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Gallery Assistant

Flyspace Productions LLC Pittsburgh, PA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Gallery Assistants work with the Exhibitions and Special Projects team at Flyspace Productions and are responsible for the installation of work, preparation of exhibition spaces, and monitoring and security of venues and exhibitions. The Art Assistants and are scheduled on an as-needed basis throughout the year and report to the Gallery Manager. This primary role of this position is to support the presentation of art in various forms and to ensure the safety of the work and people enjoying it, and to best meet the vision of the artist.

Primary work duties often include:

  • Provide on-site monitoring of exhibition space.
  • Unlocking and securing the exhibition space each day with the assistance of on-site security officers.
  • Keeping track of attendance in the gallery.
  • Preparing the exhibition for display upon arrival. This includes turning on lights, starting up electronic work, reseting or adjusting artwork as needed. It also includes clearing any trash or debris, ensuring that walk ways to any exits are clear, and being sure that the space is set as intended prior to the opening of the gallery.
  • Properly closing and turning off the gallery as needed at the close of each gallery shift.
  • While the gallery is open to the public, the attendant will act as a greeter and welcome guests to the space, provide any information or answers to questions possible, and provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all guests.
  • The Gallery Assistant will also provide a level of security for the exhibition and ensure that guests are interacting with the work as intended, that the space is protected, and that the guests are safe and secure inside the venue.
  • Gallery Assistants often serve as the liaison between the public and the venue, the artist, or the project coordinator and are occasionally asked to relay information or comments.
  • Occasionally Handling and moving artwork
  • Troubleshooting in the gallery as needed for issues such as damaged work, medical incidents, etc.

Installation Support:

  • Work as part of a team to prepare gallery spaces, receive and condition report work, install artwork, and maintain work appropriately
  • Assist artist, curator, or exhibition manager with support in displaying the work while exhibiting a respect for the work and artistic process

Additional Duties:

  • Team Support: Working with the entire team to support one another and provide assistance in other departments as needed.
  • Project Assistance: Assisting with special projects as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in an art related field
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be over 18 years old

Competencies and Skills Required:

  • Attention to detail with high regard for the works of art
  • Prompt attendance and adherence to a schedule
  • Ability to take direction and understand instruction, and the capacity to ask questions when more clarification or information is necessary
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, and sometimes stressful, rapidly changing environment
  • Willing to work in a flexible schedule that may include long hours and irregular times, including weekends and holidays
  • Eagerness to learn and willingness to be trained
  • Maturity and understanding of an artistic process and the ability to work closely with clients, including artists and designers, in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Ability to work alone or in a group in a safe and professional manner with necessary safety equipment.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit, to use hands, to talk and hear, and to understand and speak English. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, climb, hold objects securely, stand, sit, or move freely around the space. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, or the ability to recognize movement. The employee is often occasionally to be able to lift and/or carry or move objects. These physical demands are representative of those that may be expected of employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform the essential duties. It is the policy of Flyspace Productions to meet our employees at their skill level and are excited to work in collaboration with our staff to create an inclusive and diverse work space at all levels.

The work environment for the employee in this position will depend on the location of the installation or exhibit, and may be indoors or outdoors.

Classification:

This is a part time, hourly position with no guaranteed hours on a time-available schedule. Specific hours and job duties will be posted according to available shifts.

Rate:

The hourly rate for this position is $15 per hour. This is a non-exempt, hourly position and is eligible for overtime.

Disclaimer:

This job description is a summary of duties, which you as an employee are expected to perform in your assignment. It is by no means a comprehensive or all-inclusive list, rather a broad guide to expected duties. As an employee you must understand that a job description is neither complete nor permanent and may be modified at any time. At the request of management, any employee may be asked to perform additional duties, responsibilities, or projects without notice. Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

This job description is a summary of duties, which you as an employee are expected to perform in your assignment. It is by no means a comprehensive or all-inclusive list, rather a broad guide to expected duties. As an employee you must understand that a job description is neither complete nor permanent and may be modified at any time. At the request of management, any employee may be asked to perform additional duties, responsibilities, or projects without notice. Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization that does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Flyspace Productions strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

HIRING PRACTICES

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Flyspace Productions recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Flyspace Productions may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

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Flyspace Productions LLC

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Pittsburgh, PA
15222 USA

Industry

Arts and Entertainment

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