Job Opening – Gallery Director (07/2010)

2010 July 24

Hand Path
Home-based, preferably VA

Application deadline: July 26, 2010

Job Title: Gallery Director
Department/Group:   Hand Path, LLC
Location: U.S. home-based, preferably VA
Job Category:  Retail  Sub-Category: Art Dealer
Travel Required: Periodically
Level/Salary Range:  Entry
Position Type: Full-time
Will Train Applicant: Administrative functions only

Job Purpose: Serve as founding director for private online gallery currently in start-up phase

Duties:
• Originate creative vision and oversee exhibition of the gallery’s retail collection
• Attract quality artists and manage the gallery’s consignment accession process
• Conceive, develop, and promote exhibitions
• Routinely write content for diverse audiences and oversee all art content writing
• Write marketing copy, develop strategy, represent gallery externally, and build support
• Manage operations, fiscal affairs, and record keeping
• Analyze trends, manage accounts, prepare reports, and serve as website administrator
• Build clientele through full-gamut customer relations functions
• Thoroughly resolve product or service problems and process adjustments
• Accomplish other functions as needed

Skills/Qualifications:
• BA in related field with coursework in curatorial studies/management; graduate degree preferred
• 2+ years experience in day-to-day gallery operations preferred
• Extensive knowledge of and passion for contemporary art and its market
• Truly exceptional command of the written word; above average people and communication skills
• Demonstrated organizational aptitude and robust ability to work independently

Applications accepted by e-mail:  handpath@gmail.com Subject Line: YOUR NAME (Gallery Director)  Attach: 1) CV, 2) references, 3) cover letter, and 4) optional writing sample

Open to U.S. residents only

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