Gallery Assistant

Deadline May 30, 2021

Gallery Assistant

HOLDING Contemporary seeks a detail-oriented individual to assist with gallery coverage and administrative tasks.

HOLDING Contemporary, founded in 2017 and located in Portland’s Pearl District, presents exhibitions and programs by emerging and established visual artists across disciplines. Through a deliberate curatorial vision and a strategic business model, we position ourselves towards challenging the economical and social privilege of the art world.

The successful candidate will have experience in a public-facing role in galleries, museums, or other art institutions as well as administrative experience. As the first point of contact with the Gallery’s visitors, the position requires an outgoing, positive demeanor; strong ability to prioritize; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and aptitude for a wide variety of tasks. We envision this position to provide crucial day-to-day gallery administration, but also invite them to participate in discussions about gallery vision, community collaboration, and programming.

Basic gallery functions during work hours including: greeting visitors and answering questions, answering incoming calls, and keeping the gallery clean and organized
Supporting events and opening receptions
Website management, email announcements, and social media
Packing and shipping artworks, small objects, and printed materials
Exhibition preparation
Light art handling
Other administrative assistance as needed

Excellent organizational skills
Ability to handle projects independently
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; Photoshop skills a plus
Excellent oral/written communication skills
Professional appearance and demeanor
Current studio art, art history, or arts administration college graduate preferred

Applicants must be available 2-3 days per week for a total of 10 hours, and available to work in the gallery on Fridays and Saturdays. Position is hourly rate + commission.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: with GALLERY ASSISTANT in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins.

HOLDING Contemporary is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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Portland, OR

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