Gallery Assistant Job at Pace Gallery, New York, NY

  • Pace Gallery
  • New York, NY

Job Description

Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century, holding decades-long relationships with Alexander Calder, Jean Dubuffet, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Pace enjoys a unique U.S. heritage spanning East and West coasts through its early support of artists central to the Abstract Expressionist and Light and Space movements. Since its founding by Arne Glimcher in 1960, Pace has developed a distinguished legacy as an artist-first gallery that mounts seminal historical and contemporary exhibitions. Under the current leadership of CEO Marc Glimcher and President Samanthe Rubell, Pace continues to support its artists and share their visionary work with audiences worldwide by remaining at the forefront of innovation. Today, Pace has sevenlocations worldwide, including a European foothold in London and Geneva; two galleries in New York; Los Angeles; Hong Kong; and Seoul, as well as offices in Beijing and Berlin. In 2024, Pace will open its first gallery space in Japan in Tokyo's new Azabudai Hills development.

Our Gallery Assistants are the face, voice and warmth of Pace Gallery. Our culture of deep artistic knowledge paired with acute interpersonal skills enables our GA team to provide memorable and inclusive first-class experiences for everyone who sets foot in the Gallery. We require our GAs to be experts on the art and artists that we exhibit and rely on their intuition and high EQ to seamlessly interact with guests, clients and friends of the gallery.
What you'll be doing:
  • Promptly and warmly welcomes guests to the gallery
  • Maintains thorough understanding of our current exhibitions in order to best articulate relevant artistic concepts to visitors
  • Creates a welcoming and engaging experience that is inclusive to all visitors
  • Identifies themselves as a resource for any questions about the gallery, exhibition, our artists, etc.
  • Exhibits exceptional communication skills and is able to speak confidently and intelligently about Pace, and our artists
  • Maintains a high level of sensitivity regarding personal and confidential Gallery information and must treat sensitive information with discretion
  • Self-starter who thinks quickly while demonstrating flexibility and patience
  • Able to work effectively within a team and utilize resources to accomplish the goals of the gallery
  • Possess a sincere interest in people and exercises high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) when interacting with guests, clients, etc
  • Demonstrates motivation and interest in other functions within the gallery, i.e. Sales, and builds strong relationships as needed to achieve such career goals
  • Takes initiative to create a working knowledge of our internal Gallery functions and staff members to best fulfill the needs of the Gallery
  • Builds familiarity with current exhibitions at Pace, and other galleries, in order to best assist our staff and inform visitors
  • Creates and maintains exhibition and sales documents, as well as maintains sales-logs for our current exhibitions and private viewing areas
  • Maintains the entry of CRM data under the supervision and guidance of the Marketing and Sales teams, and People Operations Manager

What you'll bring:
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years related work experience
  • Strong administrative skills including but not limited to answering and directing phone calls, managing both internal and external email correspondence, responding to public inquiries, and working directly with staff and clients
  • Maintains poise and professionalism and works well under pressure and is able to effectively communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Possess a friendly and positive demeanor and genuinely enjoys interacting with the public and staff
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Pace's artists and holds a genuine passion for contemporary and modern art
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft/Outlook and database programs
  • Knowledge of accounting, data or administrative management practices and procedures

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Free Food & Snacks

Job Tags

Holiday work, Work experience placement, Worldwide,

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