Director's Assistant
Arta Gallery - Toronto, ON

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Gallery Manager Position

Role Description:

Arta Gallery seeks an imaginative and highly organized individual with a clear passion for working with outstanding emerging and renown career artists. This is a key position responsible for managing exhibitions, overseeing the smooth operation of the gallery and its staff, as well as expanding and promoting the gallery in the Toronto and International art community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

- ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the gallery;
- developing and/or maintain the gallery’s remit
- maintain ongoing promotion and advertising of the gallery;
- assessment and selection of artwork;
- overseeing the type of artwork sold;
- planning, organizing, presenting and marketing exhibitions and shows, including responsibility for public relations;
- working closely with individual artists, developing relationships with new artists, and extending relationships with established artists from the gallery ‘stable’;
- promoting exhibition and work by individual artists;
- curating shows in cooperation with artists and technicians;
- arranging transportation of work to and from the gallery both nationally and internationally;
- organizing equipment hire and ensuring correct installation of the artwork;
- negotiating with gallery managers and curators from other galleries to arrange for loans;
- keeping front of house staff briefed on technical and artistic matters relating to programming;
- developing client lists by notifying potential clients of particular works and exhibitions, according to their stated interests;
- extending the client database;
- liaising with visiting artists and negotiating sales;
- cataloguing acquisitions and keeping records and archives;
- developing and updating the gallery website;
- promoting and selling artists work, through both exhibitions and personal contacts;
- keeping up to date with industry developments and market trends;
- general administration, budgeting, finance and accounts


- 2+ years working in a gallery/art related organization
- have completed a College diploma or degree in Art and Art History or equivalent
- experience/understanding of event management
- contract management experience
- experience in training others

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and a covering letter setting out your suitability for the post and relevant skills and experience, both documents should not exceeding 2 pages each.

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants who fit the requirements will be contacted.

Thank you,

Arta Gallery