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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Early application is encouraged but the deadline to apply is the end of August 2021.
(This contract role will only be offered and structured in compliance with IR35 and we reserve the right to offer an altered and updated role or structure to candidates)