. Working with the Curator of 19th and early 20th Century Art, the Associate Curator oversees the docent program and serves as Project Manager for the Academy's Annual Induction Ceremony. This position works closely with the Registrar and Chief Conservator on all exhibitions, loans and care of the collection. In concert with the curatorial team, the Associate Curator will prepare, track and adhere to departmental budgets.

We strongly seek candidates who bring an expertise in utilizing a collaborative and integrative approach to exhibitions and program planning. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years' experience as an assistant or associate curator with a track record of developing and producing contemporary art and architecture exhibitions and attendant public programs. MA required; PhD preferred. Ability to foster relationships with artists, architects and donors is essential as is a positive, proactive and collegial work ethic. Excellent written and oral communication and time management skills are required. Proficiency in MS programs and The Museum System (TMS) is necessary. Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Please send detailed cover letter, resume, exhibition history and contact information for at least three references to: gthomas@artstaffing.com; Geri Thomas, President, Thomas & Associates, Inc. - www.artstaffing.com

Posted on 8/1/2014

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