Senior Preparator, Artist's Project Liaison | Kavi Gupta
Kavi Gupta is looking to hire a Lead Preparator and Artist's Project Liaison for its galleries in ChicagoJob Description
Art handling packing and transporting artworks to exhibitions, museums, art fairs, galleries, and artist's studios as needed. Assist with inventory management, receiving, and returning of works. Installation of 2d and 3d art. Management of art installation in galleries and art fairs Assist with setting up lectures, programs and events Production Work with artists on new possibilities for fabrication and production of projects and works around the worldAssist Gallery Directors and Warehouse Manager with misc. needs for the spaces and proposing ideas to better our logistics, planning and exhibitionsDriver's License and ability to drive sprinter vans to 16 ft box trucks. Experience in using forklifts and scissor lifts.Work as part of the full gallery team under the operations manager on the maintenance and organization of the galleries and art storage spaces Lead the team in making sure spaces are maintained properly and prepared for tours, exhibitions and programsADDITIONAL: Team Member in maintaining paperwork including; shipping/loading docs, BOLs, Condition reports, and special requests with the logistics team. Assist in managing InventoryAssist in Updating and managing the database for new works and movement/paperwork. Team Member in importing new artworks into Art Logic / updating existing entries when needed. Managing photography for the gallery as needed, Photograph all works and installations if photography skills are part of education. Manage digital image database when needed. Member of all gallery teams and project areas based on knowledge, desire to learn, and Career development. Assist with curating & moving art as needed. Liaise between, Directors, Art Mgrs, Artist Liaisons, and Client Relations teams Learn multiple aspects of the gallery with the intent to grow and focus on career development Work hours are in person at the gallery and gallery facilities: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm (38 hrs/week) With generous make-up days for travel and art fairs, etc., Paid Time Off, and very generous planned weeks off during gallery hiatus' and annual, scheduled vacations.
BIPOC and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 four 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.