Careers

Gallery Assistant

New York

Our Gallery Assistants are the face, voice and warmth of Pace Gallery. Our culture of deep artistic knowledge paired with acute interpersonal skills enables our GA team to provide memorable and inclusive first-class experiences for everyone who sets foot in the Gallery. We require our GAs to be experts on the art and artists that we exhibit and rely on their intuition and high EQ to seamlessly interact with guests, clients, and friends of the gallery.

Department

Operations

Reports to

People Operations Manager

Responsibilities
  • Promptly and warmly welcomes guests to the gallery
  • Maintains thorough understanding of our current exhibitions in order to best articulate relevant artistic concepts to visitors
  • Creates a welcoming and engaging experience that is inclusive to all visitors
  • Identifies themselves as a resource for any questions about the gallery, exhibition, our artists, etc.
  • Exhibits exceptional communication skills and is able to speak confidently and intelligently about Pace, and our artists.
  • Maintains a high level of sensitivity regarding personal and confidential Gallery information and must treat sensitive information with discretion
  • Self-starter who thinks quickly while demonstrating flexibility and patience
  • Able to work effectively within a team and utilize resources to accomplish the goals of the gallery
  • Possess a sincere interest in people and exercises high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) when interacting with guests, clients, etc.
  • Demonstrates motivation and interest in other functions within the gallery, i.e. Sales, and builds strong relationships as needed to achieve such career goals
  • Takes initiative to create a working knowledge of our internal Gallery functions and staff members to best fulfill the needs of the Gallery
  • Builds familiarity with current exhibitions at Pace, and other galleries, in order to best assist our staff and inform visitors
  • Creates and maintains exhibition and sales documents, as well as maintains sales-logs for our current exhibitions and private viewing areas
  • Maintains the entry of CRM data under the supervision and guidance of the Marketing and Sales teams, and People Operations Manager.
  • Assists with private viewings, special events, and openings
  • Assists with on-boarding, training and mentoring of new team members and interns
  • Monitors and maintains the overall appearance and tidiness of general gallery spaces, book displays, as well as communal areas
  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency safety procedures and helps evacuate guests to safety in the event of fire or other emergencies
  • Able to perform outside your department and complete other duties as assigned
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years related work experience
  • Experience in a sales related role, internship, or entry-level position in a gallery, museum, auction house, or art advisory firm desired
  • Strong administrative skills including but not limited to answering and directing phone calls, managing both internal and external email correspondence, responding to public inquiries, and working directly with staff and clients
  • Maintains poise and professionalism and works well under pressure and is able to effectively communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Possess a friendly and positive demeanor and genuinely enjoys interacting with the public and staff
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Pace’s artists and holds a genuine passion for contemporary and modern art
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft/Outlook and database programs.

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.