GALLERY DIRECTOR POSITION
Gallery 110, considered by many one of the best independent non-profit galleries in the Seattle/King County area, has exhibited the work of over 75 artists in its 15-year existence in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. A non-profit artist collective, Gallery 110 is supported in-part by a sustaining grant from the 4Culture Organization. We exhibit the work of our member artists, affiliate artists and guest artists as well as organizing and hosting a yearly International Juried Show, now in its ninth year, aided by prominent Jurors from the Pacific NW Museums and Art Community.
Gallery 110 is seeking a Director for our Gallery in the Tashiro-Kaplan Building at 110 Third Avenue S. in Seattle. You will need to bring to the job knowledge of art history and familiarity with the Contemporary art scene in the Pacific NW. (Degrees in Art History, Art Curating and/or Art Criticism may be useful but are not required). The Director maintains sales records, contracts, documents, archival records, client database and the Gallery’s website so you must have skill and attention to detail in office work. The Director will serve as the prime mover of marketing and sales: devising promotions and exhibitions that tweak public interest, developing and maintaining relationships with artists, clientele, the arts community, and the press.
We offer a base salary of $18,000/year plus a generous commission on sales and expect the Director to be present in the gallery during business hours (noon-5pm Thursday – Saturday) with flexible additional hours to complete promotional, managerial and operations duties as needed.
We are looking for a young Larry Gagosian, David Zwirner or Mary Boone: a man or woman with an impeccable eye for the ‘best’ art. You will have freedom to solicit new members for the gallery, artists whose work you feel you can represent. We seek someone willing to play the role of the “face” of the Gallery, with the ability to articulate to others your ideas and enthusiasm, and to convince them to invest in works you believe in. We are offering you the chance to run a Gallery without personal financial investment; the opportunity to build your reputation by taking a modestly successful art collective and make it markedly more successful, propelling it onto the regional and national stage, thereby benefitting you, the artists, and the Seattle community.
Send resume/C.V. and cover letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org