Job Opening – Director of Artist Relations (05/2012)

2012 May 18

Alexander Gray Associates
New York, New York

Alexander Gray Associates seeks a director of artist relations to join its close-knit and talented team. This position is an extraordinary, long-term growth opportunity for a motivated individual to work with the Gallery’s strong administrative structure, widely respected artistic program and international commercial presence.

Position Responsibilities:
— Serves as point person for Gallery artists with regularly scheduled meetings, studio visits and strategy sessions.
— Coordinates exhibitions inside and outside of the gallery, in tandem with Gallery principals.
— Centralizes, tracks and communicates activities of Gallery artists, including:
– Studio production
– Requests for studio visits
– Requests for lectures and speaking engagements
– Residency activities
– Fellowship and award support
– Benefit requests and invitations
– Reports artist activities through regular meetings with Gallery directors and sales team.
– Participation in staff meetings and retreats.

Candidate profile:
Required experience: Must have a minimum of 5 years experience working in an art gallery, museum, residency program or art institution, ideally with experience as a curator, artist liaison or project manager. MA / MFA / MBA preferred, BA / BFA required.

Knowledge base: Candidates are expected to posses an intimate understanding of artistic production; a broad background of art history and current modes of artistic practice; have extensive knowledge of museums, cultural institutions, and galleries, including activities and interests of international curators. Candidates will be familiar with the artistic and cultural contributions of Gallery artists and their peers.

Personal characteristics:
Candidates must be driven passion for contemporary art and artists. Friendly and poised professional manner; and exceptional verbal and written communication skills. The candidate will be highly detailed, personable and well-presented, and have a strong and rigorous work ethic.

Required technical skills: fluency in Mac platform with MS Office and/or Apple Pages/Numbers; gallery management software is a plus. Spanish and/or German fluency a plus. The candidate will be comfortable with travel.

Compensation: Competitive salary, full benefits package.

Application process:
No phone calls or in-person inquiries; email only. All applications are considered in the strictest of confidence. Email resume with cover letter, as a single PDF document (no Word documents), clearly labeled with your name to: position@alexandergray.com

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