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Latest job opportunities

Part-time Assistant

Position title: Part-time Assistant

Type of position: Part-time internship

Organisation name: Thomas Spencer Fine Art

City: London

Application deadline: 27th September

Recruiter/employer’s name: Tom Mehigan

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Recruiter/employer’s phone number: 07748558447

Education Requirement (current undergrad/ BA/current postgrad/MA/PhD): Any

Experience Requirement: NA

Salary: £10 an hour plus 5% commission on any works sold.

Description of role & details: Thomas Spencer Fine Art is looking for someone to help with the upcoming Decorative Fair in Battersea Park (3-9th October) as well as the London Art Fair in January (17 – 22 January 2023). This would ideally suit a student or recent graduate.

This is a part-time position – just for the dates above although there may be further opportunities in the future. This role would be ideal for someone who is looking to get into the commercial art world specialising in Modern British art. We do a small amount of contemporary work as well. This position would suit someone who wants to experience what it is like working as a dealer at an art fair.

Duties would include:

–           Moving and hanging of artwork with the gallery director

–           Talking with clients at the show about specific works

–           Making sales

–           Disassembling the show

In short, lending a helping hand to everything a dealer does at a show.

How to apply/Contact:

Candidates can email with either a CV or a brief paragraph about why they would like to have the position. Closing date for applications 27th September. Interviews will be on the 28th via Zoom, WhatsApp or Facetime.

Executive Assistant to the Märit Rausing Director

Position title: Executive Assistant to the Märit Rausing Director

Type of position: Full-time

Organisation name: The Courtauld

City: London

Application deadline: Friday 2 September

Education Requirement: Undergraduate degree

Salary: £33,282 to £37,972 per annum depending on relevant knowledge, skills and experience

Description of role & details:

See website for further details.

How to apply/Contact: Please apply online.


Gagosian Internship Programme

Position title: Intern

Type of position: Three-month internship placement, full-time, 10am-6pm Monday – Friday or Tuesday – Saturday

Organisation name: Gagosian

City: London

Application deadline: Sunday 28 August

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Education requirement: – Bachelor’s Degree in the Arts, Humanities and Economics or equivalent to apply.

– A strong desire to pursue a career in the art world.

– Flexibility, attention to detail and a desire to learn are essential.

– Proof of right to work in the UK

Skills and Abilities: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (for PC) and Google Docs.
– Proficiency in other languages is a plus.

Salary: London Living Wage

Description of role & details:

Gagosian London is pleased to offer a three-month internship position at our Grosvenor Hill location. We are looking for a committed and proactive individual with a strong interest and passion for art. Applicants should have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task and prioritise.

The Gagosian internship programme is designed to be an inclusive and development focused experience, to enable candidates to learn essential business skills, build industry knowledge, grow their professional network and develop specific art related interests, with the guidance and support of experienced Gagosian colleagues.

Gagosian interns are integral to the functioning of the gallery. Through focused development, we aim to attract and retain a diverse pool of talent. The three-month internship will support the personal and professional growth of the candidate to enhance future career opportunities, both at Gagosian and in the wider art world.

Duties include but are not limited to:

– Everyday operations, supporting colleagues across sales, artist liaison, research and events.

– Undertaking in depth research and artist-based projects, press and outreach, assisting with sales presentations, participating at gallery openings/events, recording results at major auctions.

– Providing support to Front Desk with visitor enquiries and essential administrative tasks (including mail send-outs, publications and stock management, managing incoming external email requests, preparing the offices for client meetings, expenses).

Development programme:

– All interns are assigned a supervisor and mentor who actively support both the personal and career development of the individual. Supervisors meet with interns daily, managing their tasks and setting learning objectives. The mentor works in a different department, offering wider support by sharing career knowledge and answering any broader questions about the gallery and/or industry.

– Attention will be paid to an individual’s interest in a particular field, and efforts will be made to facilitate these where possible. Supervisors will tailor the intern’s development plan by assigning specific learning objectives that will reflect and benefit this. These will be achieved through larger research-based projects that will be presented to other members of staff in their final weeks in the gallery.

– Professional networking will be encouraged through regular interaction with gallery directors, hosting local gallery intern events, attendance of exhibition openings (both gallery and institutional) and global intern networking opportunities.

– Provision to develop skills in Photoshop, Artnet and Google Sketch up.

– Following the programme, interns can sign up to tailored communications about special gallery events and networking opportunities for our internship alumni.

Application Instructions/Public Contact Information:

Please email your CV and cover letter to with “Internship Placement” in the subject line. Walk-ins or phone inquiries will not be accepted for this position. The successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring that all current and prospective employees are afforded equal opportunity. We are looking to hire a diverse range of professionals eager to engage with our program and our daily operations. This is a great opportunity to anyone keen to engage and learn from the art market and exhibition making from a leading international contemporary art gallery.

Employee health and safety is of the utmost importance and as such Gagosian is committed to adhering to Covid safety guidelines.

Editions Coordinator

Position title: Editions Coordinator

Type of position: Full-time

Organisation name: Unit London Editions

City: London

Application deadline: 30 August 2022

Recruiter/employer’s name: David Johnson

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Education Requirement: BA

Experience Requirement: <1 year

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Description of role & details:

Unit London Editions focuses on producing collectible artworks at accessible price points to help new and young collectors begin their collecting journey. The Editions Coordinator supports the Head of Development and Editions Manager, playing an important part in the operations and logistics of our limited edition launches. This is a varied role with a particular focus on the fulfilment of orders, accurate record keeping, customer aftercare and supporting the promotion of drops as needed.


  • Liaising with our external supplier to organise the timely fulfilment of customer orders
  • Dealing with any shipping issues as they arise and finding fast, cost-effective solutions.
  • Overseeing customer collections and deliveries, ensuring editions are correctly labelled and have the correct documentation.
  • Maintaining stock and supplies of marketing and packing materials
  • Undertaking stock checks and condition reports of Editions inventory at the warehouse
  • Maintaining accurate sales records in the gallery database.
  • Coordinating customer framing enquiries and sourcing competitive quotes.
  • Maintaining accurate sales and location records and preparing artist statements
  • Content management and community engagement on for Editions across Unit London’s social media channel.
  • On-the-ground support with product photography
  • Providing assistance with the format and design of promotional emails.
  • Updating website content and preparing products for launch.
  • Ensuring the utmost standards of customer aftercare are adhered to at all times.
  • General assistance with the drops of physical and digital editions as required.

How to apply: please send CV and Cover Letter to David Johnson at


Gallery Assistant

Position title: Gallery Assistant

Type of position: Part Time

Organisation name: Huxley-Parlour Gallery

City: London

Application deadline: 31st August 2022

Recruiter/employer’s name: Alexandra MacKay

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Recruiter/employer’s phone number: 020 7434 4319

Education Requirement: BA, can be current MA student

Experience Requirement: NA

Salary: £20,000-£25,000

Description of role & details:

Huxley-Parlour Gallery is looking for a weekend gallery assistant to help with the day to day running of a dynamic central London gallery.

The role would suit a MA student or recent graduate of History of Art who is practical, reliable and enthusiastic with exceptional writing skills and who wants to develop a career in a commercial art gallery.

The hours would be Saturdays, 10-5.30pm with a start date of September 2022.

How to apply/Contact: 

To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter and a sample of writing to


Position title: Researcher/Writer

Type of position: Full Time, Regular

Organisation name: Phillips Auctioneers

City: New York, USA

Application deadline: Open until filled

Recruiter/employer’s name: Nelcida Nemsick, HR Advisor

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Recruiter/employer’s number: 212-940-1345

Education requirement: BA, MA preferred

Salary: This is a paid position; salary based on qualifications + benefits

Description of role & details:

The Researcher/Writer in the 20th Century & Contemporary Art Department in New York will be responsible for working closely with the entire specialist team to assist in the researching, writing and content of all department materials including the auction, single owner and private sale catalogues, proposals, press and marketing materials. The Researcher/Writer will also take a leading role in the facilitation of the creation of proposals for sale and other documents for the department including press releases, marketing products, and single lot catalogues. Phillips values a workforce with a wide variety of experiences, backgrounds and skills, so we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

• Research and write scholarly texts, market analysis, and other marketing material for auction catalogues, private sale works, exhibitions and other material as assigned by manager.
• Research, including authenticity, bibliography, provenance and exhibition history of selective works of art for auction, proposals, valuation, and private sale using libraries, online databases, the internet, and outside experts and coordinate with relevant Cataloguers and Heads of Sale on findings.
• Research and provide all relevant information using provided auction standards for use in marketing material, valuations and proposals.
• Work closely with specialists, business getters and business managers to help define sale and marketing plans/competitive messages for proposals and marketing material.
• Coordinate and act as a key contact for relevant departments, including but not limited to Proposals, Design, Press and Marketing, during the production of marketing material, valuations and proposals.
• Assist department in all aspects of department material delivery including scheduling, researching, writing, editing and proofreading of special catalogues, proposals and other material as assigned by manager.
• Liaise with Production to produce custom exhibition displays and wall-text copy for select auction preview exhibitions.
• Proof all research and material for department and review with Heads of Sale and/or Senior Specialists.
• Work closely with the sale team to select and compile art historically relevant and commercial comparative images for illustration in lot content, proposals and other material as appropriate. Work with the Cataloguer and Copyright Administrator to assist with catalogue and lot content production, layout and copyright clearance where necessary with comparative images.
• Take ownership of the organization, cataloguing and augmentation of the 20th Century & Contemporary Art department library in New York.
• Assist clients via e-mail, telephone and on-site.
• Discuss artworks with specialists, other staff and clients.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education, Training and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Art History or related field, required.
• Professional experience in academic journalism or editorial related to arts and culture, or professional experience in an auction house, museum or gallery; or Master’s Degree in Art History or related field.
• Significant professional experience in a fast paced writing environment that leverages your art market and cultural expertise. Personal Attributes:
• Ability to deliver a high standard of work while working on tight deadlines in fast paced environment, taking into account constructive feedback.
• Ability to work professionally and collaboratively with all other areas within the business.
• Ability to handle confidential information discreetly and responsibly.
• Proactive, with excellent project management and organizational skills.
• Ability to work independently and self-manage.
• Knowledge of 20th century and contemporary art with excellent research and writing abilities.
• Clear written and verbal communicator.
• Clear attention to detail. Working Conditions:
• Work is primarily undertaken in person at our 432 Park Avenue Office Location.
• Weekends and evenings required where necessary.
• Newly hired staff must be fully vaccinated by their start date. Applicants unable to comply with this policy due to an underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief may be eligible for an accommodation, unless such an accommodation would be unduly burdensome or present a direct threat to the applicant, our employees, or the members of our greater community.

Phillips is the destination for international collectors to buy and sell the world’s most important twentieth-century and contemporary works of art, design, jewels, watches, photographs and editions. By focusing specifically on the defining aesthetic movements of the last century, we have set ourselves apart as the most dynamic and forward-thinking auction house in the world. Our global presence, seasoned expertise and individualized client service lead collectors to seek our guidance on market trends and insights.

The Phillips team is comprised of specialists from auction houses, museums, galleries and other leading arts institutions. In addition to conducting auctions in our New York, London, Hong Kong and Geneva salerooms, we hold private sales and curated selling exhibitions around the world. Outside of the opportunities we provide to consign or buy through auctions and private sales, we consult with museums, advise private estates and corporate clients and offer appraisals, valuations and other financial services.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter, CV and writing sample to with “Researcher/Writer” as the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Kress Interpretive Fellow

Position title: Kress Interpretive Fellow

Type of position: 1 Year Full-Time

Organisation name: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

City: Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Application deadline: Open until filled

Recruiter/employer’s name: Dr. Rosamund Garrett, Chief Curator

Recruiter/employer’s email:

Recruiter/employer’s phone number: No phone calls please.

Education Requirement: MA

Experience Requirement: N/A

Salary (please note: it is Courtauld policy that we cannot advertise unpaid positions): $50,000 for 35 hours/week + benefits

Description of role & details: 1 or 2 paragraphs outlining the purpose of the role, duties, essential skills required etc.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art seeks a talented emerging curator for the position of Kress Interpretive Fellow, a one-year full-time position.

Reporting to the Chief Curator and supported by the Curatorial Department, the Fellow will work with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s Kress holdings to conduct research and contribute to the interpretation of the collection in preparation for the museum’s major capital project –relocating to a purpose-built, $150 million new building designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. The MBMA has the opportunity to reimagine what a museum can be for the twenty-first century, and as a foundational holding of the museum, the Kress collection will play a pivotal role in the reimagining of the permanent collection. The curatorial field is shifting significantly, and the MBMA intends to be at the forefront of the field while remaining rigorous in scholarship and approach. The Kress Fellow will be instrumental in the planning stages of the research that will inform the layout and interpretation of the Kress holdings in the new building, with a particular focus on equity, access, inclusion, anti-racism, and the deconstruction of colonialism and imperialism within the museum’s interpretation, documentation, and display. The successful candidate will be an exemplary collaborator, possess knowledge in one or more areas related to the museum’s Kress holdings, and have a sincere interest in creating a more equitable museum. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to assist in the generation a temporary exhibition, opening the summer of 2023, that highlights new discoveries in light of recent conservation of a number of the museum’s Kress works, curated by the museum’s Chief Curator.

This Fellowship position is designed to help prepare candidates for a successful career within the museum field. The Fellow will be a key member of the Curatorial team who will support and learn from curators and work closely with other departments across the museum. The Fellow will receive peer support from the museum’s recently endowed fellowship position, the Blackmon Perry Fellowship in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora.

Founded in 1916 and located in historic Overton Park, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is the oldest and largest art museum in Tennessee and a cultural anchor for the tri-State area that includes Arkansas and Mississippi. The museum holds over 10,000 works spanning 5,000 years of global human history with strengths in European, American, African diaspora, and global contemporary art with a particular strength in photography. The Brooks Museum enriches the lives of our diverse community through the museum’s expanding collection, varied exhibitions, and dynamic programs that reflect the art of world cultures from antiquity to the present.   


  • Contribute to the curatorial vision, planning, research, and interpretation for the museum’s new facility Downtown for the museum’s Kressholdings
  • Assist the Chief Curator in curating a temporary exhibition of the museum’s Kress holdings that have recently returned from conservation
  • Support and learn from the Curatorial team in their curatorial duties, particularly pertaining to the care, interpretation, and display of the museum’s growing collection
  • Participate in activities pertaining to Curatorial committees, advisory groups, docent training, and donor groups
  • Participate in public programs and other events
  • Ensure that diversity, equity, access, and inclusion are primary considerations across all work


  • MA in Art History or related field, with a focus on Italian Renaissance art or another area directly pertaining to the museum’s Kress holdings
  • Museum experience preferred
  • Demonstrable interest in creating a more equitable museum and/or interest in social justice and/or knowledge of critical theories including but not limited to race, class, ability, gender, and sexuality
  • Strong research skills
  • Focused, with keen attention to detail
  • Excellent written and spoken communication, with the ability to adapt to multiple types of audience
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively across departments
  • Openness to engage with a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to staff, visitors, trustees, artists, community partners, donors, funders, and academic institutions
  • Ability and willingness to attend out-of-hours functions as necessary

Salary: $50,000 for 35hours/week + benefits

Benefits: (i) A cafeteria plan that includes optional health, dental, vision, additional life insurance and supplemental policies, and a flexible spending account. The museum contributes toward the employee portion of premiums related to your choice of benefit options. (ii) A 403(b) retirement plan. The museummatches up to 4% of your salary annually. (iii) Employment category, combined with years of service to the museum, determines the amount of time off (OPTO) that each employee receives in addition to regular paid holidays.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or marital or veteran status. We actively encourage minority candidates to apply for open positions.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


How to apply/Contact: Qualified candidates are invited to apply by emailing a cover letter and a CV to with “Kress Interpretive Fellow” as the subject line. No phone calls, please.