JOG Gallery Assistant Job Description

posted by James Oliver Gallery

category: job opportunity

Philadelphia , 19106, United States

James Oliver Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Philadelphia is seeking a part-time gallery assistant to work closely with the director on the day to day operations of the gallery. The James Oliver Gallery has been in operation since 2006 and is internationally known.

The assistant will work approximately 15-20 hours per week. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday 5-8 PM and Saturday 1-8 PM. Opening and Closing receptions are from 6-9 PM on Saturdays. All candidates MUST be able to work Saturdays. The gallery can be flexible about the weekday availability for the right candidate and some of the hours can be worked remotely.

Gallery assistant will greet visitors and help with all aspects of managing the gallery, including but not limited to: communications with artists and buyers, website and social media updates, some graphic design (postcard design), online inventory management, installation, research, writing and/or editing content, help with opening receptions, event rentals in the Gallery.

Ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is eager to learn more about the operations of a contemporary art gallery. All candidates must be reliable, punctual, polished, and professional.

Desired skills: Background in the visual arts, strong writing skills, strong social skills, fluency in relevant computer programs.

Job Type: Part-time

Starting Salary $17/hr, other incentives available (commissions on some sales)

Contact: with cover letter and resume