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1 July 2019

Opportunity Description

EBONY/CURATED has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, curatorial assistant to join their well-established contemporary gallery in Cape Town. We require an experienced, highly motivated self-starter to work closely with the Director and Gallery Manager.  A strong focus on artist liaison, organisation, research and writing is essential. The ideal candidate should have gallery experience and design skills.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in all areas of running a gallery
  • Extensive artist and client liaison, face to face, telephonically and via email
  • Daily updating of social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Sending mail drops to our database (Mailchimp)
  • Planning and production of Art Fairs
  • Assisting at Art Fairs
  • Various Administration roles such as :
    Research – conducting research on projects and drafting proposals
    Creating and updating artist and exhibition information on bio’s and website
    Designing and updating artist catalogues using InDesign
    Writing press releases
  • Assisting with logistics between artists, clients, 3 galleries and framers
  • Assisting with storeroom management across all galleries
  • Assisting with maintaining and updating gallery database


  • A strong interest in visual arts
  • A willingness to learn and be a team player
  • Fine attention to detail
  • Disciplined, reliable and ethical
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent communication, writing and research skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite (Lightroom, Indesign, Photoshop) WordPress
  • Diploma or Degree in a related field


  • Previous experience in the art industry
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Good public relations and marketing skills
  • Driver’s license

Working hours:

09h00 – 17h00 Monday to Friday. Alternate Saturdays 09h30-13h00.

Occasional evenings as required

How to Apply

Please send your 2 page CV together with a motivational covering letter to: mayola@ebonycurated.com

Kindly note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.