Stonington Gallery seeks a Creative Gallery Assistant with a Communications Focus!
Stonington Gallery seeks a Creative Gallery Assistant to join our small, dynamic team. Must be an outgoing and professional team player with superb writing and communication skills and be eager to make art sales. We seek a self-starter, not only adept at graphic design, website maintenance, and social media outreach, but one comfortable with supporting all the ins and outs it takes to run a successful art gallery. This position helms the gallery’s outward communications: writing and designing attractive and educational emails to clients and press outlets; promoting and up keeping social media accounts with engaging content; updating and improving the gallery’s website and online inventory; producing graphics for print/web advertising and exhibitions; and coordinating and directing photography of new works to create promotional materials. Video production to promote exhibits and artwork for clients unable to visit in person is an increasingly key segment of this position.
This is a full-time (40-hour/week) position with benefits. Please note that the gallery is open to the public at this time, and the position requires being in the gallery during regular business hours, with additional remote work required as well.
The ideal candidate will possess:
-Superior writing, editing and communication skills.
-Prior experience in retail and sales, and enthusiasm about interacting with the public to educate, represent and sell artwork.
-Familiarity and savvy with social media platforms and current creative engagement strategies.
-A background in graphic design, and familiarity with designing for web and print projects.
-Comfort working with WordPress websites.
-Demonstrated experience with producing and editing video for promotional projects.
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, hit deadlines, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively.
Additional desired skills:
-Knowledge about or lived experience within the cultures of the Northwest Coast Indigenous peoples, and familiarity with contemporary art and artists in the field.
-Prior experience in art galleries or museums, and knowledge of gallery best practices.
-Comfort with basic photo editing and photography.
About Stonington Gallery:
Located in downtown Seattle, the Stonington Gallery exhibits an exciting collection of contemporary masterworks from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Serving Seattle since 1979, the gallery is respected for the depth and quality of its collection, exceptional customer service and knowledgeable staff. For visitors wishing to understand the character of Seattle and the wider Northwest Coast, our gallery is a rich cultural introduction, and proof of the vibrant, living Indigenous cultures and artists of our region. Our mission is to provide the ideal environment for the presentation, enjoyment and understanding of premier contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest Coast and Alaska, and to foster greater appreciation for these art forms and the artists who make them. Our commitment to educating the public and advancing the appreciation of Northwest Coast art has led us to exhibit at museums, convention centers, government buildings, SeaTac airport, the Seattle Aquarium, art fairs, and Nantes, France.
Please email your resume, cover letter, and a selection of applicable materials (graphic design, video, and writing samples) to firstname.lastname@example.org.