Gallery Assistant (entry level) | Kavi Gupta
Kavi Gupta is recruiting a full-time Gallery Assistant for its Chicago Gallery Spaces.
We are seeking highly motivated, detail-oriented, reliable individuals to join our fast-paced, ambitious team. "No task is too small attitude and will do what it takes to get the job done."Responsibilities include the following: general gallery maintenance/upkeep, answering phones, archival work, press management, inventory management, updating the website and social media outlets, managing the mailing list, and updating artist's materials including CVs, digital presentations and image requests, among other daily tasks.
The Gallery primarily uses Adobe Suite, Google Suite, Mailchimp, and ArtLogic. Previous knowledge of these programs is highly recommended.The Gallery Assistant is the first point of contact with the Gallery’s public and clients and will extend a spirit of hospitality and knowledge of the exhibitions on view. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work on various tasks at the same time.
Within the Gallery’s organizational chart, the Gallery Assistant engages with all members of the team, providing administrative assistance on a range of projects involving Gallery artists, clients, and institutional colleagues. In this way, the position requires organizational and time-management skills, initiative, and accountability to the role.
The ability to work under pressure and work selflessly in a place where ambiguity and constant change are always present is a must. Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, ﬂexibility, and adaptability in all areas - coupled with being a quick learner are attributes that an ideal candidate will have in abundance.
Ideal candidates will be aligned with the Gallery’s culture and mission. The Gallery’s collaborative team is made up of professionals from a range of backgrounds; our team diversity and passion is our strength and is supported by solution-oriented learning and consistent communication between team members. In this way, each individual contributes their organizational and communication skills to further the Gallery’s mission and the advancement of our Mission and Gallery artists.Key Job Responsibilities in depth:Visitor Services:• Phone and in-person reception• Providing visitors with information and collateral on Gallery exhibitions• Answering general inquiries about the Gallery’s program and exhibitions• Directing inquiries to appropriate Team members• Maintain standards of tidy, clean public and private spaces• Extend hospitality to all visitors• Enforce COVID-19 safety protocols• Maintain organized suppliesAdministrative Support:• Manage the various meeting agendas and shared Gallery calendar
• Update Gallery’s digital materials and presentation documents
• Update Gallery’s contact databases
• Manage Gallery’s library and publications inventory
• General support to senior staff and leadership This is an entry-level position, with room for growth; The Gallery has a demonstrated history of contributing to team members' professional development in the organization. The successful candidate will have experience as an assistant in galleries, museums, auction houses or other art institutions.BA required, with primary study in one of the following areas: Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies.Work hours are in person Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm.BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.Full Benefits package including but not limited to; Top rated BCBCIL health insurance (PPO, HMO), Full dental insurance, wellness plans, participation in various retirement packages, and employee 401k Plans, paid vacations, paid time off when gallery is closed, and paid sick/personal days in addition to "make-up" days to offset periods of longer than expected work.Kavi Gupta is a highly respected and established, global cultural space that is known for its uncompromising adherence to the highest standards of professionalism, civic responsibility, and ethics.
The gallery has over 20 years of history providing historic exhibitions coupled with exceptional programming that is exhibited throughout our 4 museum-quality exhibition spaces and publishing imprint, Kavi Gupta | Editions.
In addition to presenting numerous solo and group exhibitions each year, the gallery also participates in several of the top art fairs and biennials in the world. Kavi Gupta is an organization committed to anti-racist and feminist principles.
The Gallery also seeks to nurture exceptional people into long-term careers with the Gallery, as well as its research and publications arms.
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About Us and Our Mission :
Kavi Gupta amplifies the voices of diverse and underrepresented artists to expand the canon of art history. Through innovative and ambitious exhibitions, multimedia programming, and rigorous publications, we foster an evolving conversation among international communities about art and ideas.We believe culture is created by communities, and that representation is a step toward inclusivity and justice. Equity in the art field starts with everyone getting a seat at the table, but it does not end there. Our vision is to seek out and offer a platform to artists whose vitality expands and deepens the cultural conversation, especially if theirs is a voice that has been marginalized due to their identity, their social or political perspective, or their aesthetic position.