15 february 2020

Opportunity Description

Art Eye is a commercial arts space that promotes the production and exposure of emerging African artists around the world. We have directed our focus on being a platform for great expression and storytelling. Our artists are not only dedicated to their individual practices but express narratives that are directly focused on what it means to live in South Africa today. We work with an exceptional group of artists who have made Visual Art their primary objective.

We are more than just an art gallery, we work with our artists in the production of their work placing them in an incubator like programme in order to develop their personal sensibilities. By celebrating the uniqueness of every artist and we aim to help them to reach their full capabilities by giving them the freedom in space and material. Our core goal is to create a sustainable platform for the development of South African talent.

The ART EYE GALLERY Assistant position is an opportunity for a creative individual with great work an ethic to gain exposure and experience in a commercial gallery space. The ART EYE GALLERY Assistant must have a car and a driver’s licence, graphic design experience, be well-spoken, organised, responsible, and able to work independently and co-operatively. Office-related computer skills are essential including word processing, web browsing and email. Excellent ability to type quickly in fluent English with good grammar is a must.

Duties include:
Administrative assistance includes:

  • Assistance and support to the owner and the Gallery Manager.
  • Liaising with artists and clients, written/telephone correspondence, updating mailing list, maintaining inventory and general office organisation.
  • To undertake general office duties, for example.
  • Maintenance of database and ART EYE Email address.
  • To aid in curatorial duties where necessary.
  • Drafting and sending standard letters.
  • Photocopying and collating papers and mailings.
  • Graphic design work
  • Arranging for documents to be printed.
  • Monitoring stocks of basic items, for example, stamps and stationery.
  • Ordering stationery, periodicals, equipment and other items.
  • Maintaining databases for both external and internal events.
  • Assist in the sale of art while handling cash, cards and receipts responsible.
  • Keep informed about current and upcoming exhibitions in order to educate visitors.
  • Keep the premises presentable and tidy.
  • Aid in hosting events by welcoming guests, serving drinks, and monitoring work.
  • Take on special projects. This may include organising new promotional ideas.
  • Aid in packaging artwork and shipping.
  • Ensure the premise is secured at closing time.

We are looking for someone who is active in the Johannesburg art community, who would have studied something within Visual Arts, History of Art, Communications and it is imperative that this an individual has a background in sales and client liaison.

Working Hours:
This position is a part-time position, days will vary as to when the assistant will be needed at the gallery kindly note that this will be discussed with the candidates in person. Working hours are from 9:00am till 17:00pm in the weekday, 9:00am till 16:00pm every alternate Saturday, and some miscellaneous exhibition evenings.

How to Apply

  • Please send a 1-page motivation letter
  • An up to date CV
  • Please send your applications to info@arteye.co.za

This is a paid position. The applicants must be available to begin as soon as possible and must have a car and a valid driver’s licence.

Kindly note that the gallery is now based in 19 Sunset Avenue, Lone Hill Sandton