Monday – Friday (Full-time, hourly non-exempt)
Reports to: Director, Marketing and Communications
David Kordansky Gallery seeks a highly motivated, extremely organized, and collaborative individual to join our team as Media Coordinator. The Media Coordinator is a critical, crossdepartmental role, responsible for supporting a range of significant functions of the marketing and communications team, including supervision and coordination of photography and videography sessions, creating and sharing shoot lists, and maintaining a digital archive.
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.
- Coordinate photo shoots for incoming works, gallery exhibitions, fair presentations, and other projects, aligned with Exhibitions Team activity, Sales needs, and Marketing/Communications deadlines
- Provide in-person supervision of photography and videography sessions
- Create and share shot lists, notating requested views
- Download, process, and provide quality control of incoming images; retouch and resize as directed by the direct supervisor
- Archive and save image files to multiple standard formats; add to database and maintain digital archive
- Creation of new digital assets (such as floor/scale views, digital framing of artworks, social media / promotional materials)
- Track requests for high-res images and share files with outside parties, as needed
- Receive invoices and submit for payment
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:
- Minimum two (2) years of experience working at a commercial art gallery, artist studio, or contemporary art museum strongly preferred
- Bachelor’s degree in photography, Graphic Design, Studio Art, or related degree preferred
- Advanced project management skills & keen attention to detail required
- Advanced or expert skills in Adobe Suite (emphasis on Photoshop, Premiere) required – Intermediate skills in a Mac-based environment required, including: Google Suite (Gmail, Calendar, Sheets) and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Basic knowledge of databases such as Artlogic, ArtBase / FileMaker (or similar) preferred
- Preference is given to candidates with expert knowledge of global contemporary art, including art of the African Diaspora, Latin America, and Asia
- Fluency in multiple languages welcomed
- 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 $25 – $35 per hour.
Benefits for full-time employees, following a waiting period, include:
- Premium PPO or HMO medical insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)
- Vision insurance (fully subsidized, at no cost to employee)
- Dental, long-term disability, and voluntary life insurance
- Access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Paid personal and vacation days (starting at 13 days annually, increased over time)
- Paid sick time (6 days annually)
- Paid holidays and floating holidays (10 days annually)
- Paid gallery closures (typically 8-10 days annually)
- Paid family leave
- Participation in a 401k retirement plan (with employer contribution)
- Staff discounts on gallery publications and merchandise
- This position is based in Los Angeles, CA.
- 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 visits required.
How to apply
Please submit the following via email with the subject line “DKG LA: Media Coordinator” to email@example.com:
- a cover letter detailing your previous experience
- a resume
- a brief PDF portfolio (8-10 pages) with accompanying short descriptions outlining the type of project, the editing programs used, and the length of time for completion
Please note: As an intermediate step in the interview process, we will request that candidates conduct a Photoshop skills assessment.
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.