Gallery Sales & Events Assistant

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 31, 2019
Start Date: Nov 12, 2019

Hourly From: $15/hr To $20/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Thompson Landry Gallery

Opened in March of 2006,the Thompson Landry Gallery has one of the largest collections of contemporary art in Toronto. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec.



Job Description

JOB OPPORTUNITY:
  • Unique opportunity to work in one of Toronto's most established art galleries, located in the vibrant Distillery District 
  • Uphold Thompson Landry Gallery's Core Values of Teamwork, Passionate Expertise, Exceptional Client Service, Business Judgement and Integrity. Demonstrate daily the Key Behaviors of these values.
  • Act as the primary support for maintaining the gallery, working directly with the Gallery Director.
  • Working in a team environment to complete art and event sales, including follow-ups and correspondence with clients
  • Physical presence required in the galleries and load-in days to assist the Gallery Directors and Gallery Operations team with set-up and installation
  • Must possess a strong attention to detail and understanding of the Gallery Operations process
  • Able to follow rigid timelines regarding exhibition requirements, property lists, installation schedules
  • Manage daily gallery and events related administrative tasks including but not limited to: inventory, website updates and online marketing, correspondence with clients
  • Producing written documents, including press releases, artist biographies and event contracts
  • Work cooperatively with other gallery assistants onsite
  • Occasionally deliver and install artwork in clients homes
  • Occasionally work off hours taking meetings or working events being held in the gallery spaces
  • Other duties as assigned by Director


Requirements:

KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Flexible approach to job role and working hours, including weekend and evening availability, is essential
  • Previous experience in art sales and event sales and dealing with clients
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Demonstrate experience in delivering excellent client service in a commercial environment, including active listening, empathy and patience
  • Highest standard of confidentiality, discretion and work ethic
  • Ability to work professionally and responsibly
  • Knowledge of, and enthusiasm for Fine and Decorative Arts
  • Excellent standards of self-presentation with a friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming disposition
  • Confident, positive and dynamic attitude
  • Commitment to punctual attendance
  • Excellent communication skills (particularly in spoken English)
  • Fluency in a foreign language preferred (French speakers highly desired)
  • Superior writing skills
  • Ability to adjust schedule during high sale seasons
  • Strong follow-up, administrative and people skills
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations                                                                         
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred 
  • 3 - 5 years of equivalent work experience and administrative experience in a museum or gallery setting
  • Experience in events is preferred
  • Previous sales experience is essential
  • Knowledge and interest in art and art history
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel programs. Knowledge of E-mail, Spreadsheet, Word Processing.
  • Proficiency in Abode Photoshop
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including superior written and spoken communication
  • Driver’s license is essential                                                                                                      
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Extensive walking throughout and between gallery locations is required.
  • Frequent light to medium physical effort and lifting required.
  • Frequent working at heights on ladders is required
  • Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
    Experience:
  • sales: 3 - 5 years (Required)
  • Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)
  • Location:
  • Toronto, ON (Required)
  • Licence:
  • G (Preferred)
  • Language:
  • French (Preferred)


Additional Info:

Opened in March of 2006, the Thompson Landry Gallery is one of the landmark tenants of the thriving arts community at the Historic Distillery District. Pioneering new ground for galleries in Toronto, the Thompson Landry Gallery showcases both the very best of the new generation of contemporary artists, as well as the great masters of Quebec. It is the only gallery in Toronto specializing purely in Quebec artists and sculptors. 



How to Apply:

Please apply by e-mail only to jt@thompsonlandry.com. Do not call or visit the gallery. Important note: Please apply with both a cover letter and resume.

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