Expired: CURATORIAL ASSISTANT AT GOODMAN GALLERY, CAPE TOWN

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Deadline

31 August 2018

Opportunity Description

The Goodman Gallery is looking for a Curatorial Assistant to work alongside our high-energy curatorial team in Cape Town. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, assisting the curatorial team with exhibition production project management, artist liaison, planning art fair booths, website maintenance, production assistance, storeroom maintenance, logistics and design.

Employment Type: Full Time
Working Hours:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 08H30-17H30
  • Saturday: 09H00-16H00

Salary: Dependent on experience

EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS
The successful candidate will:

  • Have 3-5 years experience as a curatorial assistant
  • Have commercial gallery experience
  • Be conversant in an Asian or European language (preferable but not essential)
  • Ideally have networks and international work experience in the U.K., U.S, France and Switzerland
  • Be proficient in programmes such as Photoshop, Sketch-Up, In-Design and Excel spreadsheets. 3D software skills will be considered a plus.
  • Be articulate, well-spoken, well presented and converse easily with artists, clients and suppliers
  • Have strong writing and editing skills
  • Be able to generate video content and be able to edit this content
  • Have strong technical expertise and technical knowledge
  • Be proficient is all form of social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Be very ‘hand-on’ and will provide assistance will all aspects of installation, production and general gallery/building maintenance

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
General Curatorial

  • Assisting with the galleries’ exhibition programme
  • Assisting curators with the co-ordination of exhibitions and with the production of artworks.
  • Supporting the curatorial team in building relationships with directors/curators of museums/institutions, independent curators, other industry professionals.
  • Participating in curatorial research initiatives and special projects.
  • Assisting with events and projects related to art fairs
  • Preparation for visiting museum groups and curators, including planning itineraries, research, logistics, production, set-up, artist presentations, studio visits etc
  • Assist in the production of catalogues- editing, proof-reading , liaising with various parties to ensure catalogues are produced professionally and timeously
  • Assisting with reception duties on a rotational basis

Artist Management

  • Support with administration related to gallery artists
  • Assistance with travel plans for exhibitions
  • Logistics for museum exhibitions including loan forms and consignment agreements
  • Inventory administration and management including returning work to artists and loading new inventory
  • Compiling sales pdf’s (updating regularly and advising sales staff of priority changes)
  • Website- ensuring all artist information is updated and accurate at all times
  • Compiling artist portfolio documents and biographies

Production /Logistics

  • Installations
  • Freight/Shipping/ Logistics
  • Packing & Storage
  • Art Handling
  • Storeroom Management & Layout
  • Client Deliveries and Hangings
  • Building Management
  • Assistance with Artwork Production
  • Independent Artwork Production
  • Project Management
  • Exhibition Management
  • Procurement
  • Human Resource Management- Storeroom Staff

How to Apply

Please submit applications to: carlos@goodman-gallery.com

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.