Current Opening: Gallery Assistant
Thank you to everyone who applied! We’ll be in touch with possible candidates as soon as we can.
November 14, 2018
We have an opening for a Gallery Assistant to support our operations at our location in historic Pioneer Square, in the vibrant Tashiro-Kaplan All Arts building.
CoCA has a strong track record of presenting current and important art to our community. In 2017 CoCA presented 318 artists and hosted over 24,000 visitors. CoCA is a space for creative expression, community and inclusivity in contemporary art.
The CoCA Gallery Assistant position is essential to our small and thriving non-profit organization. Our Gallery Assistant works closely with CoCA’s Executive & Artistic Director and Curatorial Committee, as well as strong team of volunteers and interns. Part-time hours with up to 32 hours/week at $15/hr.
There is great potential for growth within & beyond this role at our organization.
Facilitate Curatorial & Administrative tasks
Install and de-install exhibits (every 6-8 weeks)
Paint and repair walls and pedestals
Allocate display materials
Manage art delivery/pick up and ship artwork as needed
Operate audio-visual equipment and manage gallery's website and social media channels
Manage applications and logistical matters associated with exhibitions including liaising with artists/curators for contracts and deadlines
Manage administrative paperwork and online files including sales and other client management systems
Manage CoCA gallery
Keep space clean & organized
Staff the gallery during open hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat (10am-5pm winter, 11am-6pm summer) plus events
Work alongside and support diverse group of 25+ volunteers and 10+ Interns
Attend weekly Friday staff meetings
Attend monthly Curatorial Committee meetings and provide support as needed
Gallery and Sales experience
Admin & computer skills including proficiency in Google and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Sheets, Word and Docs is essential)
Customer service experience and personable people skills
Working awareness of photo-editing programs and software
Can-do attitude with proven success coordinating multiple projects at the same time
Excellent verbal and written communication
Extremely organized, detail-oriented and, while self-directed, thrives on a team
High level of professionalism, commitment, accountability
Inclusive and welcoming of diverse groups and ideas
Results-oriented with excellent follow-through
A 4 year degree in art history,nonprofit arts administration or related area or relevant experience/education preferred
Passionate about the art world with knowledge of local artists and exhibits preferred
Interested in long term role and growth within CoCA’s organization
Working knowledge in the visual arts is a strong plus
We are an equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from POC, LGBTQIA individuals, and people with diverse backgrounds.