Careers

Gallery Assistant

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. 

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

Human Resources

What you'll be doing:
  • 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. 
What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years related work experience 
  • 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.

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.