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Arts administration ,
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Penelope Turgeon

Art Gallery Assistant Manager

Employment Opportunity

L.H. Selman Ltd. is the largest and most respected auction house and dealer in fine glass paperweights. We are looking for an ideal candidate to join our small but energetic team and assist us with clerical tasks in downtown Chicago's beautiful Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue. Relevant experience is preferred but we will train the right candidate to become an expert in our field.


Approximately 20 hours per week initially, weekdays, between 9am-5pm, on a regular basis.

Some weekend and night hours may be required, 3-4 times per year for special events.

The position is immediately available.


-Manage social media presence on multiple platforms on a daily basis

-Create relevant content for social media platforms (text, photos, videos, etc.)

-Assist in writing and editing promotional and publication contents

-Field email and phone inquiries

-Process sales

-Package and ship artwork

-Maintain database records and lists

-Create reports and mailers

-Various administrative tasks as needed


-Bachelor’s Degree

-1-3 years of relevant experience

-Strong attention to details and problem solving skills

-Proficient computer skills, including Google Docs and Microsoft Office Suite

-Ease in learning new computer programs

-Professional verbal and writing skills

-Self-paced and able to meet deadlines

-Work well independently and as part of a team

-Must be able to lift, carry and push up to 25 pounds

About L.H. Selman Ltd.

As the country's premier dealer in fine art glass paperweights, our mission is to promote the very best by exhibiting and selling, through our gallery and at auction, the finest examples made in centuries past, and by nurturing new talent emerging from contemporary independent studios. L.H. Selman Ltd. has a sterling reputation, forged through more than 40 years of dedication to the highest level of service and attention to detail in working with our clients. We strive to help all clients, from the casual collector to the serious connoisseur, build discriminating and sophisticated collections. We offer antiques, contemporary and secondary-market artworks through both regular online auctions (accompanied by a full-color catalog) and periodic exclusive auctions. Collectors can also browse our inventory and place orders through our full-color brochures, our website and several e-commerce platforms. Collectors and fans have the opportunity to read about current events in our digital newsletter and social media outlets. Lastly, our publishing house, Paperweight Press, allows anyone to explore the art and science of paperweights and art glass through a full spectrum of publications.


Salary offer is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Healthcare coverage is available upon successful completion of a 6-month review.


To apply, please submit the following documents to, by May 31, 2019:



-One page writing sample

-Salary history

Contact Info:
Penelope Turgeon
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL