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Gallery Assistant
Fine Art Gallery

Oakland, CA

Gallery Assistant 

This position presents a great entry-level opportunity to work with fine art and be a critical part of our fast paced team. There are dogs and koi at the gallery so applicant must be an animal person.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This full time (40 hour a week) role will include the following duties and responsibilities: 

  • Researching/writing art historical descriptions and articles
  • Researching/writing SEO friendly blog posts for our website
  • Maintaining and adding inventory records and web postings for all artworks
  • Assist in sales, client presentations, and preparation of post-sale client documents
  • Assisting with client visits and art shows as needed
  • Coordinating domestic and international shipping of works of fine art
  • Providing clerical duties, including answering phones, filing, and copying - you will be an overall multi-tasking machine who needs to remain organized and level-headed at all times
  • Providing general assistance to rest of staff
  • Driving artworks to and from around other locations in the Bay Area
  • Some personal assistance to our director as assigned or needed


  • B.A. required, background in Art History, Museum Studies preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and remain flexible with changing priorities
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and be a team player within a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organization, communication, and customer service skills
  • Ability to remain calm while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent people skills
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistency
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Outlook, Excel, etc. (WordPress, Constant Contact, ACT! and HTML platforms – a plus)
  • Ability to complete tasks in an autonomous and timely manner
  • Valid CA driver's license
  • Knowledge of French, German and/or Mandarin Chinese would be a plus.  

Full dental and health benefits are included after a 90-day probationary period along with vacation and holidays; salary commensurate on experience.


Please email a cover letter with your resumé to Unfortunately due to the high amount of applicants, only short list candidates will be notified.

Deadline: 06-30-2017

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