Gallery Manager (Freelance but up to full working hours)
Housed in an architecturally re-purposed former religious building just south of Tate Modern, Copperfield engages with emerging and established artists, focusing on concept lead, multidisciplinary and multi-media practices. The gallery has worked with international artists, art fairs and projects from the outset, with a focus on supporting represented artists and thoroughly curated programming. Diversity has always been a priority.
We are looking for a highly organised, creative and personable professional to support our activities. The candidate will ensure the smooth running of Copperfield on a day-to-day basis and will work closely with the Director in the production of exhibitions and art fairs, in liaising with artists and representing the gallery at events – including in sales. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to contemporary art, proven gallery and sales experience (ideally in a similar role), an interest in the artists Copperfield works with and strong spoken and written English. Any additional language skills and curatorial experience welcomed.
Expected start date: September 2021 to be up to speed in time for Frieze London
(with the possibility to begin sooner).
Working Hours: The gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday, 12 – 6pm but as a freelance role there is the possibility of some flexibility in completing other tasks/hours
OR of setting a more fixed structure – To be explored with suitable candidates.
We work hard during the on months but have good long breaks over the winter and summer slowdown.
£20k – £25k+ (depending on work/hours/experience) + sales commissions
Admin tasks and day-to-day management of the gallery
Exhibition production and curatorial tasks
Liaising with artists
Sales and International art fairs
Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line:
Gallery Manager Application.
Applications from those currently in post will be treated discreetly.
A covering letter is not necessary but you may bullet point briefly any relevant experience in relation to this job description under each of your CV entries.