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Artist Liaison wanted at established gallery of Contemporary art

LWAI - Lacey West Art International
Art Advisory, Art Galleries and Dealers, Art Logistics, Art Marketing and PR, Art Sales
   Location: London
   Salary: Up to £50,000
Experience: Mid-Senior Level
  Organisation: LWAI
Deadline: 21/03/2020

Our client, an established gallery of Contemporary art, is seeking an Artist Liaison. The successful candidate will work closely with the Gallery Director and will be responsible for being the primary link between the gallery and its artists.
Role Specification
  • Working with Founding director on researching and signing up new artists to the gallery programme.
  • Project managing exhibitions in every detail, collaborating with artists on the conception, organisation and installation of exhibitions at the gallery. Taking the exhibition from initiation to completion, liaising with the gallery’s technical team/marketing and PR/sales team and overseeing or taking direct responsibility if necessary, for its successful delivery
  • Managing budgets for artist production/fabrication and exhibitions and submit them for review by the Founder and/or the Gallery Director.
  • Working with the accountant to review and produce streamlined and clear artist accounts.
  • Communicating with each artist regularly, providing value-added “client service” for each artist
  • Maximising opportunities for works to be consigned from artists for sale by the gallery, working in conjunction with Sales team
  • Networking with museums and public institutions in UK and Europe to secure both exhibitions and sales for the artists in your charge, working on museum exhibitions which includes coordinating exhibition tours
  • Actively promoting sales of artworks to museums and foundations
  • Attending regular meetings with the gallery’s sales and marketing teams, communicating latest information on exhibition schedules and providing them with inventory update including new works available or consigned to other galleries by each artist.
  • Writing interpretive texts & press releases on the artists in your charge and responsible for final editorial review on all other gallery’s press releases and published documents.
  • Helping artists to seek funding for major projects
  • Communicate with archivist/registrar team to make sure inventory database is updated with new works and ensuring new works are catalogued & photographed
  • Responsible for ensuring that internal archive and catalogue raisonné of the artists in your charge are satisfactorily maintained
  • Travelling when required, to represent the gallery at key events such as fairs and artist’s exhibition openings and for research purposes
  • Such other duties and responsibilities as shall from time to time be required of you.
Person Specification
  • Educated to at least degree level in an art related subject
  • Previous experience in an established contemporary gallery
  • Previous experience working in an artist liaison capacity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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