Gallery Assistant

New York

Pace Gallery is seeking an ambitious, collaborative and people centric candidate to join our New York based Gallery Assistant team. Gallery Assistants are highly regarded as the face, voice and warmth of our Galleries. Our culture of deep artistic knowledge paired with hospitality excellence enables our GA team to provide memorable, first class experiences for everyone who sets foot in the Gallery. We empower our GAs to be true experts on the art that fills our space and rely on their intuition and high EQ to seamlessly interact with guests, clients and friends of the gallery.

  • Promptly and warmly greets and welcomes guests to the gallery
  • Identifies themselves as a resource for any questions about the gallery, exhibition, artist, etc.
  • Maintain excellent and thorough understanding of our current exhibitions and convey to visitors the concepts behind each show
  • Creates an overall luxury gallery experience for everyone who enters the space
  • Exhibits exceptional communications skills. Can speak confidently and intelligently about Pace, the art and artists
  • Responsible for CRM data entry and maintenance under the supervision and guidance of the Client Strategy team and Gallery Manager
  • Take initiative to familiarize yourself with updates relating to our inventory and current shows
  • Assist with private viewings, special events, and openings
  • Assist with on-boarding and mentoring of new team members and interns
  • Monitor and maintain the overall appearance and tidiness of general gallery spaces, book displays, as well as communal areas
  • Treat sensitive information with discretion and confidentiality
  • Acts with collective GA team and under the management of the Gallery Manager to host Gallery events
  • Gets along well with collective team of GAs, Gallery Manager, Dealers and staff across the gallery
  • Demonstrates flexibility and patience
  • Possesses 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
  • Maintains a high level of sensitivity and confidentiality regarding personal and Gallery information.
  • Helps train, welcome and support new members to the GA team
  • Works with staff of other departments to perform job duties and during special events or functions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of emergency safety procedures and helps evacuate guests to safety in the event of fire or other emergency
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years related work experience in a sales related role, internship or entry-level position in a gallery, auction house, or art advisory firm is required
  • Strong administrative skills including answering phones, managing email correspondence, responding to public inquiries, and working directly with staff and clients
  • Maintain poise and professionalism under pressure and effectively communicate with a diverse range of people
  • Possess a friendly and positive demeanor and genuinely enjoy interacting with the public and staff
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Pace Gallery artists and a genuine passion for contemporary 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.