Two vacancies at Gallery MOMO, Johannesburg

Gallery MOMO in Johannesburg is hiring a Gallery Manager and a PR and Project Manager to join their team.

1. Gallery Manager 

Gallery MOMO Johannesburg is looking for a full time and experienced Gallery Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be required to manage and run Gallery MOMO Johannesburg as well as the Artist Residency.


  • To supervise the daily maintenance of the gallery and residency space
  • To oversee daily PR on our social media portals
  • To brief the rest of the team on what is required of them for the day
  • To keep track of all emails and requests and correspond appropriately
  • To create all documentation required
  • Setting up of daily reports to feedback to the entire team in JHB and CT
  • To make sure the website & monthly newsletters are accurate and up to date
  • Develop, implement and evaluate marketing strategies
  • Vigilantly look out for copyright infringements
  • Keep track of all invoices, petty cash and update the bookkeeper weekly
  • Check on all artist spreadsheets
  • Create and keep track of all project budgets
  • Setting up visiting artist residencies and providing support while they are here
  • Scheduling of all exhibitions and residencies for the following year
  • Working with both artists and clients and being sensitive to the needs of both, creating a positive environment for all
  • Managing corporate clients and their art collections
  • Working with new and established artists and developing relationships
  • Conducting research on projects and creating proposals
  • Management of Art Fairs, both national and international
  • Management of all projects
  • Management of the creation of artist dossiers and books/catalogues
  • Supervising all exhibitions in the gallery space from inception to wrapping up
  • Making sure the exhibitions are documented for PR and Archival purposes
  • Checking on prices for artworks and negotiating with the artists
  • Running any events at Gallery MOMO from start to finish
  • Supervision of packing, unpacking and shipping of all artworks around the world
  • Supervision of the production of artworks and installations
  • Supervision of the recording and updating of the gallery stock


  • Experience in a heavily administrative role and fine attention to detail
  • Strong Project Management and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions, show leadership and take initiative without close supervision
  • Eagerness to make a valuable contribution and work in a team
  • Mature, disciplined, reliable, stable and enthusiastic
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 35 years of age

2. PR and Project Manager

Gallery MOMO Johannesburg is looking for a fulltime and experienced PR and Project Manager to join their team. The successful candidate will be required to assist the Gallery MOMO team with the day-to-day running of the gallery, providing administrative support to the Gallery Manager and Directors as well as being involved with Press, Writing, Marketing and Design.


  • Work with new and established artists in the MOMO stable and develop strong relationships with them
  • Assist with the implementation, development and evaluation of marketing and public relations strategies and recommend changes in marketing approach appropriate to the business interests of Gallery MOMO
  • Market and promote events and exhibitions
  • Writing and researching of Press Releases for exhibitions at the gallery
  • Designing of all PR material to be sent out to media and clients (Invitations, Press Releases, artist online catalogue etc.)
  • Writing of proposals for potential projects and funding
  • Assist the Director with projects which extend beyond those of Gallery MOMO
  • Maintenance of Gallery Website and social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram etc.)
  • Review and edit designs and written communication from the MOMO Cape Town branch
  • Weekly/daily media monitoring


  • An interest in the Visual Arts
  • Eagerness to make a valuable contribution
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Disciplined, reliable and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite
  • Strong graphic design skill
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to make decisions and take initiative without close supervision
  • Public Relations skills
  • Strong research and archiving skills
  • Minimum National Diploma

Candidates who meet the above requirements for either positions are invited to send their applications to Lee Mokoena at on or before the 11th of December 2016 at midnight. Please include your latest CV, references and cover letter and be clear on which vacancy you are applying for. No chancers, please!


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