Public Relations Associate

New York

Pace Gallery is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of President and CEO Marc Glimcher, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has nine locations worldwide including London, Geneva, a strong foothold in Palo Alto and two galleries in New York. Pace was one of the first international galleries to establish outposts in Asia where it operates permanent spaces in Hong Kong and Seoul.

Pace is seeking a collaborative, hardworking, and outgoing Public Relations Associate who has their pulse on the media landscape and art world, and can multi-task in a very fast-paced environment. The Public Relations Associate will support the gallery’s in-house PR team in New York, developing and implementing media campaigns for the gallery’s 5 locations in the US (New York, East Hampton, Palm Beach,and Palo Alto) and raising visibility for the gallery’s artists.


Communication & Public Relations

What you'll be doing:

  • Maintain and update extensive press list database; develop tailored press lists to support PR campaigns and monitor/flag new press contacts for the team
  • Draft and distribute weekly press e-mailings and newsletters
  • Actively monitor press inbox and field relevant press inquiries in real time
  • Track and report gallery/artist press coverage in online and print outlets and develop weekly news recap for the gallery
  • Support team with updating and maintaining press log outlining forthcoming and appeared coverage
  • Scan and format press clippings for gallery’s archive and maintain press packets for artists and gallery
  • Liaise with dealer offices and artist studios to secure press assets for PR campaigns
  • Compile, organize, and format key communications materials such press releases, images and caption sheets, press kits, face sheets etc.
  • Prepare agenda and recaps for internal/external meetings
  • Research and update editorial calendars for print and online publications
  • Support with press event coordination and media cultivation
  • Research to support PR planning—flag industry trends in media and within the commercial gallery world
  • Proactively contribute ideas that will help raise visibility for the gallery’s exhibitions and corporate initiatives

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (liberal arts, art history, or comms)
  • At least 1-2 years of experience working in public relations or communications in the arts/culture field
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and writing
  • Extremely organized and detail-oriented
  • Literacy in media with strong analytical skills
  • Experience with InDesign and Excel is a plus

In addition to an active and progressive work environment, Pace Gallery offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement plans with a company match, flexible spending accounts and commuter benefits. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer a generous vacation policy.

Pace Gallery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, Veteran status, or any other legally protected status.