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Front Of House: Client Services & Communications

Job details

Organisation
Parnell Gallery (Dealer Gallery)
Closes
28 Sep 2017
Region
Auckland
Work type
Full time employment, Part time employment, Contract
Work classification
Management & Admin, Visual Arts, Other

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Parnell Gallery was established over 40 years ago and is one of Aucklands longest standing dealer galleries.  We are looking for a friendly, professional & enthusiastic person to join our small team.  If you love dealing with people, are organised & have a passion for art then this could be the job for you.

A highly varied position, you would be working directly with the gallery Directors.  This would be a great role for someone wanting to develop their understanding of the arts industry and business in general.  The communication skills you will develop would translate into other arts related roles as well as other industries.

We are looking for someone  who is self motivated with strong organisational skills and can multi task in a fast paced environment.  Also the ability to communicate with both clients and artists and establish a good rapport is imperative.

 

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

CLIENT SERVICES

  • Client Services would make up around 50% of the role - dealing with clients face to face in the gallery, answering queries, discussing artworks /  artists, responding to client enquiry emails

 

ADMINISTRATION & GENERAL GALLERY

  • Processing sales including creating certificates of authenticity

  • Occasional sole charge of gallery

  • Assisting Directors with coordination of all aspects of artists exhibitions (advertising, marketing material, liaison with graphic designer to create printed invitations, design of soft copy invitations in mailchimp, attending exhibition openings)

  • Handling of artworks including packaging & hanging

  • Ad hoc duties

 

YOUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY

In addition to the above, we would tailor your areas of responsibility based on your interests and experience, these areas of responsibility could be -

  • Creative - photography of artworks & basic editing of images in photoshop / also images for social media

  • Writing - editing artist profiles, content for blog posts

  • Social media - creating visual & written content for facebook, instagram & pinterest

  • Overseeing weekend staff

 

REQUIRED SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES

  • Excellent communication skills, articulate in person, on the phone and in writing

  • Professional & well presented

  • Friendly, good listener, and outgoing personality. Able to establish good rapport with clients

  • Extremely high attention to detail

  • Self motivated & responsible

  • Proactive & fast learner, able to multi task and handle unexpected situations in a calm and professional  manner

  • Outstanding initiative & flexible

 

PREFERRED SKILLS (THESE WOULD BE BENEFICIAL BUT NOT REQUIRED)

  • Arts degree and/or previous gallery or retail experience

  • Photoshop skills (basic editing of artwork images)

  • A flair for writing (editing artist profiles, assisting with social media)

 

This is a 9 month fixed term contract with the possibility of an ongoing permanent position.  Ideally we are looking for a full time team member but for someone looking for 3-4 days per week we could also accommodate this.

 

 

How to apply

Sound like you? Then email Anna Silcock at art@parnellgallery.co.nz  the following -

  • a cover letter explaining why you would like to be part of the Parnell Gallery team and three of your key strengths

  • note whether you are looking for full time or part time work (and if part time what days you are available)

  • Along with your CV to Anna Silcock at art@parnellgallery.co.nz

 

Please put ‘Client Services & Communications Role’ in the email subject line.

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Parnell Gallery

9 Sep 2017