Monday – Friday (Full-time, hourly non-exempt)
David Kordansky Gallery seeks a highly motivated, extremely organized, and collaborative individual to join our team as Artist Liaison Assistant. Reporting to Associate Director, Artist Relations, the Artist Liaison Assistant is a critical, cross-departmental role, responsible for supporting a range of significant administrative functions of the Artist Relations department, including coordinating visits and appointments and facilitating information sharing between artists, their studios, and the gallery. This position is a full-time role, Monday through Friday, and will require occasional flexibility for additional hours based on the needs of the gallery. A generous benefits package is offered.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
David Kordansky Gallery is one of the most dynamic venues for contemporary art in Los Angeles and in New York and is internationally regarded as a leading gallery of its generation. Established in 2003, the exhibition program is dedicated to presenting artists’ work with passion and intellectual rigor, and to bringing the utmost care and precision to showcasing artistic visions. The Gallery is committed to presentations that blend scholarship and connoisseurship with equity and inclusion. We are an institution rooted in our hometown of Los Angeles, and in California, even as we embrace cultural activity as a fully global phenomenon.
Maintaining a culture of belonging is important to us—we strive for a workplace where every single team member feels valued, supported, and heard. We believe in the power of creativity and seek opportunities for connection, collaboration, and learning between cultures and communities. We are committed to championing policies and practices that promote diversity, foster cultural equity, and sustain an environment of inclusivity. The Gallery is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and abilities. The Gallery does not discriminate, and does not permit discrimination against its employees, interns, volunteers, or applicants. We recognize our strengths lie in the broad range of individuals who contribute their time and talents to our mission, and we pledge to create a safe, accessible, and inclusive place to work.
The Gallery’s consistent growth, developed in tandem with its artists’ ambitions, occurs through the unique participation and contribution of each employee. We look for colleagues who are the most driven, the most talented, and the most creative. Every member of the Gallery’s team should aim for excellence and ingenuity, surpassing challenges and discovering new possibilities together. We value long-term commitment and loyalty, and in turn provide avenues for career advancement across all departments.
- Assist the Artist Liaisons with all administrative needs, including scheduling, correspondence and communication management, research, data entry, gifts, and errands
- Assist the Artist Liaisons with creating production timelines and tracking progress
- Record and distribute meeting notes, as needed
- Proofread and copy edit, as needed
- Track artists’ group and solo exhibition openings; add these events to the calendars and group spreadsheets; routinely verify for changes; regularly update team
- Execute donation paperwork, sending documents and images to the relevant parties
- Review artist proposals from other galleries, museums, and other institutions
- Request and confirm caption information for works; assist in compiling comparable work lists for pricing
- Book travel, schedule appointments, and secure reservations for the Artist Liaisons and artists as requested
- Coordinate and schedule studio visits for clients, curators, academics, and press
Our ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and creative with exceptional organizational skills; an excellent verbal and written communicator; and possesses the ability to work successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We seek candidates who are extremely self- motivated, responsible, and efficient, and who hold a sincere appreciation for and experience with navigating diverse cultural spaces. In addition:
- Knowledge of contemporary art required
- Minimum two (2) years experience working at a contemporary art gallery, auction house, and/or with an art advisor strongly preferred
- BA in Art History or related field preferred
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the gallery’s artist roster
- Familiarity with various artwork media and production processes
- Skills in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Skills in the Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat) preferred
- Basic knowledge of databases such as Artlogic (or similar) preferred
- Valid New York driver’s license and access to a vehicle for local errands welcomed
- Fluency in multiple languages welcomed
- Preference is given to candidates with expert knowledge of global contemporary art, including art of the African Diaspora, Latin America, and Asia
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- This is a full-time hourly position (overtime eligible) at 40 hours per week
- The pay scale for this position is $20 – $30 per hour Benefits for full-time employees, following a waiting period, include:
- Premium medical insurance
- Vision insurance
- Dental, long-term disability, and voluntary life insurance
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Paid personal and vacation days
- Paid sick time
- Paid holidays and floating holidays
- Paid gallery closures
- Paid family leave
- Participation in a 401k retirement plan (with employer contribution)
- Staff discounts on gallery publications and merchandise
- This position is based in New York,
- The gallery greatly values the health & safety of its employees, and is following all COVID-19 city, county, and state business guidelines for the pandemic.
- During the pandemic, approximately 40% of the work required of this position can be completed remotely, with weekly in-person work required.
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit the following via email with the subject line “DKG NY: ARTIST LIAISON ASSISTANT” to email@example.com:
- a cover letter detailing your previous experience
- a complete CV
- a 250-word writing sample discussing the work of a contemporary artist on the gallery’s roster or recent David Kordansky Gallery exhibition
In your application, please note all relevant skills requested in the qualifications above.
BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with most, if not all, of the requested qualifications are invited to apply. Submissions including the above items will be prioritized. No phone or walk-in inquiries, please.