Executive Assistant to Prominent Art Gallery, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Rep:                  Sofia Ziegler

Job Title:            Executive Assistant to Prominent Art Gallery, Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm

Division:            Executive

Ref ID:              EA-37

Location City:      NYC, Chelsea and Midtown

Location State:    NY

Salary:               $50,000 – $60,000 per year, possible discretionary performance based annual bonus and commission

All salaries are dependent on experience and references, and all candidates must be willing to submit themselves for a Federal Background Check

Benefits:             Full, non-contributory benefits effective after 90 days; 2 weeks vacation

 

Requirements:

  • Strong command of English language; outstanding writing and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4 year College or University REQUIRED
  • Excellent references required from both current and previous employers
  • Minimum 2 – 3+ years of related experience required
  • Motivated self-starter; able to analyze situations thoroughly in order to 
anticipate problems before they arise
  • Technology savvy with proficiency in both Mac and PC operating systems, including Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, smartphone systems and email correspondence
  • Drive to succeed at all costs while on the job, with a proactive rather than reactive mindset
  • Polished, poised and professional with the utmost discretion at all times
  • Willingness to adapt to an ever-changing and often unstructured environment; ability to manage challenging personalities and high-stress environments
  • Legally able to work in the United States for any employer

 

Job Description:

A prominent art gallery seeks a driven, motivated and eager Executive Assistant to support a gallery executive in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the gallery. The schedule for the position is Monday through Friday, roughly 10am-6pm with the OVERRIDING flexibility to work additional hours as the need arises. The role will primarily be corporate tasks with approximately 10% personal tasks. The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills and have a passion for the arts. The role entails frequent interaction with clients, so the utmost discretion and professionalism is a must. The ideal candidate will thrive in unstructured and unpredictable environments and enjoy working independently and also cohesively with the close-knit team at the gallery.

Responsibilities and areas of needed expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as an all around gatekeeper to the gallery executive for contractors, clients, and vendors
  • Maintaining a busy and ever-changing calendar with constant communication and follow-up
  • Monitoring business expenses, managing all required travel itineraries, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining connections with new and existing clients and artists
  • Assisting as an advisor on and resource for questions
  • Coordinating new art shows and exhibits; overseeing all aspects of timeline, from new artists to show openings
  • Overseeing and assisting in planning special events with flexibility to transition into any role as the need arises

 

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