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Commercial Art Manager

New York

Full time

A commercial art gallery manager is responsible for the commercial and artistic success of a gallery. You’ll have responsibility for the sales and marketing areas of running a commercial art gallery, and will communicate directly with artists and dealers. You’ll be involved in selecting art and artists, to both enhance the gallery’s reputation and bring in money from artwork sales.

You may work underneath the gallery director or owner but will still have responsibility for the commercial and artistic success of the gallery. In smaller private galleries, you may have a more varied and all-round role.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • the following degree subjects are particularly useful art history/history of art.
  • A good knowledge of the current art scene is essential.
  • Excellent organisational ability
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • The ability and confidence to deal with a range of people
Requirements
  • Coordinates key departmental meetings and collaborative exhibitions meetings, related to the Curatorial, Exhibitions and Collections department through scheduling, booking meeting rooms, preparing agendas through ASANA, minute taking, and follow up correspondence.
  • Supports DCAC in creation and tracking of operating and capital Curatorial Administration and Collections budget.
  • Tracks spending against budget, processes payments, keeps cost centers informed of budget status, and alert DCAC of potential budget issues.
  • Coordinates all aspects of his/her projects, working closely with DCAC and members of each project team. Acts as a point person for all communication across all Museum department for the projects in his/her portfolio.
  • Coordinates regular meetings to promote information exchange among exhibition team members, to trouble-shoot and problem-solve and to keep projects on schedule and on budget.
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