Events Manager

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 ten 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 Gallery is seeking a collaborative, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented Events Manager to join our New York based Communications & Public Engagement team. Together with the wider Events team, the Events Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of the gallery’s private events and in-person and virtual public programs within Pace Live, the gallery’s multi-disciplinary platform for music, dance, film, performance, and conversation.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Manage the gallery’s planning of exhibition-related events, global art fair events, miscellaneous cultivation events, and a wide range of public programs
  • Produce large-scale programs and events at the gallery’s eight-floor New York gallery, in addition to other locations when required
  • With the Sales team and Curators, liaise with artists and key players to produce public-facing performances, screenings, panel discussions, etc
  • Prepare and coordinate budgets, expense tracking, and invoice processing
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with various venues and vendors, including but not limited to catering and staffing services, A/V, floral, and rental companies
  • Manage and maintain guest lists, including tracking RSVPs and follow-ups, and creating face sheets
  • Work in partnership with several departments across the gallery, including but not limited to Sales and Curatorial, Operations, and Gallery Assistants
  • Maintain an updated calendar of all gallery programs and events within Asana
  • Communicate program and events information to gallery staff
  • Create weekly meeting agendas and provide notes to wider team

What You’ll Bring:

  • BA Degree required, preferable in an art related field
  • 3+ years in events/programs production or museum development preferred
  • Exceptional project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to work independently and decisively, while also bringing a collaborative approach to working within a department and the company
  • Familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) tools as well as event management software
  • Comfortable liaising with international clients, high profile artists, vendors, and staff at all levels
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • A thorough knowledge of and passion for modern and contemporary art and the broader art ecosystem, particularly a familiarity with contemporary artists, key institutional figures, and major art collectors

Compensation estimation for this role is $70,000-$90,000.

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.